Earlier this week B.O.B. gave us EPIC (Every Play is Crucial), his highly anticipated mixtape which in my opinion is one of his best works to date. The tape has some catchy hooks, and is filled with features from artists such as Meek Mill, Lil' Wayne, Big K.R.I.T, T.I, Mos Def and more. Bobby Ray kills it again here, showing he's capable of making more then just pop radio hits. Look for more from B.O.B. as his sophomore album Strange Clouds is due out Spring 2012. Download EPIC (Every Play is Crucial) by following the link below.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
So, a couple weeks ago Too Much put up a status saying that who ever likes it, their name will be included in a track. Think that's hard? It didn't seem that way for him, he killed it. Be sure to look for his first official tape, Celebration of Life, dropping January 1st, 2012.
"FACEBOOK FRIENDS" freestyle by Too Much Raw
Friday, November 18, 2011
Too Much Raw, ever heard of him? If you haven't, he's been featured on a couple tracks with Alotta Cash off his mixtape Hailey's Comet, and same with Mic Stewart on Time 2 Rhyme. He's also one of the founders of the R6 Cypher, a movement which is bringing back "off the top of the dome" freestyling. Now it's his turn, dropping his first official mixtape Celebration Of Life, New Years Day, 1.1.12. His track "Sweet Love" which features Sosa, was released way back in July, but he has yet to release the track list for Celebration Of Life, so I have no clue if it will make the cut for the tape. Until then, enjoy!
Monday, November 14, 2011
With only just releasing their latest project, The Get Down, a little less then 2 months ago, the Philly trio dropped a new track last night for achieving 2k followers on twitter (@TheRealGroundUp), congrats to them! This track definitely reminds me of Cheech & Chong, with the catchy beat included. Be sure to also get their mini mixtape, Romantic Comedy, compiled of songs about women, a topic in which they love making music about, dropping 11.29.11.
Due to my cousin DQ starting a conversation on how bad rap and hip-hop is these days, and I totally agree with him on it, a good 80% of "hip-hop and rap" has some type of dance beat and says the same thing for 3 minutes in our generation. It's terrible, very few are keeping the classic stuff alive. Take Riddlore for a chance. I stumbled upon him on a youtube search, and he just puts real life issues into music form, like what artists did in the times before us.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Not even a week after Drake's Take Care album somehow found its way on the web, there's been a track that hasn't appeared on it. It's serving as an iTunes bonus track when its officially released Tuesday, but anyway check out "Hate Sleeping Alone" prod by Noah "40" Shebib.
Today is a day where one of the greatest MCs (atleast to me) died of a drug overdose, Ol' Dirty Bastard from the Wu-Tang Clan, possibly one of the greatest hip hop groups ever formed (yet again, my opinion). It's also sad cause it's only 2 days before his birthday too. Here's one of my favorite songs from ODB's album N*gga Please, "Got Your Money" ft. Kelis. May you rest in peace ODB!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Debaser is a two man rap group from Oregon, who are also apart of the group Sandpeople. "Sugar & Spice" is pretty much my favorite song by these two guys, its strangely funny and true. They put so many things that are good and bad about women in this track. It's a damn shame...
This dude is one of my close friends, and he's been sober for just about 8 months now. This track is just him reflecting on his past and focusing on his future, using Mac Miller's "Another Night." Sorry for the somewhat bad quality though, but if you listen carefully the lyrics are pretty dope.
If your looking for new music and a bunch of new artists to listen to, look no further then Sandpeople. This 12 man hip hop group out of Eugene, Oregon (yeah rappers from Oregon) have been putting out work since 2004, putting out their first album together before they had even met each other. Their success has lead to about a dozen sup-groups, solo albums, and instrumentals in addition to the groups 6 official albums together. With young forces such as Sapient, Illmaculate, Ethic, OnlyOne, as well as many other young emcees, your going to hear more from these guys in the future. The link to their website is below, with everything you need from lyrics, apparel, and discography conveniently in one place.
Oh yeah these guys make their own beats too...
Sunday, November 6, 2011
New visuals for a track that bumps off Hailey's Comet. Check it out, and if you haven't gotten the full tape, you gotta get that, its sick.
Hailey's Comet (full mixtape)
Hailey's Comet (full mixtape)
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Scott Mescudi has been alot of things since he started his thing in the music industry awhile back, now its time for him to be a serial killer. Sadly, the video goes along with his song "Maniac" but they rarely play it throughout the short film, directed by Shia LeBeouf.