DOWNLOAD MP3 TonyWilliams-AnotherYouRemixftKingChipFreddieGibbsKanyeWest.mp3 Summary: Quality Slow Jam. About Artist: The World Famous Tony Williams is an R&B singer songwriter from the midwest. He first made it big recording vocals for songs on Kanye West’s debut album College Dropout (2004) including I’ll Fly Away, and Spaceship. He’s since contributed to songs on each of Kanye’s subsequent albums though is never listed as a featured artist even on songs where he is prominently featured like Roses. Listening to Tony Williams’ material you can see how much of an impact he had on the sound of Kanye West’s early albums. On Tony Williams mixtape Finding Dakota Grey (2010) is one of my favorite mixtape projects of all time. One of the songs from that tape was on gregshiphop back in 2010 here (Tony Williams – Nightmares). King Chip, formerly Chip tha Ripper, is a favorite artist of mine from Cleveland Ohio. Chip has yet to break through into the big time but he has his own style and plenty of talent. Here are 6 Chip songs that have been on gregshiphop before. I don’t know too much about Freddie Gibbs butI know he has quite a following and has been around for years now. His style is a little more the gangsta but he too is not without rapping talent. Kanye West is Kanye West. This song was producted by Bink! who produced songs on the Jay-Z’s original Blueprint, and did Kanye West’s Devil In A New Dress. About Song: This song is originally off of Tony Williams debut album King or the Fool (2012). This remix adds verses by King Chip and Freddie Gibbs.
Favorite Part: I like the whole slow jam vibe that Tony Williams brings to the song but there are also a couple parts in particular I also really lik.
King Chip’s first verse sounds so smooth (0:40) and his second verse (2:50) is just as good.
I like the musical piano breakdown at 3:50.
And then Kanye just comes in at the end with his old school care free style.
DOWNLOAD MP3 Miguel-HowManyDrinksRemixftKendrickLamar.mp3 Summary: Sometimes I just want to be romantic. (Note: getting a woman drunk at the bar so you can take her home isn’t actually romantic) About Artist: Miguel is an R&B singer from LA. While he’s been around since 2007 he’s only recently gained noteriety. He’s done a couple track wile Wale and J. Cole that I also really like. Kendrick Lamar is a staple on this blog so you probably already know all about the Compton native. About Song: This song is the third single off of Miguel’s second and highly acclaimed album Kaleidoscope Dream.
Favorite Part: Miguel’s voice just makes me melt. He even makes getting girls drunk at the bar sound romantic. Kendrick’s verse is just icing on the cake.
I like in chorus when Miguel sings “back of mind I’m hoping you say 2 or 3″
DOWNLOAD MP3 50Cent-WeUpftKendrickLamar.mp3 Summary: Escape to 50 Cent’s world of wealth. About Artist: 50 Cent is the super famous ‘In Da Club’ Queens NY rapper turned business mogul. Kendrick Lamar is the new face of west coast hip hop and of ‘true/real/authentic hip hop’ (whatever that means). About Song: This song is the third single off of 50 Cents 5th album due out mid 2013 titled ‘Street King Immortal’. It originally featured G-Unit rapper Kidd Kidd but he was cut from the final version. Favorite Part: Both 50 Cent’s verse and Kednrick’s are pretty good. I like how Kendrick brags about his clean rap sheet. I mostly like the song because the rap and music just fit with each other, and I’ll admit to being a sucker for Kendrick Lamar.
DOWNLOAD MP3 ChinxDrugz-ImACokeboyftFrenchMontana.mp3 Summary: Shout out to Will of XXBC for getting this track stuck in my head. About Artist: Chinx Drugz is a member of the group Coke Boys along with French Montana. French Montana, who was born in Morocco (who knew), is an up and comer who runs with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records and Rick Ross’ Maybach Music. About Song: This song actually has a pretty dope official remix with Rick Ross and Diddy but I’m trying not to promote Rick Ross since he is the embodiment of almost everything that is wrong with hip hop (though I’ll admit I like what he does in some of his songs) Anyway… this song is a couple years old but got renewed life with the recent remix. Favorite Part: I really like the instrumental, and I like the way the song bangs. Nothing crazy on the lyrical side but it’s a solid song.
DOWNLOAD MP3 JayZ-OpenLetter.mp3 Summary: ¡Viva la Revolución! About Artist: Jay-Z is the king of Hip Hop today. Swizz Beatz, is married to Alicia Keyes and is a well known producer. Timbaland is a mega producer. About Song: Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce recently went to Havana Cuba for their anniversary sparking a mini political media shitstorm from Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Pitbull, and White House spokesman Jay Carney. This song is a response to the criticism Jay-Z received for his trip. Favorite Part:
I just like that Jay-Z is flexing his political muscle a little bit and making a song that’s relevant.
DOWNLOAD MP3 Camron-WhatMeansTheWorldToYouRemix.mp3 Summary: The official theme song of my 2013 East Coast Tour. #ThrowbackThursdays About Artist: Everyone on this track is a name in their own right, you can read their wikipedia pages below. About Song: This song is off of Cam’ron’s 2000 album S.D.E. Sports, Drugs & Entertainment) Favorite Part:
DOWNLOAD MP3 TomCaruana-GotYourMoney.mp3 Summary: Mashup Madness About Artist: I have no clue who Tom Caruana is but you can check out his site here. The Beatles are a rock group from the UK (maybe you’ve heard of them). Ol’ Dirty Bastard was a member of the Wu Tang Clan. Kelis is an R&B singer best known for her single Milkshake About Song: This song is a mashup between the Beatles ‘You Never Give Me Your Money” and “Got Your Money”. It is off of a project made by Tom Caruana called “Wu-Tang Vs. The Beatles: Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers” (a play on the album Magical Mystery Tour and 36 Chambers) Favorite Part:
The mix itself is the best part. But I also really like the part at 1:28 where ODB finishes his verse and it goes into the chorus