Archive for Hip Hop
In honor of Drake’s new album debuting #1 on the charts this week, I’m dedicating this Throwback Thursday to an MC that got personal on his songs way before Drake even knew he liked girls. Large Professor got a lot off his chest in this one.
While everyone is still talking about what Miley Cyrus did at the 2013 VMAs, I’d like to revisit my favorite moment from that night. It’s not often a hip hop artist addresses a human rights issue on that kind of stage but Macklemore & Co did just that with their performance of Same Love. It was powerful and touching– if this performance were getting the kind of attention that Miley Cyrus is getting we’d be making real progress.
This series of mixes has become one of my favorite things about summer.
I wouldn’t trust him to babysit my nephew but damn this dude is creatively ill. This self directed video got me open for his new album Wolf when it drops April 2nd.
I’ll never forget when my friend Shelley got me out to one of their first shows and we proceeded to dance our asses off. 2AM Club has the kind of fun that I always want to have. It’s refreshing to see a new band not take themselves too seriously and serve up such a dope soundtrack for the good times. Check it out below and download it here.
At the rate Kendrick’s been ascending in the hip hop ranks, it was only a matter of time that a collaboration like this would happen. They both bring their A games on this remix with plenty of lyrics that will have you hitting the rewind button. Jay usually dominates any song he’s on but Kendrick’s presence is undeniably as strong here.
If you’re going to sample James Blake’s The Wilhelm Scream, you better do something dope with it. Lucky for us, Big K.R.I.T. does. A song from his upcoming King Remembered In Time and a great video for it directed by Luke Choi of KRSP.
My friend Johnny doesn’t hold back any of his awesome eccentricity on this new album The Nothing. Over some very unique sample-free production, he weaves between singing and rapping on a very unpredictable musical experience.