Tell me you don’t start dancing when you hear this beat. French Montana and Nicki Minaj hop on a Lil Vicious and Doug E. Fresh beat and gave me a song to whip out some dance moves to during the Duke-Carolina game halftime show. French Montana, the rapper out of da Bronx, will be releasing his debut album, Excuse My French, on May 21st. Get familiar.
Last night, Lydia asked me to do a write up about this.
Here’s what I Have to say about Nicki Minaj:
Yes, she used to be one of the most talked about rappers because she was a female that could murder a verse. As she started gaining mainstream success, she decided to have a ton of fun and became way more poppy and commercial as the only time you heard her drop the real bars were on features.
“Freedom,” one of the new tracks on the re-release of her recent album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, has Nicki getting real serious, showing us a side that she’s seemed to have put away for the commercial success. She takes a step back and reflects on her career.
She has mega talent, there’s no question, so it’s nice to hear here get serious and not tell me that starships were meant to fly (even though it’s the catchiest song everrrrrr)
Yesterday, the dubstep mashup master Gregory Kantor aka Señor 5 & A Dime released his new album, #BASSMOB.
I have consistently posted the singles leading up to this release, and it is really evident that his talents increase with each new project. #BASSMOB is a true testament to this, as this release is on a completely different level than his last release. Not only are BPM’s better matched, the songs are mastered at an elevated level and his choice of songs is also a lot stronger here.
Had to wait until Wednesday to post this because you guys know I need a little bit of that womp to get me through humpday. So womp and hump away, y’all. Get groovy with it.
Download #BASSMOB The Album
This album leaked yesterday, and while I normally do not download leaks and instead wait until the final project is officially released, I couldn’t help myself with this one. As soon as it leaked I had an influx of emails, facebook messages, and text messages telling me that I needed to download this “masterpiece.” One friend went as far as calling it Drake’s “magnum opus.” He handled the leak with incredible class, and you have to give it to him for that. Most rappers get on their Twitters to vent frustration, anger, and sometimes straight up violence when they find out their albums have leaked prematurely; Drake handled the situation like a gentleman. He knows how classic this album will become, and he seems to have no concern about the leak.
I need to start this post with a preface: I have never been a Drake fan. I have never gotten excited about a Drake release. I’ve liked a song or two, a single here and there, but I’ve never gotten excited about a release. This album, though, is one that I consider to truly be one of the top 10 hip hop albums ever made. Drake’s flows, clever lyricism, and open, refreshing honesty are all massive assets, and with perfectly chosen production and features, this entire project is an instant classic. This will win a Grammy for Best Album, I am willing to place money on that fact right now. But that does not go far enough–this is not just the best album of the year, it is one of the best hip hop albums of all time. This is Drake’s best project to date, and I am extremely excited to see how this project is received when it finally drops on November 15th. I have uploaded these songs to stream, but we will not be providing any link to the leak. Buy his album; support artistry, support the craft, support the industry, support real music.
1. Drake – Over My Dead Body (10/10)
I listened to this album from start to finish, and this song set an immediate precedent for excellence and realness. 10 out of 10, hell of a way to start things. Drake is talking about his life in the kind of honest way that we see so rarely in mainstream hip hop. Going over a simple piano riff, Drake really lets his voice shine and carry this song. Beautiful hook throughout, and unbelievably honest lyrics throughout. This song gives us a look into Drake feels about all of his past success leading into Take Care, which he must have known would be an incredibly important album both for his career and for hip hop in general.
All these people really discussing my career again, asking me if I’ll be going platinum in a year again. Don’t I got that shit the world wanna hear again?
Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time
2. Drake – Shot For Me (8/10)
Drake starts this song with his singing voice, which is always pretty amazing to hear. Dude’s just got it all: crazy flows, clever, meaningful lyricism, and this unbelievable voice to boot. He doesn’t start rapping until about a minute and 30 seconds into the track, and when he does it’s a really nice change of pace to the song. He talks about relationships a lot throughout this album, especially relationships that have hurt him. While there are artists in mainstream hip hop talk about such relationships, Drake does it in a refreshingly honest and real way as is evident on this track. He ends it with a really beautiful, simply spoken string of well put together lines, kind of like Drake’s 2011 take on Biggie’s classic “Hustler’s Prayer.”
May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, angels protect you, and heaven accept you
3. Drake – Headlines (9.25/10)
I mean I’d almost be shocked if you guys haven’t heard this one yet, it’s been everywhere recently. This is was the lead single, and as such has great pop appeal. That does not mean that Drake’s lyricism or meaning takes a backseat, though. The hook (They know, they know, they know) itself is derived from him saying that his friends “know” that he will cover their case expenses; Drake talks about real issues throughout this entire album and it’s great to see him also do so on the singles. And the way he ends the song? No words.
