Yes FOB, the band that pretty much wrote the soundtrack to my teen years is back and my how far they’ve come. After a bit of a hiatus they’ve announced an upcoming album and dropped this song on us. It’s very different from they’re old sound, but i’m not gonna lie i’m digging the massive sound it takes on. I’m amped to see where they go from here. Oh yeah and did I mention none other than 2 CHAINZ is featured in this video?! Madness. I love it.
I wish this song could play every time I show up to a party. This is one of the most straight forward and honest songs and I absolutely love it. Trey Songz just letting everybody know why the fuck he came, and T.I. dropping some hot bars to complete the track. If Trey keeps putting out tracks like this, I might have to buy Chapter V when it comes out August 21st.
Bangladesh, the man behind the beat for Lil Wayne’s “A Millie” and “6 ft 7″ as well as Beyonce’s “Video Phone” and several other tracks, is back with another incredibly annoying yet oddly catchy production. The video features a talking 100 dollar bill (whaddup ben franklin!) and just about everything else you’d expect in a rap video. But hey, even with the obnoxious chorus, the song is good, and most definitely the guys keep it 100.
(Oh, and for anyone wondering, they dropped the 2 chainz verse from the video)
One of the top songs of the summer gets a black and white, fashion driven, super artistic music video for us to enjoy. I think its safe to say that this beats out the video for Mercy as best black and white music video of the summer so far. Sweet.
This is one of those songs that I hate to love. Its hyphy beat had me nodding my head in seconds and the signature voice and flow of each established artist was endearingly familiar to my ears. Why then the discontent? Because verses that flaunt egregious displays of wealth and celebrity are also all too familiar to my ears. And while I am guilty of listening to artists like Waka Flocka, who are embedded quite nicely into this ‘club/party’ niche, I feel that those who can do better, should do better. I have my reservations about 2 Chainz, but artists like Kanye, Big Sean, and Pusha T are lyrically talented enough to escape this niche with ease, especially when they work together on the same track and necessarily inspire and encourage each other. To clarify further, I am all for hyphy bangers, but when songs like “Mercy” are released instead of songs like “Mama’s Boyfriend,” I cannot help but be troubled by the current state of the hip-hop industry. All this aside, click play on the Soundcloud player and blast “Mercy” through your speakers; I would be lying if I said that this song does not bump.
Kanye West peforming “Mama’s Boyfriend” for employees at Facebook…
The collaboration between Meek Mills and 2 Chainz makes this the hottest mix tapes out. Meek Mills has the up north flow and 2 Chainz bring the down south flow. Both of these artist are taking over the rap industries, making this mix tape a must download.