2012 was a rather lackluster year for rap. Lots of overwhelming albums and disappointment. This is why I present to you Fuck Rap: The Quintessential White Nigga Guide to the Best of 2012 the Mixtape. This is a collection of all the good music you missed out on because you were shaking your dreads to Chief Keef vide0s. Tracklist Below.
1. Kimbra-Settle Down
2. Sam Sparro-Happiness
3. M83-Midnight City
4. Beach House-Wild
5. Chromatics-Kill for Love
6. Lana Del Rey-Blue Jeans
7. Twin Shadow-Five Seconds
8. Jessie Ware-Running
9. fun.-We Are Young featuring Janelle Monae
10. Mumford & Sons-I Will Wait
11. Passion Pit-Constant Conversations
12. Grizzly Bear-Yet Again
13. Regina Spektor-Patron Saint
14. ZZ Ward-Cryin Wolf featuring Kendrick Lamar
15.The Killers-Deadlines and Commitments
16. Tame Impala-Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
18. Ellie Goulding-Lights
(dont complain about how tagging sucks)
This album review comes with a quick history lesson so my upcoming comparison will make sense. In the winter of 1978, Marvin Gaye released Here My Dear, possibly his most commercially disappointing album. Despite this fact, it may be one of his most brilliant albums in retrospect.
This is my blog and I run it entirely alone. I opened up an Artist Submissions portion of the site and response has been overwhelming. To those who have heard back from me, thank you. From those who I haven’t spoken to yet, my apologies.
Which is why I’m asking for your help. Do you like music? Do you have free time on your hands? Do you utilize social media often? Where there’s a position at Hip-Hop Sense for you. For Free.99 per hour, you get to rummage through my music archive and give artists feedback for their music. A) I can’t do it alone B) A second opinion is always useful.
Interested? Click that Contact tab and let me know.
Full releases from Ms. Banks are finally on the way. This EP arrives May 29th and Broke with Expensive Taste the album arrives in August.
2. Van Vogue
God Forgives, I Don’t July 31st.
Listen to Ab-Soul’s amazing album in it’s entirety (and hopefully purchase) below. Album review coming soon.
Less than a month away…
1. LFU300MA (Intro)
2. Live From The Underground
3. Cool 3 Be Southern
4. I Got This
5. Money On The Floor. 2 Chainz, 8Ball & MJG
6. What U Mean f. Ludacris
7. My Sub pt.2: The Jackin’
8. Don’t Let Me Down
9. Porchlight f. Anthony Hamilton
10. Pull Up f. Big Sant & Bun B
11. Yeah Dats Me
12. Hydroplaning f. Devin The Dude
13. If I Fall f. Melanie Fiona
14. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
15. Praying Man f. B.B. King
16. Live From The Underground (Reprise) f. Ms. Linnie
Kendrick Lamar featuring…that’s the ONLY reason this gets a post
From upcoming mixtape, Crown Me King coming 4/24
Before I start, yes I know it’s not march.
In my opinion, Hip-Hop is on its 3rd Generation. 1st Generation greats include: Rakim, Kool G. Rap, Big Daddy Kane. 2nd Generation Greats: Jay-Z, Biggie, Tupac, Nas, Eminem. Now who will be this generation’s best rapper?
Top 4 Seeds:
1. Lupe Fiasco (let’s forget about Lasers ok?)
4. J. Cole
Those trying to get in the tournament:
7. Big K.R.I.T.
9. Schoolboy Q
11. Killa Kyleon
12. Alley Boy
13. Danny Brown
15. King Mez
18. Iggy Azalea
19. Azealia Banks
20. Smoke DZA
21. Dom Kennedy
22. Nipsey Hu$$le
26. The Kid Daytona
27. Gilbere Forte
28. Vic Mensa
30. Casey Veggies
32. Earl Sweatshirt
33. Childish Gambino
34. Cyhi the Prince
36. A$AP Rocky
37. Action Bronson
Out of these 38, will come 32. Feel free to comment or add any names you feel that should be included (trust me, most of these names are suggestions, I don’t agree but added them for the sake of debate). Final bracket is coming in the last week of the month.
Yep, you guessed it. I’ve been wanting to excommunicate her from the industry but after that atrocious Grammy’s performance, a lot of people share my views. Don’t worry, there’s other female rappers worth checking out.
(Artwork by @CheesusSlice)
I’m sure you’re all familiar with this song (which happens to be my favorite of all time):
Well this song gave me an idea to form a playlist with following the same theme, loosely at least. So here’s a playlist of songs that are about hip-hop one way or another.
1. Common-I Used to Love H.E.R.
2. Zion-I-Bird’s Eye View
3. Hip Hop-Dead Prez
4. Passin Me By-Pharcyde
5. Phil Ade-Always There
6. Shad-I Heard You Had a Voice Like an Angel
7. Tanya Morgan-She’s Gone featuring Phonte
8. Dreams-J. Cole
9. Fakin the Funk-Main Source
10. Old School-Tupac
11. Lyrics to Go-A Tribe Called Quest
12. Real Hip Hop-Das EFX
13. Love of my Life-Erykah Badu featuing Common
14. Hip Hop-Mos Def
15. I Still Love You-Nottz featuring Mayer Hawthorne
This album is from Dreamer, of ATL rap group Hollyweerd. (I really hope they’re still together. Weerdo >>>). Download below.
I dropped the ball on this but in true CP Time fashion, here’s the top songs of 2011 according to @CheesusSlice, @acemoneyy, and myself. Download volumes 1 and 2 below.
The album of the year list is A complete. Tune in to the last episode of Listen Up Radio Friday. Here’s the rest of the list if you haven’t seen it already.
30. Smoke DZA-Rolling Stoned
27. Co$$-Before I Awoke
24. Young Jeezy-Thug Motivation 103
21. Killer Mike-Pl3dge