Posts in Category/Tag: Lyrical

Nas – Nobody (ft. Lauryn Hill)

August 8th, 2021

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Summary: Pure Nas with a fire verse from Ms. Hill

About Artist: Nas and Lauryn Hill are two of the greatest to ever do it.

About Song: Nas’s 14th album Kings Disease II dropped last week and this song “Nobody” is just one of many smooth classics on the album. Lauryn Hill has a great verse and it’s got those illmatic vibes.

Favorite Part:
“My awareness like Keanu in The Matrix
I’m savin’ souls and y’all complainin’ ’bout my lateness
Now it’s illegal for someone to walk in greatness” (3:15)

“I’m in the secret place, I keep a sacred space
They keep showin’ their hands, but keep hidin’ their face
If I’m a messenger, you block me then you block the message
So aggressive, the world you made is what you’re left with
Pride and ego over love and truth is fucking reckless
Y’all … got a death wish, the stupid leaves me breathless”  (3:50)

Other:

King’s Disease II (Wikipedia)
Nobody Lyrics

Female, Lyrical, Mellow, Musical, ,

Masego – Somethin’ Ain’t Right (ft. JID & Rapsody)

March 9th, 2021

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Summary: Go watch Judas and the Black Messiah

About Artist: Masego is best known for his 2017 collab “Tadow“. JID is up and coming signed with Dreamville, and Rapsody is a long established independent veteran.

About Song: This song was put together for a companion album to the movie “Judas and the Black Messiah” which tells a story of Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers. Go watch it.

Favorite Part: Masego’s vocals really bring the vibe and this verse from JID…
“‘Cause we can never murder hate but can murder a hater
What’s a more American way to try to give ’em a taste of they own medicine?
Prevalent ethnic rebel, the revolution of melanin
Bust a move to the ghetto, we must improve the development
Brought some food for the fellowship, got a noose on my brethren
Call the goons and the government, come correct the corruption
Break the racial construction buildin’ up
In the spirit of liberation, give me life or I’ma take it
That’s my human right, universally, you and I, we could be unified
But when you speakin’ truth beyond your youth, they want you euthanized
Creepin’ through the night, hear something movin’, right?
Intruders, intruders” (0:56)

Other: JID Wikipedia, Rapsody WikipediaMasego Wikipedia, Judas and the Black Messiah Wikipedia

Female, Lyrical, Mindful, , ,

J. Cole – Cole Summer

March 7th, 2021

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Summary: Throwback to a sunnier summertime.

About Artist: J. Cole is one of the reigning kings of lyrical hip hop.

About Song: This song is off of an EP called “Truly Yours 2” which came out in 2013 just before his second album “Born Sinner”. This song, like many of his, is also produced by J Cole himself.

Favorite Part: I really like the sample and the vibe J. Cole created in the production booth.
“B*****s saying: “You a rapper n****, ain’t you s’posed to tip more?”
I don’t see no pussy, baby, ain’t you s’posed to strip more?
Confessions of a cheap-ass n****
But I finally put my Momma in that E class, n****
And I told her quit her job, but hold your horses
If my next album flops it’s back to the post office, both of us, shit
They’re saying that’s a real possibility
The thought alone is killing me” (1:03)

Other: Truly Yours 2 (EP)

Good Production, Lyrical,

Reason – Flick It Up (ft. Ab-Soul)

February 27th, 2021

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Summary: …and we’re back.
About Artist: Reason and Ab-Soul are both part of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) headed by Kendrick Lamar. The whole TDE crew is West Coast royalty and this track shows it.
About Song: This is the first single off of Reason’s debut album “New Beginnings” which dropped in the October of 2020.
Favorite Part:
“Pick up the pacemaker
Your heart ain’t strong enough, brain ain’t smart enough
Gang ain’t hard enough, dollars ain’t long enough
Promise I’m droppin’ a gem, you should” (2:11)
Links:
Reason Wikipedia
Ab-Soul Wikipedia
New Beginnings Wikipedia
Top Dawg Entertainment Wikipedia

 

Banger, Lyrical, West Coast, ,

No Justice No Peace – Summer 2020

June 1st, 2020

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Summary: Rest in Power George Floyd.

About Artist: Over 15 artists featured.

About Song: 24 minutes long. Goes from melancholy, to anger, to sadness, to hope.

Other: So much pain, so much rage, so much injustice.

Hard Hip Hop, Instrumental, Lyrical, Old School, Soul, Southern,

Lo-Fi Coronalife [Side A]

May 21st, 2020

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Summary: The CD runs 77 minutes in 50 tracks featuring over 60 artists. I hope you find your new favorite song. I know we can all use a little more music in our lives rights now.

About: I wanted to create a mixtape that had a little something for everybody. The tracks are edited to be short but offer a glimpses into pop hits and odd audial obscurities and alike. A project of the quarantine.

Other: Enjoy some easy listening or get out Shazam and find your new favorite song!

 

 

 

Banger, Electronic, Female, Good Production, Gospel, gregshiphop.com, Instrumental, Lyrical, Mashup, Mellow, Mindful, Musical, Not Hip Hop, Old School, Pop Hop, R&B, Radio Hop, Remix, Soul, Southern, Spanish, Throwback Thrusday,

Bas – My N**** Just Made Bail (ft. J Cole)

November 28th, 2019

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Summary: Free your mind and everything will follow.
About Artist: Bas is signed to J Cole’s Dreamville records. They are both great rappers with great messages.
About Song: It looks like Bas and J Cole both got a lot of exciting stuff cooking up at the moment but this one is back from 2014 from Bas’s debut album Last Winter.
Favorite Part: I love the bossa nova guitar sample, and J Cole’s verses are always fire.
“If we the new slaves
I am Frederick Douglass of rhetoric ahead the the others
You motherfuckas better get free
This for that insecure girl, your name I won’t mention
On Instagram straight flickin’
Bitch you a nipple slip away from strippin'” (2:38)
Other:
Bas Wikipedia
J Cole Wikipedia

Lyrical, Throwback Thrusday, ,