One of the more preposterous arguments in favor of Kendrick’s “i,” was that the notion of self-love was inherently radical. And by definition of hating it, you were somehow against a positive affirmation of self and not a corny and cynical Grammy and licensing grab to out-Mackle Macklemore. As though self-esteem and motivation hasn’t been […]
Brad Beatson’s career playoff numbers mirror Roy Hibbert As Yeezy season approaches we get some new music from Travi$ Scott featuring Medium Sean, and a free EP from 2Chainz. The single from Scott hits because of his continued willingness to maximize space on records. Here, joined by producers Vinylz and Ritter, they pair a brooding […]
DJ Mustard is basically the Derek Zoolander of hip-hop. But not the washed-up Derek Zoolander of the movie, but the D-Rock that we never saw, who could win every male modeling award with merely Blue Steel (and Ferrari and Le Tigre). Do these songs all sound the same? Pretty much. Do I still love them? […]
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Brad Beatson works in a Versace cubicle. I’ve been chair dancing to this single for two straight hours at my cubicle. Maybe I’m the anomaly, but I think we’ve reached the vanishing where our collective ears would agree that music like this isn’t solely reserved for festival goers raging at sunrise. Here lies a remix […]
Brad Beatson is the flyest person on a boat ride. You’ve made up your mind on 2 Chainz by now. You either love him for his hilariously entertaining and catchy songs, or you’re a buzzkill. If you happen to be a buzzkill, it’s okay, I used to be right there with you. Now I’m happily […]
Deen is the Nigerian Michael Bivins. So I woke up the the residue of niggas on my Twitter TL talking cracking jokes about something that sounded vaguely Drake related. So I did some crack research and VOILA – a new Drake single. Ironically titled, if I might add. If I’m being honest, I was kinda […]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8Sfky65TJ30#! Has this ever happened in rap history? Has there ever been a remix to a major hit single where they dry-erased all verses from the original rapper himself? Is this merely a sign of defeat? An acknowledgement that Trinidad James would get “1 Trained” alongside Tip, Jeezy and Tity? Or this just a ploy […]
Almost a quarter century after their heyday, 2 Live Crew samples remain the best non-chemical party starters. File this track under: if you liked “Pop That” and “Bandz a Make Her Dance….” I like that Trina obviously recorded her verse before 2 Chainz was added to the song. I like idea of a strip club […]
Deen is having his wisdom teeth removed. Pay Pay the man some money for morphine. Believe me when I tell you that the most interesting thing about 2Chainz’s T.R.U.Realigion mixtape was Cap.1 one’s appearance on “Turn Up.” I’m serious. When that tape dropped in Winter 2011, I was deep in the throes of confusion with […]
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This song is a genre of its own: Marble Floor, Ivory Pillar, Mount Olympus rap. Cold, hard, and gaudy. Regal and tacky at the same damn time.  This is the latest single from French Montana’s Excuse My French, which might actually do the unthinkable and excuse him from his sins of being the worst “hot” […]