Have you ever been mind fucked? Do you even know what it means… If you look up the definition of this word, you will see that it doesn’t have a very positive connotation. But does that mean the word is negative? Better yet how do you describe a psychedelic mind fuck… We describe it as a mind-blowing 13 track mixtape titled Self Rule by Kembe X. A collection of songs that have been surgically produced, spit, and mastered. This isn’t your typical basic mixtape, this is Kembe X telling the world he is here to stay. This mixtape doesn’t show his potential it shows you the skill level of the future of #REALHIPHOP.
While you was up last week feeding your face and shopping on Black Friday this Chi-Town rapper Kembe X dropped Self Rule. After listening we hear some intent in this mixtape, not intent to hear some skill but an intent to spark the minds of his generation. With Kembe’s smooth laid back stoner-friendly voice he makes digesting his mind piercing lyrics easy. The complimentary production to his voice makes everything on the mixtape seem so bright. This mixtape walks you through Kembe’s visions you’ll be amazed with he has the mind of an old wise man at the tender age of only 17…
This is simply G.O.O.D Music! The musical revolution that will not be televised, but will be told NOT sold. Its a crime this mixtape is free, but since it is take advantage and listen. If we crazy let us know! If you agree let us know! Whatever you feel check the tracks and post back…
Give and Take ft Chance the Rapper
We back after eating everything in sight! Guess what? We have been here for a whole year, though it may not be a big deal to some we are excited!!! Doesn’t seem that long, time flies when your having fun, but a lot of writing has been done. We have learned a lot and look forward to learning more. We want to thank the followers and faithful readers, stick around we have a lot of great new artist and offers to come. The road that has got us to this point was build on staying true to #REALHIPHOP and doing it for the love of the music.
Over this past year we have had lots of highs and what has constantly motivated us to our successes has been the music! This week our motivation is coming from SOUL TAPE 2. Fabolous has done it again!!! If you haven’t downloaded this one yet you’re simply crazy. This mixtape will be a favorite by all who listen. From the heavy hip hop heads to a casual hip hop listener. Fabolous brings mad positivity delivered to you with only a swag that can come from him. If you’re a fan you know what we talking about, if you aint you will soon learn. With features from J. Cole, Wale, and Joe Budden plus much more has to spark some curiosity to check it out now… Just do it, DANG!
And once again Thank You: the Believers,the Fans, and the Music!!!! Now go download! Become inspired! And Do More!
So I was listening to some Curren$y the other day (Priest Andretti of course) and heard this voice that just flat lined the track. Had to find out who it was…The name said King Chip??? Huh, Who? So I found King Chip on the most reputable site known to man…Wikipedia duh. Come to find out King Chip is a name change. Even with that said you still ain’t gone know who this is, if that was the case I wouldn’t be writing about him now. But I know as you read this your like, I know every tight rapper known to man (in your smart guy voice) So you’ve heard of Chip tha Ripper… NO! You HAVE NOT! And lyrically he’s killing most out now.
After finding out he changed his name I realized who he was and found out he has a new mixtape coming… But that aint out yet so we gone talk bout his latest. “Tell Ya Friends” King Chip latest mixtape that dropped earlier this year and will give you a good idea why we say he killing most out now. This mixtape has great production from names like Hi-Tek & Chuck Inglish that put King Chip in the spotlight. Even though there is some dope ass features like Bun B & Krayzie Bone, Chip still shows why he is soon to be a star.
So if you knew about him before this post or not, it doesn’t matter. You still need to check the tracks, download the mixtape, listen and enjoy anyways!!! Because we see King Chip aka Chip tha Ripper blow’n up real soon. And if you don’t please let us know where we went wrong… Until next time check the tracks and post back.
Light Skinned Hoes
Mixtape: Priest Andretti
I must admit I am not one of those big Curren$y fans but I have to say Priest Andretti deserves some attention. Not because this mixtape is out of the ordinary with any other Curren$y mixtape. In my opinion (which I just realized) that’s the beauty of all his music. Curren$y is telling The #REALHIPHOP version of The NeverEnding Story!!! He just goes forever to the next chapter… Telling the story of his journey highlighting the women and heavy marijuana smoke that he encounters along the way. He is also as consistent with the phenomenal production through out this mixtape, as he does with almost every record. I’d say Priest Andretti is something you can look forward to listening to. Now go click on the picture below & download the mixtape!!! You’re welcome.
