“Mercy Part 2” . Anyone? . Somebody tell Swizz Beatz to stop rapping . Dope track from Push tho .
Pusha T took a visit to Hot 97 last night and hit up the kingpin, Funkmaster Flex. After talking with Flex and saying that Lil Wayne’s “Ghoulish” diss towards him was “trash,” he dropped this new record “In This Ho (Lambo).”
The evil half of the Thornton brothers also announced that G.O.O.D. Music’s group album Cruel Summer will drop August 7th. – WIRED
G.O.O.D Music drops the highly anticipated video for “Mercy.”
Dope video. Always expect Kanye to do something unexpected in terms of final product. The videography was OG. A couple cameos from Teyana Taylor and Kid Cudi (was that CyHi and Mr. Hudson too?) … this shit is hard.
Let’s face it. Rappers love their Givenchy right now. Trends in hip-hop clothing aren’t new, and history has been known to repeat itself (what up Versace!). Let’s take a look at the hot shit in the game right now …
Super Producer. Music Artist. Fashion/Style Icon. Creative Genius. The resume is impressive. Here we’ll put a spotlight on three aspects to Skateboard P’s career: music production, his discography and the mark he made on street wear. *Neptune sound*
Yeah, He Makes Beats
Chances are that at least one of your favorite songs had something to do with the Neptunes. Together with Chad Hugo,
they have created hits for artists ranging from Britney Spears and Justin TImberlake to Jay-Z and Ludacris.
The Neptunes’ sound is a distinctive brand of off-kilter, stripped-down electronic funk with sounds from Middle Eastern and Asian music including percussion and woodwind. – Wikipedia
With 24 Top 10 songs from ’98 through the 2000’s, it seems deserved that Billboard would call them the best of the decade in 2009. The Neptune sound was distinct, original, and many of my favorite songs growing up (“Grindin”, “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, “Frontin”) are all still relevant today.
… But I Can Rap & Sing Too
Forefather of Modern-Day Swag
Many of the styles Pharrell was rockin’ in ’03 are popular today. That whole “I’m a rapper that’s gonna try to skateboard” thing? … He created that lane. Let’s not forget he was deemed “Best Dressed Man” by Esquire in 2005, and co-founded BBC and Ice Cream. He’s also got ‘collabos’ with Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Domeau & Pérès (dope!), G-Shock and the list goes on …
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?