Childish Gambino: “Im’a Boss” (Freestyle)


In an attempt to understand the movement, check out Childish Gambino’s latest freestyle. He’s touring with Danny Brown and I want to catch up before I catch the show.

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No.1 Song Of The Year: Kendrick Lamar – “HiiiPower”


We all can agree that K. Dot is the voice of our generation, The Section.80 babies. equipped with a hard ass sound-scape provided by J. Cole and soul piercing lyrics like “and I want everybody to view my autopsy, so you can see exactly where the Government has shot me, no conspiracy my fate is inevitable” After listening to his excellent 2011 release Section.80 you know Kendrick is here for a real reason and it’s about time reality rap made a comeback.

Previous Best Songs Of The Year

 

#5 Apathy – Check To Check  | #4 Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said  | #3 Big K.R.I.T. – American Rapstar  | #2 Action Bronson Feat. Lil’ Fame – Time For Some

No 2. Best Song Of The Year: Action Bronson Feat Lil’ Fame – “Time For Some” (Year In Review)


First off, If you know me then you know my affinity for Bronsolini. The Queens representative packs more into a song than your favorite rapper can in an entire song, and for that alone the display of lyricism and rapid lines in this song is a no-brainier. Backed with an anthem-like vibe provided by Statik Selektah and the hype vocals of M.O.P’s Lil’ Fame “Time For Some” was easily on of my favorites of the year. Originally the first single off Action’s release “Well Done” the track was my first taste of things to come. Action shows off his knack for words and effortless flow with lines like “dribble, penetrate, pussy meat I renovate, fuck em’ like a dog and leave em’ twisted like my mental state” Bronson got bars for you

Previous Best Songs Of 2011

#5 Apathy – Check To Check  | #4 Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said  | #3 Big K.R.I.T. – American Rapstar

#3 Best Songs Of The Year: Big K.R.I.T. – “American Rapstar” (Year In Review)


Big K.R.I.T. Return Of 4eva

Every now and then there’s a track that just gives you chills, Mississippi spitter Big K.R.I.T dropped one of those tracks. Laced with a bouncy ass beat, soulful sample and darts like “They Got Us Where The Villians Who We Cheer For, Cause They Murdered All The Hero’s” the track has K.R.I.T testifying to the atrocities these fuck boys at the Major labels pull, you don’t get much honesty heart and conviction on songs like that anymore.

After dropping  his mixtape Return Of 4Eva in 2011, Rapper/Producer Big K.R.I.T. is an artist to watch for especially next year when his debut LP Live From The Underground drops. Def Jam pleeeease don’t fuck this up.

Listen:

#5 Apathy – Check To Check  | #4 Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said 

#4 Best Songs Of The Year – Lupe Fiasco Feat. Skyler Grey “Words I Never Said” (Year In Review)


2011 was a year of up’s and downs for Fiasco, from getting sonned by Bill O’Reilly to getting Grammy nods, this track here was one of the few bright spots on his third effort LASERS. Starting the song off with “I Really Think The War On Terror Is A Bunch Of Bullshit” could have possibly served as a precursor to the “Occupy” movements that launched later in the year. Featuring Skyler Grey on the track and Lupe shooting daggers at Barack Obama, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, this is what hip-hop is about challenging social norms via music.

 

Previously:

#5 Apathy – “Check To Check

New Music: Black Milk Feat. Melanie Rutherford “Simply Having”


Black Milk - Simply Having

Peace to Black Milk for flipping the Paul McCartney track “Wonderful Christmas Time” I keep telling y’all Detroit has the best music right now this one rock!

Download: Black Milk Feat. Melanie Rutherford – Simply Having