Detroit is releasing amazing hip-hop music. Crown Nation, Quelle Chris, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown and a whole roster of gritty, rocky, sooty rhymers are giving “homegrown” a place in rap music again. This socially-relevant and wholly irreverent tape by Denmark Vessey titled Don’t Drink The Kool Aid will be in the rotation regularly through the fall (courtesy DJ House Shoes and Dirty Science). Do yourself a favor, and play.
Rocky and Kathy Griffin talk about banging each other, gangbanging, fantasy threesomes, and buckets of sizzurp for nine minutes. Did I mention I love the internet?
The universe’s softest rap beef has officially emerged. (more…)
From their Step Brothers 2 project, Starlito and Don Trip premiere “Paper, Rock, Scissors” as if to say ‘this is mere child’s play.’ Take that, rappers!
Oh you thought this was a joke? Nahhhhh. Flex premieres the heavily-speculated, lowly anticipated shemix to French’s street banger. Or the Kidz Bop version of “Ain’t Worried About Nothin.” Miley is the absolute, unequivocal worst. (more…)
This is Eminem carving his face on rap’s Mt. Olympus. This is Eminem striking down mortals with the hand of a lyrical super-being. This is Eminem on a quirky beat, twerking flows and generally proving that rhythm has no race and no confines. He still comes down to bless us occasionally. Off MMLP2.
Good, clean, inspirational hip-hop music. This is the kind of song borne from the struggles of a group almost disbanded due to life-threatening illnesses, real spit. Green Street returns with “New Beginnings,” now available on iTunes for download.
Heart just skipped three beats. Hipster Girls get at me.
I don’t know that there can be an heir to Nate Dogg, but Devin the Dude is close. He has much more fun with his relationship songs, as seen here. We all know one we “probably should have” filled in the blank with.
Black Milk might be the most complete producer/rapper in hip-hop. Still, he remains chronically slept-on. This album, No Poison No Paradise, will probably cement him as a critical favorite. Stream at the link.
Earl can do this in any location, on any tour stop, for any camera crew. Let the poetry flow, bruh. Profanity and all.
Chance The Rapper and James Blake go riding round town with haunting vocal timbres as their guide.
There’s something to be said for a 19-year-old artist who has a sense of his place in time, and a sense of time in general. Joey Bad starts this video with “vintage footage” (if there can be such a thing for a teen rapper) and then transports himself into the antiquity of rap that he loves so dearly. He mighta translated even better on analog and VHS.
The new Chainz video is fun, an homage to the original Cash Money Crew, and another reason he’s a favorite rapper’s favorite rapper title holder in 2013.
iHipHop Blog Team