Now were not saying these joints are the end all be all to what should be on your Hip-Hop musical palette. But, we wont deny that our tastes are highly refined. That said, we thought it would be nice to share what we’re bumping.Jigsaw (Saw IV)Kanye West I WonderThe song is representative of a lot of people striving to do better and also maintain some of the other core things in life like a stable relationship. Trying to pursue dreams and such comes at a price. No matter the walk of life, people can relate. Its a great song on a great album.
Aqua (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)Talib Kweli Eat To LiveSo many rap fans claim to be starving but that lyrical sustenance and Hip-Hop nutrition isnt so hard to find, if you know where to look.
Kathy Iandoli (The Italian Job)M.I.A. f/ Bun B and Rich Boy “Paper Planes (Remix)”Anyone who uses gunshots and plane sounds as a backbeat is cool with me. M.I.A. is a movement by herself, but gets more street cred with MCs on the remix…well, at least Bun B anyway.
Dove (Purple Rain)“I’m So Hood” DJ Khaled f/ T-Pain, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross & PliesFive of my Florida favorites on one track… it just doesn’t get any better! I’m not hood, but I know what they’re talking about when they say walk it out.
Steve Raze (Hell Raiser)Eminem “Untitled”Not too many people can not drop a song in a year and have a song played on the radio and cause a frenzy. Eminem hasn’t lost a step and the people want to hear more from him.
Odeisel (A Man Apart)Jay-Z Blue MagicPSK cadence. Rakim Flow. Absence of a chorus. Simple refrain and minimalist drums. Less is definitely more and Jay-z puts it down for those of us old enough to remember. Blue magic IndeedJamile Karout (Space Jam)Jay-Z Blue MagicThe lyrics are real and it has a smooth flow that doesnt sound like anything I’ve ever heard from Jay. After hearing this, I cant wait to hear the rest of American Gangster… Hovs baaackkk!