YES! Our favorite track off LiveLongASAP gets the video treatment! … .. Unfortunately, we expected more. Directed by ASAP and ICU, it felt rushed and wasn’t creative at all. Liked the idea of them filming on both coasts in each rapper’s ‘hood’, but it fell short. After the videos for previous A$AP tracks, we thought this would be filmed like the street anthem it was … instead it was boring, simple scenes cut together. Oh well, you can’t hit a home run every time you come to the plate (or can you?)
If anymore tracks from the mixtape get visuals, we would like to see “Keep It G” or “Get Lit.” What about you guys?
RAP HATERZ SCORE * 2 Outta’ 5
It’s exciting. Two of the top labels/crews in rap are staring each other in the eye, and we’re just waiting for that last drop of water to overflow the glass. Common vs. Drake, Pusha T(twice) vs. Drake, and now Pusha T vs. Lil Wayne (with Mack Maine going on record to do some damage control).
Let’s be real … this isn’t a “I wanna fight you backstage at Summer Jam” type of beef. The entirety of each camp doesn’t support the beef, and most haven’t even jumped in yet to “throw a punch.” Big Sean even said today that he doesn’t support it, so where does that leave us? … To let our imagination run wild of course.
Personally, I want to see this happen. We haven’t had a good rap beef in some time and this would provide enough entertainment to film a new “BEEF” dvd. (Could you imagine a diss from Kanye?) So many storylines, so many subplots … who would disagree? Nobody is saying it has to turn violent or anything along those lines … I just think it would bring out some very entertaining music for 2012.
Did this all start from two dudes fighting over Serena Williams’ ass?
Don’t act surprised, it’s not like we can’t show love over here! Here we’ll give you 9 tracks (some new, some old) that we’ve been bumpin’. … and shit … because we’re the greatest we’ll even put ’em up for download. Can’t say we don’t show love
(they may get taken down tho lol)…
Sick sample. Sick ass beat. Swag rap excellence.
*Suggested listening* ASAP Rocky – Goldie
I really don’t give a f*ck if this was a predictable one. Proceeding.
*Suggested listening* 2 Chainz ft. Drake – No Lie
How’s that for predictable? Say what you want, this chick has a serious flow.
*Suggested listening* ASAP Rocky – Pretty Flacko
He made a lot of noise with Control System. This is an example why.
*Suggested listening* Kendrick Lamar ft. Gunplay – Cartoon & Cereal
“You say no to ratchet PU$$Y, Juicy J can’t!”
*Suggested listening* Wiz Khalifa ft. 2 Chainz – It’s Nothin
Told you we’d take it back one time. RIP PimpC.
*Suggested listening* Jay-Z ft. UGK – Big Pimpin’
Classic. Last throwback for this list, I think I got it all out.
*Suggested listening* Purple Ribbon All-Stars – Kryptonite
.. and I say Church! … PREEAAACCHHH !
*Suggested listening* Meek Mill ft. Big Sean – Burn
THAT’S THAT SHIT I DON’T LIKE!
*Suggested listening* G.O.O.D. Music ft. Chief Keef & Jadakiss – I Don’t Like Rmx.
What y’all been listening to? DOWNLOAD
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RAP HATERZ SCORE * 3 Outta’ 5
Now that leads us to the idea of which rappers should have their own sneakers (of course excluding any that already have a pair) …
Name of sneaker: Trap Star Elites
Release Date: Every other time Gucci gets out of prison (estimated at twice a year)
Name of sneaker: Jimmy’s Jays
Release Date: Comes with every purchase of Degrassi seasons 1-11 (full box set)
Name of sneaker: Papers (w/ G.R.E.E.N. technology in sole)
Brand: Converse (Chuck Taylors)
Release Date: Releases when Wiz marries Amber Rose or he decides to stop smoking (whichever comes first)
Name of sneaker: Big Boys
Release Date: When Big Sean gets just a little bit taller
Name of sneaker: TRU Stories
Release Date: When 2 Chainz actually turns down a feature for once
OH HELL NO!
