Archive for the ‘Single Review’ Category

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Lil Wayne: It’s Good feat Jadakiss and Drake (Jay-Z diss)

August 25, 2011

Look I am not the biggest Lil Wayne fan.  I am not the biggest Hova fan.  Actually, I think they are both over rated(with some strong stand out tracks and a decent album here and there).  Yet, Lil Wayne’s manipulated wordplay that references H.A.M. is actually funny for a battle rap, even though neither Wayne or Hova will fire a literal shot.  So far, Wayne is winning this mediocre battle of rappers who are good because the current field of rappers suck or are outdated.

The worst, most realistic case scenario for this battle: No one winner can be decided and both rappers profit even more.

The best case scenario: One rapper is so utterly shamed and destroyed that they are wiped off the face of the Earth leaving a huge hole where Q-tip, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Pete Rock, Sean Price, Ghostface, Curren$y, Atmosphere, El-P, de la, classic Gang Starr, the revival of DMX and the Roots will eventually fill with timeless music that hip-hop has been missing.  Fuck, I’ll even take a purple haze a la Cam’ron for hip-hop to regain its one prominent AND respectful place in this world, where no Gucci, OJ, Wakka or Machine Gun Kelly could ever exist.

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DJ Shadow: Stay the Course featuring Posdnuos and Talib Kweli

August 24, 2011

Dianna Agron is clearly playing dj with herself to this new DJ Shadow track.  Posdnuos comes in with that wise man swagger/swag/style and Talib as always provides an average verse.  However, Kweli has a good flow on his second part and makes up.  The horns and bass line are nice and smooth.

Fuck it, this is the best thing DJ has put out in a long long time.  Click here for the link to the song and song listing to the new Shadow album.  Just watch out for some of the few mistakes in the track listing.

8.5/10.  Oh and fuck that DJ below this post.  Shadow is in the 99.99999 percentile.  I give him 100% but the Outsider was a lil to hyphy.

P.S. the souls reference by Posdnuos is dope

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El-P: Drones Over BKLYN

August 10, 2011

New El-P for Adult Swim’s singles album.  I’m a huge fan for El-P and I am kind of digging the simple and stripped down robotic sound(relative to his other works) to this song.   There really are many drones in Brooklyn now-a-days from the hipsters to yuppies to backpackers to blue-collar to white-collar to former Gambino crime family affiliates, all living a way of life to some system or routine. Last minute of this song is true El-P grit and style.

7.5/10

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Murs & Tabi Bonney: Hip-Hop and Love

August 10, 2011

Song is about two weeks old with average lyrics from both artists.  Unoriginal concept but I dig the beat.  Kind of reminds me of Life Under the Scope and is making me look forward to the Murs and Ski Beatz collabo, especially since Ski did so well with Curren$y’s Pilot Talk 1 and 2.

6.5/10

Yo evypoo!!!! Remember this.  It was our 5 borough recovery song.

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Single Review: David Guetta featuring Chris Brown & Lil Wayne-I Can Only Imagine

August 9, 2011

Yup. Mainstream rating 7.76245/10 Backpacker rating 0/10 Hipster Rating: Ironic 7.74245 /10.

My rating 4/10.  Whatever mang.

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Single Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers- The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

July 18, 2011

First things first, I hated Stadium Arcadium by RHCP.  By the Way was 50% good and Californiacation was decent, but I kind of lost respect for it once I found out they forced Mr. Bungle to change the name of their album(Anthony Keidis and Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction are two of the most under rated dicks in rock and roll history).

Anyway, this song has a solid bass line provided by Flea and it is mixed well with the very simple drumming.  The new guitarist sounds like Frusciante during the Stadium Arcadium era.  Combine that with Kiedis’s vocals not evolving from the last album and you get an all right song.  The verses, bridge and coda make this song repeatable.  The chorus is lack luster and unoriginal.

6/10.   Flea and Chad Smith have to carry this group more. Do people even make albums like BSSM anymore?

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Single review: Common featuring Nas- Ghetto Dreams

July 7, 2011

A little late in posting this but how dope is this track.  Sick beat and great lyrics.

“Call me a pro in the pussy category”-Nas

9/10

Side note: Is it me or is Nas rapping over beats that sound like they were made in the 90’s recently?