Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Plue Starfox - A D A Wong

Back when I last spoke to Plue for our The Rap Up interview series, Starfox spoke on "slowly becoming an ill ass rapper" it seems he has been working on it. With "A D A Wong" Starfox makes his rap debut and an impressive one at that, over his own production (of course), he drops various anime and video game lines/references with anyone else it would be forced or corny but if you follow Plue's music it's only natural. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rain

Something heartfelt from Chano, I'll let the song speak for itself. Acid Rap due out in April.

[Video] Akoko - Thee Hipókolypse ft SIR E.U THE GREAT

D.C. duo Akoko link up with one of the DMV's finest SIR E.U for "Thee Hipókolypse", with dope production from Plue Starfox and nice visuals. Starting it off, Sugg Savage drops her verse with a smooth flow, while the homie E.U comes through with his trademark impromptu style and Sloane Amelia breezes through the track with a frenetic combination of sharp flow and lyricism. Look for Akoko's upcoming project CAT•A•RAPS to be released soon. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Che' - Germz (Cover Your Mouth) (prod. by FoolBoy)

Michigan emcee Che' is truly one of the best in the state right now, definitely the best female I've heard spit and with her latest track "Germz (Cover Your Mouth)" she proves so, with witty wordplay and a sharp flow. I've heard a few tracks from her in the past but this is definitely her best work so far. I'm not sure if she plans to release a project but I would love to hear one from her. 


Directed by Helena Bank$ of Kreative Khaos 

Watch. Listen. Greatness. FXCK 2 3/23/12.

Manuel Fresco - Poison

After his excellent drops "Lunar" and "Clarity" from last week, Manuel Fresco is back with his latest work "Poison". Featuring samples from both Juicy J and Bell Biv Devoe, this is definitely the best I've heard from Fresco. That combination alone makes this a must listen but the fact that Fresco found a way to combine the two and do it well is impressive. Hopefully we'll get a EP from Fresco sometime in the future but for now just enjoy. 

[EP] Louseph Bruise Em' - SHANGRILA

Producer Gawd, Louseph Bruise Em' is back with SHANGRILA another instrumental EP and if his words hold truth his last. Lou stated on Twitter that he will start focusing on rapping and producing together, hopefully this is a sign that his album A W H O L E will drop soon. Back to the tape though, it is Lou once again expanding his sound and experimenting successfully I might add. Most impressively flipping Annie Lennox's "No More I Love You's" recently used in Nicki Minaj's "Your Love".  I've literally run out of ways to describe Lou and his skills, so just listen and form your own opinion. Be sure to check out his other instrumental tapes TRIP and Como Sea and look for his album A W H O L E to drop sometime this year. As always, good shit Lou.

Stream below and/or download.

Future - Karate Chop ft Lil' Wayne

Future decides to keep the add "Lil' Wayne to my single" trend going and grabs the Young Money general for the remix to the hilariously entertaining "Karate Chop". First "Turn On The Lights" now this, can we just get a collab mixtape from the two? Future Hendrix later this year.

[Video] Drake - Started From The Bottom

Fresh off his Grammy win for Best Rap Album, Drake released the visuals for his lead single "Started From The Bottom" from his upcoming album Nothing Was The Same

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Manuel Fresco - Lunar/Clarity

Detroit based producer Manuel Fresco recently dropped off these two gems to me. Dude is definitely a breathe of fresh air when it comes to the production game in Detroit, which is dominated by trap beats, it's good to see someone who isn't afraid to step outside the norm. Fresco magnificently flips Kendrick Lamar's "Night Of The Living Junkies" for "Lunar", I didn't even realize it til the 3rd or 4th listen. While on "Clarity" he shows off his creativity with some ill original production. Be sure to stay tuned to his SoundCloud for future tracks and projects.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Drake - Started From The Bottom

After taking the entire year of 2012 off (aside from features), Drake is back with his first single from his upcoming album. Aptly named "Started From The Bottom" it's a bit more dark sound then we're usually here from Drake's lead singles due in part to producer Mike Zombie as opposed to Drizzy's norm Boi-1da and 40. My only compliant is that it's too short, wish it was a minute or two longer but either way the shit bangs. It's always good to hear a new Drake record and I'm glad it's that time of the year again.

[Video] Joey Fatts - Lindo ft Vince Staples

Long Beach rappers Joey Fatts and Vince Staples come together for this dark tune "Lindo", oddly enough the video ends with an anti-gang violence message but the song/video doesn't exactly portray that same sentiment. I don't really understand what Joey was going for but nonetheless the message is a noble one. 


As he gears up for the release of FXCK 2 SIR E.U lets loose the first single "THE FIFTH ONE" from the project. Featuring fellow Klansmen Cal Rips and some ill production from Kisai The Spooniest Bard (greatest name ever), the duo rips the track in the usual fashion that we've come to expect from the Rippo tandem. FXCK 2 arrives March 3rd, until then be sure to check out the original classic FXCK. All hail King Hippo...

rMell - My Type

Months removed from the release of his album NEOGEO, rapper/producer rMell decides to release some material from his vault of work, cleverly flipping Azealia Banks' "Liquorice" for "My Type".