Xiomara – Electric Relaxation (ft. Amerigo Gazaway)

June 28th, 2014

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Summary:  Smooth and Jazzy
About Artist: Xiomara is Berkeley singer sonwriter who has yet to catch her break but I really like what she does. Amerigo Gazaway is one of my favorite producers right now. He specializes in remake, mashups, redits, reworks, he is one of my all time favorite remix artists.
About Song: This song is a cover of a Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxtion”, with some other lyrics from Tribe’s “Find A Way”, and a little musical bit from No Diggity (which I guess was originally Bill Withers).
Favorite Part: This song is almost a little tooo laid back for my tastes but like how smooth she is on it, and it’s a creative reimagination of the two original Tribe Calle Quest songs.
Also, not gonna lie, I like the don’t mess with bill part at the end ;)

Other
Xiomara Official Website 

Chinx Drugz – Couple Niggas (Prod by Blickie Blaze Four Kings)

June 28th, 2014

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Summary:  A nice little banger.
About Artist: Chinx Drugz is a member of French Montana’s Coke Boys group. This is the third song of Chinx I’ve posted (just search Chinx to find the others)
About Song: This song is off of the latest mixtape in his Cocaine Riot series #4 which came out in may.

Favorite Part:
Nothin super special, just like the way it bumps

Other:
Chinx Drugz Wikipedia

 

Tupac Shakur – Dear Mama (J Period Remix)

June 28th, 2014

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Summary:  Tupac reworked by the master J Period.

About Artist: J Period is a master producer who has done some of my favorite projects including The Messengers, that Abstract Q-Tip classic, and just recently The Legacy of James Brown.

About Song: This song is off of a yet to be released project “Holler is You Hear Me Remixed” which will be a mixtape inspired by the upcoming Broadway musical about Tupac called Holler If You Hear Me (really not sure how I feel about that :/). This song take Tupac’s 1995 Dear Mama and blends it with Sting’s “Shape of My Heart” (also used in Nas’ “The Message” from ‘It Was Written”)

Favorite Part:
Tuac’s lyrics are timeless and the tone of this music really fits with this one.

Other:
Tupac Wikipedia
J Period Wikipedia

Phil Adé – Happy (Royal Fam Remix)

June 28th, 2014

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Summary:  Been missin Phil Ade’s flow. (Old song I know)
About Artist: Phil Ade is a DC rapper who I really got into into 2010.
About Song: This song should have been posted months ago. Not much to say about it but it’s a great flow on a catchy pharrell track. Try to enjoy like you haven’t heard the original a million times

Favorite Part:
Phil Ade’s flow just keeps. on. going.

Other:
Phil Ade
Pharrell Wikipedia

 

Announcement: Blog Is Back (Again)

June 28th, 2014

Alright I’ve been gone a while. Time to put some stuff up. A lot of this is gonna be the backlog sing April (and really since February), but I’ll try to get some new stuff in there too.

Daft Punk – Computerized (ft. Jay-Z) (prod. by Kanye West)

April 1st, 2014

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Summary: A great daft punk song with some lame Jay-Z verses.

About Artist: Daft Punk, Jay-Z, Kanye West. I’m not even gonna say anymore except, remember when Kanye & Daft Punk did that Stronger song? that was cray.

About Song: This is just some leak I don’t know what project it may be on.

Favorite Part:
The ‘computerized’ part is awesome. I love remixing this song on my turntables. Jay-Z literally adds nothing good to this song imo.

Other:
Daft Punk Wikipedia
Kanye West Wikipedia
Jay-Z Wikipedia

Lupe Fiasco – THOT 97

March 10th, 2014

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Summary: Lupe is baaack! …and yes he can still rap.
About Artist: People may think Lupe has fallen off but I beg to differ. After his 2013 track SLR 2 which I posted on GregsHipHop last summer I would say Lupe his back from his more experiment electric grunge rock stuff to back to spittin that lyrical fire that he is so famous for. Lupe Fiasco is a old timer in the game by now and is respected as a lyrical genius with classic albums Food and Liquor and The Cool under his belt.
About Song: This title of the song is a play on the New York radio station Hot 97. It is part of a recent slew of track’s that Lupe has release online with the hashtag #Drogas. This is my favorite one of that batch so far.

Favorite Part:
Just check out the lyrics (with their meaning) here on RapGenius

Other:
Lupe Fiasco Wikipedia
THOT 97 Lyics (via RapGenius)