Wednesday, May 27, 2009
So recently alot of rappers have tested the waters of "hipster" music and with the exception of Jim Jones' freestyle over MGMT's "Electric Feel", most artists have come up with some pretty good collaborations. One group in particular has gotten notable attention, as Peter, Bjorn and John have even gone on tour with Kanye, playing as his back up band at times. Their newish song "Nothing to Worry About" has also gotten a fair amount of attention from DJs. Their album Living Thing came out on March 31 and is availiable on iTunes.
Young Folks (Freestyle) - Kanye West and Peter, Bjorn & John
Party and Bullshit (Dave Wrangler Remix) - Notorious B.I.G. vs Peter, Bjorn & John
Monday, May 25, 2009
Mickey Avalon is a filthy rapper with a filthy past. He was literally a manwhore at one point in his career. His sordid history is obvious in his lyrics, the cleanest of which could make the dirtiest of hookers cringe. I love this guy. Check him out.
The inevitable product of hip-hop's infiltration of the suburbs, Asher Roth has made every rich white kid's dream come true. I maintain that he's really not a bad rapper if you take him for what he is. He's a rich suburban white kid who doesn't pretend to be anything else. Love him or hate him, Asher Roth is one of a kind. Aside from the fact that he sounds like Eminem.
This guys got a few cool mashups. He has his own series of mashup albums called Bangfest, but at times he gets a little too electronic for my taste. Here are two of the best songs from the album. Ludachrist's website-->
Soul on Ice - This is really really good. Basically uses "Cold as Ice" as a sample for "Soul Survivor"
The Legend of Curtis - This is a pretty cool mashup of Zelda and 50 Cent's "Little Bit". Let The Beat Build on this one
Saturday, May 23, 2009
A couple more crackers out there grindin...
Long Island Native Aesop Rock is not only white, but jewish. However, he's managed to overcome these natural disadvantages to become a respected member of the indie-rap scene. His rhymes don't always make sense, and a little tough to follow with his rapid-fire delivery. It sounds good though, and the more I listen to him, the more I like him.
Brother Ali is as white as they come. He's an albino. On the subject of his race, he's said that, though he is genetically white, it is from black people that he learned his most valuable life lessons, and with whom he most often identifies. Despite this, he claims that he is neither black nor white, but a freak in a league all his own.
Friday, May 22, 2009
This collaboration was Inevitable.
... I like Lil Wayne's verse. Cover the name and the rest of it could be a Britney Spears song, but i have a feeling that this ones gona grow on me... The only question is whether it will be before or after this hits the radio with avengence
bonus: another recent rnb weezy collabo [waynes on point in this one]
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Eminem's not doing it for me anymore, and I've had to do some searching for causcasion representation in Hip-hop. As a general rule, white people shouldn't rap, but here's my list of the best and the whitest out there anyway.
One half of duo Swollen Members, Madchild, along with counterpart Prevail, has become one of the best-selling artists of his native Canada. That may
not sound particularly cool, but I assure you, this dude can rap. Counter-intuitive though it may sound, these guys are some gangster Canadians.
Though not technically a hundred percent white, any list without slug would be incomplete. He, along with producer Ant make up the renowned independent group Atmosphere. His lyrics are clever, and he's got some nice flow for a (partially) white dude.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
This week I have 3 mashup albums: Adrian Champion's relatively new Stars and Stripes featuring The White Stripes, and oldies but goodies - Viva La Hova featuring Jay-Z and Coldplay, and A Rhyming Ape featuring Lupe Fiasco and Gorillaz.
Stars and Stripes - Some posers posted this last week drooling over it as though it was the soundtrack to the second coming but honestly it isnt all that. This being said there are still some pretty good tracks that make this album worth checking out.
Stars Stripes - Featuring Adrian Champion and Brian Jacobs
Tha Countdown Blues - Featuring Red Man
Viva La Hova - Terry Urban came out with this album this winter. The Jay-Z Coldplay mix works well for the most part, much like MTV's Collision Course that put his rhymes to Linkin Park, but there are one or two beats that just dont sound good at all. Never the less, this buried treasure is now availiable again for anyone who missed it. (What if we cry?, X-Y-Z, and Lost Part 1 are 3 of my favs)
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
New music from the silver fox, Mr. Hudson. More Kanye on autotune. You make youre own judgement.
Friday, May 15, 2009
N.A.S.A. (North America South America) is a collaboration between American DJ Squeak E. Clean, and Brazillian DJ Zegon. They got together everyone from E-40 to Tom Waits, and threw them all together on one album. The result sounds a little bit like someone recorded a mashup in the studio. The clash of musical styles gets to be too much on some tracks, but overall I think they pulled it off. The album is called The Spirit of Apollo. Give it a listen.
You've Probably heard this one. Some of Kanye's best.
Waits on a hip hop track, while completely unexpected, works surprisingly well.
Good shit from everybody, but I wish they'd let DJ AM scratch a little bit more.
I have no idea who the fuck Nick Zinner is, and I'm not a big fan of M.I.A. Otherwise a pretty high quality song with an interesting beat.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Got some more quality mashups this week. Big Tymers vs. the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (i didnt make this), Bloody Beetroots vs. Lil Wayne, Radiohead vs. Eve, and Ghostface vs. Spoon.
Tambourine Reckoning - i really like this one (1:55)
The Ghostface of You Still Lingers - weird but good
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Recently I've been helplessly hooked on Passion Pit, so when I heard that they were coming to DC I almost fell off my dinosaur. But yeah, they are coming to the Black Cat in DC on June 9th.
...And yeah, that is the day we get out of school..
Heres a song from their album Manners
Moth's Wings - it gets good
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
This week I got a really good mashup album by this guy named E-603. Even though this guy looks like he belongs at Hogwarts his beats are actually sick and Girl Talk-esque. You can download the entire album here.
Lil Wayne vs Buffalo Springfeild
Daft Punk vs. Ghostface Killa
Justice vs. Kevin Rudolf