can you deal with that?
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Looks like it's just me for now, but I got ya'll, I promise. 1) Ok, so I have to stress what I've stressed before all over again. Tanya Morgan has my mind flipping, and I haven't even received their latest album, Brooklynati, from Best Buy yet. Here's my latest favorite leak from it - a nice slow jam perfect for summer night driving. Oh and it's featuring Phonte of Little Brother on the hook. 2) One of my favorite producers around, DJ Spinna, is joined by NYC's Torae. The kids on the hook is a little annoying, but the rest of the song is pretty flawless. Fresh. 3) New artist Al Be Back joins Naledge of Kidz in the Hall and 88-Keys over a silky smooth beat. Interesting filter used on that last verse.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
we got that shit set up so I'm back in action from my computer. So here's some shit for ya'll as promised. 1) I know jew jew bee was talking mad shit about Charles Hamilton his last post, but I'm gonna show you an example of his potential. He may say a whole bunch of dumbass shit, but dude isn't afraid to say what's on his mind and doesn't give a fuck what people think. Here he joins his legendary cousin MC Lyte on a song about NYC Girls. Not too bad, though not as good as Brooklyn Girls. 2) Some shit I've never heard before, uses the same sample as maybach music by Rick Ross haha. First time hearing these dudes, Brown Bag Allstars, but I dig this song. 3) For those who haven't heard it yet, Jay-Z has returned with a song taking aim at auto-tune. Blueprint 3 supposedly dropping on 9/11.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I am totally fucking up. Still haven't gotten this router set up - it's giving us mad problems. So here's a few tracks to continue to hold you over. 1) Some Grynch featuring One Be Lo of Binary Star fame. 2) In honor of the Lakeshow's victory, a Lil' Wayne tribute to Kobe. The posting has been garbage, but we'll pick it up eventually.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Ok, I know I'm fucking up big time, but I still don't have internet access to my computer. However, we've finally got a wireless router and it'll be set up ASAP. Hopefully then I can start posting more often. Here's something from Random Axe, a hip-hop super-group that consists of Detroit's own Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, and Sean Price of Heltah Skeltah and Boot Camp Clik fame (who's from NYC). I have been (not so) patiently waiting for their material to come out and it seems as though this first leak is a sign that it is coming. Check it out.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Alright most of you are probably aware about the feud between the two rappers. Charles Hamilton has been talking a lot of trash about Rhymefest. In return Rhymefest has release a song dissing Hamilton (Super Sonic) which is hilarious. After all of the videos and music I have listen to I gotta say Hamilton is just a little bitch (his life mentality as Sonic is so stupid) and probably won't be around for long, but you decide.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Still haven't gotten my shit right here at the rents' house, so I've still been slacking on the posts. Here's: A) Some new Dilla shit featuring Havoc of Mobb Deep and Raekwon the Chef. Peep his latest posthumous release on the way soon, Jay $tay Paid, which was put together by Ma Dukes and the legendary Pete Rock. B) A new Saigon track, I don't particularly like the hook, but he does his thing over some sick production. When will that debut album, The Greatest Story Never Told, see the light of day?
Monday, May 18, 2009
Both Eminem and Busta Rhymes have news albums dropping on May 19th. Busta Rhymes' "Back on My BS" is his latest record since "The Big Bang" in 2006. As for Eminem his new album "Relapse" has already had a couple of singles being dropped on the airways (specifically "We Made You" and "3am"). Not only that it has been a longer hiatus for Mathers since his last album "Encore" in 2004. Also Eminem has announced that he is dropping a double album (Relapse 2) so many people are excited to see if the old Eminem still has the same skills. However both albums have already received mixed reviews.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Bird Knows the Word. DJ from Austin Texas who is rockin ripe remixes like a champ. MSTRKRFT plays his stuff on the reg, in the four times I have seen them they have played two of his mixes. I posted the It Aint Love song up a bit ago...so here are a few more.
If you haven't already heard it there is a wave of music coming out of Baltimore. Producers usually just sample out one clip from a movie, tv show, etc. and make it the entire song. Some songs can get quite annoying but some are really catchy and great club bangers. Also I put in a song from the philly club scene (Gimme a Wally). These songs bring some pretty crazy dances with them.
