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Dec 29

Random Rap Songs from 2013 Pt. III

1. Action Bronson - The Rockers f/ Wiz Khalifa

Few rappers sound like they’re having as much fun making music as Action Bronson. Shit Blue Chips 2 is an exercise in not giving a fuck about anything but having fun making pseudo gangster-pimp punch-line rap over obvious, ridiculous, and nasty samples. With that said, I preferred Bam Bam’s SAAAB Stories EP with Harry Fraud, and “The Rockers” was my favorite joint. It’s one of the year’s catchiest songs with its simple repetition of  the line "hit you with the drop kick, Marty Janettey". The hook bleeds into the beats nocturnal melody so naturally it summoned our collective old head nostalgia to remember the days of the WWF. Shit, I went into an internet wormhole of old wrestling clips when an OKP, made a thread about this Heartbreakin’ moment, while referencing Bronson’s hook. Wiz also does his arrogant-pothead-dweeb-flow nicely to close out the track… Bitch I’m High

2. Danny Brown - Sweeney Song

This song is named after Sweeney Kovar, a blogger who was one of the first to write about folks like Blu, Jay Electronica and Danny Brown on the net back in 07/08. He recently resurrected his old blog Classic Drug References on bandcamp for a limited release box set of songs, art, and articles that is already sold out. This track is better than 98% of Old and it was recorded two years ago. This is Danny Brown at his best swaggering between despair and a Herculean confidence in his ability as a rapper. The song is produced by Mndsgn who dropped a great LP this year called Breatharian, which I wrote about HERE. This song makes me feel like I can still write the next great American novel. CHECK!

3. Schoolboy Q - Banger (Moshpit)

In a great hour long interview with Frannie Kelly and Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Earl (and Vince Staples) said what made Q’s music so great is that he’s trying to capture the energy of a pitbull in his songs. That is absolutely what makes Q’s music so moving, and why most of his singles from 2013, from his much delayed Oxymoron, fell flat. They were all pandering and searching for that “hit” single. Yeah, “Collard Greens” got a lil’ love on L.A. radio and MTV2, but overall it and the others lacked what made Setbacks good, and Habits & Contradictions great. This Renegades produced track though is like the soundtrack to the next great American uprising, even if its that straight gangster spit. Filled with Q’s trademark ad libs and vocal spacing, “Banger” gets played loudly and repeatedly on whatever system is at my disposal. YACK YACK YACK

4. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Deeper

Like Ghostface, and all great hood poets before him, Gibbs behind all the coke bricks and guns, is a hopeless romantic. This song is three minutes of Gibbs pouring his henny and blunt smoke filtered heart out about a young women who left him for a square schoolboy. I mean I’ve never heard some one speak so blahzay-ly about some one trying to be an astronaut, #comedy. Ol’ gurl got her degree and aint down with the lo-lows and drug sales no’mo’, and she preggo, and Gibbs hurt about it. Over Lib’s emotive strings, muffled drums, and vocal chop, this shit is timeless, or as Gibbs would say, SLAMMIN #turkeybacon

5. Jay Z - Oceans f/ Frank Ocean

Fuck hipster critics and hoodpoodles. MCHG is a damn good album and lands in the upper half of Jay’s discog… yeah I said it. I was gunna pick “Heaven”, but the homey El Keter already broke down that track’s brilliance over at Imageyenation. I was also gunna go with “Picasso Baby”, but that MOMA “performance” neuttered all the wealthy-class swag that vibrated from it’s beat and proclamations. “Fukwitme…” was too obvious, and “Beach Better” too short, so “Oceans”. Pharrell’s drunken and dramatic horns and tom-toms are a great compliment to Frank and Jay ruminating about retaining their Blackness through a history of colonial white violence and walking within the spaces of the truly wealthy. Jay still struggles to relinquish his need to recall his drug-dealing past, which in a way further underscores the complexity of surviving in America as person of color. Not cool? Word!?!! Go listen to Migos then, clown.   

"hear" are part ONE and TWO if you missed them. i hope to get a couple more in before the new year arrives


Oct 27

BANGER


Sep 19

RutHLe$$ - Curt@!n$ ft. ScHoolboy Q [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (by Awol Erizku)

Q on his visual Rawse shit and Curtains with his ridiculously spelled name make that ‘Merican Rude Boy ‘Notic…

Cutains make more music, please…

Q still got top3 AOTY


Apr 8

First Quarter Rap

these are my three favorite albums and 5 favorite “loosie” records/songs from the years first three months. i’m def not listening to rap or other music at the pace i was last year, but things have been good…

ALBUMS

1. School Boy Q - Habits & Contradictions

-here are my thots on the lp; three favorite songs: Nightmare On Figg St., My Homie, Druggies With Hoes Again

2. Gangrene - Vodka & Ayahauska

-thots; 3 favorite tracks: Dump Truck, Drink Up, Dream Nap

3. Action Bronson & Party Supplies - Blue Chips

-thots are this is great rappin’ over good fucn beats; 3 fav joints: Expensive Pens, Tan Leather, Hookers @ The Point

RECORDS

1. Cartoon & Cereal - Kendrick Lamar f/ Gunplay

2. Bird On A Wire  - Action Bronson & Riff Raff

3. Suck A Dick for 2012 - Spaceghostpurp

4. Me & My Old School - Big KRIT

5. Seen It All - Stalley


Feb 28

ScHoolboy - Q Druggys WitH Hoes Again ft Ab-Soul

#Habits & Contradictions Out Now !!! (by TopDawgEntTDE)

5th best song on this great album

and in case you missed the first installment click here


Jan 29
no. 47
I wrote about Q’s excellent new record over @ Potholes In My Blog

no. 47

I wrote about Q’s excellent new record over @ Potholes In My Blog


Jan 28

gangstersinthekitchen:

ScHoolboy Q - Nightmare On Figg St. (produced by ASAP Ty Beats)

last year ScHoolboy Q released Setback, one of 2011’s best albums. A little over a week ago he released Habits & Contradictions, which will be one of 2012’s best albums. This is one of the best songs on the LP, and for once, is attached to a nice/moody video.

(via blainhill)


Aug 20
SCHOOLBOY Q - MY HOMIES

Schoolboy Q released his debut Setbacks earlier this year, while having a couple great cuts, I found it to be a bit all over the place in terms of content, mood and production choices. This Alchemist produced single is thorough though. The best of Al’s cinematic crime drama style with Q spittin’ his reflective-spoken wordish street shit.

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SCHOOLBOY Q - MY HOMIES

Schoolboy Q released his debut Setbacks earlier this year, while having a couple great cuts, I found it to be a bit all over the place in terms of content, mood and production choices. This Alchemist produced single is thorough though. The best of Al’s cinematic crime drama style with Q spittin’ his reflective-spoken wordish street shit.

CLICK PIC