It looks as if Jadakiss is taking notes from his LOX compadre Styles P and even Brooklyn’s Fabolous for his latest freestyle “Where I’m From.” Jadakiss has linked up with The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy for a weekly freestyle session. Here Jada goes over Jay Z’s classic “Where I’m From” cut. Listen after the jump.
Elle Varner has an exceptional voice to go with her distinct and pleasing look. For some reason, her pain shines through even the most slick, glossy songs like this one “Don’t Wanna Dance.” She can’t hide her heartbreak despite an inviting and devastating outer beauty. Ferg does his thing to assist the jovial mood of this one while Elle swallows it up with harmony. And you know you want to see her after the jump.
From J. Cole: “Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.”
Drake blessed the ESPYs with a special song for the runners up. This parody seems especially cruel coming from a frontrunner who sings about losing out all the time. It works though, because Drake is made for musical theater, and scarcely too serious to poke fun at himself as a singer. Video after the jump.
King Chip offers this amazing single about sloth. It seems like an ironic endorsement of visionary laziness. The Cleveland king may have another competitor if a certain Talent returns from South Beach but, until then, he might have that midwest swing on lock.
Q says a lot of vague things about Kendrick not going at Drake in the verse, and then starts nervously fidgeting when asked to elaborate. That verse was going at Drake but…it must stink to have to talk about K. Dot in every interview for his album. The Control Effect, everyone!