Posts Tagged ‘rap’

Watch How it Go Down

August 9, 2008

Sure fire Massachusetts mc, Termanology,  has been getting well-deserved attention amongst underground hip-hop ranks.  Most notably, Terms impressed DJ Premier who has already produced numerous tracks for the up-and-coming lyricist.  Term spits from topics of politics to everyday struggles.  His dagger like flow is the most impressive force.  Check out any of his Hood Politics mixtape series at Datpiff.com.  Heres the Hood Politics IV.  

 Recommended tracks:  Watch How it Go Down (Produced by DJ Premier)

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He’s Back

July 20, 2008

Mr. Shady is finally back in the studio and theres no telling what dudes cooking up.  Forget Encore and all the most recent stuff Ems done.  Go listen to Infinite (1995) and see why Dre pulled this cat out and knew the man on another level.  

I used to be heavy into Slim getting any track I could get my hands on.  This is why it upsets me so much when he releases albums that have tracks like “Ass Like That” and “Just Lose It.”  For a fan like me its redemption time.  

Shit, Infinite is up in the Bgsounds top 10 for sure any day.  I want Em back attacking the mic.  His vengeance is what drives his knife-like flow.

Heres some tracks, quality not so good sorry its the only stuff i could get at the moment.

Infinite:

Tonight:

Deconstructing Illmatic

July 13, 2008

Whether your a fan of the album or hip-hip in general, heres a great post that analyzes the hip-hop classic track by track.  Being a hip-hop nerd I love looking deep into the samples that are used and thought process behind the album from producers.  Check out DJ Premier after hearing the Pete Rock produced “The World is Yours”

“Apparently when Premier listened to Pete Rock’s lone contribution to Illmatic, he went back to the lab, scrapped what he already had and started over. Whether this is true or not is open to debate, but it is a pleasingly romantic vision of the creative process that went into the construction of the album and a tale that confirms what you already know”

It’d be really cool to do this with more hip-hop albums.  Maybe Ready to Die or Midnight Marauders?  Thanks Dan Love, cool shit

The Visualiza

July 13, 2008

Originally I was going to review Nas’ new Unititled but then realized there would be 3453543 others doing the same, so I wanted to go another direction. Listening to the new album put another MC into my head. Nas’ Firm counterpart, the smooth multi-syllable quick-tonuged Anthony Cruz. Or as the world knows him, AZ. The only rapper to feature on the greatest hip-hop album of all time, where he delivered one of hip-hops greatest verses ever.

He flown pretty much under the radar his entire career but adored by hip-hop heads and brought up in many discussions as even better than Nas. My dream is to have a full AZ/Nas album all produced by DJ Premier. It’s too bad this probably won’t happen but you can dream you know.

Rather Unique (Prodcued by Pete Rock) Doe or Die, 1995

Fan Mail, Aziatic 2002

Time (ft. Nas and Nature) Decade, 2004

Make Me (ft. Fresh, this dudes verses are tight) The Format, 2006

Unfortunately not too much of his older songs can be streamed on full. BUT DO check out the AZ/Nas collabo “Gimme Yours”, sick shit. Heres a sample.

Check this dude and see why he is blasted arguably the most underrated rapper of all time.