Listen

– Curren$y: Pilot Talk. Newest album by the New Orleans rapper who loooooves getting high (hence “Pilot Talk”).  Top Songs: Audio Dope II“, “Breakfast“, “Chilled Coughphee“.  Recommended for: Hip hop heads.  If you have a good system in your car, “Audio Dope II” is worth the $10.

– The Roots: How I Got Over. Your band’s favorite live band’s newest album.  You’ll find it in the rap category, but this is music for everyone.  Top Songs:How I Got Over“, “Right On“, “The Day“, “Doin’ It Again“, “Hustla“.  The only song I skip is “Dear God 2.0“.  Recommended for: Everyone, this band is all about good music.

– Trombone Shorty: Backatown. Trombone player from New Orleans who claims his style is called “supafunkrock”.  Top Songs: “Hurricane Season”, “Quiet As Kept”, “Neph”, “Suburbia”, “In The 6th”, “Where Y’ At”.  Recommended for: Everyone.  The instrumentals should have everyone’s head bopping.

– Meth, Ghost, Rae: Wu-Massacre.  Trio from the Wu-Tang Clan.  Probably your three favorite Wu-Tang members, and RZA shows up on production.  Top Songs: Our Dreams“, “Dangerous“, “Criminology 2.5“.  Recommend for: It’s the Wu, so if you grew up in the 90s you owe it to yourself to support them.

– Curren$y: This Ain’t No Mixtape. New Orleans rapper who spent time on No Limit and with Cash Money, supposed to be a prodigy of Lil Wayne.  Has a good flow, with better production everyone will know this guy.  Top Songs: Elevator Musik“, “The Jets Son“, “16 Switches“, “Get It Ya Self“.  Recommended for: All rap fans.

– Curren$y: Jet Files.  Album prior to This Ain’t No Mixtape.  Not as memorable as TANM, but still worth a listen.  Top Songs: Give me more time, but nothing off the top of the head.  Recommend for: Anyone who likes above album, rap fans looking to dig a little more.

– BlakRoc: BlakRoc.  Two white blues players (The Black Keys) providing beats for RZA, Raekwon, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, and unfortunately Jim Jones.  Originally I called it a “must own” but the beats kinda blend together.  Top Songs: Dollaz & Sense“, “Why Can’t I Forget About Him“, “Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)“.  Recommended for: Hipsters, white people who don’t like aggressive rap, rock fans who kinda like rap.

– Wale: Attention Deficit.  Rapper from D.C.  First heard about him on The Roots “Rising Up” song.  Is a good rapper but the album is kinda more for chicks, I think.  Top Songs: Mirrors” with Bun B, “TV In The Radio” with K’naan, “90210“.  Recommended for: Rap fans, Bun B fans, chicks.

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2 responses to “Listen

  1. Ces

    when is jay electronic’s shiz gonna drop…?

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