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Random Hip Hop Facts Part 47

470. The art on Chance the Rapper‘s Coloring Book is a photo of him looking down at his daughter.  He wanted the cover to depict “the future being bigger than himself.” (via)

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469. Growing up, Anderson Paak used to recite Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg lyrics for show & tell & would often get in trouble for beatboxing in class. (via)

468. R.Kelly planned to collaborate with Tupac on an album before doing Best of Both Worlds  with Jay Z(via)

467. J. Cole snuck into LA Reid‘s son’s My Super Sweet Sixteen party hoping to get exposure as an artist & made an appearance in the episode. (via)

466. Pusha T held the the first-ever live music event at Calipatria State Prison. (via)

465. YG didn’t rap on “Thank God” due to being arrested on the prior song “1 AM.”  The 1st verse by Big TC (Ty Dolla $ign’s brother) was recorded in actual prison. (via)

464. Pharrell‘s “Can I Have It Like That” was originally for Puff Daddy & “there was a couple of guys kinda fightin’ over it,” according to P. (via)

463. Rick Rubin has known Dr. Dre since he met N.W.A. while they were recording Straight Outta Compton, and Eminem‘s “Rap God” marked the first time they worked together.  (via)

462.  While she was in prison, Oprah sent Lil’ Kim three of her  favorite books “for inspiration and motivation.” (via)

461. Some of Frank Ocean‘s favorite movies include A Clockwork Orange, Taxi DriverDjango, Alien, Spartacus, Psycho, ATL & Eraser Head(via)

J Dilla – “The Introduction”

J Dilla fans can rejoice knowing that Nas and his record label, Mass Appeal, will be dropping a new album called The Diary this spring.  Due April 15, the project will have guests like Snoop DoggMadlibPete RockBilal and feature unreleased beats and raps by Dilla himself.  Listen to the first single called “The Introduction” below on SoundCloud.

Favorite Albums of 2015 List

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2015 was such a great year for music that I ended up writing about way too many albums that resonated with me. Here is my list of personal favorites in no particular order.

Lupe FiascoTetsuo & Youth 

His best work in years, Lupe‘s masterpiece divided into four seasons includes clever punchlines and discusses social issues accompanied by a medley of instruments including violins and atypical banjos.

Erykah Badu But You Caint Use My Phone

Dedicated to society’s fixation with cell phones, Ms. Badu analyzes their affect on relationships over futuristic Funk on a project sparked by Drake‘s “Hotline Bling.”

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Already earning countless accolades including 11 Grammy nominations, Kendrick documents his battles with inner demons while exposing racial inequality and promoting Black pride on a unique fusion of Jazz and Funk.

LogicThe Incredible True Story

A space travel concept album that takes place in the future makes an intriguing listen filled with rapid-fire flows and stellar production influenced by Yeezy, Outkast and golden era Hip Hop.

The Internet Ego Death

The mature and developed effort by the former Odd Future act wows longtime and new fans with Grammy-nominated sensual and airy R&B melodies.

Phony Ppl – Yesterday’s Tomorrow

The nine member band exhibit alluring and state-of-the-art instrumentation that dazzles on this mellow Jazz, Hip Hop and R&B laced work.

Tyler, The Creator –  Cherry Bomb

Tyler showcases a vast range of beautiful production (based on his favorite musical genres) that includes strings, electric guitars and xylophones as he encourages listeners to soar to new heights.

Freddie Gibbs – Shadow of a Doubt

Gangsta Gibbs displays bold versatility on a hard as steel album that touches on old drug habits and features unexpected guests like Gucci Mane.

Kali Uchis – Por Vida EP

Kali‘s candy coated voice perfectly complements this well-executed smooth and nostalgic R&B album that sounds like it escaped from the 60s.

Travis $cott – Rodeo

A dark and melodic ode to indulging in libations and the Hollywood lifestyle, Rodeo channels elements of his mentor’s most influential album – 808s and Heartbreak.

Dr. Dre – Compton

Dr. Dre‘s return to Hip Hop brings Compton to life with a rich and pictorial West Coast soundtrack assisted by both legends and newcomers.

Mick JenkinsWave[s]

Mick Jenkins urges present day society to seek more truth and provides listeners with awe-inspiring bars and overall good vibes.

A$AP Rocky – A.L.L.A.

A kaleidoscopic and experimental approach to his sophomore effort finds Flacko not only rapping over organs and guitars, but harmonizing on tracks from time to time.

Puff DaddyMMM

Puffy and his formerly absent Family make sure the hustler’s spirit lives on thanks to his latest gem dedicated to Money Making Mitch from Paid in Full.

Pusha T – Darkest Before Dawn

Dense lyricism and an unconventional assortment of first-class beats compose an album so resplendent it is sure to pique fans’ interest in 2016‘s King Push.

Tame Impala – Currents

Tame Impala‘s third studio album filled with colorful psychedelia will have you floating on feel-good notes perfect for mood lifting or scenic drives.

Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Bush

Snoop and Pharrell team up to create 1970s inspired grooves that pay homage to some of California’s finest assets: women, weed, and weather.

Miguel – Wildheart

Miguel‘s sexy collection of love songs is fiery and well-produced, yet also manages to simultaneously emit honesty and rawness.

 

Album Stream: Game – The Documentary 2 & 2.5

Game‘s new album and sequel to his classic debut, The Documentary 2, is available for streaming.  The hype for his new project has been tremendous receiving praise from his peers including Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes.  Listen to the album below via Spotify and check out the completely star-studded track list.  Get ready for the second half of the double album, Documentary 2.5, out 10/16.

Update: Documentary 2.5 is now also available for streaming below.

The Documentary 2 – Track List:
1) Intro
2) On Me ft. Kendrick Lamar
3) Step Up ft. Dej Loaf & Sha Sha
4) Don’t Trip ft. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am
5) Standing On Ferraris ft. Diddy
6) Dollar And A Dream ft. Ab-Soul
7) Made In America ft. Mvrcus Blvck
8) Hashtag ft. Jelly Roll
9) Circles ft. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha
10) Uncle Skit
11) Dedicated ft. Future & Sonyae
12) Bitch You Ain’t Shit
13) Summertime ft. Jelly Roll
14) Mula ft. Kanye West
15) The Documentary 2
16) New York, New York
17) 100 ft. Drake
18) Just Another Day
19) LA ft. Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie

The Documentary 2.5 – Track List:
1) New York Skit
2) Magnus Carlsen ft. Anderson .Paak
3) Crenshaw/80s and Cocaine ft. Anderson .Paak & Sonyae
4) Gang Bang Anyway ft. Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q
5) The Ghetto ft.  Nas & will.i.am
6) From Adam ft. Lil’ Wayne
7) Gang Related ft. Asia
8) Last Time You Seen ft. Scarface & Stacy Barthe
9) Intoxicated ft. Deion
10) Quiks Groove (The One) ft. DJ Quik, Sevyn Streeter & Micah
11) Outside ft. E-40, Mvrcus Blvck & Lil’ E
12) Up On The Wall ft. Problem, Ty Dolla $ign & YG
13) Sex Skit
14) My Flag/Da Homies ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Jay 305, AD, Mitch E-Slick, Joe Moses, RJ & Scheme
15) Moment Of Violence ft. King Mez, JT & Jon Connor
16) Like Father Like Son 2 ft. Busta Rhymes
17) Life
18) *BONUS: “El Chappo” ft. Skrillex


 

 

Album Stream: Paul Wall – Slab God

Best known for tracks “Sittin’ Sideways,” “Still Tippin‘” and his heralded verse on Kanye West‘s “Drive Slow,” Paul Wall is back with a new album called slab god.  With help from Snoop Dogg, Curren$y, Berner, Devin the Dude, Trae Tha Truth and Lil Keke, the grill sporting MC dedicates the project to Houston car culture.  Listen to the project below before it drops tomorrow.

Hip Hop News 5/21

Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” video beat Vevo’s single-day streaming record with 20.1 million views. (Read More)

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Marina Abramovic apologized for claiming Jay Z stole her ideas and left her with nothing after “Picasso Baby.” (Read More)

Lil’ Wayne and Wiz Khalifa are now getting paid to DJ parties. (Read More)

Young Buck blamed Snoop Dogg for failing a drug test. (Read More)

Chinx‘s family is raising money to help cover his funeral costs. (Read More)

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OG Maco inked a deal with Motown/Capitol Records. (Read More)

Grandmaster Flash joined Baz Luhrmann‘s Netflix series The Get Down(Read More)

Video: Snoop Dogg feat. Stevie Wonder & Pharrell Williams – “California Roll”

Watch the new video from Snoop Dogg featuring the legendary Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams called “California Roll.”  The smooth track is available on Snoop and P’s new album, Bush.  The 1970’s inspired R&B/Funk project is available in stores and on iTunes now.

Hip Hop News 5/14

Bill O’Reilly thinks Hip Hop is causing the decline of Christianity(Read More)

Suge Knight doesn’t want fragments of bullet meant for Tupac removed from head. (Read More)

Lil’ Kim announced her new reality television show. (Read More)

LA artist posts Tyga neighborhood watch signs near Kylie Jenner‘s home. (Read More)

Snoop Dogg will perform a new song on Nickelodeon‘s Sanjay and Craig. (Read More)

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Hip Hop News 5/11

Bow Wow and DJ Khaled have both parted ways with Cash Money Records.   Bow Wow will be working with Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri instead.

Kanye West received an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Fine Arts.  You can listen to his entire speech here.

Kendrick Lamar is set to star in a new Taylor Swift video as Welvin Da Great(Read More)

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Jay Z and Beyonce met with Freddie Gray‘s family in Baltimore last night and bought a new home in New Orleans for $2.6 million. 

Nate Dogg‘s son is claiming the rapper’s widow is a gold digger. (Read More)

Killer Mike encouraged police officers to get more involved in black communities on CNN.