Posts in Category/Tag: Soul

Childish Gambino – The Night Me and Your Mama Met

December 27th, 2016

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Summary: Instrumental break
About Artist: Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) is an amazingly multitalented individual. I’ve been obsessed with him for years and his new TV show Atlanta is now one of my favorites.
About Song: This is an instrumental track of off Childish Gambino’s recent album “Awaken My Love” (2016). This album is so different than any other music he’s put out. While not all of the songs are instrumentals there is little of the rapping that has been the staple of his music output to date. I really really really like “Awaken My Love”.
Favorite Part: I love the vibes of this whole album. It blows me away that Childish Gambino stepped into this new musical space for the first time and made something so compelling. I also love the guitar on this song is by Garry Clark Jr, who I really need to check out more. The guitar on this song sings so beautifully and the song fits perfectly into the album.
Other:
Garry Clark Jr (Wikipedia)
Awaken My Love (Wikipedia)

John Legend – Overload (ft. Miguel)

December 26th, 2016

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Summary: A new classic. John Legend and Miguel make me melt.
About Artist: John Legend is singer/songwriter/piano player with a voice of god. He is one of my favorite singers, his voice just melts me. John Legend was first made famous by Kanye West, and had a hit freshmen album in “Get Lifted” (2004). Miguel is another R&B singer who I’m also in love with.
About Song: This song is a track off of John Legend’s 5th album “Darkness and Light” which came out on December 2nd 2016.
Favorite Part: I love how simple the song structure is. I love how sparse the intro is and how the song slowly builds as it progresses. I also am in love with John Legend and Miguel’s harmonies. I’m always a sucker for duets and to me this is one of the best. The song is so subtle and so beautiful.
Other:
John Legend Wikipedia
Miguel 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

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)

Snoop Dogg – California Roll (ft. Stevie Wonder, Pharrell)

May 29th, 2015

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Summary: New Classic

About Artist: Snoop Dogg needs no intro. Stevie Wonder needs no intro. Pharrell needs no intro.

About Song: This song is from Snoop Dogg’s 2015 Pharrell produced album “Bush” highly recommended.

Favorite Part: I love the phone vibe of this song. And I love at 2:51 when Stevie sings “I’m talking bout me and youuu”

Other:
Stevie Wonder Wikipedia
Snoop Dogg Wikipedia
Pharrell Wikipedia

De La Soul – God It (ft. Nas)

April 22nd, 2015

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Summary: Fresh

About Artist: De La Soul is a legendary hip hop trio who blew up in the late 80s. They cemented their place in the the hip hop hall of fame decades ago but now 10 years after their last album they’re back. Nas is was arguably the king of New York before Jay-Z took over. Nas is still a top tier hip hop legend though.

About Song: This song is a little teaser off of an upcoming album that De La Soul is doing through Kickstarter

Favorite Part: Love the horns on the track and the fact that hip hop icons like De La Soul have some super fresh music out.

Other:
De La Soul Wikipedia
Nas Wikipedia