Chance The Rapper – Blessings (Reprise) (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)

July 7th, 2016

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Summary: Are you ready for your blessings?
About Artist: Chance the Rapper is my new favorite. Acid Rap (2013) was great and Chance’s career just got better from there. Everyone should listen to Coloring Book (2016).
About Song: This song is the outro to my favorite album of 2016 “Coloring Book”. You can download Coloring Book here.
Favorite Part: I love his whole intro lyrics and the transition around 1:24

“I speak to God in public
He keep my rhymes in couplets
He think the new shit jam, I think we mutual fans”
(1:00)

“Call me Mister Mufasa, I had to master stampedes” (1:23)
Other:
Download “Coloring Book” (2016)
Coloring Book Full YouTube
Chance the Rapper Wikipedia

Big K.R.I.T. – No Static (ft. Warren G)

July 6th, 2016

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Summary: Livin life for what it is…
About Artist: Big K.R.I.T. is a southern rappers who I’ve been following for about 7 years now. He produces a lot of his own stuff, including this song. He’s got the skills lyrically, musically, and stylistically.
About Song: This song is off of Big K.R.I.T.’s 2015 mixtape It’s Better This Way.
Favorite Part: I just love the southern vibin on this track.
Other:
Big K.R.I.T. Wikipedia

 

Warren G Wikipedia

 

 

 

Erykah Badu – Hello (ft. Andre 3000)

July 6th, 2016

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Summary: Throwback to November 2015.
About Artist: Erykah Badu is a the queen of Neo Soul. Andre 3000 is one half of Outkast.
About Song: This song is one of the track off of Badu’s cell phone themed album “But You Caint Use My Phone”. This was one of my favorite project of 2015 and I highly recommend listening to the whole thing all the way through. Other great songs on the album include track 3 which is a remake of Drake’s Hotline Bling.
Favorite Part: I love the whole album “But You Caint Use My Phone”.
Other:
Erykah Badu Wikipedia
André 3000 Wikipedia

Chance The Rapper – Grown Ass Kid (ft. Mick Jenkins, Alex Wiley)

June 29th, 2016

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Summary: “My favorite rapper a Christian rapper”
About Artist: Chance the Rapper is has been growing on me a lot since 2013. His album Acid Rap was amazing, I don’t know why “Good Ass Intro” or “Cocoa Butter Kisses” isn’t on this blog. I was super fortunate to see Chance the Rapper perform Kanye’s Family Business at a show with the both of the them in the summer of 2015. Then Chance dropped Coloring Book in May 2016 and the first time I heard it I knew it would probably be my favorite album of the year. Mick Jenkins is considerably less famous but I was obsessed with his 2015 mixtape “The Water[s]”.

About Song: Grown Ass Kid should have been track 11 on “Coloring Book” but it didn’t make the album because copyright law.
Favorite Part: beat, flow, the whole thang.
Other:
Chance The Rapper Wikipedia
Mick Jenkins Wikipedia

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)