Fashawn sits down with This is 50 and discuss being the only dude from L.A. to be on the label - Mass Appeal. He also talk about lyrics,being on the cover of XXL for 2010, his new album - The Ecology, that dropped on the 24th February, his collaboration with Nas and other crazy shit...like being offered cocaine for his rhymes.
Non much to say...The man who is probably your favorite MC, who actually sounds a lot like my favorite MC (Ghostface, I know you've heard that before) is back with another track. This single has a video in its once again a crazy avangard video production typical for Action Bronson
Two of the dopest producers and perhaps rhyme spitters sit and discuss how MC nowadays don't need to focus on technique but result. As long as the rhymes are dope it doesn't meter if you recorded them 5 times one it was all one take.
A dope collaboration between some of your favorite mc
Raekwon, Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Rell...with the
production signature of DJ Kay Slay
DJ Kay Slay - I Declare War ft Styles P, Sheek Louch, Vado, Raekwon & Rell ( Link 01 )
DJ KAY SLAY - I DECLARE WAR FT STYLES P, SHEEK LOUCH, VADO, RAEKWON & RELL ( LINK 02 )
Ghost is back with another project and this one is once again collaboration, but this time perhaps a bit more strange than the one he did with Adrian Younge 2 years ago. This one is with a bunch of white Canadian kid, but that should not make you doubt that Ghostface killah is once again being himself, the flow, the lyrics, the energy it’s all there and the album called "Sour Soul".
BadBadNotGood are the other side of this project, this experimental jazzy/rap group consists of Matthew Tavares, Chester Hansen, and Alexander Sowinski and these crazy Canadian kids have already worked with some big names from the hip hop game like Frank Ocean an Tyler, The Creator. So the beats that you will hear on "Sour Soul" are produced by these young up and comers while Ghost is on the mic doing what he is known for raw, ghetto lyrics.
GHOSTFACE KILLAH and BADBADNOTGOOD Sour Soul
After listening to Fashawn and Nas "Something To Believe In" for around ten times I am already sure this trackwill make into my top 10 for 2015. And it is such a nice feeling to witness one of your favorites underground MCs to collaborate with the perhaps not only the best, but the only true mainstream rappers.
Fashawn Ft. Nas & Aloe Blacc - Something To Believe In (Link 1)
FASHAWN FT. NAS & ALOE BLACC - SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN (LINK 2)
A boombap beat, a lot of big names, a dope MC's cypher I don't know what more can be said to raise your curiosity, but I love projects like that. There is nothing like a track breaking the standard formula, longer than 2-3 verses, more than 3 MCs on the beat, more than 16 bars per MC...I guess its a project that can simply be described as a reduce essence, closer to the roots of hip-hop.
And the first thing I did when I start digging his music was to go back and check where he started. That's how I discovered N.W.A..
It's strange how their music was viewed as a trend, a ghetto trend among urban kids who found a voice that embodies their rebellious views. Today I guess, their music is seen for what it really was, for its true value, socially, culturally and musically.
The trailer is more than promising, so from now I know what I am doing on the 14th of August this year, buying a ticket and watching the movie about one of the most influential rap groups.
Straight Outta Compton - The Trailer
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