DOWNLOAD MP3 BigSean-Outro.mp3
Summary: Soul Samples. Always.
About Artist: Big Sean is young rapper from Detroit that signed with Kanye West a couple years ago. He’s part of a wave of rapper’s that I feel especially connected to that include J. Cole, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B. and Wale. It was the songs from these artists that started this blog (they are all also right around my age).
About Song: This song is the outro to Big Sean’s third album “Dark Sky Paradise” that’s set to come out February 24th. The album is pretty solid, with “I Don’t Fuck with You” being the lead single. A couple of the bonus tracks are pretty good too. I’d say it’s the best Big Sean album so far (though complete albums hasn’t been his strength). And doesn’t “Dark Side Paradise” sound an awful lot like “Dark Twisted Fantasy”
Favorite Part: This song is different than all the other tracks on the album in that it features a soul sample, which I always love. This song samples Darondo’s “Didn’t I” (1973).
Dark Sky Paradise Wikipedia
Big Sean Wikipedia
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DOWNLOAD MP3 BigSean-Outro.mp3
DOWNLOAD MP3 ZionI-Dread.mp3
Summary: Oakland stand up!
About Artist: Zion I is an Oakland based duo that’s been making revolutionary music since the mid 1990s.
About Song: This song is from their Feb 2015 Sun Moon and Stars EP. This project marks the end of Zion I as they have decided to disband after releasing this EP a few weeks ago.
Favorite Part: This is the intro song to the EP and it sets the tone for the rest of the project. I really like the lyrics and I just wanted to post this song in honor of Zion I’s amazing career.
Zion I Wikipedia
DOWNLOAD MP3 KanyeWest-AllDay.mp3
Summary: Low quality leak version
About Artist: Kanye West needs no introduction. This song also features production from Kanye signee Travi$ Scott.
About Song: This low quality audio file leaked yesterday (Feb 4th) and was taken down off of the Soundclouds and YouTubes late last night. Not to worry though, I got your music right here ; )
Favorite Part: Um what’s there not to like, new Kanye (without Paul McCartney!).
DOWNLOAD MP3 TalibKweliZTrip-AttacktheBlock.mp3
Summary: This track is the intro track to an awesome mixtape byt the same name. Download Attack the Block Mixtape. While I like this song I’m putting up this post to represent the whole mixtape which I highly recommend.
About Artist: Talib Kweli is an established very well respected artist in the game who is a member of Madlib and one half of Black Star with Mos Def. Z-Trip is a DJ who really blazed the trail of many mashup artists behind him. While not well known outside of the Hip Hop community he is respected as a DJ on the very top of his game.
About Song: This song is the intro off of the a mixtape by the same name and while I like this song you should download the mixtape. The beginning of the song plays a clip of british movie call Attack the Block about an alien invasion (awesome indie movie that I was lucky to see at my local independent movie theater). The song samples Dead Prez’s Hip Hop.
Favorite Part: I love the quote from the movie at the very begining and of course Dead Prez’s Hip Hop is a great beat but to really appreciate this track you gotta just download the mixtape cause the songs are mixed together with great skill (Z-Trip’s skill I presume).
Other favorite track on this mixtape are Letter From The Government, Congregation, and Getting To The Money among others.
Download Official Attack the Block Mixtape
Talib Kweli Wikipedia
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Summary: Lyrical, Catchy… just plain amazing!
About Artist: Soulja Boy took the Hip Hop world by storm with lyrical ability and unmatched swag. Now one of the most respected artists in the genre he challenges the thrones of Tupac, Biggie and Jay-Z with his fierce style. Soulja Boy may be the greatest rapper of all time and with so many years ahead of him sky is the limit for this talented young artist
About Song: This song showcases Soulja Boy’s lyrical abilities while at the same time speaking to the core values of Hip Hop. A trifecta of lyricism, a masterpiece beat, and original style this song will surely be remember as a masterpiece of our time.
At 2:29, Soulja’s Gucci verse is truly mindblowing. Listen to those lyrics.
Also 3:35-3:57 showcases Soulja Boy at his finest.
Soulja Boy – Swag Me Out (Video)
DOWNLOAD MP3 Lloyd-LayItDownRemixftBoBRockCity.mp3
Summary: Pop Hop
About Artist: Lloyd is a Pop R&B singer. I generally hate the kind of music Llyod makes and I gotta say this song walks a fine line really close to the kind of song that drives me crazy (in a bad way). Rock City is some Caribean R&B duo, don’t know much about them. And then there’s B.o.B. who is the sole reason this song made it up here. If you don’t know, I love B.o.B and you can click HERE for more B.o.B. songs on gregshiphop.com
About Song: This song is a super successful single off of Lloyds next album which comes out in April, and just for the record I could care less about this album. There is also another remix of this song which features Young Jeezy and R Kelly which you can listen to HERE. This song is super repetitive which I don’t like but it IS super catchy and BoB’s part is pretty cool (like always).
Of course the best part is B.o.B’s part 0:30-1:10.
“I do not tap out, round two, round three,
cause I’m never going down like Muhammad Ali,
call me Cashis, when we hit the mattress
you be like oh yup (yup), baby call me randy savage (ooh ya)
you say you want me but be careful what you askin
causeI beat it up like delta does your baggage” (0:53-1:10)
I like how the beat drops out here at 0:58.
DOWNLOAD MP3 1982-MoneyIsReality.mp3
Summary: Some Chill Monday Rap. For Classic Hip Hop Lovers only.
About Artist: 1982 is a two man MC Rapper duo out of the Boston area. The MC, Statik Selektah, has worked mainly on radio stations throughout his career and has the classic turntable sound I love exemplified by DJ Premier and Funkmaster Flex. Statik Selektah really brings the sound and vibe to the group, which is the main reason I like them, so I’d say he’s what really makes the group special. The rapper, Termanology, also from the Boston area, looked like he would take off in 2005 when The Source featured him as an unsigned MC; he never really took off but he’s got more than enough talent to hold his own in the game.
About Song: This song is off of 1982’s recent EP the Evening News. This song features Action Bronson though I’ve never heard of him. I like this song because it mixes a laid back jazz sound with a traditional gritty city rap sound.
I really like the classic hip hop feel. The best verse is probably the first 0:42-1:30 but the second verse does have some real good flow.
gregshiphop: 1982 – Always (Statik’s Interlude)
gregshiphop.com: 1982 – Start It Like This