Radio Show!

Posted: March 12, 2011 by Joe "Bird" in Hiphop, Rock
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chyeahhhhh weekly radio shows from us…….. Hiphop, Rock and R&B… the newest songs out………

 

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Give the Drummer Some!!

Posted: March 10, 2011 by Joe "Bird" in Hiphop, Rock
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1. Can A Drummer Get Some (Feat. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, Game)
2. If You Want To (Feat. Pharrell, Lupe Fiasco)
3. Carry It (Feat. RZA, Raekwon, Tom Morello)
4. Knockin’ (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, E-40, Dev)
5. Jump Down (Feat. The Cool Kids)
6. Devil’s Got A Hold (Feat. Slaughterhouse)
7. Let’s Go (Feat. Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon)
8. Saturday Night (Feat. Transplants, Slash)
9. Cool Head (Feat. Kid Cudi)
10. Raw Shit (Feat. Tech N9Ne, Bun B)
11. Just Chill (Feat. Beanie Sigel, Bun B, Kobe)
12. Beat Goes On / I Play The Drums (Feat.Cypress Hill)
13. On My Own (Feat. Corey Taylor) (Deluxe Edition Only)
14. Don’t F*ck With Me (Feat. Paul Wall, Jay Rock & Kurrupt) (Deluxe Edition Only)
15. City of Dreams (Feat. The Clipse & Kobe) (Deluxe Edition Only)
16. Misfits (Feat. Steve Aoki) (Deluxe Edition Only)

 

So I gotta say the mixtape he put out was great… and so far this sounds great too… it’s like we got 2 albums for the price of one (assuming you buy the retail copy!)  I will probably be buying this on March 15th!!

New album reviews……

Posted: March 1, 2011 by Joe "Bird" in Hiphop
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So two albums that both come out on March 8th leaked today. I have had both on repeat for hours and so far i’m enjoying this Raekwon album more. The Lupe isn’t a terrible album but it can’t even begin to be compared to his other two classic/near classic albums “Food & Liquor” and “The Cool”. Recently in an article by Complex magazine even Lupe himself said he’s not happy about how Lasers sounds. He was told to make songs a certain way using hooks he didn’t even come up with. This album is a lot more “radio friendly” and sounds more mainstream/pop than his previous albums. It even seems like he has “dumbed” his lyrics down some. So if your a big fan of Hiphop that’s on the radio then this album may appeal to you more. He also left “i’m beaming”, “shining down” and, “go to sleep” off the album which were all better than most the songs on this album. The best tracks on the album so far to me are “beautiful lasers” and “all black everything”.

The Raekwon on the other hand is solid. It can’t be compared his last album “only built for cuban linx 2” but it’s still got some great tracks. It also seems like Raekwon has been on a lotttttt of other peoples albums lately such as Kanye West, Currensy, Freeway, Twista, Paul Wall, Rick Ross and even a track with Justin Bieber! Which by the way was a great song.

The standout tracks on this album thus far are “Rich & Black” featuring Nas, “Master of Our Fate” f. Black Thought from The Roots, “Ferry Boat Killaz”.

I was anticipating buying the Lupe album when it drops on March 8th but now I’m leaning more towards the Raekwon album. Also on March 8th Reks drops his album…. more on that later!

comments welcome……….

XXL Freshman 2011

Posted: February 28, 2011 by Joe "Bird" in Hiphop
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So XXL finally put out their new freshman list for 2011. And this year they decided to put out 11 instead of the 10 they normally do. I can say i’m a little disappointed with this list and it seems like most people on other blogs/forums aren’t happy either. So tell me what you think about it………….

 

 

 

Now I’m excited to see Kendrick Lamar, Yelawolf (2nd cover in a row!), Big KRIT and Diggy. The others i’m not too sure about…. I have heard some good things from Cyhi and Mac Miller isn’t terrible. But I just can’t get down with Lil B (even tho I do kinda like his new track with Tony Yayo) Anyway thoughts………..

Masta Ace’s list of underrated MC’s………

Posted: February 1, 2011 by Joe "Bird" in Hiphop
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And I agree with this list mostly………….

 

“Those of us who consider ourselves to be true hip-hop fans have at some point engaged in a spirited discussion with our friends about who might be the best rapper. The discussion inevitably escalates to a heated argument as we each try to make our point on why a certain artist deserves or doesn’t deserve to be mentioned. Inevitably, there are some names that almost never get mentioned in these debates. For whatever reason, these artists get overlooked by the masses of hip-hop fans despite their overwhelming talents and ability.

I have been asked to compile a list of the most overlooked MCs in the game, the cats that rarely get mentioned in discussions of who is “the best.” It seems appropriate that I was chosen to write this piece since in many people’s minds, and my own I suppose, I myself fit into this category. It also is fitting that this section was chosen to be the afterword of this book since these MCs have gone through their careers being an afterthought in the minds of most hip-hop fans.

Here are, in my opinion, 24 of the most overlooked MCs in hip-hop history. The list is based on lyrical talent and not song making or record sales. Their talent is undeniable but their lyrical significance has been overlooked.”

