Friday, May 21, 2010

Hip Hop Review

Peace and blessings to all of you out there reading this. Summer is underway and moving fast, make sure you stay on point, stay cool, and remained focused.  Hope you having fun with the Playoffs, the ‘still not solved’ car crash of Mayor-Elect Steve Benjamin, and the constant disorganization of our State Assembly; Summer 2010 promises to be filled with more jewels and junk.  Let’s get to it.

Since the passing of Keith Elam aka Guru this past April, all I have been listening to is Gang Starr (from ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’, ‘Step In The Arena’, to ‘Hard To Earn’, ‘Moment of Truth’, and ‘Full Clip’).  It’s crazy how music affects the rhythm in all of us.  I did have a few opportunities though to put some new joints in the deck.

Here a quick list of some new albums that you need to put in your collection….
B.O.B. aka Bobby Ray- The Adventures of Bobby Ray (Grand Hustle/Rebel Rock)…An extremely eclectic gumbo of Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, and space travel.  Fresh off the heels of the #1 single ‘Nothing On You’, go grab yourself a copy of this young upstart’s debut.
8 Ball & MJG- Ten Toes Down (Grand Hustle/E1)….Southern royalty has no rivals.  One of the greatest groups of all time have not slowed down a bit from their ‘Space Age Pimpin’; GO SUPPORT REAL MUSIC
Kidz In The Hall- Land Of Make Believe (Duck Down Inc.)
Corinne Bailey Rae- The Sea (EMI Records)…As a dedication to her late husband, Corinne is at her finest on this record.  Enjoy!!!
Method Man (Meth), Ghostface Killah (Ghost), and Raekwon (Rae)- WU- MASSACRE (Def Jam)….Some of the sharpest lyricists from the Wu-Tang Clan have combined to make one of the dopest records in a while.  Flavor Filled!!!!
Bebe & Cece Winans- Still ( B& C Records)
Sade- Soldier Of Love (EPIC)…No words necessary!!!
Little Brother- Left Back (Hall Of Justice)…The final chapter of a very talented, yet turmoil filled crew.  Shouts to Phonte, Big Pooh, & 9th Wonder.  Much success to y’all brothers.
Snoop Dogg- More Malice (Doggy Style Records/Priority)
Raheem Devaughn- Love & War Masterpiece (Jive Records)…Easily one of 2010’s best R&B albums.
Erykah Badu- New Amerykah Part 2 (Motown)….Vintage sound from a vintage soul.
Ludacris- Battle Of The Sexes (Disturbing Tha Peace/ Def Jam)
Usher- Raymond Vs. Raymond ( Laface/Jive)
Jaheim-Another Round (Atlantic)
Shouting Down The Aisles (Various Artists)…..Gospel’s greats singing the gospel
Monica- Still Standing (J Records)….Veteran singer who’s definitely had her ups and downs.  This record is on the ‘Up & Up’.  One of her greatest collections of music.  From ‘Stay or Go’, ‘Love All Over Me’, to ‘Everything To Me’, and the 80’s style of ‘If You Were My Man’, this is an album not to be bypassed.  GO SUPPORT REAL MUSIC!!!!

Much Love and Lessons to you and yours this year. Ever need a DJ, Sound, Mixtapes, Hosting, Drops, whatever, make sure you hit me up at 803.546.2319,

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