Gimme a Wally
Baltimore Club Mix
Don't Make Me Kill
Hands Up Thumbs Down
Thursday, May 14, 2009
You should too. They Crazy.
Alright, for reals ya'll need to check out this new Tanya Morgan album Brooklynati, which dropped on May 12th. I haven't copped it yet myself, but all of the tracks I've heard from it are solid. They are definitely one of my favorite groups out. Here's a track from the album featuring Phonte of Little Brother and Foreign Exchange on the hook, wish he'd drop a verse for us though. Sorry for lack of posts, I'm back home now and my computer currently has no internet access, so I'm having to make do with my rents'. I'll get back in the groove ASAP.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I have lost myself yet again in another phase of my life long obsession with music. Steady deep bass drums, hard distorted synths, dirty delicious bass lines...schweet. Here are a few remixes that make my life that much better.
If you haven't heard, Nadastrom from DC bump clubs with the best and should start to get some serious attention, this remix of a milli is the best I have heard (out of 4 billion).
Take this MSTRKRFT Remix to the face. Thanks Bird.
Sometimes I hate on Steve Aoki...this song proves me wrong.
Friday, May 8, 2009
so i was in north myrtle beach getting tanked for a week and had no internet access. here's some shit to catch up, with more coming. jew jew bee has been trying to spice things up with some...pause... interesting material. now ya'll get that Natorious goodness. 1) West Coast joint. 2) Peep the Mario star power sample in the Curren$y track. 3) Two of Detroit's best link up again.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Most people are of the mindset to be comfortable with what they have and are unwilling to change. Much is the same with music. When someone finds a genre or specific musician/group they stick with them and are unwilling to experiment with new things. Well I have started to listen to a lot of Latin music (not reggaeton)and I think most will enjoy it.
Monday, May 4, 2009
There are many rappers that have songs they release of them freestyling. Honestly how many of them are truly lyrical geniouses off of the top of their head? I truly don't know the exact number but I don't think there are too many out there. I feel like many of them say they are freestyling but they are just memorizing it, or they might be freestyling but it just sucks. However there are a couple of rappers who have proven themselves time and time again as being great on the spot. For instance Lil Wayne and Papoose have proven themselves to be great off the top of the head, and likewise goes for Eminem. However after long consideration the greatest freestyling artist has to be Rhymefest. Year in and year out Rhymefest dominates ScribbleJam a nationally held event that determines the best freestyler in the country. Not only that as an artist his album Blue Collar was successful so he is performing great at both sprectrums of the music world. The videos below prove my belief for the most part that Rhymefest is the greatest living freestyler from the contest over the years. However overall I believe Biggie takes the cake for being the G.O.A.T.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
The majority of music listeners and music video viewers have no idea who 99% of the girls in any of the music videos are. However there are 2 girls that have made a name for themselves with their beauty and connections with the musicians. Esther Baxter and Vida Guerra are the superstars in the music world. So if you had to choose which would you rather have in your video?
It has become all to common to see rappers in cahoots with one another, but today it is a way of increasing one's image and business. So if you are unaware 50 cent and Rick Ross have been beefin. Ross talked smack about 50 in one of his songs, for reasons I have no idea nor care. Most critics suggested that 50 shouldn't even waste his time because Ross is not well respected or really cared about in the music community. Unfortunately 50 didn't listen to the suggestions and took it a step too far. Apparently he and some of his friends went to the salon where Ross' mother works at to threaten her. If that wasn't crossing the line enough, on thisis50.com there is a sex tape with Rick Ross' girlfriend (you can see her RR tatoos and all in the abridged clip) and most likely one of 50's friends. And yet if that wasn't enough on his website 50 gets Ross' baby moma to talk about Ross and how fake he is, and after the interview is over 50 proceeds to take her to the Gucci and Prada to treat her to a lavish shopping spree. This to me has just gotten to out of hand. 50 we get the message you are trying to send Ross, but leave it alone, it can only cause you more trouble and why are you gonna mess with an ex-prison officer who no one cares about already.
