the current future of music is hip hop
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am not quite sure why the gay community is so up in arms over it. In hip hop it is usually used to suggest weakness, like “pussy” which, I guess, who cares really. It is a million miles from saying, “you weak, you can’t take a bullet up the nostril you faggot” and saying “hey faggot, Imma kill you for having a boyfriend”.
… HOT, HOT, HOT… foreplay …
The difference between Jay-Z and Kanye, is Jay-Z wants power and Kanye wants freedom
Being raised in a single parent household in Marcy’s Projects haunts Jay-Z the way being a child laborer in London haunted Charles Dickens
While, admittedly, how far is a fourteen year old gonna go? Perhaps a little further than this.
So that makes three tracks that may end major… two more than Blueprint 2 and three more than Watch The Throne … Stream It Here…
‘I don’t know at what point exactly it started to be a problem. I just remember liking it more and more’,
It’s an unnervingly simple, aggressive, it’s his leanest and most direct effort
“If you are with with someone you love tonight, hold on to em real tight” Kanye sings, sending us home from three days of music and mud, torrential rains, and overcrowding, with love on our mind.
The hard thing to keep in sight is that she is a self-made woman. In press releases and MTV shows, there are two realities sort of colliding but speaking to her, she’s just a kid who has worked very very hard to put herself in a position to succeed
Weezy sure ain’t putting up any of his talent and while the promise of the biggest star in Hip Hop might have you guessing, I think even Jay-Z won’t be enough, maybe Jay-Z and Kweezy but there ain’t no Drake and there ain’t no Rick Ross in Hut 97’s future now is there?
He is clearly gay! And he is an important part of the hip hop community, so isn’t it about time that gay rappers come out? This week NBA center Jason Collins was the first male US athlete to come out as gay, shouldn’t rappers do the same
Personal best was the great “Blocka” with all the reggae influences gone and song emerging as a singalong, but a scary one. Pusha T holds the stage very well, maybe better than Fab later in the evening, he is all attitude and intimidation.
There’s a cool caginess about Fabolous, he doesn’t let you see him sweat and his performance has an edge of implied arrogance just because the effort seems so minimal. His connection to the band and to the audience is devoid of anything approaching a big gesture
a perfect rap pop hook on a great production, certainly one of Pusha’s great moments, behind the Kanye masterpiece and the Tyler featuring track. Even Jay-Z is real good here, a small but a powerfil verse that blows away “Open Letter” There is something very unbecoming about a man as powerful and rich as Hova non-stop fucking whining.
The latest in a line that goes back at least to Marvin Gaye and maybe more like Chuck Berry and Louis Armstrong, black boys damaged by the USa and breeding in into eccentric far reaching art.
They haze little crossover appeal, while absolutely having the essence of the genre down to an art form their g men rhymin’ and rhythm the real deal but it is narrower in scope, he doesn’t break white. Certainly, Pusha “never could take the intimicacy” T seems to not quite know how to deal with his skills while Fab is happy with his
We don’t need another hip hop star gone and Weezy obviously needs help, either to fix the seizures or get off the codeine or both. This is a risky bloody business and the end results should be self-evident.
If you’ve listened to “Bastard” and “Yomkers” you might be wondering what Tyler’s next solo will be like? Will it be a hip hop star heavy extravaganza and that will be the end of Tyler as we know him?
After promising to never go to another festival in my life, not even Governor’s Ball on Randall’s Island while you are at least not stuck for the night in a sleeping bag, I bought a three day VIP pass for the June 7th to 9th long weekend.
Black Hippy are headlining this years Paid Dues gig in March and the list of names is confusing : Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dom Kennedy, Tech N9ne, De La Soul, Immortal Technique, Hopsin, Joey Badass, Grouch & Eligh. Tech N9ne and De La SOUL? Surely not.
I can’t imagine any one else, Jay-Z folks?, coming close to this political statement and artistic mayhem. It doesn’t matter how good or bad it was, and a half hour Lupe rap sounds like hell on earth to me, just the sheer thrill of open political dissent in the closet area of an Inaugural is thrilling.
Coldplay are the Blue Man Group of rock and roll, they keep on forcing us to participate when we just wanna consume em. Jigga thinks he is Frank SInatra when he is actually Al Martino. Chris will do anything for us, Jigga wants us to do anything for him. And both artists are past their prime.
West was important rock and roll, a sound that made sense in 2012 and broke through the morass of nostalgia and into the 21st century with an inspired take on his career. All bass and rapping, without an ounce of respect for the hallowed halls or the needs of the performers around him, or an audience of millions upon millions
From the 50s to the 90s he drove a power funk rhythm right through Jim Crow to Black Power and out the end and released some of the greatest dance music of all time. “Please Please Please”, “Sex Machine”, “Cold Sweat”, he ran roughshod over some of the greatest musicians of all time, and planted himself at the center of American pop to this day. Hip Hop owes Brown everything.
