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Friday, January 1st, 2010

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Happy New Years. My resolution is to write fewer words on this blog, thereby lowering my workload while simultaneously increasing my ad revenue. Here are some recent rap tapes. (more…)

New Rap Music

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009


DJ Quik & Kurupt – “Do You Know”
from Blaqkout (Mad Science, Available June 9)

Early leaks from the anticipated (by some) Blaqkout have seen Quik stepping out of his traditional genius music summertime slaps mold to take a more eclectic approach. Because he’s an artist, not a gangsta, remember. (For those keeping score: “9X Outta Ten” was a successful experiment, in a Prefuse 73x”Grindin” way, but the two outta three that followed weren’t as effective. Maybe he should stay out of the world music crates.) Well “Do You Know” is more what you’d expect from the duo, on the laid back top down tip. These are the types of beats Quik should be lacing Kurupt with, but if the LP splits down the middle between styles it’ll probably be enough of a success to be better than most summer albums.

Freddie Gibbs – “Summa Dis

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Freddie Gibbs f/ Devin The Dude – “Stray

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from The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs (Mixtape, 2009)

Gibbs is from Gary, Indiana and we all have been sleeping on him for too long. The Interscope refugee seemingly salvaged a bunch of tracks from his aborted major label debut for this, yet another album-as-mixtape track. Gibbs is a spitter from the Twista school, but seems to draw on more of a southern demeanor. Hopefully one of these A&Rs ODing on overpriced t-shirts will take note and pick him up again. It would be a shame to see him get Ray Cashed. I’m thinking “Stray” is some Waitin To Inhale era Devin, given the Pitchfork parental advisory warning levels of women hating on the hook “Stray” was on Devin’s Landing Gear but sounds a lot better here: “I can’t stand stupid bitches.” Pretty to the point. (more…)

Starlito’s Way

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

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All Star – “Jackin For Beats

“New chain looking like I lost to Sub Zero”

On some days I think All Star is the best punch line rapper on Cash Money.

Assuming he is, in fact, still signed to Cash Money.

Related: New York Times x Cashville’s Prince.

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