Deen doesn’t do bow ties. It’s fair to say that Rawse has settled into something resembling a comfortable groove. He doesn’t really seem to be all that interested in or capable of making the biggest hits he can. In lieu of proper hit-making Rawse seems to have settled for making anthemic bangers that’ll do just […]
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Joshua Lerner has delusions of flaneur. For some time now, the career arcs of Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco have followed opposing trajectories. Five years ago, the very ordinary job of Florida corrections officer, revealed to be hiding at the bottom of Ross’s resume, put his drug kingpin persona in peril. But from where Ross […]
Harold Stallworth is a stark advocate of Rick Ross’ three-point plan. The notion of “lost tapes” isn’t exclusive to rap music. Curating previously unreleased works of recorded media is a concept long adopted by everyone from John Lennon to Animal Planet to NASA scientists. But in hip-hop, the benchmark for such an endeavor will always […]
Deen’s from Houston, you know how he’s coming. I’m fairly certain that February 3rd’s, New Jet City, is yet another Currensy freebie (intended to commemorate N’awlins hosting the Super Bowl), so I’m left wondering how and why the man decided to let this one go for free. Look at the star power on this shit! […]
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Max Bell is not afraid to admit the virtues of a fine linen. I like my sheets very soft. The higher the thread count the better. I like my blankets, preferably of the Brookstone variety, plush. That’s fucking soft. Why wasn’t I consulted for Juelz Santana’s “Soft?” It’s probably because I have zero rap tracks […]
The Top 50 Albums of 2012 December 24, 2012
On a Previous Episode of the Passion of the Weiss: The Top 50 Albums of: 2011; 2010; 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 50. House Shoes – Let it Go [Tres] No best album list is complete without something from Detroit. Nowhere else is as no frills and unvarnished. It operates as a palate cleanser to remind […]
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Now with ZIP File.  Download: Passion of the Weiss Top 50 Hip Hop Songs, 2012: Part II (#50-26) (Left-Click) Passion of the Weiss Top 50 Hip Hop Songs, 2012: Part I (#25-1 ) (Left-Click) Previously: Passion of the Weiss Top Hip Hop Songs — 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 Novelty Bonus – “Hot Cheetos […]
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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” […]
Tosten Burks is eminently hirable. This is how you impress fresh out of jail. On house arrest after posting bail (and facing trial for charges of assault and assorted armed robbery), Gunplay marches on, releasing fire in preparation for his debut solo LP Medellin. Have T.I. or Lil Wayne rapped this well at any point […]