 

1- CHILL ROB G

Chill Rob was killin em with the lyrics in the early 90’s with songs like “Court is in Session” and “Let Me Show You” from his Mark the 45 King-produced album.

2- G DEP

Some may be surprised to see Dep on this list but he’s been consistently putting words together in unique was since his appearance on Gangstarr’s “At the Mall” from their Moment of Truth album.

3- GRAND PUBA

You cannot forget the impact that Puba had on the game with his colorful flow and one-of-a-kind style of bragging.

4- CHUBB ROCK

Most people write this guy off because of minimal record sales, but in terms of lyrics, Chubb really had a knack for connecting the dots and making words sound incredible.

5- COMMON

Com is not in most people’s top 20 but his lyrics speak for themselves. He has done it the highest level lyrically and still remained true to his conscious message.

6- PHONTE (LITTLE BROTHER)

Someone from the ‘Now School’ and reppin Little Brother to the fullest, Phonte has really been raising eyebrows with his standout performances featuring on several albums and LB mixtapes. His consistency gets him on this list easily.

7- LAURYN HILL

I am sure I’m not the only one who wishes L Boogie never discovered she could sing. Her lyrical prowess as a straight up MC is missed by the many mainstream fans who bought her album.

8- GZA

How can you front on this Wu-Tang general who has been crushing us with the rhymes since his anchor leg on “Protect Ya Neck.”

9- JUICE

This cat has never released a commercially recognized album but yet deserves to be on this list for his ability to do it on the highest level with writtens and off the dome which are both equally incredible.

10- LUDACRIS

I know you’re thinking “What is this guy doing on here?” With his overwhelming commercial success and his proven ability to make hits, Luda’s talent as a lyricist gets lost in all the hype. Straight up, this guy is nice.

11- BLACK THOUGHT

Super talented as an MC, THOUGHT’s lyrical ability sometimes gets overshadowed and often drowned out by the great Roots movement.

12- ROYCE DA 5’9

Most don’t mentioned Royce anywhere in their Top 20, but I have the freestyles of him and Eminem trading verses on several occasions. If it weren’t Em on the other side of those exchanges, this guy would’ve made history already.

13- TALIB KWELI

KWELI has established himself as one of the most skilled from his early BLACK STAR days to the present.

14- MOS DEF

For the casual fan, MOS DEF’s talent as an actor has overshadowed the fact that on the microphone he is incredibly talented

15- ELZHI (SLUM VILLAGE)

As in the case with Phonte, I hate to single out one member of a group because it’s the contribution of each member that truly makes musical chemistry. With that being said, ELZHI has consistently delivered incredible lyrical performances on the S.V. projects yet most don’t know his name.

16-CANIBUS

So many of us confuse song making with lyrical talent. Canibus is without a doubt one of the best MC’s to ever spit a verse. His true talent can be heard on any number of 50+ bar freestyles floating around the Internet. His ability to put words together in unusual rhyme patterns is unparalleled.

17- LADY OF RAGE

Reppin for the ladies, the Lady of Rage is one of those rare talents who writes all her own material and has always been able to hold her own against the best, male or female.

18- LORD FINESSE

With his crowd-pleasing punchlines and his affiliation with the DITC crew, FINESSE has been one of the best and most entertaining MC’s in the game.

19- BUCKSHOT

This original member of the BOOT CAMP CLIK led the way with incredible flow and intense wordplay first on the BLACKMOON album and then with his contributions on all the BCC releases thereafter.

20-TREACH

Somewhere in between all the success of Naughty By Nature and the long list of hit records that came with it, people forgot that TREACH was pretty nice. Maybe we were too busy saying “Haaay, Hoooo” and “Yea you know me” to recognize his talent, but he deserves to be on this list.

21-DAS EFX

These guys deserve to be on this list as a collective duo because in my opinion neither of them out performed the other. Their perfect balance of talent make them one of the best groups ever, and their EFX on every MC from New York to New Zealand is well diggiity documented.

22- KING TEE

I am not sure who his influences were but it’s clear that King Tee is a student of Hip-hop. His skill has transcended time and from his early days until his performance on Dr. Dre’s Chronic 2001, Tela has been consistently nice on the mic.

23- KEITH MURRAY

You will rarely hear KEITH MURRAY’S name mentioned among the best. Some complain that they don’t know what he is talking about. I suppose Keith is an acquired taste, but I guess I am used to his flavor because he makes my list.

24- SAUKRATES

Because he reps Toronto, Canada, there’s no wonder why this young talent gets overlooked. The fact is SAUKRATES is super talented and maybe by virtue of this list, more people in the U.S. will recognize his ability.

 

Good Ole Days…….

Posted: January 10, 2011 by Joe "Bird" in Hiphop
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Haha… I remember doing this…. putting the paper in the top of the cassette tape to record over them lol…………

 

One of my fav. songs EVER….

Posted: January 7, 2011 by Joe "Bird" in Hiphop
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Yeah this song is pure crack……. Little Brother has to be one of my favorite groups EVER (yes I know I have a lot haha) Phonte is such a great MC tho and Big Pooh isn’t bad either….. But despite them being great MC’s Elzhi guest stars and absolutely destroys this track!