Mehhhh. Peter Rosenberg has been expanding his britches by the minute as the only fattening fish in a shrinking talent pool at NY’s Hot 97. After accusing hip hop wise man Chuck D of being a “troll” on Twitter, and then flippantly dismissing Chuck’s invitation to discuss their respective places in the culture, here’s Rosenberg saying a limp sorry. Video after the jump.
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In this interview with KUBE 93 Seattle’s Sunday Night Sound Session, the new King of the South explains his ascent to the mainstream, the pressure to respond to Kendrick’s “Control” verse, the frustration with having to prove himself to more fans, and his new project. The homey has very balanced views on why he’s chronically slept on, and might make the next tier with this approach. Check the video after the jump.
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The kind of song you can rehash for the summer…every summer. B.O.B. and Sevyn Streeter get to play the implied couple by nestling into the rapper-hollers-at-singer format. For his No Genre Pt. 2 Bobby Ray needs to try on these rangy sounds for the idea to come through and it does here. Track after the jump.
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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.
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Boldy James offers this preview of his song on Nas’s Mass Appeal compilation tape. He’s doing numbers so that’s “crunchin,” which continues the theme of creating new slang that he started on his M.1.C.S mixtape. He follows in a long list of guys who would be pretty okay without any rap money. He lets you know why too. Track after the jump.
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A lot of people think Your Old Droog is Nas. I don’t. I have a lot of theories about what him not being Nas means for the art of hip hop but that’s for later this week. All that aside, to get the compliment (or confusion) that you’re Nas indicates a level of microphone mastery that could be untouchable. Here’s his latest “Free Turkey.” Listen after the jump.
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Months after his bizarre Kevin Durant diss, Lil B releases this song “Rick Ross,” another drive down the quirky path of an ironic emcee. Apparently, he has some issue with Quevos (of Migos) stealing his style and not recognizing that he is “rich like Riss Ross.” That’s most of what I could understand from this jumble of sounds. Track after the jump.
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The answer isn’t money. That’s not what makes the world go round on North Carolina emcee Fluent’s lead single for sophomore project Supreme Victory. He’s chasing paper on the surface, but also the idea of “more” generally. Guilty Simpson has the most prominent stint here but all shine on the J. Cardim beat. Listen after the jump.
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The reason I think Trick Trick possibly threatened Eminem and Royce to be on this track is inconsequential. But let’s just recognize that they don’t belong on a twerking song with him, that their verses sound like they were applied without knowing what the beat was and that Trick Trick only fits with these lyrical giants geographically and not in terms of talent. Anyway, twerk that, pop that after the jump.
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