Kendrick Lamar – untitled 06 – 06.30.2014

April 11th, 2016

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Summary: CeeLo & K Dot
About Artist: Kendrick Lamar one of most influential hip hop artists today. CeeLo has been in the hip hop game for more than two decades now and a real one of a kind voice.

About Song: This song is one of the tracks that didn’t make the cut to get onto Kendrick’s 2015 masterpiece To Pimp A Butterfly and is instead on an album called “untitled unmastered”. This song also features singer CeeLo Green.
Favorite Part:

Other:
Untitled Unmastered Wikipedia

Kanye West – Ultralight Beam (ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin, The Dream)

April 4th, 2016

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Summary: We On A #UltraLightBeam

About Artist: This song includes contributions from Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Fonzworth Bentley, Kelly Price, Mike Dean, Cyhi the Prynce, The-Dream, Kirk Franklin, Swizz Beatz, Plain Pat, Rick Rubin, and Samoria Green and Natalie Green .

About Song: This song is the intro to Kanye West’s 8th album “The Life of Pablo:

Favorite Part:
1. The opening sample
2. Mumbling Kanye
3. Gospel (Kelly Price and Kirk Franklin killed it!)
4. The whole production is awesome

Other:
Ultralight Beam RapGenius
The Life of Pablo Credits

Big K.R.I.T. – So Bad

April 1st, 2016

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Summary: Freshh! classsic.

About Artist: Big K.R.I.T. is a raw funky southern rapper. He is extremely talented and produces almost all of his own songs. Big K.R.I.T. has been goin hard since 2011 when he dropped Return of 4eva.

About Song: So Bad” dropped this week as a 5 year celebration since the release of “Return of 4eva“. This is the 3rd Big K.R.I.T posted on gregshiphop.

Favorite Part:

1. Chipmunk early-Kanye Style Sample
2. Frunky Raw Southern Bars
3. Positive Uplighting Message
3. The Beat Switch at 1:46

Other:
Big K.R.I.T. Wikipedia
So Bad Lyrics (via RapGenoius)

Pharoahe Monch – Evolve (prod. by Exile)

April 1st, 2016

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Summary: Lyrical. Powerful.

About Artist: Pharohe Monch is most famous for his single “Simon Says” (1999) but is also a respected MC who has continued making revolutionary music. This track is produced by Exile who is a super talented producer and who began his early career in a duo group alongside Aloe Blacc.

About Song: This song came out on Pharoe Monch’s third album “W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)” in March 2011. It was never a single but it did re-apper on Exile’s mixtape “Intro to the Outro” in September 2011.

This is the 2nd song from “Intro to the Outro”to be posted in gregshiphop. Check out “Wait For Me (ft. Big Sean, Lupe Fiasco)”

Favorite Part:
1. Listening to Pharoahe Monch speak truth
2. Pharoahe Monch’s pure lyricism
3. The jazzy gospel track

Other:
Pharoahe Monch Wikipedia
Exile WIkipedia
Evolve Lytics (RapGenius)

Kendrick Lamar – Black Friday

November 27th, 2015

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Summary: Kendrick drops some black friday goodness. Check out J. Cole’s version!

About Artist: Kendrick Lamar is reigning king of the west coast. One of the most influential rappers in the game right now.
About Song: This song is Kendrick Lamar rapping on J. Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez” from 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The song is part of a 2 track drop. J. Cole released a verse on Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” from To Pimp A Butterfly, also titled Black Friday.

This song dropped on black friday along with a counterpart song.
Favorite Part:
Kendrick goes hard.
Other:
Black Friday (Soundcloud)

J. Cole – Black Friday

November 27th, 2015

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Summary: J Cole drops some black friday goodness.Check out Kendrick Lamar’s version!
About Artist: J Cole is one of the most influential rappers in the game right now.
About Song: This song is J. Cole rapping on Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” from To Pimp A Butterfly. The song is part of a 2 track drop. Kendrick Lamar released a verse on J. Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez” from 2014 Forest Hills Drive, also titled Black Friday
Favorite Part:
Other:
Black Friday (Soundcloud)

Roman GianArthur – No Surprises (ft. Janelle Monae)

September 17th, 2015

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Summary: Laaay back and enjoy
About Artist: Roman GianArthur is one the artist on Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Records crew. Obviously I’m a huge Janelle Monae fan. This is just the very beginning of Roman GianArthur’s career on the big stage but I very high hopes from the sound of this first project.
About Song: This song is off of an awesome free EP that Roman GianArthur dropped call OK Lady. The whole EP is a series of remake of Radiohead songs and I really love it from top to body (the track High and Dry is my other favorite).
Favorite Part: “A heart that’s full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won’t heal
I’ll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide” 0:30-1:06

…and then that piano that comes in

I also like when the song switches up at 2:03 and that woman is speaking portuguese.
Other:
OK Lady (freeon Soundcloud)