He seems to have the skill. He seems to have the grit. He seems to know what he’s doing. But is it enough? Some say yes, but outside of New York who knows Tony Ave? And the last we heard Kendrick is the King of New York. Well we gone let you know who he is and why he might be the one. With his “New York City” mixtape Tony Ave has to be making his city very happy.
The reasons for the happiness is how Tony Ave’s sound brings back some good memories for New York hip hop. He has exudes confidences in every track with the lyrics to back it all up. From the start to finish he comes consistently with a distinct hunger and lines that demand attention. Production is strongly east coast as he eludes to on the track titled “Cigar Smoke” quote: No more weak ass Rose’/ That’s why the game to sweet/ We don’t wear tight ass clothes/ We don’t do down south beats..
Does this sound like the next face of New York? We can hear the potential but will he follow through? You listen and let us know…
“Elevators (Me & You)” is the first single from hip hop group OutKast’s second studio album, ATLiens. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the single peaked at #1 on the US Hot Rap Tracks chart. This was definitely a classic OutKast track that showed the game is not all glits & glam and did this like no others could. OutKast consistently made the truth and struggle feel good and this track was one of their best. The combination of Big Boi & 3000 will always be a perfect match, this why it is so exciting to have them back together again! So appreciate and enjoy…
Elevators (Me & You)
So we can’t like them all, and this case we don’t. This week Kid Ink dropped his debut album “My Own Lane” Kid Ink gets a lot of air time on the radio and after listening his latest we can’t understand how this will continue… He has so much potential but somewhere, somehow this album went down the wrong lane. Every track is mediocre, features are just ok, and nobody seem to put much effort into this project. To this point we wonder how much thought was put into this album. Its obvious this was something that was made to be commercial, and in some cases that kills quality. Which is exactly what we think happen in this 13 track waste of time. Even if you’re a ride or die fan we would recommend this one, but if you must have it I would download it from iTunes. We not telling you to download without paying buuuuut…. And if you don’t want to just take our word for it listen to it for yourself, we bet you won’t buy it!
Do you want to know how to become the next big rap star of your city? Do you want to be the next big thing? Maybe you think you are already… No matter what you may think, if you want the top spot we would suggest watching the foot steps of Lil Bibby, because he in moving fast in that direction. Even though the name might be lil but these foot steps are huge and will no longer be ignored.
First thing on your to-do-list is survive the mean streets of Chi-town. Or what is now being referred to as Chi-Raq, a reference to the highly dangerous country of Iraq. If you havent heard, Chicago is pretty back when it come to violence and stuff so if you can survive then you should have a lot to rap about. Just like this 19 year old Lil Bibby does. Now even though he is only 19 you will hear the spirit of a man beyond that age, but we guess that’s what surviving will do to you.
Second thing to do is practice. Yes we are talking about practice! Because these type of skill don’t just develop over night, we are talking lyrical skills that rivals and maybe even surpasses your favorite rappers. Also make sure your skills allow you to rap over any type of beat as Lil Bibby’s mixtape “Free Crack” showcases. “Free Crack“ has an array of Kanye-like soul samples, down south gangster bass lines and jazzy saxophones which Lil Bibby rhymes through with ease.
Last but definitely not least create a mixtape worthy enough to be an album, title it “Free Crack”, and then just give it away. You think you got what it takes? Many think they do, but few succeed. Lil Bibby is beyond hot and if he’s not…you tell us who is! Listen to a couple of tarcks, then download, and comment.
This one is from one of the all time great lyricist from the south Devin the Dude. His 1998 hit See What I Can Pull from his debut album “The Dude” is one that any and everyone can relate to. This track, which Devin also produced, definitely takes you back and reminds you of every trip and we mean every trip to the club, no matter where you party. It’s impossible for this track to get old and just listening to this one makes you want more from the Dude.
See What I Can Pull
With this album Skeme has shown plenty of growth and development with his lyrics. Every album he drops is an improvement on the last and the latest, Ingleworld is no exception. Skeme is going to make waves this year, but would we say it’s Skemes’ year? Can’t make that call just yet… But we will tell you that this album is definitely a MUST BUY for all fans and new comers. Notice the word “BUY” mofo’s! With features including Wale and Iggy Azalea, Ingleworld shows Skeme’s versitility plus the production, trust us it’s worth the iTunes charge. But don’t just take our word check this sample.
We know you want some new music, so “Live in Concert w/ Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y is what you need to be listening to. But before you download this mixtape make sure you are prepared to vibe out… And when we say “be prepared” if you are a true Jet Life or Taylor Gang fan then you know what we mean. This mixtape is an ear full of jazz fusion beats with a 70’s back drop, the entire mixtape puts you in a time machine. Let us give you a small hit of what we talking about. Now track “For Her” gives you a perfect example of what this “Live in Concert” EP is all about. And with the lyrical genius from Wiz & Curren$y together they have brought us a whole new feel to this rap game.
- Video: Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y, “Toast” (thefader.com)