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)
If you slept on our post back in October then of course you don’t know about this #AcidRap. The mixtape from the one and only, Chance the Rapper, which dropped back in April has to be one of the most perfect body of work for the young rapper. Every track he owns, exhibiting his very distinct style of which has vastly improved. Chance the Rappers’ Acid Rap will be one of the top mixtapes of the year! With features from Twista, Childish Gambino, and Kids These Days and some of the most abstract production, makes Acid Rap a masterpiece. Chance the Rapper shows that his #10days from school turned out to be a blessing from the All Mighty. Floored in amazement with the progression of his ever improving style and flow, we see Chance riding the wave of Acid Rap straight to stardom.
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
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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