I knew the Wu had changed up when Raekwon was featuring on Justin Beiber songs, but this takes the cake. Wu-Tang has recently been confirmed to have a collaboration in the works with one of the rappers who personifies the kind of rappers RZA was railing against on the intro skit to the epic Wu-Tang Forever. Drake appears to be paying homage to the title and group (the song from his forthcoming album samples “It’s Yourz”) without actually having listened to the message behind it…meanwhile, what remains of the Wu-Tang is clearly willing to sacrifice its own principles for an opportunity to appeal to the “rap & bullshit” set. Inspectah Deck took to Twitter to disagree with the original song, which Wu-Tang is expected to remix:
A dark day in hip-hop, my friends.
“…Knahmsayin I want to give y’all a little announcement man
For the last year there’s been a lot of music comin out
The shit been weak, knowhatI’msayin?
A lot of niggas trying to take hip-hop
And make that shit R&B, rap and bullshit yaknowhatI’msayin?
Or make that shit funk
Fuck that, this is MCin right here, this is hip-hop
Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang gonna bring it to you in the purest form…”
More random celebs need to do more lip-synched covers of even more random contemporary soul ballads because this was absolutely hilarious.
Folks still don’t know what to do with Danny Brown and his drunk auntie hairdo. Be on the lookout for Danny’s Old album dropping 9/30.
I normally loathe anything by Future, but this track by Big K.R.I.T. featuring the struggle-crooner GOES and they finally put out the full version of it, so here it is.
Pretty much anything that Fool’s Gold Records put out is worth a listen at minimum. Digging this new joint from Queens’ own World’s Fair. Their mixtape Bastards of the Party drops on 9/3.
Chicago stand up! Dope Fantasy is a hip-hop group out of the south east side of Chicago providing a refreshing alternative to lowest common denominator trap rap. Definitely lucked up by giving this a spin off a random e-mail. Shout out to Jay R Best By Far. Check ’em out on Soundcloud.
Interesting how a trusted name can bring your attention to stellar stuff that’s under the radar. I tuned in for the Common verse and found a dope track by the Yancey Boys and produced by the legendary J Dilla. Not sure why I used this picture for the song (lol).
No frills and no nonsense, Kembe X drops a visual for “Rap Game” from his Soundtrack II Armageddon EP.
New music from Planet Asia off of his upcoming High End Cloths EP, set to drop 9/10. If this is any indication, I’m putting an alert on my phone now.
Willie The Kid drops a healthy mixtape of bars not long after releasing his joint EP with Alchemist. Looking forward to hearing this. Listen and download below. Love the cover art. Creativity lives.