Supernatural, one of the game’s best freestylers is best known for his ability to rhyme about anything. He loves to show off his game at concerts across the country, but he especially loves doing it for a true hip-hop crowd at Rock the Bells. Below is a video of his patent moves. Supernat asks crowd members to throw random items on stage. He then proceeds to freestyle about each item, and let me tell you, his rhymes are sick. See for yourself.
New from Big Sean, off Finally Famous Vol. 3. If this song was anything like his Rock the Bells set, than it was fire.
I know you are probably wondering where the Rock the Bells review is, don’t worry it’s coming. In the meantime, check out Playboy Tre’s mixtape. I have to hand it to him, he’s trying very hard to create his own image and not live under B.o.B’s shadow. Download links below.
According to Pitchfork, Sufjan Stevens has announced a new album. The Age of Adz comes out October 12.
Earlier this decade, Stevens discussed his plan to release one album for each of the 50 states in the union. The first, 2003′s Michigan, was fantastic; the second, 2005′s Illinois, might be the best album of the decade. Unfortunately, since Illinois he has released three albums, none of which were state-themed (or very good). In an interview in 2009, he admitted that the ’50 States Project’ was a promotional gimmick. Worst. Rock star. Ever.
Despite his PR failings, The Age of Adz looks promising. The recently leaked single, “I Walked”, shows a different side of Stevens than fans have seen. The strings and wind instruments that were so heavily featured on Illinois have been replaced by electronic beats and dialed-up vocals. It sounds like a lost track from Thom Yorke’s The Eraser, just with more of Stevens’ trademark earnestness and less of Radiohead-frontman Yorke’s spacey pretentiousness. The electronic influences obviously make “I Walked” less endearing (not to mention beautiful) than anything on Illinois, but that’s not to say fans shouldn’t be excited for this new release. Stevens is legitimately one of the greatest indie artists in the genre’s young history, and I’m confident that electronica is well within the grasp of his talents.
I was watching A Knight’s Tale a few days ago, I heard this song play at the end, and I knew immediately it would have to be the Golden Age of Rock pick of the week. Enjoy.
Today, the countdown ends. Some of us here at All in My Head will be attending Rock the Bells, so posting will be limited. Yet, the fun doesn’t end. We will be posting constant updates and pictures from the festival. Check our twitter all day, as the tweet’s will be coming all day.
Lets answer that question right off the bat: no, he’s not, but he does love tennis. Turns out the New Orleans emcee has a pretty serious love for Tennis, and a Sports Illustrated writer, realizing the serious comedic potential of this, decided to write a later to the incarcerated Weezy, who in turn responded with his picks for the upcoming US Open. Comedy would ensue. You can read this in Weezy’s letter below.
Alright so yesterday was the first official G.O.O.D. friday (if you didn’t hear, Kanye is gonna give away a free song every Friday until Christmas), and the song is called “Monster” and it’s got quote the all star cast including Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and indie rocker Bon Iver. Download it here.
In other news, it appears the The Carter IV, the next album from Weezy F. Baby is all finished and set to drop the day he is released from jail (November 5, fyi). Apparently Weezy recorded so many tracks for the album that they decided to double back the album, thus leading to the September 27 release of I Am Not A Human Being. To tide you over for those, here is another track off that release called “Cascades“.
This is a simple post. Here are five songs, that if you don’t have, you need to download. No explanation necessary.
I highly recommend checking out these artists. A feature on Mac Miller to follow.
Also for your viewing pleasure, I found this on www.dankofamerica.blogspot.com
I’d like to start this post by saying that it is impossible for me to do this group justice as what they have achieved as artists is well beyond what many have done in music before and after them.
If there is any name in hip-hop that loves to perform and live in the tradition of their music, it has to be the Wu-Tang Clan. The nine-member group from Staten Island (aka The Shaolin) has brought something so unique to the rap game. A group so large and with so much individual talent has never come together before in music. Of the nine members, only 8 are living today, while ‘Ol Dirty Bastard’s first born son Boy Jones lives and performs in his fathers place. From 1992 until today, the Wu-Tang Clan is best known for its fearless approach to music. They re-invented the way that hip-hop was structured. The group also used their success to help spur their individual careers, which I will touch upon. Widely considered the pioneers of “not giving a fuck” their belief that music is about expressing who they are and what means most to them.
The Killa Bees are known best around the music world for their patent phrase C.R.E.A.M or Cash Rules Everything Around Me as well as their group symbol (shown below). Musically, it would seem fitting that the group would have some superstars and some role players, but each member has brought something unseen to the game. Many consider the great RZA to be the group’s leader and producer, giving them production on all of their albums as well as on each member’s solo projects.
As a group, the 9-member group formed through the likes of the RZA, the GZA and O.D.B. who were cousins. The three members brought the other six (U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck and Raekwon) together in 1993 to release their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) which still to this day is known as one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever made. Luckily, for those of who attended the two California shows or are going to be in NYC or The District this weekend, we are going to hear them perform this album from start to finish. They went on to release four more studio albums and countless solo projects that range from Method Man’s alliance with Redman and albums such as 4:21….The Day After to Raekwon’s critically-acclaimed Only Built for Cuban Linx.
If you haven’t attended one of their performances, I suggest you do. The group has become regulars at Rock the Bells performing almost every year since the festival’s inception in 2004. Their shows are full of energy and emotion as the group has been known to bring out half-drunken bottles of vodka and blunts. If they somehow forget to bring these, they are sure to jump out into the crowd and party with their fans. Also, since the group is so well connected to many other New York based hip-hop artists and groups, they always bring out special guests ranging from Dres of the group Black Sheep to the duo Mobb Deep.
You may be asking why I am so high on the Wu-Tang Clan, but the answer is simple. The group loves to party and they make sure they bring their fans along for the ride.
Songs You’ll Hear: C.R.E.A.M, Shame on a Nigga, Method Man, Bring da Ruckus