Friday, May 1, 2009
As Natorious mentioned I may be throwing out so random shit, but hey whats a good blog without some diversity. Anyway I just wanted to start off my intro to YIKR by sharing a couple of things that I hold close to my heart when it comes to music. I'm a huge sucker for club bangers. Anything with a tight beat and decent lyrics that you can dance to I'm down for. After I find a song I really like, I usually will listen to in constantly for 2 weeks. Slowly though, I am trying to curb my short-term addiction of listening to just that one hit song, by listening to new releases daily. As for music itself the thing I love most is beats. I'd love to be able to make them, and I admire those who produce them. That being said that leads me to my discussion. If you are unaware BET has been airing a nationwide beat competition called Red Bull Big Tunes Beat Battle. Aspiring producers from around the country face off against each other to see who will be crowned best amatuer beat-maker. This documentary/reality miniseries is packed with raw footage showing the blood and sweat that goes into tediously making beats. Most of the artists in the show have decent beats, but nothing really special. However a couple of the them have beats that I'd say come close to rivaling the sounds of the big dogs such as 9th Wonder, Dilla , Black Milk, and Timbaland. That being said keep an eye out for amateur artist C-Sick from Chi-town. The kid is only 17 years old and his beats sound as though he has been in the game for years. He has an aura around him that reminds me a lot of Ryan Leslie. Also the show is a constant reminder to never judge a book by its cover (you will get what I am saying when you see the white boy). Watch the clip and you will understand.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
So I just set my friend up on the blog, so you may be getting some totally random ass shit here soon from him. He has a decent taste in music, so check his tracks, but it's not like he can step to this. New De La, shit is a problem - they just released an itunes only release with nike "are you in?" be sure to check that out. Be on the look out for a post from yikr's newest dude, Jew Jew Bee.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Some really smooth DMV shit from Diamond District, which is XO, Oddisee, and some other dude. Watching the draft, this shit is wild. Hoping a Hokie gets chosen soon... Finals week coming up so forgive me if my posts are lacking.
Friday, April 24, 2009
How about some new Mr. Lif to kick off the weekend? His new album, What About Us, is on the way or out already, I'm not sure which. Here's the title track. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album if this is a sign of things to come. Have a good weekend.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
gave a speech on my old house tonight. here's a song that's all about my mind set right now, well at least it's sounding like it to me. excuse my delayed post, i've been swamped. it's hella late but had to let this one go to ya'll before i hit the sheets. Cas I really don't know, but I've liked Brother Ali for a minute. That piano at the end is so sick too, that type of shit is so rare in hip-hop nowadays i feel. be easy.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
1) Some bars from Blu, who is quickly forcing himself into my top 10 current MCs, on a Dela produced joint, Mars. I've been kicking this for a while now, definitely good to relax to. 2) Talib Kweli has to be one of the most consistent dudes out. This track proves it - which basically details my morning routine on the way to class, putting on my favorite hip-hop song. He can make something sick even when he makes it for a video game soundtrack (this was done for some Rockstar Game release by Statik Selektah, somehow related to Grand Theft Auto I think). The beat doesn't hurt, courtesy of Statik Selektah.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I got so many new songs my iTunes is going nuts. Here's three tracks I haven't listened to that much, but sound tight from first listen. 1) Some new Black Milk produced Elzhi, of Slum Village fame. Detroit dopeness as usual. 2) Another Donnis track with a really sick beat. This guy is really impressing me, which surprises me 'cause I'm not usually into that his sort of style. 3) Some new Skyzoo and Wale over some Illmind production. These two sound good together- the Brooklyn and DMV connection.
Monday, April 20, 2009
It's 4/20, so you know I gotta give ya'll something about herbal meditation. Cunninlynguists will certainly get the job done with this new(ish) track. Pretty hilarious and the beat is so nasty - listen for when Kno switches it up completely late in the song (around 2:38, I think) - that guitar sample is so dirty! And while this isn't about ganja, I'll also include this Rhymefest cut, well, because it's a sick track and I'm feeling generous today. Hope ya'll are celebrating as much as I am - enjoy the tracks.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Two posts today to catch up. enjoy this JD Era, who is from Toronto and i'm digging what he's been putting out of late. This track features production and a hook from another Canadian, Saukrates, who is affiliated with the Black Jays/Karidnal Offishall. Really digging the beat and the hook is pretty tight. Era rides it nicely.
i really can't decide what i think of dude, some of his lyrics are nice, some are corny. at least he doesn't want to be eminem and talks about smoking weed. this track is honestly pretty hot, but i do like gnarls barkley and cee-lo so... this is right up that alley. wouldn't surprise me if it got a decent amount of airplay, the beat is catchy as hell. his album, asleep in the bread isle, drops tomorrow (4/20).
