Friday, May 28, 2010

Just Blaze Appreciation: A-Team Theme Song

Just Blaze produces his own version of The A-Team theme song, and he absolutely kills it! I can listen to this shit all day!

Download: Just Blaze - A-Team Theme Song

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

T.I. - Yeah Ya Know (Takers)

Here's another joint off T.I.'s upcoming album, King Uncaged, scheduled for an August release.

Download: T.I. - Yeah Ya Know (Takers)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eminem - Recovery (Album Covers)

T.I. - I'm Back

This song actually dropped a couple of months back, but better late than never. T.I. is baaaaaaaaack!

Royce Da 5'9" - My Own Planet (feat. Big Sean)

Royce Da 5'9" dropped the deluxe version of his Street Hop album today, and with it comes "My Own Planet", featuring Big Sean. I previously posted a version of this song without Big Sean's verse, so here's the full version in all it's glory. Enjoy!

Download: Royce Da 5'9" - My Own Planet (feat. Big Sean)

Drake - Miss Me (feat. Lil Wayne)

The newest single off Drake's upcoming debut album, Thank Me Later, featuring the currently incarcerated Lil Wayne. Produced by Boi-1da.

Download: Drake - Miss Me (feat. Lil Wayne)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kanye Appreciation: Game - "Bang Along"

Here's a little gem from Game that I only just discovered yesterday. "Bang Along" is a track that didn't make the final cut for Game's 2nd studio album, Doctor's Advocate. This annoys me, coz in my opinion, "Bang Along" is far better than most of the tracks that actually did make it on the album. The song is great, with Game rhyming about his past and reminiscing on good old times, but it's Kanye's beat that really makes this song special. It's one of those beats that you just can't help but whistle along to. Enjoy!

Speaking of songs that didn't make the final cut for Doctor's Advocate, "My Bitch" is a Dr. Dre produced track, in which Game takes shots at some big industry names, such as 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Suge Knight. It's a great diss track, with a solid beat from Dre and amusing lyrics to match. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kanye Appreciation: Game - "Dreams"

I recently bought Game's 2005 debut album, The Documentary, which features many great songs, including one of my favourite tracks of all time, "Hate It Or Love It". The Documentary also contains "Dreams", the only track to be produced by Kanye West, and easily one of the highlights of the album. As a bonus, I'll also throw in "How We Do", which is another popular track from The Documentary. Enjoy!

Game - Dreams

Game - How We Do (feat. 50 Cent)

Eminem - "Infinite" & "Biterphobia"

Here's some old school Eminem like you've never heard him before. You can't call yourself a true Eminem "stan" until you've heard these tracks. Enjoy!

Eminem - Infinite

Eminem - Biterphobia

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Just Blaze Appreciation: Lil Wayne - "Million Dollar Baby"

"Million Dollar Baby" is another great banger produced by Just Blaze, and the beat really brings out the best in Lil Wayne. Weezy goes hard with his signature wordplay, hitting us with punch line after punch line, and with Blaze's production sounding like the theme music for an epic boxing match, the combination of lyrics and beat is just about perfect. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Premo Appreciation: Mos Def - "Mathematics"

Mos Def comes up with a great concept for a track and Premo brings the perfect beat to execute it. "Mathematics" is filled with plenty of Hip Hop quotables, while DJ Premier scratches out a great hook to match the songs title. This is probably my favourite Mos Def track so don't sleep on it. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kanye Appreciation: Every Kanye Sample EVER (Video)

Here's a cool little video that apparently contains every single sample Kanye has ever used, as well as the tracks that he created from those samples. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Royce Da 5'9" - My Own Planet (prod. Mr. Porter)

Royce Da 5'9" hit us with this new track via his twitter last night, which is produced by and featuring Mr. Porter. This track is set to appear on the deluxe edition of his Street Hop album, coming soon. Enjoy!

Download: Royce Da 5'9" - My Own Planet (prod. Mr. Porter)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kanye Appreciation: Talib Kweli - "Get By"

"Get By" is the track that finally gave Talib Kweli the mainstream exposure he so rightly deserved. Kanye West was responsible for the production on the track, creating a beat that works perfectly with the message Kweli is trying to convey with his rhymes. The result is an inspiring and uplifting anthem that's sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Enjoy!

Talib Kweli - Get By

As a bonus, here's the official remix, featuring Mos Def, Jay-Z, Kanye West & Busta Rhymes, although I still prefer the original coz Kweli really killed it:

Talib Kweli - Get By (Remix) feat. Mos Def, Jay-Z, Kanye West & Busta Rhymes

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fat Joe - Ha Ha (Slow Down) feat. Young Jeezy (Video)

Fat Joe still knows how to pick a great beat when he hears one. This is the video to "Ha Ha" which only dropped minutes ago. Featuring Young Jeezy, the rapper with a voice so hoarse that he "shoulda been a Porsche. VROOM!!!" Enjoy.

Download: Fat Joe - Ha Ha (Slow Down) feat. Young Jeezy

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Song With A Story: Chamillionaire - Hip Hop Police (feat. Slick Rick)

I only just heard this track for the first time today, although I'm aware it was regarded as one of the best Hop Hop songs of 2007. I can see why, and "Hip Hop Police" definitely deserves it's spot in today's edition of Song With A Story. It even features Slick Rick, the King of Storytelling, so you know it's gonna be good. Funny music video too. Enjoy!

Jay Electronica - The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace (NOT feat. Diddy)

This dope track came out yesterday, and I thought it was great, except for the fact that the last 4 minutes of the song consisted of "Puff Daddy" talking absolute shit! Luckily, I managed to find a video on YouTube where someone wisely cut off Diddy's bullshit, which left two and a half minutes of quality Jay Electronica over a great beat from Quincey Tones. Enjoy!

Download: Jay Electronica - The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace (without Diddy)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Just Blaze Appreciation: Game - "I'll Find You"

"I'll Find You" is a fresh new track by Game, and I'm loving the beat from Just Blaze. Apparently this song is destined to be on Dr. Dre's "upcoming" album, Detox, so maybe Dre will be adding a verse later. For now though, I'ma have this tune on heavy rotation on the iTunes. Enjoy!

Download: Game - I'll Find You (prod. Just Blaze)

Premo Appreciation: Jay-Z - "A Million And One Questions (Extended Remix)"

I haven't done one of my regular features in a while, so I thought I'd get back into the swing of things with a bit of Premo Appreciation. Now here's yet ANOTHER Jay-Z track, and I know I post a lot of the Jigga Man's songs, but I can't help it that he works with all the best producers!

This track is the extended remix to "A Million And One Questions", so only the original version of this song appeared on Jay's 2nd studio album, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. Now I have to admit, the beat on this track changes up a little over halfway through the song, into a beat that I'm not quite a fan of. However, I love the beat on the first half of the track so much that it's still one of my favourite Premo productions. That's just my opinion though. Y'all will have to make up your own minds on this one. Enjoy!