They saying I’m back, I’d agree with that/ I just take my time with all this shit, I still believe in that/ I had someone tell me I feel off, oooh I needed that / And they wanna see me pick back up, well where I leave it at?
I heard once that they would rather hear about memories than enemies/ Rather hear what was or what will be than what is/ Rather hear how you got it over how much it cost you/ Rather hear about finding yourself than how you lost you/ Rather you make this an open letter about family, and struggle, and then take it forever/ About hearts that you’ve broken and ties that you’ve severed/ No doubt in my mind, that’ll make them feel better
Hit the jump to keep reading the full review.
Well, 5th video I’ve posted in 24 hours. If you’ve been keeping up with my specific posts, you’ll notice. Anyways, my favorite chica, Nicki, joins another favorite of mine, Big Sean, for one of the catchiest songs I’ve ever heard. You know how you sometimes just break out and rap random lyrics? I’ve been doing it with this song for months. Enjoy Nicki’s tush!
Greg Kantor, better known by his stage name 5 & A Dime, is back again with a new dubstep mashup. Sampling Levels by Avicii, Bromance by Tim Berg, Super Bass by Nicki Minaj, Unleash The F*cking Dada by Dada Life, In The Dark by Dev, Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO, Raw 2 Da Floor (Lazy Rich Remix) by Calvertron/Qualver, and Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Zedd Remix) by Skrillex, 5 & A Dime has a really unique talent to take different aspects of dubstep songs to create one massive track with some seriously dope womps.
My favorite part of the song is the last minute, when Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites drops. The track just goes nuts, slaying face and taking names with a crazy drop into some really heavy wobbles.
5 & A Dime seems to be getting better and better with each release, so keep on the look out for him in the future.
Be sure to give the track a “heart” when it hits Hype Machine!
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Drizzy links up with Nicki for this new one off of Drake’s Take Care. This is just okay in my opinion. Nothing special. Headlines murders this one. It’ll probably grow on me though. Take Care coming soon!
“Bitches ain’t poppin, google my ass!”
So I did. Therefore the picture. Ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass.
e-dubble! My man! Haven’t posted any of his music in quite some time, but he’s back after an apparent computer crash with a Foster the People sample, a Nicki Minaj impersonation (well, that’s what I take of the British accent), and one of the better tracks I’ve heard from him yet. Damn, he even has a little bit of a Kanye impression at one point, with the fuzzed-out talking rap section saying ‘we gonna be okay, at least I hope so!’ I am REALLY feeling this track. e-dub, I’ve always loved you, brotha, but from then to now, you have taken your talents to a whole new level. Very well done, sir!
e-dubble – Be Okay by edubble
FRIDAY AT FIVE: “Itty Bitty Piggy” – Nicki Minaj
This Friday at Five is Nicki Minaj from her 09 mixtape. It is the simple downright mixtape type song. I don’t even like her that much. Don’t think she is that cute at all but this song goes crazay!!! It is a song I feel as if the Jersey Shore girls prolly listen to before GTL. When this comes on in the clubs everybody does everything their parents told them never to do. It is a down right crazy grimey ish. Her laugh at the end is so annoying yet so bad ass at the same time. It is the perfect friday at five for getting…”crunk.”
People have asked me before if I ever get angry. I guess because I smile so much, it seems I never do. Well shit, yeah, I get angry. I’m a Duke football fan…if that isn’t reason enough to be angry all the time, I don’t know what is. So that gets me angry for a couple Saturdays each year. I was angry today when I found out that I couldn’t go to this awesome 5-gig show because I had too much work to do. But that’s all petty stuff. I get over it. I’m not Eminem, that’s for sure. He might be one of the angriest people to ever walk the earth. People thought he might have lost some of his anger recently, but they were wrong. How do I know? Listen to him rap on this one. Hell, even Miss Nicki sounds a bit angry! Or maybe that’s just the attitude that I love about her. Have at it and let me know what you think.
“Roman’s Revenge” (ft. Eminem) – Nicki Minaj (Prod. by Swizz Beatz) | Download
Credit to OnSMASH
There are songs that begin like the calm of a storm. The melody pulls you in and just as you begin to feel peace you sense the rage building in the background. You can feel the trembling of the bass and soon you realize that your head will be rocking, your fist will be pumping, and you will be thoroughly immersed in a storm.
The storm is “Bullet Proof Monster” by Colin Munroe but you might as well just call it Katrina. It is absolutely crazy and when Nicki Minaj delivers her now infamous lines you will either jump of the ground or be blown from it. More information on Colin Munroe plus a bonus track to come. Stay tuned.
“Bullet Proof Monster” (Colin Munroe Revox Suite) Nicki Minaj + La Roux || DOWNLOAD
Remember to HEART the Colin Munroe remix on HYPE MACHINE. http://bit.ly/ayJN0p
Written by Falade