Here's our list of battle rappers that should be on Road To Total Slaughter next season.
Prior to his debut in a Knicks uniform, Metta World Peace decided to touch base with his New York roots and ride the subway to Madison Square Garden. Growing up in Queensbridge, where his brother still lives, Metta (or Ron Artest, as he was known then) took the F train frequently, and he had not taken it in a long time so he felt prior to his first Knicks game would be a good chance.
While Yelawolf managed a big debut this week, topping his previous album peak of 27 by hitting number 3 on the Billboard 200, rap lost a fair bit of ground. While Wale started off strong with a number one debut, he's fallen 10 or more spots every subsequent week, coming in this cycle at 31. Young Thug is also having a pretty rough time, failing to make the top 20 last week, and now falling to 44.
Despite the fortuitous shift in the music industry, the status of Jay Z and Kanye West remains unblemished. For over a decade, Hov and Ye anchored the remaining bits of Roc-A-Fella by extinguishing rays of doubts with timeless material. Since Reasonable Doubt, nobody questioned Jay’s lyrical prowess. He embodies consistency and longevity.
I don't know where you were when the sad wars hit, but if Yung Lean and his Sad Boy affiliates ushered in an era where 15-year-old Swedish kids crying over pokemon cards, clad in North Face, are spawning articles in swanky East Coast outlets, now seems like the time to honor the tradition of hip-hop tear jerkers that broke your heart but didn't actually make you cry that one time.
Underrated Audio is back on our mission to supply you with exciting new music you may have missed upon initial browsing, from artists who haven't quite broken the mainstream. The talent is there, the quality uncut.
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It's official. Kanye has left Nike to team up with Adidas and their Y-3 line. In case you were living under a rock for the past 24 hours, Kanye left Nike because he was not receiving any loyalties. Apparently, because he is not an athlete, Nike could not pay him any royalties; which didn't fly with 'Ye. Kanye isn't the only musician capable of designing his own sneakers though.
Terrence Thornton, better known as Pusha T, was one half of the group Clipse and enjoyed a ton of success in hip-hop in the early 2000s along with his brother Malice, who made up the other half of the duo. After Malice took a step back from Music, Pusha T took the opportunity to explore the solo lane and put out music on his own.
Summer's almost here, and as the weather heats up, so does the music. More than any other season, we define summer by our favorite tunes, which usually coincide with our most memorable (or never to be remembered) moments of revelry.
15 People, Places & Things Tyler, The Creator Disses On "Cherry Bomb" Apr 13, 2015 at 12:40pm 25,956 Views
What do 2dopeboyz, Bruno Mars and Kendall Jenner all have in common? They've all been dissed by Tyler, The Creator at some point during his career. Following the Coachella show in which he dissed that aforementioned member of the Kardashian brood, the Odd Future lightning rod dropped Cherry Bomb, and along with its music came a whole host of additional insults.
The 2013-14 NBA Season always promised to throw predictability to the wind, with its wide-open title chase, critical mass of looming key Free Agents, and plethora of teams actively trying to lose games.
The Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Inspiration" will be releasing on March 1st. The "Inspiration" was unveiled yesterday along with two other colorways, but the Nike Kobe 9 "Inspiration" is the sneaker Kobe will be lacing up when he returns to action for the Lakers.
Every rapper that can be considered in the G.O.A.T. debate eventually hits a wall. This drop-off point comes for everyone and leads their stans to add qualifiers to their respective "best all time" arguments, "Of course, I'm talking about Jay-Z from Reasonable Doubt to Black Album, Eminem pre-Encore, etc."
The all red "Legends of the Summer" Jordans that were worn during the Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake tour had sneakerheads hopeful that these tonal kicks would someday hit retail.
Ever since his arrival in the music industry, Kanye West has been a notable figure in terms of style. He has underwent a great deal of change in his fashion and has rocked everything from vans to luxury sneakers with price tags well over a thousand dollars.
What's that? Hip hop without the drums? Does that exist? Is it even possible?
Critics are always fighting conflicting urges. On the one hand, there's the need to be objective and evaluate each work on its own merits. On the other, there's the desire to fit each new release from an artist into an over-arcing career narrative. The trick is to find a balance between the two.
In many ways, the early 2000s belonged to Ludacris. Within that time, the rapper was able to cross multiple platforms, making palatable music for varying tastes tinged with his trademark Dirty South sound. He would drop cheeky hit after cheeky hit, with a self serious flow delivered through a cheshire grin - and we all loved him for it.
Review: Earl Sweatshirt's "I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside" Mar 29, 2015 at 03:42pm 20,585 Views
Earl Sweatshirt’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Get Outside is a short and moody album. It also happens to be a very focused, quality listen, and possibly the best output we’ve received from the California native. Through bummed-out stoned raps and shoegazing beats, Earl proves to be one of the most talented, albeit depressed, rappers in the game.
Mixtape Weezy-- somewhat of a legendary title that continues to be cited as the rapper's hungriest and most engaging form. With the release of Dedication 5, the discussion about this particular brand of Wayne was rampant once again. Was Mixtape Weezy back? or was D5 just more of the same recycled punchlines we've been hearing from his last few releases?
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II even sounds like future royalty. Professionally known as Logic, the massively talented Maryland MC has that potential. He’s also an interesting meta case study of multiple perspectives. Surface level, his racial background paints a ready-made perception, fair or not.
Lil Bibby Discusses Upcoming EP "The Book", Buying A House In Chicago & More Apr 7, 2014 at 01:37pm 20,630 Views
Lil Bibby is quickly catapulting into rap fame following the release of his debut project, Free Crack, in November. The mixtape had already built up a strong amount of anticipation before it was released, thanks in most part to a co-sign from Drake, however, after the tape dropped and everyone heard just how dope Bibby's ear for production and bars are, plenty more hopped on the bandwagon.
Fat Trel Explains The Meaning Of "Gleesh", Talks Artwork Controversy May 2, 2014 at 10:03am 21,645 Views
Fat Trel has made major strides in the last year. After getting picked up by MMG in 2013, the DC rapper has wasted no time in getting his name out there, releasing his Gleesh mixtape, as well as a project with his Slutty Boyz crew, Da New Kool. All the while, he has shown no compromise in his style or substance.
Eminem is undoubtedly one of the best rappers of this generation, but his ability to freestyle it pretty untestable as well. His rhymes are intricate, complex, and sometimes just plain crazy. This list shows off Shady’s rare ability to spit off the cuff. Whether it has been in a group or rapping solo on a beat, the rapper embodies the art of freestyling.
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