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.
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!
Hot Underground Hip Hop, Mixtape Review
Album: Good Kid M.A.A.D City
Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Good Kid M.A.A.D City is simple amazing. With this collection of lyrical Compton grown rapper has a classic on his hands. If you don’t love at least EVERY track on this album, you can’t say you love Hip Hop. Don’t get all offended that last line, lol. But I feel strong about this one, ( as you can see…) a story of a young man in the ghetto. A young man growing up in the streets of some of the toughest and deadliest streets in Amaerikkka. With 15 tracks of DOPE!!!, and I mean every last track is DOPE. Kendrick does not disappoint, and collabs well with everyone featured… Oh yea, and Young Money blesses “Poetic Justice” with Janet on the track!!! With production from some names you may know like Pharrell, Just Blaze, and of course Dr. Dre. If you don’t plan to cop this one you crazy. An album that encompasses and captures an image of a black man growing mentally, in what could be called a war zone. THIS IS HIP HOP!!! YES I know it’s been a minute but WE BACK!!! Now check the tracks…, the