Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Green and Yellow, Green and Yellow, Green and Yellow"

With the Green Bay Packers winning Suberbowl XLV and wrapping p a successful 2010 season in the National Football League, it was only right that I showcase Lil Wayne's song titled "Green and Yellow" off the sample from Wiz Khalifa's 2010 smash "Black and Yellow". It's very ironic considering team "Black and Yellow" (Pittsburgh Steelers) lost to team "Green and Yellow" (Green Bay Packers).

"We knocked the Eagles, Falcons, and the Bears off, now we about to cut Troy Polomalu Hair off"

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mr. Black and Yellow

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa! The name speaks for itself. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and reminding his listeners every chance he gets, Wiz Khalifa has propelled himself into the guy that ladies want to be with, and the one who men want to be. His music career certainly has taken off. The first time I noticed Wiz was his on his underground hit "In My Whole Body"...

One word to describe Wiz, simply put, "Cool". Everything he does seems to be the coolest and most acceptable thing. Whether it be his massive marijuana addiction, the tattos that cover his body from head to foot, his catchy style of dress, or his constant chants of his street team "Taylor-Gang" people just seem to just flock to the man. Not to mention the most important aspect of all, the young man is talented lyrically, and makes great music.

To me he always had a different style of dress and personality, but now he is finnally getting the attention he deserves. His most latest mixtape titled 'Kush and Orange Juice" http://www.datpiff.com/pop-mixtape-player.php?id=m1aaed3d was a huge underground success. Even being one of the top trending topics on the website Twitter.

What catapulted him into the limelight was his 2010 smash hit "Black and Yellow". From the first time I heard it, I knew this song was going to be something special, and sure enough everywhere I go all I hear is "Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow".

I can't wait to see what Wiz has in store for us in the future. I am just a fan and in no way are my opinions a reflection of anyone elses.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I'm Back!!!

First off let me apologize for my absence, as I haven't posted any new material in 6 months. My access to computers was severely limited as my living condiitons in New York City were not the greatest.

However I am back to provide with more of my insight about the Hip-Hop game and what's hot on the streets from my perspective. At any time feel free to stop reading this blog as at times I get very lengthly and I tend to be very biased about the material I am writing about. But then this again this is my blog.

A lot has happenend in the Hip-Hop game since my last post. I was thinking about making this blog an outlet for younger artists who submit me their mixtapes (This happens all the time) and then I would take them, decipher, and decode exactly what it is that they are trying to say. Because honestly there is a lot of talent out here that needs to be exposed.

Thanks again for reading this far!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

J Cole

J Cole???

Who is that???

The average music fan probably wouldn't know who he is. He is headlined as the first artist signed to Jay-'s newly formed "Roc-Nation" label. He first earned himself a little bit of recognition nationally when he was featured on the famed "Blueprint 3" album by hip-hop living legend "Jay-Z", on he track titled "A Star is Born".

He also became even more recognizable nationally when he was featured on the single "Beautiful Bliss" off the "Wale" "Attention Deficit" album.

His witty flow, and raw lyrics that bring a breath of fresh air into the young hip-hop community, is exactly what hip-hop has been missing. Many people have said that he draws comparisons to artist's like Drake. Now, let me set the record straight now and say that I'm not one for comparing anybody to other people, but when an emcee is compared to a superstar such as Drake, respect must be paid. Personally, I feel they are neck to neck in the battle of who is better lyrically. Drake obviously has the upper hand when you talk about commercial success. However, with street bangers such as

"J Cole" is destined to blossom.

All the songs listed above were created from original beats that he produced himself, showing that he's more than just a rapper, and can produce if he wanted to. His freestyles over already esatblished beats such as

""I'm the Man" off the Nas "Stillmatic" album,

""I Really Mean It" off the Diplomats compilation album "Diplomatic Immunity"

""Dead Presidents II" off the classic album by Jay-Z titled "Reasonable Doubt", was great showcasing his ability to flow over any beat. /strong>

He constantly is shouting out his hometown of Fayetville, North Carolina, with nicknames for his city such as "Fayetnam", or the more simply put "The Ville". He never forgets where he came from and where he honed a lot of skills, which were from the New York City area. He has two highly successful underground mixtapes titled "The Come Up" and the "The Warm Up". If there's nothing else that you remember from this entry, just remember that "J Cole" is the next artist to BLOW.

The last time I felt so strongly about an artist like this was about the late great "Stack Bundles", and anyone who knows anything about me, knows that I Love everything "Stack Bundles" ever did. "J Cole" has the potential to be the next "Stack Bundles", he's that talented.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

"I'm Ill" (Remix)

"Red Cafe" teams up with "Fabolous" to bring the heat with...
Great up-beat track for the New York City area
Hip-Hop at it's finest

"I'm Ill" (Remix)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Fabolous" killing the competition

"Fabolous" is at it again...
This time with a new mixtape for the Streets titled...
There Is No Competition 2 -
The Funeral Service...
by DJ Drama

Fabolous a.k.a. "Loso" brought an album feel to the mixtape game. With every track seemingly geared towards killing the competion in the Hip-Hop world, "Loso" reassures his fans, and everyone else who listens that rappers are not on his level lyrically. Loso does his best to annihilate all who come to mind. The Album, I mean mixtape, featured contributions from "Kobe", "Paul Cain", "LA the Darkman", "Freck Billionaire", "Camron", "Vado", "Nicki Minaj", "Red Cafe", and "Willie the Kid". I find this very interesting because Fabolous is certainly already an established artist who certainly has had big success mainstream. The fact that he still is taking the time out to do mixtapes of high quality, and putting on artists such as "Kobe", "Paul Cain" and "Freck Billionaire" shows his love for hip-hop, overall grind, and his loyalty to the emcee's he's known for a long time, who haven't had nearly the commercial success that he has. Great album I mean mixtape, to listen to with a great theme that "Fabolous" sticks to throught all 20 tracks. Even the skits are interesting, and with "DJ Drama"'s noticeable energetic voice this all true Hip-Hop fans can appreciate this.

Here is a link where you can listen to the entire Album, I mean mixtape for free via Datpiff.com...

Here's who contributed lyrically to the album I mean Mixtape...

Freck Billionaire -

Paul Cain -

Kobe (Singer) -

Willie the Kid -

Vado -

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beamer, Benz, or Bentley

New smash hit for the summer of 2010
A great track for NYC hip-hop
Lloyd Banks, feat. Juelz Santana

Beamer, Benz, or Bentley