Radio rip from Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, but I had to do it: FIYA! CDQ will be swapped in when it surfaces.
For those of you out there who like to create a binary between ‘real’ hip-hop by people like The Lox, Clipse, KRS-One, Nas, M.O.P. etc. and ‘fake’ hip-hop by Wayne, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane etc. this track by The Lox and Lil Wayne, presumably from the forthcoming, highly-anticpated Tha Carter V album, must be melting your brains right now, huh? Epic track, beat is IMMENSE!
Was a huge fan of Sleigh Bells when they first came out and their secret show at Tattoo during NXNE this summer was incredible. That being said, this new track is cool but I miss the massive drums and abrasive, epic wall of guitar noise that was the hallmark of their production sound before. This feels toned down and at times verges on a Top 40 pop radio feel. Maybe they’ll pick up a ton of new fans as a result of their new ‘mass appeal’ sound but they may lose a few of their original ones like me in the process.
Used to support this dude back in the day when he was, I believe, signed to Shady records. Apparently he’s been on a two year hiatus and almost gave up doing music altogether but now he’s back and, based on these recent tracks, he hasn’t missed a step. Agree?
Listen, if you hate the fact that NYC MCs apologetically rap in a Southern style nowadays and are winning has become a… erm, fact of life, well there are other options for you out there (as I learned this morning!)
I posted their contribution to the This One Goes To Eleven… compilation album a little while back but I finally managed to get with Alex producer from the NJ-based group, Third Mind a few days ago and chop it up about the group, their #DK11 single, “Life To Be” and life as rappers from New […]
As long time readers know, I’m a big fan of Montreal rapper, Jai Nitai Lotus and his Something You Feel album from last year was certainly that! Enough for me to lend my endorsement to it for nomination consideration for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize last year. That didn’t happen but I stayed cool with Jai […]
What can I say about Melbourne, Australia’s Audego? I discovered this trip hop electronic soul duo while doing a little side gig hustle screening submissions for NXNE this year and I have been a committed fan ever since checking out both of their shows when they flew halfway around the world to perform twice at […]
Gotta give the homie, J.Nolan mad props. He took getting down with the #DK11 THIS ONE GOES TO ELEVEN… album real serious and hustled to get his contribution to the album, a track titled “Deluxe Edition” on all kinds of blogs and sites. Shouts to DJBooth.net, All In A Day’s Work, CWMuzik, AyeBro, TOAN Magazine, […]
The Kitchen has been a supporter of Bronx native, Noah Vinson for a while now ever since we stumbled upon his mixtape, The Life almost two years ago in our submissions inbox. Since then he’s proven to be an adept MC who can handle himself over new school, minimalist trap feeling tracks or classic style […]
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