In My Opinion: Trap Artists (2 Chainz)

30 Aug

2 Chainz is quickly becoming the most hotly debated breakthrough in Hip-Hop.

Like many other trap rappers, 2 Chainz has managed to divide camps and is either loved or hated by fans of the genre. Some claim he is talentless and bad for Hip-Hop, others help his debut album to reach number 1. Personally, I’m on both sides.

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2 Chainz ft. Kanye West – Birthday Song

30 Aug

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Coming Up – Bago (Sunday’s Best Mixtape)

29 Aug

Sunday’s Best is just that. Californian singer Lauren Jenaveve Severson, a.k.a Bago along with rapper/producer Alexander Spit have managed to craft a wonderfully easy listen.

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In My Opinion: Mixtapes

30 Jun

I woke up today, to the US and UK trending topic #BestMixtapesEver and I thought… Easy. Frank Ocean – Nostalgia Ultra and Kid Cudi – A Kid Named Cudi. But before I could finish the tweet, another 2 mixtapes came to mind – Hodgy’s Untitled EP and J. Cole Friday Night Lights. But then I felt I couldn’t leave out J. Cole’s other mixtapes and then even more artists came to mind. Before I knew it, I had run out of space.

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It all got me thinking about just how strong a mixtape can be and how important they are to music in a day where just about anything can be downloaded for free.

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#BestMixtapesEver

30 Jun

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Song of the Day: The Dream ft. Pusha T

28 Jun

By no means new, but this catchy Pusha T assisted tune is definitely a contender for song of the summer.

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Childish Gambino – One Up

27 Jun

Childish Gambino (a.k.a Donald Glover) continues to prove himself as a rapper. The stand up comedian, who won a Writers Guild of America Award for his work on NBC’s 30 Rock, dropped “One Up” during US radio show, Sway in the Morning. Continue reading