It’s 3am here in London and I’ve been listening to Joey Badass and Lupe’s new albums all night, which are completely reinvigorating my feelings towards contemporary hip-hop. Honestly, outside of some of the best, I feel like hip-hop’s been a bit stale the past few years. Well both of these projects and both of these artists are absolutely KILLING it right now and restoring my faith. This legit, off the top freestyle from Lupe is a great example of what I’m talking about. Cop Tetsuo & Youth in stores now and enjoy!
This is how I walk through London when I’m bumping Majid Jordan…
I’m a huge fan of skyline/cityscape pieces, especially when it’s as smooth as this timelapse film of Toronto from Ryan Emond. I need to get to the T. Dot soon. I’m still not ok with Drake popularizing folks calling it “The 6″ though. That name is taken.
I really like the wavelength that Cole is on right now. Real, honest, genuine. Artists should take note: focus on telling your story and let your music come naturally. Don’t force it. Don’t chase radio singles. Do what fits. And use your voice to speak on the real:
Filthy. Those Toronto boys don’t play…
The visuals for one of my favorite songs of the year, “Realla” off TOKiMONSTA’s Desiderium dropped a little while ago, but I didn’t catch them until now. Hope you enjoy.
I’ve been talking to folks a lot lately about K.R.I.T. and how incredibly dope he is and I still think he’s highly underrated. In my opinion, the 4 artists making the best rap music today are Kanye, Drake, Kendrick, and K.R.I.T.. Cadillactica is more of the same. The album drops Tuesday, cop that!
The Zane Lowe produced highlight from Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour is the official two step record of 2014 and now it gets some visuals, documenting some of Sam’s recent tour life. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to catch him on his first American tour because his voice is incredible to hear live.
Hip-hop is alive and well. Joey’s murdering everything he touches these days and “Christ Conscious” is no exception. Dope video too!
Watch out for B4DA$$ and Seattle homies: Joey’s performing at the Showbox on 10/10.