Yung Buck (._.), Birdman (*hand-rubs), and Memphis Bleek (._. ) drop new music?! ALL IN THE SAME WEEK?!!?!! This … is upsetting.
I have nothing against any man or woman creating and enjoying the craft of music. However, I do take issue with these tracks being circulated around the blogosphere because of the name recognition or because they’re part of some network that forces them to do so (there is simply too much talent out there that hasn’t been discovered yet). Who will rise against this evil? Who will live long enough to see himself become the villain? …*slow-motion head nod* hmmm … I think I’m on to something!
I give you … TEN RAPPERS THAT NEED TO LEAVE THE GAME!
10. Iggy Azalea
Okay let’s be real with each other for a second. Iggs’ is pretty damn sexy. She has a booty and she’s Australian. Let’s continue to be real … her music sucks. My little sister (no offense if you read this) has a better ear and she’s not even a teenager yet (or is she? please don’t get offended by that either). T.I did something dumb and signed her, attempting to ride the wave she had going from being on the cover of XXL and a growing internet buzz (this is also the same guy that couldn’t develop Meek, go figure). I’m not going to act like there is a surplus of female talent in rap, but there has to be more than Azalea. (For the record, “rival” Azealia Banks shits on Iggy to a point where it’s ridiculous to compare the two).
9. G-Unit (excluding Lloyd Banks)
I’m surprised at myself for not including Lloyd Banks, but I’ll admit he can still create a banger every now and then. The rest of the gang? Nah bro. Tony Yayo ain’t been poppin since I was doing the “Yayo Dance” in high school. Yung Buck used to be my boy, but come on … and 50? He’s so paid that music is an afterthought. Next.
I have the most respect for Birdman … *handrubs* … AS A BUSINESSMAN, NOT A RAPPER. Stop it. He’s got enough soldiers in Cash Money and YMCMB. Whatever though, “it’s Bir’man daddeh I fly in inna weatha” …
7. Lil Wayne
Enough. Is. Enough. I gave up wishing that mixtape Weezy would come back, you should too.
One day you’re a pastor, the next you’re a rapper “making a comeback.” It’s like a sequel of a movie that keeps getting remade. What part of the game is that? How many times are we going to let this happen? You had ya’ chance, you left the game while you were hot … Don’t act like it’s our fault.
5. Soulja Boy
Outside of Zan Wit Dat Lean Pt. 2 (classic, trust me and go listen if you never heard it before), you can take everything else SODMG affiliated and I wouldn’t even be mad about it (besides a couple instrumentals and Gucci’s verse on “Pretty Boy Swag”). Oh and “Donk” too, that’s a classic party track. Girls will forever shake it to that. Soulja is a parasite at this point. He takes other people’s sound and makes tracks with it (Lil B, Gucci Mane, etc.) Nice touch on the iced out remote control car too. I am ashamed, but I want one.
4. Yung Berg & Chingy
I feel as though no explanation is needed. *For your entertainment* … Continuing on …
It’s Hard Saying Goodbye
The next three artists all hold a special place in my life from what they did with their music. I’ll continue in a second …
Now … before the trolls come out and try to get the government to seize our new site … Let me start by saying that watching these guys still put out music is like watching Michael Jordan play for the Wizards. You understand he’s one of the best to ever do it, you still like watching, but you know the best days are way past him. Honestly, I listened to a new track Luda put out the other day, and I turned it off and put on Chicken and Beer. Has anyone been listening to anything Snoop’s been putting out? … and Jiggaman … he can still do it clearly with Watch The Throne being a certified banger, but do we really need the Blueprint 4? Let’s be real.
I’m not saying the game doesn’t need these three, but as godfathers, leaders, and moguls … not for more albums necessarily.
Just missed the list
1. Nelly – He’s lucky I once saw a video where he swiped a black card through some butt cheeks
3. Busta Rhymes
4. Fat Joe
5. Kreayshawn & White Girl Mob (specifically V-Nasty)
6. Jim Jones
… Don’t worry this is just the first list.