B.o.B came home to Atlanta to give the hometown fans a taste of Strange Clouds in a stadium atmosphere. Here is a small cut of his chart topping single “Don’t Let Me Fall”.
I’ve been noticing a lot of “Best of 2011″ lists popping up over the past week. I’m not quite there yet. December has already produced two of my favorite projects of the year (The Roots’ undun & Young Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103), so I’m gonna let that shit sink in, and take my sweet time. Here, we’ve got the best 80 hip hop songs that dropped in October & November, and top to bottom its simply a dope ass playlist. Making a top 10 was especially tough this time, because full bodies of work (such as Camp, Take Care, LiveLoveA$AP, The Cold Corner 2, EPIC, Blue Dream & Lean, etc.) really stood out to me over the past few months rather than individual singles. Finals suck so use these songs to distract yourself for an hour, or just throw them on as background music for your studies.
-For all of the love that “Purple Swag” and “Peso” have received, I think that this is easily A$AP Rocky’s best track to date. Bump this a few times and I guarantee you’ll know every word to A$AP Ferg’s weirdly awesome sung verse.
-I first heard Nikkiya on Yelawolf’s “Speak Her Sex” (which might be the best song he’s ever made), but clearly what made me check this song was the pairing of rapid-fire spitters Tech N9ne and Rittz. If you’re into double-time rap over horror movie style beats, this will be your jam.
-Took me a while to take Donald Glover seriously as a rap artist, simply because I’m such a big fan of his acting. Camp has turned out to be one of my favorite releases of the year, though, with “Heartbeat” being the highlight. Great dubstep inspired production, plus a surprisingly impressive singing performance from Gambino.
-The best rap song on Take Care. 40 kills the production throughout the album, but on this track Surf Club’s Chase N Cashe provides a nice backdrop for Drake to drop one of his best lyrical performances to date.
-I really don’t know why a southern rap legend like Juicy J would sign to a 24-year old pop-rapper’s label. Probably because he’s way too trippy to care. If they keep pumping out songs like this, though, I won’t complain. Oh, and this song’s producer, Harry Fraud, is about to have a huge 2012.
-An epic MMG showcase. In 2011 we learned that these 3 can compliment eachother extremely well, especially over a beat like this.
-I was ready to give up on Mike Posner after his terrible debut album, but his new mixtape The Layover quickly shifted me back to fanboy status. How does an R&B singer pull off a successful remake to the classic “Wonderwall”? Make a beat as crazy as this one and enlist Big K.R.I.T. to drop a guest verse.
-The Cold Corner 2 is one of the best projects of the year. When Banks is on his gritty NYC tip, he’s very enjoyable.
-Diplo REALLY needs to do more Hip Hop.
Nowadays, I’ll post anything related to K.R.I.T. The dude just may be the 2nd most talented dude in hip-hop. Cole don’t worry we got you.
Once upon a time, Bobby Ray Simmons and his hype man Georgia Durt (now Playboy Tre) were just a duo of broke rappers from Decatur, Georgia. Now? Well, there getting fucked up in the far east with the Motion Family.
This is a single for a yet to be titled album. B.o.B.’s obsession with clouds and being high and all that shit is stupid and fucking annoying. It’d be one thing if it was a known fact that he smoked dub all day long, but the fact of the matter is that he’s trying to appeal to a mainstream audience and that’s just not the move to make. It was once okay, when back in the day, B.o.B was known as a weed smoking king. Releasing “Cloud 9” was a step in the right direction. Since his mainstream appeal has grown over time, he now releases shit like this. Oh, and Wayne? Excuse me? Why the fuck is he on this shit. I think it’s safe to say that B.o.B has sold the fuck out.
Awhile back, Bobby Ray announced that he was working on a collaboration with the Young Money General. Well, now we have a live preview. Last night at Colorado State University, B.o.B, let it loose.
DrumSquadTV catches Drumma Boy in the studio working with ATL’s B.O.B.Take about some trap beats. CHEAAAA BOY.
Over the years, there have been some fucking dope duos. Especially one’s that have one dude focusing on vocals/hooks and another spitting verses. Why hasn’t the T.I. & B.o.B. combination blown up. There on the same label. They make the same music. There from the same city. That right there is more than enough reason to become a new era Outkast.