Posts Tagged ‘hip-hop’


Roach Gigz – Roachy Balboa 2

January 4, 2011

The wait is over, Bay Area emcee Roach Gigz newest mixtape Roachy Balboa 2 dropped this morning.  He’s going in a different direction than the original Roachy Balboa but its still pretty damn good.

Tracklist and download after the jump:

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Monday Night Hip Hop: 03/1/11

January 3, 2011

Well its a new year and I figure I need some new content, so starting today I will post a list of 5 of my favorite songs from the previous week ever monday night (most likely after football is over). They won’t necessarily be new, just whatever I was bumping that week. Enjoy:

5) Mac Miller – Don’t Mind If I Do

Love this joint.  Off Mac Millers latest mixtape K.I.D.S.  The kids 18 and still in High School yet he rips better than 90% of emcees out there.

4) Eminem – Syllables f. Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Stat Quo & 50 Cent

Not exactly a club banger but I just love the sentiment that they each put into their verse.  Clearly a message with this one, oh and the hook is priceless.

3)Rhymefest – How High Ft. Little Brother and Darien Brockington

Rhymefest is one of the best emcees in the game these days hands down and yet no one knows who he is!  El Che was an awesome album although I gotta say I love Dangerous 5-18 at least as much(maybe cause its my birthday…).  Anyway this song is awesome check out El Che in stores now!

2) Tonedeff – Spanish Song

I only recently became aware that Tonedeff existed but he’s easily one of my favorites right now.  His flow is awesome and his linguists are amazing.  Plus he’s just downright funny, this song off his 2001 album Hyphen cracks me up.

1) Jay-Z – Renegade (Feat. Eminem)

I’ve been reading Jay-Z’s Decoded, its a fascinating book.  Jay-Z’s writing style is a little simplistic but you aren’t really reading a book like Decoded for its literary prowess.  I’ve been following along by listening to the Decoded mixtape while I read, its something akin to a greatest hits album, I’d suggest downloading it. The song Renegade in particular sticks out every time hear even though I’ve probably heard it 50 times it never gets old. Jay-Z points out in Decoded, this is actually the only feature on his commercially successful and critically acclaimed The Blueprint. Seriously hands down on of my favorite hip hop songs of all time.  A classic through and through.


Billboard Ranks Hip Hop’s Top-Charting Producers

December 29, 2010

Here’s an interesting piece from the billboard which ranks the top charting producers based both on critics evaluations and how many singles the producers got to the “Hot 100” chart.  Just an interesting lil tid bit.


BLAKROC Webisode 4: feat. RZA

December 11, 2010

Blakroc is a hip-hop rock hybrid featuring the band Black Keys working in conjunctions with some of the biggest names in the rap game today including Mos Def, Q-Tip, RZA, Raekwon, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, NOE, Nicole Wray, Billy Danze and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.  The album was highly critically acclaimed and the sequel is slated for a 2011 release.

Word to two guys, red eyes for finding this gem.


Rizzo – Dreams of Us

November 22, 2010

This is the first single of emerging Bay Area hip-hop artists Rizzo’s debut album Charon can be downloaded here.  Rizzo is a very talented personal friend of mine so I hope you will all take a chance to listen to her music and support her when the album is released.

Also check her out on myspace and facebook.


B.o.B – Beast Mode

November 20, 2010

The first song and video off B.o.B.’s December 7th Mixtape No Genre. Initially B.o.B. gain fame through his debut CD B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray which sold 412,000 copies so far this year.

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Cyhi Da Prynce – Living Wonderful

November 18, 2010

Cyhi Da Prynce is an a member of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. label he’s fairly unknown but he’s very, very good.  He is on the So Appalled off Kanye’s newest album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, was in the G.O.O.D. Music BET Cypher and has a new mixtape called Royal Flush.  Above is a video from the song Living Wonderful off his mixtape.