A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation

October 23rd, 2016

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Summary: We Are The Halluci Nation
About Artist: A Tribe Calle Red is an electronic music group that blends the sounds of First Nations music with mainstream house and electronic vibes.
About Song: Off of their latest project “We Are The Halluci Nation” (Sept. 2016)
Favorite Part: I really like A Tribe Called Red. I saw them perform once and they put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen.
Other:
A Tribe Called Red (Wikipedia)

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