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Yesterday I was unable to update at all. Blog withdrawal is no joke. Especially as I could access my inbox so knew a WHOLE bunch of ish-ness was being sent my way. Anyway, before I kick off todays posts I thought I would revisit what gifts should have been here 24hrs ago like a Bad Santa.
In my opinion DJ Khalil handed Esco a beat to rival any piece of music on “Untitled” yet Nas chose to keep this as a mixtape track. Not sure why but at least we now have the full CDQ version.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Nas -What It Is (prod. DJ Khalil)
Big Boi – Something’s Gotta Give f. Mary J. Blige:
A couple of Clipse tracks off of The Re-Up Gang album popped up yesterday as well as a quick Interview with Hip-Hop Official.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Clipse Present Re-Up Gang – Zen (iTunes Bonus) (prod. Maestro)
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Clipse Present Re-Up Gang – My Life’s the Shit (prod. The Illfonics)
Best Of Both Offices also sent through a couple standout emails. Including:
Big Sean (G.O.O.D Music) Freeverse:
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Megan Rochell – Caught Up
Fox News recently analysed Luda’s “Politics” track. Bad news.
The track listing for L.A.X came out yesterday and made interesting reading.
01. State of Emergency (Feat. Ice Cube) (Produced By Jonathan “J.R.” Rothem)
02. Bulletproof Diaries (Feat. Raekwon) (Produced By Jelly Roll)
03. Cali Sunshine (Feat. Bilal) (Produced By Nottz)
04. Game’s Pain (Feat. Keysha Cole) (Produced By Knobody)
05. My Life (Feat. Lil’ Wayne) (Produced By Cool & Dre)
06. Angel (Feat. Common) (Produced By Kanye West)
07. Camera Phone (Feat. Ne-Yo) (Produced By Cool & Dre)
08. A Thug And A Gentleman (Feat. Ne-Yo) (Produced By Jonathan “J.R.” Rothem)
09. Us Live (Feat. Chrisette Michelle) (Produced By Scott Storch)
10. Put Ya Hands Up (Feat. Busta Rhymes) (Produced By Scott Storch)
11. Dope Boys (Feat. Travis Barker) (Produced By 1500 or Nothin’)
12. Touchdown (Feat. Raheem DeVaughn) (Produced By Nottz)
13. Ya Heard (Feat. Ludacris) (Produced By Nottz)
14. Nice (Produced By Irv Gotti)
15. House Of Pain (Produced By DJ Toomp)
16. Letter To The King (Produced By Hi-Tek)
You gonna get it?
More Bars from Donny:
Now what can I possibly say about this man that you don’t already know? He’s a dope lyricist, puts on a great show, one of the best coming up, etc. but all that’s common knowledge. How about this tho? He’s dropping “The Best of Skyzoo” in a few weeks, “The Power of Words” Mixtape in Oct. and his official album “The Salvation” this winter. Until next week.
More free Free.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Freeway – Hip Hop Lives
This is super-late as far as remixes go these days but is worth the wait.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Tyga – Coconut Juice (rmx) f. Lil Wayne & Rich Boy
The Weather Man aka Evidence sent through a promo.
Evidence – Cats & Dogs Promo:
Finally Maino dropped a Official remix to “Hi Haters” for you to hear.
Weeks after getting robbed for his diamonds, Young Money artist Tyga drops a new video. Here is Diamond Life.
Ironic or Iconic?
New music from Young Money ENT artist Tyga. Also check out the video below where Ty explains the whole “chain-snatch-buy-back” situation.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Tyga – I’m Young Money
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Colby O’ Donis – What You Got (rmx) f. Tyga
Part 2 of a behinds look at Tyga’s KarmaloopTV photoshoot.
Part 1 HERE.
Simple & Plain.
No Introduction in stores NOW.
Bonus track for some reason. When someone is hot you really should use their feature as main track to help promotion.
Should not be a bonus.
New music from Tyga, minus his chains, courtesy of These Two.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Tyga – Cartoonz
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Tyga – EST. (80’s Baby)
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Tyga – Press 7
The good people over at Allhiphop.com took it upon themselves to review Tyga’s new mixtape, No Introduction. Heres how it went:
Tyga’s flow is almost identical to that of Lil Wayne. However, his animated adolescent sound gives him a Pop / Rock vibe that sets the two MCs apart. This Compton native and relative to Gym Class Heroes front man, Travis, linked up with Lil Wayne during MTV’s VMA’s and soon after found himself being the newest addition to the Young Money Records family. Tyga’s personality certainly shines on his No Introduction Mixtape, and brings a fresh sound to West Coast Rap.
“Summer Girl” brings a feel-good “cruising through Cali” vibe to the mixtape with its mid-tempo old-school electronic sound and hook. The tough beat accompanied by the dope verse from fellow Young Money associate Nicki Minaj makes “Get With This” one of the mixtapes standout tracks. Although she outshines Tyga when it comes to lyricism, he still manages to hold his own.
Yet, the mixtape can do without “Tyga’s World.” Though it showcases his sense of humor and creativity, the track has no real depth and comes off as pointless and awkward.
Nonetheless, as the mixtape progresses Tyga breaks away from his Weezy-tailored-flow and solidifies his own unique style. No Introduction is an adequate representation of Tyga’s potential. His mainstream sound may give him more praise with his pop/rock fan base, yet he brings the spirit and entertainment back into MCing. More importantly, his lyrical ability should not be overlooked.
By Aisha Johnson
Lil Wayne gives Young Money emcee a helping hand by basically giving him one o his own tracks. This will feature on Tyga’s No introduction.
DOWNLOAD: Lil Wayne Ft Tyga – California Love