So let me start off by saying I am usually not the biggest fan of current rap right now. I’d rather listen to Jay-Z or Dre or Tupac than what most major rappers are putting out right now. However, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Rick Ross, and I honestly don’t know why. It can be the way he barks, his svelte physique, or his huge beard.
Actually, I do know why I like home more than many of his contemporaries. He can rap, which some other people in the game right now can’t. He’s got some sexy sexy beats. He gets some of the biggest names to get on tracks with him. And with the release of his newest album, “God Forgives, I Don’t” he continues to rap about his routes as a working his way from nothing to making more money than alot of others and having his weight in gold….which is a lot of weight.
I really am a fan of this album. He’s got some club hits, some smooth jams, and some great verses. He also brought some friends along, having some of music’s best being featured in tracks. This includes some old school (Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Nas), up and comers (Meek Mill), some guys past their prime in my opinion (Usher, Ne-Yo, Andre 3000), and some of the biggest in the game (Drake, Wale).
Sweet visuals for the first single from Nas’ upcoming album. When the man is on, he is on, and in this song it’s clear that Nas is most definitely the Don. Now I’m not going to claim that this is the resurrection of real rap, since I’m not exactly well versed in the ways of rap, but I will say that this track seems a lot more honest than most of the music that is put out these days. Regardless of whether or not this gets any radio play, it will be respected by everyone in the industry. As a bonus, check out the second single from the album, Daughters, below.
Alright so here it is, definitely one of the most hyped up tracks from Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album. It definitely delivers with a chill, laid back beat. Definitely a must on any playlist. Jam on my friends.
I apologize for my inexplicably long hiatus from CMB but things have been tumultuous to say the least. Anyway, Nas drops off the second single off of his latest project, Life is Good LP. No download link for this one, you’re going to have to support Mr. Jones when the LP drops. In the meantime, enjoy.
A couple of hours ago, Logic released the video for “Young Sinatra III.” The song, like “Young Sinatra II,” once again samples “Life’s a Bitch” by Nas and Az. “Young Sinatra II” can be found on Logic’s sophomore mixtape, Young Sinatra, which happens to be one of my favorite mixtapes from the past year. His refreshing style of lyricism is, at the same time, best described and exemplified by one of his verses in “30,000″:
“This that new school style, but the flow remind you of them old days, fast forward to the present, rappers have no class like snow days, good god, let me bring it back to hip-hop’s first renaissance, 96′, kool-aid and Sega Genesis.”
“Young Sinatra III” is just the first taste of Logic’s upcoming project, which is scheduled for release some time this Spring. It feels like it’s going to be a great year for Logic. Check out his Facebook and Twitter to show him some support!