In April of 2013 I wrote a post about Kendrick Lamar (Good Kid, MAAD City) and how he was the breath of fresh air for Hip Hop that came at the perfect time.
Well almost 2 whole years later he’s come out with his Sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly and I stand oh so firm in my opinion that he is just what the game needs right when we need it. I want to call this a conscious album because it addresses a lot of the current day social bullshit that’s going on but with a Doggy Style storytelling type of vibe. The best way I can describe it is to say it’s like going to a hip hop play, like a movie literally plays in my mind when I’m listening to this album. And I am here for it all!!!!
There are very few albums nowadays that I can listen to in it’s entirety with no track skipping, so to say that I have listened to Pimp A Butterfly on repeat for a couple of days says it all. I didn’t know if Kendrick would live up to my love of Good Kid MAAD City but he far surpassed my expectations. This guy is definitely Hip Hop greatness and I can’t wait to see what else he has in store. Go cop that album! You’ll can thank me later!
No worries…I Got This!
A couple of Jam of the Weeks ago I stated how unimpressed I’ve been with Hip Hop as of late and then as if the universe heard my rant…
Song: No Selfies
Artist: The Lox
Last week Jeezy and Jay-Z dropped this gem of a single and all I have to say is YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY! Lately to me everyone sounds the same on the damn radio and talking about the same thing. I think it was way past time for the homies to drop a single that made me nod my head like a hip hop head.
Song: Seen It All
Artist: Jeezy & Jay-Z
No Worries….I got this!
Initially I thought this was Big Sean my first couple times hearing it. I knew him as an actor Donald Glover from “Community” but my stepdaughter introduced him to me as a rapper and is insanely OBSESSED with him. I think the song is really cute and catchy and I know this post will make her superdy duperdy happy! Enjoy!
Artist: Childish Gambino
Album: Because the Internet
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of Kanye West’s The College Dropout. I know he’s been around longer than 10 years on the somewhat behind the scenes underground circuit but The College Dropout was when I was officially introduced to Kanye West, and I’ve got to say that all narcissism and assholeisms aside I love his music and his productions. I honestly think he’s a musical genius (of course he thinks so too).
In honor of The College Dropout’s 10 year anniversary, although I listen to the know album over and over again I think these are my favorite songs from the album:
Song: Slow Jamz
Song: We Don’t Care
Song: Last Call
Have a great week friends!
Today is LL Cool J’s birthday and what better way to say happy birthday than to post my all time favorite LL song “Around the Way Girl”. Happy Birthday LL!
Album: Mama Said Knock You Out
Artist: LL Cool J
Song: Around the Way Girl
This song is smooth just like I like my music, with Kendrick Lamar on the hook and a Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation” sample you can’t really go wrong! Love this song!
Song: Forbidden Fruit
Album: Born Sinner