Posts in Category/Tag: Good Production

50 Cent – We Up (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

April 24th, 2013

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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.

Other:
50 Cent ‘Street King Immortal’ Wikipedia
Kendrick Lamar Wikipedia
We Up Lyrics via RapGenius

Tom Caruana – Got Your Money

April 3rd, 2013

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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

Other:
Wu Tang Clan Wikipedia
Tom Caruana Official Site
Ol’ Dirty Bastard Wikipedia
Kelis Wikipedia

Justin Timberlake – Pusher Love Girl

March 24th, 2013

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Summary: Watch out! Justin Timberlake is sweeping the nation (again)
About Artist: Justin Timberlake… ya you know him. If you really live under a rock you can check out his wikipedia page below. The entire 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake’s new album) was produced by legendary and hip hop producer heavyweight Timbaland. Timbaland got start as a hip hop producer in the mid 90s and has worked with Everyone! He also produced JT’s last mega hit album FutureSex/LoveSounds.
About Song:  This is the first track off of the 20/20 Experience (and it certainly won’t be the last that I post here.
Favorite Part:
Just a solid track that encapsulates the FutureSex and now 20/20 sound.
Timbaland’s production on the whole album is fcking awesome.

Other:
Justin Timberlake Wikipedia
Timbaland Wikipedia
Timbaland Production Discography Wikipedia

As a bonus below is a lyric video (much better that the ‘real’ video) for the first single off of the 20/20 experience Suite & Tie which also features Jay-Z. The song is alright but This video really adds the style and flare to it.

Jared Evan – Pro Create (ft. Action Bronson)

March 22nd, 2013

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Summary: A little friday afternoon slow jam about love and sensuality. Lets make some music.
About Artist: (copied from a previous post I don’t know much about Jared Evan. I’d never heard of him before but apparently he’s a singer/songwriter from New York. Apparently his debut EP The 4th Chapter came out in 2012 and is definitely something I’m gonna go check out. You can read Jared Evan’s Wikipedia article here for more info. Lil Fame is half of the longtime famed hip hop duo M.O.P. who have been making music since the mid 90s. Statik Selektah is one of my favorite producers. The musicality and vibe he brings to his music really matches my taste and I always try to check out projects he’s been involved in. Check out more Statik Selektah from gregshiphop (mainly from this EP 1982 that I was obsessed with for a bit).
About Song:  This song was one of the singles from the just released collaboration album between Statik Selektah and Jared Evan titled Boom Bap & Blues.
Favorite Part:
I really like the chorus, especially at the little breakdown parts like
“We could put it all on tape, right here
Why don’t we just procreate, what we hear”
(at 0:52)

I also really like the second verse starting with
“put the plug in the socket,
you know I’m gonna rock it,
lets level out this EQ…”
(1:39)
Other:

Jared Evan Wikipedia
Statik Selektah Wikipedia
Action Bronson Wikipedia

Wale – Let A Nigga Know (ft. Chinx Drugs, Fatz)(prod by Rico Beats)

March 5th, 2013

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Summary:  This is the fun high energy Wale that I love. Feel the beat.
About Artist: Wale is a DC rapper who was once one of my favorite rappers. He really makes two different types of music, the original playful kinda rapping and his new Rick Ross / Maybach Music gold chains and car rapping. I have no clue who Chinx Drugs or Fatz are. I’ve heard the name Rico Beats before and I’m sure he’s worked with a lot of artists but the only thing I remember him from is Nicki Minaj’s Roman Reloaded.
About Song: This song is one of the better tracks off of Wale’s 2012 mixtape Folarin which was really hit or miss with about 4 tracks that I really liked. (Bad, a song posted here a couple days ago, being another one).
Favorite Part:
I really like the beat especially in the pre-chorus in places like 1:27 where it then drops into the chorus. I just really feel the beat to this one. Plus I like the kind of obscured singing in the background track.

Other:
Wale Wikipedia
Chinx Drugs Twitter
Rico Beats Twitter

Jared Evan – Uma Thurman (ft. Lil Fame)(prod by Statik Selektah)

March 1st, 2013

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Summary:  A little jazzy hip hop / R&B.
About Artist: I don’t know much about Jared Evan. I’d never heard of him before but apparently he’s a singer/songwriter from New York. Apparently his debut EP The 4th Chapter came out in 2012 and is definitely something I’m gonna go check out. You can read Jared Evan’s Wikipedia article here for more info. Lil Fame is half of the longtime famed hip hop duo M.O.P. who have been making music since the mid 90s. Statik Selektah is one of my favorite producers. The musicality and vibe he brings to his music really matches my taste and I always try to check out projects he’s been involved in. Check out more Statik Selektah from gregshiphop (mainly from this EP 1982 that I was obsessed with for a bit).
About Song: This song was one of the singles from the just released collaboration album between Statik Selektah and Jared Evan titled Boom Bap & Blues. I can’t say enough about this LP. I would post almost every track from the LP on this blog, in fact I just might. You can listen to the entire album on Jared Evan’s official website and on soundcloud (links at the bottom of the post).
Favorite Part:
I LOVE STATIK SLEKTAH’S SOUND! The soulfulness, jazzy old school kinda sound just sounds soooo nice. If you like this track at all you NEED to check out the rest of Boom Bap & Blues.
I’ve really been into music like this and Jose James, and the Robert Glasper’s Black Radio, so check those two out if you like this kinda music.

Other:
Jared Evan Wikipedia
Statik Selektah
Boom Bap & Blues on Soundcloud
Jared Evan Official Website
M.O.P. Wikipedia

Pusha T – Revolution (prod by The Neptunes)

February 27th, 2013

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Summary:  A super short track recapping the career to date of Pusha T.
About Artist: Pusha T is a rapper from Virginia currently signed with Kanye’s GOOD music, originally one half of the duo Clipse and a member of the Re-Up Gang. He’s come a long way in his career, I’ve always been a fan, and am happy to see his solo career blossoming. The Neptunes is the famed production team of Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams.
About Song: This song is off of Pusha T’s 2013 mixtape Wrath of Caine which is meant as a promo to his upcoming album My Name Is My Name.
Favorite Part:
I like this song because it gives a summary of Pusha T’s path over the years. Check out the RapGenius lyrics for Revolution to learn the story if you don’t already know.

Other:
Pusha T Wikipedia
The Neptunes Wikipedia
Wrath of Caine Wikipedia
Wrath of Caine Free Download
Revolution Lyrics (RapGenius)
Unrelated:
Check Out More Pusha T on gregshiphop
Check Out More Clipse on gregshiphop
Here’s the video for Pusha T’s Can I Live Freestyle (Originally by Jay-Z)