Now that her third remixed rematched attempt to resell Pink Friday, The Reup, has gone the way with all flesh, and despite it including six new wraps, the overextended NM is looking in her rear mirror
“I love God… But at the same time, I love going to strip clubs. Sometimes I smoke marijuana. And I still love drinking alcohol and chilling. I don’t want to be judged for that…”
Children of The Night, DJ Taco, Trash Talk and Mellowhype: West Coasts best brings it all night lone
One thing is for sure, Jigga was in great voice. Nerves might have made him less eloquent, but it didn’t effect his ability to rap, and through 8 career spanning tracks, he flips and spits with eloquence and precision
The FILM I saw of Jay-Z performing “99 Problems” with Pearl jam was better than anything I heard last night. Despite a mid-section blast from “”99 Problems” to “Big Pimpin'” the set was too deep, too fanboy oriented. I enjoyed it, when I am not hatin’ on Hova, I am his fanboy. But he never got up to speed.
All the cool people were rockin’ in the free world with Jigga and Pearl Jam, and the losers were here, with a glazed look on our faces, getting rained on and watching Curren$y’s uninspired set.
Sexism isn’t dead, men beat and kill wives and daughters and mothers, girlfriends. We kill each other as well, of course, but there is a terrible bullying brutality in our actions towards women. And Odd Future can get away with art for arts sake rapping, even if it’s stupid, but not this. This sucks and I am thoroughly ashamed of them.
When was the last time you heard of Freddie Gibb, let alone Public Enemy? PE’s latest album, though a masterpiece of sorts that improves with listening, was roundly ignored in a baffling act of cultural ignorance. Modern hip hop is a mess where people are so desperate they rave about Rick Ross. It is a machine, but some of the parts are faulty.
Lil Wayne has released two lousy albums in a row, IV and Rebirth, neither competed with his past work either musically or commercially and how that has anything to do with New York State.
Scream Tour Presents presents their third traveling R&B and rap show for tween and teen black girls, and the teen and tweens greatly appreciate the unthreatening peers and dancers give it their all to backing tapes for three hours.
Vocally, Frank is great, his range is really wide and his top end glorious, the songs are either great or not great and too much of it drags, but on stage that is much less a problem. The introspect eccentric rock star image is friendlier on stage, and he gave a good performance
Nobody has the flow Biggie had, nobody has Biggie’s voice (Rick Ross? Don’t make me laugh), nobody could tell a story, use humor, on his very next (and final) album, he would reinvent the sample, and by the suicide that ends this album, Biggie put a stake in the heart of rap and rebuilt it in his own image. Nobody else has come close. Particularly the humor.
The thought of Smalls children having great lives pleases me no end. It is like the end of Wuthering Heights, where the two children become closer despite Heathcliff’s efforts.
Not many people drop Kanye West. Maybe nobody. But Kid Cudi, as deeply weird a rocker as an Axl or an Elvis, or a Kanye himself for that matter. His dad died of cancer when Cudi was 11 years old and his dark, nighmarish sound appears to be a constant reflection of that definining moment.
Perhaps if what Jay-Z wants to do is express his feelings about about being a parent, he should do so by writing the best song he can.
‘For a long time, men and women have demonstrated their optimism, dreaming of a new Senegal. They have in various ways called for my candidacy in the February Presidential race. I listened. I heard.’
I can only imagine the chaos over there, with all the fans probably defending him. It was even reported that officers used bean-bag guns on the crowd, and helicopters arrived on the scene to contain the riot. And I know how fast the LAPD can go overboard.
I see them come from that direction so like, all four of them gotta go. Unless one person raise their hand and say ‘I’m the one that did it’, all that whole section gotta go.
Anything but “Empire” or “Go New York” -I can survie not getting Lamont, but I can’t survive another season of that dross. new York Knick fans deserve better
Mr Cent certainly appears prison yard buff- what type of regime he will mentor should be interesting, but bet theres no trip to the “Candy Shop”
I could not take many pictures about The Odd Future shop, I could not get in, there was such a long line and the security guard was very nasty! And there was a ‘no fucking photo’ sign at the entrance!
Genius will live up to his name, lecturing at Harvard’s Black Man’s Forum on December 1st, 2011
Both albums are strictly autobiographical snapshots. Pusha T wishes he was back selling keys, Drake breaks up with a pre-hip hop stardom girl, because she can’t deal with all the gossip. “You believed in everything but me” he laments.
Some of the most articulate quotes come from rappers on a roll. Of course, once translated into written word they appear like game boards from Wheel of Fortune. I’d like to buy a vowel. Fat Joe is ok with f—s and n—–s and stuff…