Remember Nelly’s collaboration with Mariah Carey, “To The Floor”? One of two songs on The Emancipation of Mimi that should have never left the cutting room floor? That song came to mind upon my first listen of Nelly’s “Rick James” featuring T.I. Old-school funk meets hip-hop on “Rick James.” The genre-mixing production sounds like it was made on Neptunes, which is coincidentally where “To The Floor” was made. Read More
Some months ago, an awesome guy on the internet decided to dig up a few rappers’ old tweets. Many will argue that Wale was hit the hardest because everyone looked at him like he wore sweat pants and his name was Regina George, but I’m here to tell you that it was actually Danny Brown who took the biggest “L” that day.
Dude went from saying “Wale sucks” in 2009 to he has been riding with Wale since 2007 in 2012. He even said he loved and respected the D.C. rapper, and it’d be an honor to work with him. The title of an entry on KanyeToThe said it best: “Danny Brown licking Wale’s ass like he’s some kind of god.” Read More
For some reason, a lot of people have subscribed to the notion of ‘living for haters’. This logic is problematic, yet widespread. Budding singer Eric Bellinger is further perpetuating this imbecillic idea on his new song, “I Don’t Want Her” featuring rapper Problem.
Here are a few lines taken directly from the song.
If they ain’t looking at my woman, I don’t want that girl.
If they ain’t looking at my baby, then it’s something wrong with me.
If they ain’t hating on what we got, I’mma need a new woman.
Jason Derulo really wants you to give a damn about his music. Perhaps his desires will come to fruition if he stops blatantly jacking the styles of already popular artists.
The poor man’s Chris Brown surpassed his doppelgänger with the 2 Chainz-assisted “Talk Dirty,” but on his latest track, “Side Fx,” he sounds like Trey Songz and Mario in the more distinct parts of the song. On top of that, sections of the production sounds like the beat from Miguel’s “Pay Me.” (The “gimme pound gimme euro gimme yen” song.) Read More
In case you missed the memo from his first 11 albums, 46-year-old Robert Kelly would like to remind you that he’s a sex “Genius.” There’s not much else to be said about this song. R. Kelly being “blessed with the insight to please” women’s bodies is pretty much the premise and conclusion. His 12th album, Black Panties, is due out on November 11th via RCA.
Are you familiar with John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s two-week-long “Bed-Ins for Peace”? Neither am I. That’s why it’s great to have conscious contemporary artists like Jhené Aiko and Childish Gambino exposing neglected moments of American history.
The artistic duo appear disheveled on the grainy, Tumblr-friendly cover art. They both hold a single, colored flowers, clearly symbolizing whatever took place in the bed moments before the photo was snapped. Jhené details their sensual adventures on “Bed Peace,” a title taken from John and Yoko’s accompanying documentary. Read More
Ahead of its September 24th release date, Drake is slowly liberating tracks from his third album Nothing Was the Same. Following the Wu-Tang-approved “Wu-Tang Forever,” the former Degrassi star took to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to premiere “Too Much,” featuring Sampha, with a well-enunciated presentation.
On the first verse, Drake says that despite “stackin’ up like [he's] fundraisin’,” he won’t become complacent like most recording artists in his position. He also gives some backstory about his second home, Houston, and he references a few H-Town staples (Bun B, Paul Wall and Mike Jones) while doing so. Read More
Drake sort of pays tribute to the legendary Wu-Tang Clan on a track named after them on his forthcoming Nothing Was the Same album.
Ahead of the LP’s September 24th release date, the Noah “40″ Shebib-produced “Wu-Tang Forever,” which sample’s Wu-Tang’s “It’s Yourz” from their ’97 album Wu-Tang Forever, has surfaced. Lots of profanity is used throughout the track, which is totally shocking coming from this kid.