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New Rap Music

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

I am doing this again now. Sometimes. Shouts out to Jimmy Pitchfork and Jaron Lanier.

Joey Badass f/ Ab-Soul – “Enter The Void”

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from Waves single (Cinematic, 2012)

I’ve already said my piece about Joey Badass and it’s not the word to play but here his new jack old head style is stripped of its borrowed aesthetic and left butt naked next to the most underrated retired keystyler in the TDE camp. Joey was even kind or foolish enough to let Soul rap first here. And rap he does. It’s always great to hear him spitting about chakras and shamen, especially if you are like me and keep an Abstract Rude poster hidden behind your Gucci Mane poster like that Bo Derek shit concealed by a Rand McNally world map in a 1970s jail cell. (∞ NHJIC) But more than that he just sounds great while saying these words over this sort of low bitrate blaxpo tension that’s somewhere between Product Of The ’80s era Sid Roams and Pilot Talk era Ski Beatz.

I bought this off itunes because I always make a point to support independent music before I bootleg it. Strangely though the file took a good hour to download and for that alone I guess I have to begrudgingly salute Joey Badass’ loyalty to even the dial up modem technology of the days he fetishizes. (Prod. by Lee Bannon)
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New Rap Music

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Tuck fumblr. I’m back.

Killer Mike – “Burn

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from PL3DGE (Grand Hustle, Coming Soon)
Killer Mike is rapping over Funkadelic. Not Mothership Slap Bass Funkadelic, but painful psychedelic rock era Funkadelic. So it’s getting posted. This is one of those Mike tracks where he beats you over the head with his politics. He is great at that, he wields a fucking mallet and it hurts everyone it’s supposed to hurt and heals the rest of us but sometimes I wonder if a subtler approach might be more effective. Spoonfuls of sugar and all that. Wait. No. Fuck that.

Rittz f/ Yelawolf & Big Krit – “Fulla Shit

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from White Jesus (Mixtape, Coming Soon)
Rittz’ is an undeniably impressive rapper but his purpose and by extension his existence is perplexing. How is it possibly in Yela’s best interests to put on another (white, yeah that matters) rapper who raps just like him before he himself has really established much of a foothold or a following yet? It’d be pretty difficult for the uninitiated to tell the both of them apart on this song. Of course none of that means that the track doesn’t jam because it does. Krit in particular steps up well in the presence of more technically ambitious rappers. He and Yela have plans to release a collaborative mixtape, Trunk Muzik Wuz Here and that seems like it’ll be a very comfortable fit. (more…)

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