Xzibit is a rapper we haven’t heard off for a while now. Except the internet meme’s that’s being going on the web for ages. He was never a greatest rapper, nor actor or a host for a show. But I still wanted to talk about one of his songs, that’s such a high level MCing. Continue reading Xzibit – LAX
Okay, Joe maybe isn’t the best battle rapper in the world (we all saw total slaughter where he got totally slaughtered). But, he has something to say. And he has bigger style than any chain worn by any rapper. Everyone says hip-hop has competitive nature, well, I don’t know about that, but hip-hop gives you the ability to reach down in yourself and find something unique.
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There are a lot of underrated artist in hip-hop, but Q-tip really shouldn’t be one of them. I think most hip-hop nerds would agree to call him “The smoothest man in hip-hop”, because, you know, he’s so smooth. His flow, voice, delivery, character throughout the music is just so gently polished – smooth. He’ be talking to bitches while being lyrical ASF and still spitting some knowledge bar after bar.
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I have mentioned Araabmuzik on my Blog and promised to talk a bit about him. Uninteresting thing you may find here, unlike other blogs and magazines, I don’t have anything bad to say about him. Quite the opposite, that guy is so talented I think it should be illegal at this point. Continue reading AraabMuzik
This performance is from 2009 (god time flies) but finally they released HD version.
EMINEM X BLACK THOUGHT performing one of the rap classic’s “Rock the bells” by LL COOL JAY.
Is there anything more exciting in this world?! Continue reading Finally in HD
Grafitty has been a part of the culture from the beginning. Well… people used to write on walls since the day one, but hip-hop embraced it with honor and made some of the aerosol writers international icons. You can see graffiti, as we know today, started out in new york, but today you can see throw ups everywhere around the globe. Like rap music and street fashion, writing on the walls became a worldwide universal thing that people from all around the globe affiliated themselves with and started to express their dreams, views and also just to show off. Continue reading Graffiti
Finally, Royce drops his newest EP – Tabernacle: Trust the shooter. In a first few bars on the single “Which is cool” we hear lines like: “If you don’t write your own rhymes get offended, this is to you” – *cough cough* Drake *cough*. Royce takes a slight jab at today’s rap superstar. But his EP isn’t about dissing young cats who make money off the culture. Nah… Royce is keepin’ it real with minding his own business and delivering a high quality product hip-hop heads were anticipating from him. With these lines and the above mentioned single, Royce just tells you how he feels about everything and where he stands amidst the whole rap game. “Yall doing whatever to get money, which is cool, but I’mma lyricist and ain’t no one is taking this title just like that”. Continue reading Royce da 5’9” – Tabernacle
“A lot of people ask me since I’m a lyricist in this business/ How come I haven’t gone broke yet?” – this is the opening line off a freestyle “Hard” Royce da 5’9” dropped to promote his upcoming album “Layers”. He provoked an interesting subject in hip-hop. Continue reading Lyricism
Yesterday I was scrolling down hip-hopDX’s website for news in hip-hop. All two pages were full of Kardashian’s, Drake’s, Meek Mill’s and other soulless acts that media wants us to know about so hard that you may even come across the whack article like “how Kanye’s mom helped him with the album”. They also won’t let 2Pac rest in his grave and hip-hopDX lets some ancient rapper to talk some yada yada for attention to his upcoming album. But in amidst all the dry, dumb, dull articles, on the page 20 (or something), I found Masta Ace talking about soul of hip-hop. Continue reading Soul of hip-hop
Year ago Rap genius created a map, that reflected the hip-hop genres by the geography. But map already existed long before that article and long before rap genius. Anyway, They did a good job summing it all up in such a clear and helpful way that anyone can use and navigate themselves through culture. People can see where all the streets are that famous rappers claim their home. You can also go through the map of jails where most rappers have been. You can see where all the infamous places are and feel the vibe from lyricists perspective, it made easier for an average listener to understand where stories are taking place. Continue reading Additions on the hip-hop map