The GOOD Music camp has been blowing up the scene with some fire tracks the past couple of days. Big Sean has been dropping tracks off his HIGHLY anticipated Finally Famous, due out June 28th and from what I have heard it is going to be unreal. “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay,” “High,” and “100 Bars” could all be potential singles because they are all straight bangers. All of these tracks also have unreal help including hilarious Kanye and an unexpected Roscoe Dash on “Marvin Gaye,” Wiz Khalifa and Chiddy Bang on “High,” and Richard Ross and Pusha on “100 Bars.” These tracks are all star studded and are ready to blow up. Also Kanye dropped the final version of his track “Mama’s Boyfriend” which was a suspected from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy but is a great track nonetheless and has got a nice old school Kanye feel to it. The last track is a dope track off of GOOD Music member CyHi The Prince’s new mixtape Royal Flush 2 featuring Big Sean and produced by Kanye and No I.D. which is just the icing on the cake for this GOOD Music set.
Because SoundCloud is being difficult I am dropping “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” courtesy of YHTN‘s Hulkshare.
- Posted by The Dean ·
- Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 @ 4:21 pm
As the Professor has already noted, you do not realize how difficult it is to narrow down your top ten favorite songs of the year untill you actually sit down to do it. I feel like I should have made a list of the top 50, as I believe that there are many more jams than the ones I have acknowledged below that deserve to be noted.
Yet the Professor and I have done our best to attack this overbearing and impossible task of narrowing our favorite songs down and prioritzing them but we have done it and I hope you enjoy.
10. “All I Want Is You” by Miguel ft. J Cole – As I have said I am a sucker for great R & B and this is exactly the reason I have started my list with this jam. I love this low key beat with the background guitar perfectly accompanied by Miguel’s beautiful and almost haunting vocals. J. Cole does a great job with the verses and has had a monster 2010 rising up from the underground with jams like “Higher,” and his highly acclaimed mixtape, Friday Night Lights as well as being the first rapper to sign with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. The combination of Miguel’s great vocals and J. Cole’s lyricism makes this track a great starting point for my top 10.
9. “No Hands” by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Wale and Roscoe Dash- What can I say about this jam. Although I despise Waka Flocka Flame and often joke that he is one of the reasons for the “death of Hip-Hop,” for literally trying to murder beats by making shooting noises on his verses instead of actually constructing words and trying to rhyme them, I have to respect his success in 2010. This jam is a banger, catchy as hell and worthy to be in the top 10.
8. “I’m Single” by Lil Wayne- Although Rebirth was not a high point for Weezy in 2010, this was my favorite track off the album with “Drop the World” being a pretty close second. First off, the beat is trippy as hell and makes you feel like you are on sizzurp yourself. Secondly and probably most importantly, this was one rare Wayne track where, in the style of Kid Cudi and Kanye in his past two albums, he actually has a focused subject matter about his pains and escapes regarding relationships and tells a dark but convincing story. This song has definitely stuck with me and is not only one of my favorites of this year but also one of the most underrated as well.
7. “Shut It Down” by Drake ft. The Dream- I very much enjoyed Drizzy’s Thank Me Later this year, although I felt that it was not as strong as his mixtape material. I have to say that “Shut It Down” is tied for my favorite track with “Miss Me” but I have decided to choose “Shut It Down” in my list because it is easily the best R & B song of the year. As I have said since the beginning of Drizzy’s career, he is not only talented at writing witty punch lines, but is just as talented maybe even more so at making a mean R & B jam. When Drake puts on that crooning voice and starts to sing along with a smooth R & B beat, it is immediately DIIYD time for the ladies. But when you put Drizzy with R & B killa The Dream? Game over.
6. “Irish Celebration” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis- This song is on my list primarily because every time I hear it I can’t help but take pride in my Irish heritage and get an urge to take a pint of Guinness to the face. With a great and unique production of meshing a traditonal irish drinking song and hip-hop sound with Macklemore telling a great story, this jam is a must that definitely one that went under the radar this year…except maybe on St. Patty’s.
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- Posted by The Dean ·
- Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 @ 11:03 pm
This is some quality ignant ish right here. The original track came out a while ago which was straight ignance and then they added a little Bobby Ray in there to make it FOC post worthy. Definitely a beat you can get loose get crazy with and possibly do a nice stanky leg into dougie combo….we’ll see what happens. Worse case scenario you can do my go-to stanky leg into John Wall dance…love to.
- Posted by The Dean ·
- Friday, Dec 17, 2010 @ 10:24 pm
I dropped the DL link in the shoutbox earlier because I wanted to give the tape a listen before I wrote a full post on it. And after giving it a solid once-over, I’d say this tape is pretty good. I wouldn’t say its a “must download” but if you’re a Wale fan or if you’re into pushing your musical horizons, then I’d say you should check it out. There are some pretty interesting collaborations with Wiz Khalifa & Roscoe Dash and the commentary on the tape is provided by Seinfeld sound bytes, rather than a screaming DJ, which was nice. But I’m still not sure what Wale’s infatuation with Seinfeld is though…
I’m not going to lie, I’ve never really been much of a fan of Wale’s music, even though I’ve tried really hard to be. He’s a really down-to-earth guy who is a model for how an artist should treat their fans. And he has the lyrical talent to rival a lot of my favorite rappers, but for some reason his sound never really did it for me. That being said, this tape brings me a lot closer to really appreciating him as an artist.
More About Nothing Mixtape by Wale: Download the Mixtape
- Posted by The Professor ·
- Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 @ 5:34 pm
Say what you want about Roscoe’s lyrics but this shit is catchy as hell and the hook and melody just make you feel good. Its already stuck in my head, so much for my finals.
My Professor: “I called you into my office because I just wanted to ask if the thesis to your paper is really “the 4th Amendment of the United States is forever your lady, thus you are my girl all day so let them hate shorty?”
“Forever My Lady” by Roscoe Dash (Feat. Bow Wow): Download
- Posted by The Dean ·
- Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @ 5:25 pm
Roscoe Dash, a rap newcomer fresh out of the ATL, brings us this jam with a catchy hook that is sure to have your head boppin while your bumpin this in your ride. Dash has shown some serious potential recently and I look forward to see some more bangers from him in the near future.
“Feelin’ Like Dis” by Roscoe Dash: Download
- Posted by The President ·
- Thursday, Mar 18, 2010 @ 10:24 pm