There shit never gets old. I hope to see these dues at Rock The Bells 2070.
I know we’re already midway through August but here’s a little summer catch up for those of you looking for some new music to download.
-All that really needs to be said is Nickel + Primo…a formula that kills it every single time. Success Is Certain is in stores now and is quite good.
-Two of Detroit’s best young artists (Black Milk & Guilty Simpson) and a Brooklyn legend (Sean Price) came together for one of the best albums of the year, and this was far and away the standout track.
-Kendrick’s Section.80 IS the best album of the year so far, hands down.Besides HiiPoWer, I’d say this is the album’s best track, though a case could be made for many others.
4. Nasty – Nas
-My favorite track off of Weekend At Burnies, great video too.
-Mikey and Chuck straight killin it with the Ghostface feature and an overall dope track.
-Greneberg was short, but very sweet. All three are great producer/MCs, but Madlib’s lil bro Oh No steals the show with this crazy beat straight out of a horror movie.
Sad song for a sad day.
The list dedicated to the best hip hop music of last decade is back. These next 30 albums are the real gems of 2000-2009; they range from chart-topping to relatively unknown, but each one deserves a spot in your music collection.
30. Fishscale - 2006 – Ghostface Killah
This is why Ghost is my favorite Wu-Tang member. Not only did he rip shit in the 90′s when Wu was on top of the hip-hop world, but he continued to make dope albums on the regular into the next decade. The beat selection on Fishscale is impeccable; Ghost knew what he was doing working with the likes of Just Blaze & Pete Rock, as well as grabbing instrumentals from Dilla’s Donuts and MF DOOM’s Metal Fingers albums. He continues the trend of rapping straight up over old school soul songs which he started on The Pretty Toney Album on standout “Big Girl”, and heads a successful Wu-Tang reunion on “9 Milli Bros.”.
Top Tracks: The Champ | Shakey Dog | 9 Milli Bros.
29. S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. – 2005 – One Be Lo
Binary Star’s OneManArmy (or One Be Lo) released his second solo project in 2005, proving that he can stand alone as a very capable MC. From the moment the disc starts it’s hard to stop listening to One, who sports an enticing flow along with clever lyrics and socially relevant subject matter. This CD didn’t sell as well, or get as much acclaim as most other albums on this list, which is sad but makes sense. Independent artists with something to say don’t always make it to the charts, but there is certainly space for rappers like One Be Lo on your iPod.
Top Tracks: Axis | Used 2 Be Fly | enecS eht no kcaB
It’s honestly great to see legend emcees still making dope music. Apollo Kids is out on Tuesday. If you don’t go buy it, your a fool.
Here is a cut off Ghostface’s December 21st album Apollo Kids. This track is absolute fire. If your an aspiring lyricist, check the 16 from Ghostface on this track. Shouts to Dbolton for this one. Download and stream below.
Imagine if Melo made a mixtape? Well, he somewhat did. With the release of his new kicks, Melo and Krossover Entertainment put together a mixtape to go along with the sneaker release. The tape features the likes of Nas, Bun B Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch and Ghostface Killah. Artwork, tracklist and download below.
01 Michael Jordan – Become Legendary
02 Bun B – Mastamind f. Diego Cash, Steel Bill & Scotty
03 Nas – Foul Breeze
04 Jadakiss – Goes Up f. Diego Cash
05 Styles P – M7′s
06 N.O.R.E. – Legendary f. Al Gator, Diego Cash & Mr. Kane
07 Young Dro – I’m On It
08 MC Lyte – Rockin’ With The Best
09 Young Dre – The Illest f. Nipsey Hussle & Bad Lucc
10 Ghostface Killah – The Eulogy f. Sheek Louch, Diego Cash & Bully
11 Tru Life – Stand Up f. Jay-Z
12 Cavi – Look How Far We Came f. PO & Omega
13 Cassidy – Hypnotized f. Diego Cash
14 Saigon – You Make Me Sick
15 SouthSide – Shoot You
16 Trifelon – Make ‘em All Come Out
17 Shawn Chrys – Catch Me If You Can
18 Jody Breeze – Rookie Of The Year
19 Big A & Al Gator – Jordan
20 Big Sean – Poster
21 2 Much – Here To Rock
22 Cavi – Become Legendary f. Diego Cash & Ja Miss
23 Al Gator – M7′s Freestyle
A single from Ghostface’s new album, The Apollo Kids, dropped today and its some good old-fashioned Ghostface fun. A nice, motown inspired sample and some great verses from ghostface; this album is looking very promising. Stream and download below
Download: Ghostface Killah: Together Baby
Ghostface Killah is set to release his upcoming album “The Apollo Kids” on December 14th. The Def Jam legend should be coming with a classic. He took to Twitter to make his annoucement.
Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan and Sheek Louch of The Lox have announced that they will be emarking on a fall tour together. The tour will be nationwide and will hit 27 venues. Below are the tour dates. Their concerts should feature a bevy of solo songs with a small mix of Wu-Tang and Lox songs.
11 New Haven Toads Place
12 Boston, MA The Paradise
13 Providence, RI Lupo’s
14 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
15 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theatre
16 Portland, ME Asylum
18 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
19 Manchester, NH Rocko’s
20 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
21 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
22 New York, NY BB King’s
26 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
27 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
28 Cincinnati, OH Madison Theatre
29 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
31 Chicago, IL Abbey Pub
2 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
3 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
4 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
6 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
7 Colorado Spgs., CO The Black Sheep
8 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
10 Fresno, CA Frank’s Place
11 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
12 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
13 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick