TI is really starting to get back to his 05/06 best »> T.I. - Wit Me ft. Lil Wayne
Archive for Bass
1. Drake “Started from the bottom”
2. Rihanna “Pour It Up”
3. Major Lazer “Watch Out For This”
4. Sean Kingston, Wiz & Chris Brown “Beat It”
5. Lil Wayne, Drake & Future “Love Me”
6. Daft Punk, Nile Rogers & Pharrell “Get lucky”
7. Trinidad James “Females Welcomed”
8. Robin Thicke, Pharrell & TI “Blurred Lines”
9. Tyga & Wiz “Molly”
10. Kendrick Lamar “Swimming Pools”
baaaaad M-Fing song & vid »> A-Trak ft. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flosstradamus - Piss Test (Remix)
Swag, Flair, Panache… whatever you want to call it, these are the MCs and groups that had it by the bucketload when I was falling in love with Hip Hop as a teen in the late 90s / early 2000s. Yes, of course there’s a time & a place for deep lyrics, but Rap’s roots are in flow, style & mic presence. By no means does this cover all the rappers that had these attributes so my mix features the ones that happened to grab my attention when growing up - Jigga & The ROC, Da Brat, Killa Cam, Rah Digga, So Solid Crew, Juvenile, Trick Daddy & a few more. Enjoy!
1. Cam’Ron – Let Me Know
2. Ja Rule – Holla
3. Young Buck – Shawty Wanna Ride
4. Amil – 4 Da Fam Feat Jay Z, Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel
5. Rah Digga – Imperial Feat. Busta Rhymes
6. Tweet – Oops Feat. Missy Elliot & Fabolous
7. Nelly – Country Grammar
8. Drag-On & Juvenile – Down Bottom
9. Trick Daddy – Shut Up Feat. Duece Poppito, Trina & Co
10. So Solid Crew – Rap Dis
11. Da Brat – That’s What I’m Looking For
12. Pressha – Splackavellie
At the start of each month I bring you 10 tracks. They can be old or new. The only criteria is that they will keep you buzzing for the month.
1. Robin Thicke “Blurred lines” feat T.I. and Pharrell
We all know that dirty, bassy Neptunes’ beats are the best but every now and then their slinky, disco funk productions really do hit the spot. Exhibit A!
Nothing is better than seeing/hearing great musicians having fun and jamming. This song sounds like it would’ve been a riot to be in the studio. As for the girl with brown hair in the vid. YES! Have a look online for the unedited vid, it’s decent!!!
Summer time is nearly here…
2. Bone Thugs N Harmony “Look Into To My Eyes”
How Bone Thugs aren’t still global superstars and U2 are is a travesty. Forget hiphop, these are one of the most unique groups to ever record music. Bad management, bad career choices, etc.
What a song this is. Can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve rewound Wish Bone’s verse (at 3.06mins). The rolling of the ‘R’s at the start is f*cking sick.
3. New Edition “Cool It Now”
That moment when you find an ‘80s banger you’ve never heard before. This! That moment when you meet a girl on a night out that blows you away and the next day you can’t stop thinking about her. This! That moment when you listen to a song and automatically smile. This!
Bobby Brown WTF happened?
4. Eazy E “Real Muthaphuckkin G’s” feat. Dresta & BG Knocc out
In the 20 years since Eazy E passed away you might have heard Dr Dre mention his name in interviews. Perhaps all was forgiven by the time he died but in the post NWA break up period they f*cking hated each other as this song succinctly shows…
5. Cash Out “M.O.E” feat Trinidad James
Some idiot called Cash Out a 1 hit wonder at 40.25mins on their 2012 Wrap Up radio show. Whoops. Money over everything may not be a fulfilling way to live your life but it does make for a catchy tune.
6. Birdman “Tap Out” feat Lil Wayne, Future, Nicki Minaj & Mack Maine
Misogynistic, vulgar and not overly lyrical yet somehow this manages to be both beautiful and haunting. Am I getting carried away? I don’t know. What I do know is that this has been played daily (many times) for the past 3 weeks straight. The sweeping beat and Future’s strained chorus somehow work.
7. Sean Kingston “Beat It” feat Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa
I looked at who this was by and stupidly dismissed it as pop fodder. But it’s 2013. There is no pop. There is no underground. There is just good music and bad music.
So I apologise Mr Kingston, this really is great and sure to be a big summer song.
8. Laudie “Ahh”
100% pure, uncut, intoxicating dirty south hip hop, ahh.
9. Yung Nation “Shawty Whassup”
The noughties was when the dirty south states of America took over mainstream US hip hop. 2005 was undoubtedly Texas’ year, but while Georgia and Florida have maintained their place in mainstream popularity to this day, Texas has inexplicably struggled over the past 7-8 years. Sure, music has still been made but stars have not come through.
Yung Nation have not b*tched and moaned, the Texas duo have instead grinded their backsides off and represent a new wave of Texas MCs sure to make waves 2013 onwards.
10. A-Trak “Piss Test (Remix)” feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flosstradamus
Been out a while but just got refreshed with this remix. Who the hell is bringing people as diverse as this together on a track? A Trak REALLY does have such a cool thing going on over at Fool’s Gold: EDM x Hipsters x Rap.
F*ck, I love music. You can keep your ‘TV’.
As always, feedback appreciated.
See you in May.
this beat is asking for a Trap remix »> “Zoom” by Lil’ Boosie feat. Yung Joc