Archive for the ‘ Music ’ Category

Missy Elliott Is BETTER.


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The queen Missy Elliott has shared a new single and video, “I’m Better.” The song is a minimal slapper that finds Missy going in with a vintage-Migos triplet flow and harmonizing with herself, and the hook comes courtesy of Lamb.  The visuals find the legend and a team of dancers hitting choreographed steps underwater in a swimming pool.  Check the method below.

 

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10 of 2016’s Top Freestyles.


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Freestyling is an art form that is one of the most beautiful things to witness in hip-hop. The act of spitting off the top is a skill rappers need to showcase when they’re on a radio show, for their fans at a concert or just kicking it with friends. There’s just something about watching your favorite rapper spit witty wordplay, analogies, double entendres and slip in a diss or two. When a rapper is in the zone, crushing one of the game’s most popular beats, it should get any hip-hop fan excited.

 

Who can forget The Diplomats or Eminem ripping the mic during BET’s iconic video mixshow, Rap City: Tha Basement? Or Royce Da 5’9, Mr Porter and Slim Shady on Tim Westwood? How about Jay Z freestyling over Kanye West’s “Grammy Family” on Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex show? There was the iconic The Notorious B.I.G. and Nas freestyle where Method Man introduced both of them to the masses as well. The list can go on and on.  In 2016, there’s been a bunch of freestyles that prove rappers young and old still got it. From rising Brooklyn star Young M.A to West Coast veteran The Game and more, hope you enjoyed some of the best freestyles displays of yesteryear.

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C.I. Bang ft. Willie Joe – Run My City (Official Video)


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Blog favorite C.I. Bang has dropped the visuals for his new collaboration with Willie Joe titled ‘Run My City’.  This bass heavy Bay Area classic shows what Bang is capable of along side the right producers, and his whole hood is along side him in the video.  Bang’s energy and lyrical prowess paired with a verse from Bay legend Willie Joe make “Run My City” one for constant rotation.  Check the JaRon McReynolds directed video below.

Wanna Play A Game Of Rhythm Roulette?


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If you start making music for the Diplomats before you’re supposed to graduate from high school, you better pray that you’re consistently at the top of your game. That’s what araabMUZIK has been doing and then some. The Rhode Island producer has made a name for himself, in more than one way. His live MPC sets are dizzying and his imagination behind the boards is still expanding. He also miraculously survived a gunshot to the head in an attempted robbery in Harlem earlier in February. But he pushed through and released his album Dream World in July and produced Joe Budden’s last album Rage & The Machine.

As you can assume, it was only a matter of time before we got araab for Rhythm Roulette. We hit up Moodies Records in the Bronx and ended up with CDs from Blue Magic, Diana Ross & The Supremes, and The Dramatics (he’s not messing with vinyl). Then back at the studio with his AKAI MPC, araabMUZIK chops up samples and does what he does best. Layer after layer, he builds in his signature sound and producer drops for what could be the intro to the next Dipset album.

Throwback Thursday – Ice Cube: Death Certificate.


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VinRican of Power 106 celebrates the 25th anniversary of Ice Cube’s “Death Certificate” by showcasing classic samples used on the album.

Ty Dolla Sign ft. Future – Campaign (Official Video).


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In the wake of last nights election, Ty Dolla Sign, and Future have released the video for their hit “Campaign”.  Weather you’re happy or deathly distraught about the results, everyone loves to see a good ol’ fashion booty jiggle.  Check the method.

The Holla-Ween EP.


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I know Halloween has come and gone, but after Donald Trump won this past presidential election, we have some scary times ahead of us.  That being said, I feel like it’s the best time to remind people that the Holla-Ween EP dropped on the 28th, and is still up and available for the gettins.  Check out Pape, along with Pif Jones, Nascar, and Midnight, on this collection of Halloween themed bangers.