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wanted to say R.I.P. to the 32 who lost their lives two years ago. This one goes out to ya'll, especially AC, who always told me how hard the AP Gov test was during Psychology class.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Yo real talk intramural soccer is the shit. I'm happy with my performances all things considered. We gave it a good run Double Team. nah, i won't hit you with a killa cam track. How about this producer collabo that was sick - The Alchemist and DJ Khalil team up for this 2 minute Fabolous lyrically laced gem. 2 minutes is not enough! It's so sick though trust me, just wind it back.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
This song is tight, and pretty old I think... I've been bumpin' it for a minute at least. But I really don't think people know about it. It's produced by Justus League's Khrysis, so you know it's smooth. Anyway, The Thyrday, I haven't dont any homework on them other than this song.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Fuck it, hiatuses just aren't for me. But... I am going to try and reform my ways and cut back in many respects. On to the hip-hop - since I didn't post anything on Sunday (sorry LK) we'll do a double post. How about some new Black Milk, not from any new album unfortunately, but something to hold us over. He let loose these two tracks while on his European tour with Elzhi. Dopeness ensues, as if you'd expect anything less from one of the games best producer/MC combos. They're short, but sweet.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
The weekend has begun, and while day 3 has been successful so far, who knows what could happen over the weekend. Time for me to really test my strength haha. On to the music: Toronto's own Drake recently dropped his mixtape So Far Gone, which was honestly a let down for me in a couple of ways. I'm not a fan of singing-heavy hip-hop nor auto-tune, both of which have a pretty strong presence on this mixtape. However, Drake does have some tracks on there that have him flexing his lyrical ability. Here's one I like, "Congratulations", and yes, it has some auto-tune, but it's tolerable and actually pretty hot (which is high praise considering my loathing of auto-tune). The oddest part is it was a bonus track and samples Coldplay's single Viva La Vida - which is pretty sick in my opinion. Check it out and cop the mixtape (for free) to hear more.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
it's the end of thirsty thursday and thus the beginning of the weekend, so imma kick it off with a "party song" if you will. short post cause i'm drunk, i'll get to the point. some new redman and method man using a UGK (more specifically Pimp C) sample and featuring Bun B. I get tore up on dem city lights too Pimp, RIP.
I'm feeling really good right now. It's really nice outside, just played some good tennis, and now I'm relaxing (but still staying strong on the hiatus tip). No night class tonight + no morning class tomorrow = fun night for yours truly. In honor of my good mood, I wanted to share this track from Fresno, CA's very own Fashawn. This dude has really been on his grind lately, with co-signs from The Alchemist and Evidence. I expect big things from him, his lyrics are nice and he picks good beats. Check this track "Remember the Times", definitely good for reminiscing to the good ole days.
Thanks to 2dopeboyz for the link - zshare was going nuts on me today.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I don't really know why I decided to start a blog, maybe it had something to do with this article I read for my geography of the Middle East class that was about how the Muslim Brotherhood is increasingly using blogs to voice their political views, ideas, etc. This isn't going to be anything formal or anything like that and will mostly consist of me posting hip-hop songs I'm digging - mostly through zshare. Some may be new shit - "exclusives", if you will - others may just be whatever I'm feeling at the time.
It's day one of the hiatus and I'm already wondering how long I'll make it. Part of me is thinking that I'd be lucky to make it to the weekend, but that'd be a major cop out. Anyways, how am I coping? Hip-hop of course. This track is pretty new from one of the best groups I've heard in a while - Tanya Morgan. "So Damn Down" is pretty mellow and smooth - definitely helping me relax right now. Check it out.