Posts in Category/Tag: Soul

Kanye West – Ultralight Beam (ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin, The Dream)

April 4th, 2016



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

Ultralight Beam RapGenius
The Life of Pablo Credits

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Big K.R.I.T. – So Bad

April 1st, 2016


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

Big K.R.I.T. Wikipedia
So Bad Lyrics (via RapGenoius)

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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”

Stevie Wonder Wikipedia
Snoop Dogg Wikipedia
Pharrell Wikipedia

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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.

De La Soul Wikipedia
Nas Wikipedia

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Lupe Fiasco – Blur My Hands (ft. Guy Sebastian)

February 1st, 2015


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Summary: Some uplifting Sunday music.
About Artist: Lupe Fiasco is hip hop royalty from Chicago. Though he’s “fallen off” in recent years, Lupe was blazing lyrical trails back in the mid 2000s. I don’t know that much about Guy Sebastian except that he’s an Australian singer and was the singer on Lupe’s Battle Scars
About Song: This song is the second song I’ve posted from Lupe’s 2015 album Tetsuo & Youth.
Favorite Part: This song doesn’t have the craziest Lupe verses but I really love the gospely hook, Guy Sebastian does a great job.

“Well that’s cool, cause I think you’re number one too”
Lupe Fiasco Wikipedia
Blur Your Hands Lyrics (via RapGenius)

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Pharoahe Monch – Push

January 29th, 2015

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Summary: It’s almost Friday. Just Push! #throwbackThursday

About Artist: Is an old school rapper from New York, most famous for his song Simon Says. Pharoahe Monch’s first album, as a solo artist, was a classic “Internal Affairs” (1999). But it wasn’t until eight years later in 2008 that he released his second album.

About Song: This song is from that second album “Desire”. I got to see Pharoahe Monch perform at Rock the Bells in 2007 and I was blown away by his performance of the title track “Desire”. I also really love the remake of Welcome to the Terrordome that’s on the album.

Favorite Part: I like the soul elements of course. I love the horns my Tower of Power, and MeLa Machinko just kills it on the vocals. Pharoahe Monch’s powerful and always political raps are also great.

Also gotta love the George W shoutout at 2:05.

Pharoahe Monch Wikipedia
Pharoahe Monch Wikipedia


Jazmine Sullivan – Let It Burn

January 28th, 2015

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Summary: A little sumthin sumthin to get you over that humpday.

About Artist: Jazmine Sullivan is an R&B/Neo Soul singer from Philadelphia. Her most popular song is Bust Your Windows, but all the songs on her 2008 debut album “Fearless” are awesome.

About Song: Jazmine Sullivan just released her third album a couple weeks ago and I’m a big fan.

Favorite Part: I love Jazmine Sullivan’s voice, and this is just a great song. I like that that slow but moving tempo, all the harmonies. I like the parts like at 1:10-1:21.

Jazmine Sullivan Wikipedia



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