happy birthday to a real one @syd
There are plenty of Pulitzer-winning writers on our bookshelves, but this is the first time we’ve had one on the turntables! Yes Kendrick! 🙌🙌🙌
Class is now in session with The Slump God! - “Skimeetsworld”
Vocal World 🌎
This post is going to detail what I want in a rap album, because this will have a lot to do with my ratings and reviews.
As previously stated, I think music does all boil down to preference, so this will outline my preferences and what I want in a rap album. I make sure to use these standards in order to remain consistent so emotional value doesn't get in the way of scores, but it is still a subjective standard created by me. For me, no attribute is inherently more likeable than another (lyricism, production, etc.), but I do want an album to have a nice balance of many things. Obviously production is something I want, as that can make anything sound decent, but for me I need more than beats to make something really top notch. I want an MC who can flow, rhyme, and do everything an MC is supposed to do. Not to say this is-- or is close to-- all that matters, because an album can still be amazing with an MC who is only decent, but the ability to MC will always matter for me (obviously not equally in all albums, but it will still matter in my scoring of an album). To really be that top notch level though, I will likely want a talented MC paired with stellar production. On top of this, originality is something that can make a project excel, whether that be something original to that artist or the genre as a whole. Lastly, subject matters, concept, storytelling, imagery, punchline filled braggadocio (not simple braggadocio), or any other type of message to fill the lyrics is another way an album can increase in quality for me. With any review or score, it encompasses all of these things into a score. Other things that may enhance my listening experience are hooks, vocal performances, and features. Some things that don't matter much to me are delivery, energy (although it can be a nice bonus), or charisma and passion through delivery (I believe charisma and passion are shown in lyrics). Certain artists exemplify these attributes more than other artists, and that will likely make me find their music to be better than others may.
________________________________________________ What makes a great rap album for you (specifically)?
AWGE (I HAVE SO MUCH ART WORK I JUST NEVER POSTED THEM)
It's bout time we Boycott 7 Eleven , they Just want our money and say Hell with us, I use to be a loyal customer but not no more, tables have turn , the employee who I known for quite sometime have shown me he hate blacks for no reason and the sad part about it he's from Africa, they say they dont need our money but knowing another black person would walk into their store to be another customer awaiting to be a victim, since they just want our money and no dealing to do with us lets build our own black businesses, until I see them shut down I wont stop speaking about this and boycotting #7eleven
I wont let myself or my people spend their hard earned money with people who dont give a Dam about us, with that being said keep the word flowing meaning pass on the message lets get it only way we winning if we stop giving our money to any businesses who say they dont need us, but simply if they dont need us, than simply they dont need none of our #money #JohnWileyprice #J
Cole #KendrickLamar #blackownedbusinesses
Let's get it . . . .
Artist: Kanye West
Years Active: 1996 - Present
Talent: Rapper, Singer, Producer, Fashion Designer, Philosopher.
Favourite Album: The College Dropout
Favourite Song: (Too many to list)
Favourite Feature: SMUCKERS - Tyler, the Creator
• >>> Swipe for discography ranking >>>
Personal Verdict: Kanye West, an American rapper, singer, Producer, designer, self-proclaimed “Philosopher”, and so much more. But what Kanye is to me, is different than what he is to you, and the next person and so forth. Kanye to me is the best artist alive, and perhaps of all time. Again, these artist reviews I’ve been pursuing are subjective and personal to myself; that being said Kanye is an undeniably deadly force to reckon with. He has an empire and has time and time again pushed out consistently amazing content and has shown that he is a god. Kanye is in my top two personal favourite rappers of all time, and he is currently my second favourite personal artist, after Frank Ocean. I can’t say anything that hasn’t been said before except yeezy season is here. •
#hiphop #classic #rap #trap #soul #jazz #RnB #album #reviews #albumreview #mixtapereview #kendricklamar #kanyewest #drake #denzelcurry #asaprocky #jayZ #frankocean #mfdoom #tylerthecreator #21savage #liluzivert #lilyachty #beyoncé
I’ve been wanting to post my fave lyrics from @kendricklamar
but mirror selfies are ridiculous (yeah I said it) so here is an old picture of my cat instead. Now I shall leave you with the inspiring words of Kung Fu Kenny: “Who need a hero? You need a hero? Look in the mirror, there go your hero!” #CatsOfInstagram @mocita_b
I know you’ll appreciate this...with my mantras written on the mirror and prayer candles on the dresser 😹😹😹 #KendrickLamar
🚨NEW MUSIC ALERT🚨
Link in the bio
AWGE (THIS TOOK HELLA WEEKS)
“You ain’t got no Flacko in your serato?”
A$AP Rocky’s 2015 project AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP was a such a fun album to listen to. I smiled, bopped my head, and got up and jumped around like a fool. I felt like Big Quint to be honest, but all jokes aside, I enjoyed this project so much. The majority of this project is definitely great for vibing out to, either in the car or in bed. The three-song stretch of Canal St., Fine Whine, and L$D throw in those vibes with Rocky’s aesthetic of echoing adlibs and distorted vocals (Fine Whine), as well as hitting you with beautiful sequences on L$D especially. But, Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 hits and I lost my mind. The beat, the flow, just everything about that track I love, even if it doesn’t entirely fit the theme of the rest of the tracks. ScHoolboy Q’s feature was awesome to hear on Electric Body, and he delivered that intensity that makes me love hearing from him no matter what. Jukebox Joints is one of those songs that makes me adore this album. Rocky got KANYE on here, and I don’t care what haters will say I love hearing Ye on here and pairing that with Rocky’s lustful lyrics and the jazzy sample left me smiling. In all honesty, the features tie together the album so well, from Kanye and Q, to even UGK on Wavybone, which was so great (the beat switches and flow switches were incredible), to Lil Wayne on M’$ where it feels like Weezy is communicating with the thumping beat as he eats it up, and of course Rod Stewart and Miguel on Everyday. That track is a hit and is probably the best mixed track on the album, as the Stewart sample is interwoven with Miguel’s rendition and A$AP’s bars masterfully. However, Back Home made me write in my notes nothing except two words: “utterly speechless”. A$AP Rocky lets loose whatever bars he had left with a fantastic flow, all leading up to Mos Def, Yasiin Bey himself to deliver my favorite feature on the entire project. It left me so happy and it makes me happy that guys that my generation enjoys can show respect to the guys that my dads generation enjoyed. Thank you Lord Flacko and FLY HIGH YAM$.
AWGE (LIKE IF YOU LISTEN TO CARTI)
i chased the pictured perfect life, i think they painted it wrong🤷🏻♂️
dropped his new album “Geography” a week ago and this song “TICK TOCK” made me feel some type of way. So I laid down some vocals over it, and created a beautiful/funky fucking song. If you aren’t familiar this song is an instrumental produced by @tommisch
off his album. My Remix drops later this week!! #LEOTHEYOUTH #TICKTOCKRMX #EMBRACETHYYOUTH