Kendrick Lamar releases the visual for his hit single “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” with appearances from Mike Epps and Juicy J. That is kind of funny for there to be a Juicy j appearance just because my interpretation of the all white dress code funeral was the death of molly. I mean I could be wrong but anyways enjoy.
XXL Magazine“s anticipated freshman class of 2013 has finally been revealed. Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Angel Haze, Dizzy Wright, Logic, School Boy Q, and Trinidad James all appear in this group shot while, “the hate being sober artist“, Chief Keef appears on the side individually. Every year XXL puts together this list and every year I usually disagree. But this year they have a couple of heavy hitters but is this their “best ever”. Of course Hip Hop heads are going to debate but what’s Hip hop without controversy?
Congrats to all of you artists that made the cut! There are still some artists on this list I have yet to listen to like some of you readers so I decided to do a run down on the artists that are not mainstream.
I’ve already explained in my last post about how I felt about Joey Badda$$. This is one of my favorites from the his mixtape 1999:
Ab-Soul is a rapper from Carson California known as The Future of West Coast Rap. He is currently signed to Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records. He has done tracks with Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q to name a few. I love the message in this song, him and Kendrick Lamar were speaking to me:
Action Bronson is an artist I was not aware about till this list was released. Born as Ariyan Arslani, Bronson grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, the son of an Albanian immigrant father and a Jewish mother. The New York Times named Bronson as “one of the most promising prospects in New York hip-hop. I like the throwback instrumental on this track and his flow is nice. I will be adding him to my playlists, I found a couple of tracks that I liked.
Dizzy Wright is putting Las Vegas,NV on. I love the messages in his music, I feel like his music is filled with soul. The fact that he is my age but so wise and self-conscious is sexy. I love the Anita Baker sample in this track, I love to walk on campus with this tune in my ear:
I have been on Angel Haze for almost four years ago. I actually first saw her funny Youtube videos before I listened to music. This girl is not only hilarious but she is a lyrical beast. I am so happy for her success because she deserves all the recognition. I am just confused with her look right now.
First she was a stud looking rapper now she is a girly looking rapper. Don’t mind me though I just was curious if she was straight now or is she still werkin Girls:
Rapper Logic, is fairly new to my ears but he is a Maryland native on the rap scene since he was 17. Logic started his fan base at University of Maryland and now his followers are multiplying. I like the vibe on this track, he is really artistic with his sounds and samples.
Travi$ Scott is signed to GOOD Music and is working on his first album. THis guy’s music can range from classic hip hop to techno. I respect his flow and the fact that he is changing the typical sound of Hip Hop. This generation is experimenting with everything musically and breaking the barrier. This “animal” track gives me a Kanye West vibe but it’s definitely dope.
Schoolboy Q is a rapper representing South Central, LA. He also is signed to TopDawg ENT and has does numerous songs with Kendrick Lamar and Ab-$oul. The west coast has been adding players to the game lately. I think he is talented but i don’t know if he is my type of rap artist I would listen to everyday.
I like this track produced by Boi 1da though.
Who is your favorite on this List? Do you agree with XXL that this is their “Best Ever”
Leave your opinions below.
Guess Who‘s BIZZAACCKKKKKK!!!!!
I decided to do a post on some Underground artists that I have been listening to for the past couple months. Some of these artists you may know and some you might just be getting hip to them. Underground music has took over my life lately mainly because I am getting bored with mainstream music.
Check out these artists!
I got exposed to Shun Ward while I was on The N-Crowd radio show. I like his smooth voice and anyone who can do a great remake of Sade is always a plus. The “Dying for love” single was the first track I heard, he is a really talented guy.
Joey Badda$$ is a rapper out of Brooklyn. His buzz been ringing but to me he is still underground and I love it. My cousin sent me his music one morning and I have been hooked ever since. His flow is insane and those instrumentals are classic.
Gabbie Giftsz is so innovative. I love how she does not bite her tongue and is not following the trend of female rap. Check out the interview I did on her, she’s dope!
ladies this is my ultimate booty shaker right here. I can’t keep still when this comes on. I always got to show love to my African culture.
Of Course I have more, so stay tuned next week for so more dope artists!
“look at me, look at me, imma loser, imma winner, im good, im bad, imma christian , imma sinner, im humble, im loud in righteous , imma killer. What im doing, im saying im hungry.”
Well explained Kendrick.
Love… Peace & Flava ya’ll
Wassup World!!! Hope everyone is keeping flava in their life and enjoying their summer. I’m glad to see Lupe releasing some music because his last album didn’t do it for me. Also i’ve always wondered why him and Kanye stopped working with each other and why isn’t he on G.O.O.D. music.
Anyways here is your top flavas of the week…..
Ryan Leslie- Accidental Affairs
Iggy Azalea ft TI BOB- Millionaire Dollar Misfit
Dom Kennedy ft. Kendrick Lamar- We Ball
MIA ft. Missy Elliott- Bad Girls
Pusha T ft. Swizz Beats- In this hoe
Dom Kennedy ft. Freddie Gibbs- Hangin
Dom Kennedy ft Rick Ross- Gold Alpinas
Mr. Meek Mill got the internet buzzin today for his highly anticipated mixtape, The Dream Chasers 2. I’m really feeling the appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Drake, and Mac Miller. I’ve been a big fan of Meek Mill before MMG so I am so happy for his success and excited for his future endeavors. But I have noticed that Meek has the same voice in every single song. I know his throat is hoarse after a studio session because of all that yelling. No shade though just wish he would change it up a little and tone it down. I heard DatPiff was experiencing an unusually large volume of traffic because of this mixtape, So this might be the certified banger for the summer.
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