Hasn’t this genre come along way with the guy sweetly singing to the lady rapping on a track? That’s a milestone. August and his spaceship deluxe R&B fill music planets with Nicki’s rhythmic bars. His modified howling and her melodic songstress half-verse are a radio-wrapped special. That other half rap verse can be chopped right off and Nicki’s still there, sounding lovely and suited to this syrup. Check the track after the jump.
This is a gem from the homey Cavalier, the Brooklyn chief whose collaborations with producers Quelle Chris and Iman Omari have gained him solid backing after years in the trenches. “Ink” paints a picture of the young emcee’s journey with a focus on hard lessons and gloomy glimpses. Iman Omari’s production really sings here though, giving voice and texture to this grainy photo album of classic nostalgia.
The 6ix Mafia don is at it again, remixing a Weezy/Drake special to good effect. After dropping one of the most popular and complete albums last year, Juicy J is poised to make another run at the title of Best Booty Cluh Rapper Of All Time. Couldn’t pick a more fitting candidate either. Click the jump to listen.
Remember that Future song from a few posts back? The one called “Rock Star” where he’s robot singing a classic Kenny G riff? Here’s the Nicki Minaj version of it. It sounds a little better with her verse as the lead-off and him chiming in. This is a banger, regardless.
G-Unit sounds angry to be together but that has sparked some competitive fire in 50 and Yayo especially. Buck also has a gruff piercing bark on the last few Gorilla Unit remakes. Listen to them spit complaints about lack of loyalty after the jump.
Chance The Rapper and James Blake go riding round town with haunting vocal timbres as their guide.
Pharrell getting funky at the disco.