Stumbled across this group last week and was initially blown away by what I was hearing, the sound of the horns to my ears felt as good as a breeze on a humid 98 degree summer day. In the first few minutes of listening I start looking for information about this group. Surprisingly, I find that this sound I thought was a group is classified as a band. What? A band? A band with real instruments! Bands are not usually associated with hip hop (but not unknown to the culture). So it immediately made me wonder, does it qualify as hip hop or NO??? And as I struggle to decide if I should write of this beautiful creation, I came across a fellow blogger Ido Lanuel whose post titled “How to Find the Root to Anything That Is Bothering You” brought me to this conclusion. Who am I to be the judge? The sound this band, Kids These Days, is creating is a great one. It is a great example to the youth and brings us all together with positive energy. Now that’s my vision for this culture and what I believe we are striving to help bring back! So that makes Kids These Days and their recent mixtape “Traphouse Rock” hip hop.
Kids These Days’ new mixtape “Traphouse Rock” is a fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, and Soul, with a twist of Rock that they blend perfectly to the point of making you feel happy on the inside. Each genre you hear rotates through from track to track controlling the mood of the song; with a wide range of emotions between every song. For example, you can look forward to hearing a very laid back sound with a down south feel of Soul/ Blues. And next an upbeat with a hip hop/ rock kind of feel. Granted I do think the listener needs to have an ear that appreciates real instrument sound, like a real sax or a real guitar player or a real drummer. Picture The Roots with a live band kinda… I don’t know it just sounds good!
But don’t just take my word, like I tell you every week, CHECK THE TRACKS! You will find at least one track you love. Then let us know we were right by leaving a comment and saying so (just kidding). But whatever you do, at least if you’re going to read this you might as well listen… Til next time, check the tracks and post back!!!
- Stream and Download Kids These Days’ “Traphouse Rock” (complex.com)
- How To Find The Root Of Anything That’s Bothering You? #1 (idolanuel.com)
UNDERGROUND ARTIST: Skeme The Duke
ALBUM: Alive & Living
This new one from Skeme is one to cop. He doesn’t disappoint at all. With his distinctive raspy voice combined with his tougher than average lyrics keeps your ears glued. Production on the album complements his style perfectly. If your a #REALHIPHOP fan you can’t do anything but appreciate how Skeme stays true to the underground with the features on this album. No mainstream on this album, and I can dig that!!! Skeme shows he can hold his own along with underground artist like scHoolboy Q, Dom Kennedy, and Kendrick Lamar. Who I still consider underground, for now… Despite your opinion on who is or isn’t underground “Alive & Living” is a must have and is a prime example of QUALITY underground hip hop. So if you bout this life get the album!
Just finished listening to Creative Gold’s mixtape “Creative Thoughts VOL. 2” and it keeps my faith in #REALHIPHOP. I love music, I know music, and Creative Gold created platinum with this one. “Creative Thoughts Vol. 1”, his prior mixtape, showed he had the potential to create a buzz that he could build upon. With his latest mixtape, the Brooklyn raised rapper Creative Gold has struck gold. And this is the buzz I knew he could create!!! Now this mixtape is a platform to showcase the all around skills he possesses as an artist, rapper, lyricist…This kid is crazy good!
Creative Thoughts Vol. 2 has plenty different sounds with the production but he excels on EVERY last track. His range seems limitless, meaning he can jump on any track and kill it. Even better Creative Gold’s lyrics are scary beyond his life on this earth. The 18 year old rapper will blow your mind with his word play on the “Serial Killer” track. With his skills and young age it feels as if he’s a Lebron James of rap.
Understand where I’m coming from, download Creative Thoughts Vol. 2 and try not to feel this shit. The kid won’t be denied, he will blow!!! Check the tracks and holla back…
Pose for the Picture