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.
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
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…
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