Behold, the lyrical genius of Mick Jenkins.
Today we must thank Mick Jenkins, for he has given us maybe the most focused and lyrically splendid album of the year. The Healing Component is jam-packed with awe-inspiring turns of phrase and dazzling wordplay, all of which serve and strengthen the album's greater message of compassion and self-love.
This December, Jordan Brand will be releasing yet another Air Jordan 11 and it might be their best release of 2016. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the film "Space Jam," the iconic black and blue Air Jordan 11s will be making a return to retailers for the first time since 2009.
Two brand new Air Jordan 1s have recently surfaced, dubbed the Air Jordan 1 High Ultra, and they don't look anything like the Air Jordan 1s that we're all familiar with.
Once the Summer Olympics conclude and Kevin Durant presumably walks away with the another gold medal, Nike will be releasing this special edition "Birds Of Paradise" Nike KD9. What exactly is a bird of paradise? The world may never know, but we do know that this greenish, blueish, yellowish, blackish KD9 will be hitting retailers on August 19th for the retail price of $150.
Jordan Brand will be unveiling a brand new "Black Cat" Air Jordan 6 this Holiday season, following in the footstep of the previous "Black Cat" Js like the Air Jordan 3 and 4.
Jeremih's newest album Late Nights: The Album is full of sexy R&B that is sure to play soundtrack for a number of romantic nights in the coming years. Production from Vinylz, Frank Dukes, RetroFuture, London on Da Track, and more thickens the air with a sexy vibe each time you give the record a spin.
You might be thinking "Here we go, yet another dissection into the enigma that is Young Thug." But that's just the thing with Thugger.
While the response to Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy Album has been polarizing, detractors and fans of the album alike have no problem admitting that Tunechi’s ability to artfully string together some sick verbiage is still intact. With or without auto-tune, the New Orleans emcee is a master of the simile, always dependable when it comes to dropping bars that drop our jaws.
For the majority of a decade, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been busy cementing their legacies as boxers, all while manifesting a near mythic pop culture status - established largely in part to their potential matchup.
Young Thug's Barter 6 has been surrounded by controversy ever since the would-be title, Tha Carter 6, was revealed, and finally leading up to its ultimate release on April 16th. Now that it’s finally here at long last, listeners around the world are scanning it for possible lashes at other emcees, hard bars, and bangers.
Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly seems to be the new standard bearer for provocative Hip Hop music and its titillating subtext. Found in the underbelly of the Compton bred MC’s verses and choruses are messages varying from infuriating to inspirational - from seductive to scornful.
Rap continues to change and grow, coming to a point where songwriting isn't necessarily all about lyrics anymore.
Following Solange's infamous elevator attack on Beyonce's husband Jay Z, plenty of rumours began circulating that there were marriage troubles for the powerful hip-hop couple.
Recently the highly anticipated collaboration between YG and Drake, "Who Do You Love" dropped, proving to be as infectious as we might have guessed from the short snippets. Now that the song is circulating, a veteran rapper has found that Drake's lyrics closely mimic those of his own.
To help you celebrate your Christmas while maintaing the hip-hop on your playlist, we're providing you with 20 jams that have surfaced over the years, from vintage to brand new, that all contain a reference to today in some way or another.
Although there's nothing quite like a dope instrumental, lyricism is arguably the most important aspect of hip-hop, despite the fact that many contemporary artists are out of touch with the the craft.
Eminem sat down with Zane Lowe for an extensive interview following the release of the Marshall Mathers LP 2. During the second part of the interview, which was released today, Em talks about his ability to make hugely successful records, although they may not be your typical 'pop' records lyrics-wise (as Marshall says, he never compromised "lyrical integrity").
National Music Publishers Association Sends Take-Down Notices To 50 Unlicensed Lyrics Sites | 3,710 Views
Audio certainly isn't the only aspect of music that's copyrighted, and lyrics are no exception. As reported by billboard.com, it seems The National Music Publishers Association has issued take-down notices to 50 lyrics sites believed to be operating without proper licensing. These notices require the sites in question to either obtain licenses or remove all copyrighted content.
Along with emceeing, DJing and breakdancing, graffiti is one of the four fundamental elements of hip-hop, and it's been an integral part of the culture since the beginning. Films such as Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style and Stan Lathan's Beat Street helped define this vivid form of expression in the 80s, and it's since grown into an international phenomenon.
Lupe Fiasco's release schedule is hard to keep track of. After cancelling Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt 2, Lupe revealed plans to record a new project, titled Tetsuo & Youth. We haven't heard much about that album in a minute, and as of yesterday, Fiasco has announced yet another project (that may or may not be related), which he says will be arriving next month.
It's almost safe to say that Migos' "Versace" track is up for song of the summer. The infectious hit has already been remixed by Drake, Meek Mill, Tyga, and many more. The latest to add to that list? How 'bout Frank Ocean, well sort of.
Jay-Z Previews "Holy Grail" Lyrics Featuring Justin Timberlake [Update: Jay Previews "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt" Lyrics] | 468 Views
Jay-Z continues to do things differently for the rollout leading up to his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. In anticipation of a Justin Timberlake collaboration titled "Holy Grail," which we'll be receiving in full tomorrow, Hov has decided to let go some of the track's lyrics.
Jay-Z's upcoming new album was announced basically two weeks prior to its release, which doesn't give much time for promo leading up to it, at least in the usual way of things. Hov and Ye both seem set on doing things differently this time around.
J. Cole is usually quite conscious and aware of current socio-political issues on his tracks. He's not usually one to swear excessively or use slurs in his music. Thus fans may have been caught offguard when the Cole World rapper used the word "faggot" in a track off his new album, Born Sinner.
Quick, who was the first pick in the 1992 NBA Draft? Here’s a hint, “not a Christian Laettner, not Alonzo Mourning.” Any 90s child NBA/rap fan has heard this line from Shaq on Fu-Schnickens’ infectious 1993 jam “What’s Up Doc?
After his recent lyrical mishap, Rick Ross is having more issues. This time around Rocko spoke about having Rick Ross being taken off his record, "U.O.E.N.O.", for growth on the radio air waves.Rocko called up Hot 97's Ebro and K Foxx this morning and talked about his recent controversial record "U.O.E.N.O.".
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy words of the week, not necessarily the best.
"Lyrics bleed from my mind state / Elevate my mind and watch it rise like the crime rate."–Logic, Walk On By There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of diss tracks like Pitbull's "Welcome to Dade County"). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really
Lil Wayne’s recent Emmett Till reference has drawn a lot of attention and negative feedback as even Till’s family has issued a statement with their disappointment. The lyric appears on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix)” which Weezy featured on, and in an interview with MTV the ATL rapper says it was never intended to be hurtful as neither rapper had “bad intentions.”
Following the backlash surrounding Lil Wayne's lyrics on Future's "Karate Chop (Remix)," Epic Records has released an apology and statement about it. The lyric in question uses Emmett Till's name, comparing the young teen who was brutally killed over 50 years ago, to Weezy's skills in bed.Epic Records confirmed the track was leaked, and will be edited by the label.