One of the most promising up and comers around decided to release a handful of tracks which precede his critically acclaimed 1999. Titled Rejex the mixtape incorporates 14 tracks from various locations… but I’m going to stop and just let Joey himself explain:
“1999 rejex” is a compilation of tracks that didn’t make it to my debut mixtape “1999″ (obviously). I decided to put this project together because I have a lot of unreleased material that I didn’t want to keep from the ears of my fans and supporters. I also have a couple of tracks on here I did when I was 15 years old (“little rachel”, “indubitable”, and “silent knight”) and I want to show people the progress I’ve made in a couple of years. The remaining songs (“flowers pt. I”, “catharsis”, “panty raid”, “fantum” and “update”) are tracks I dropped prior to the release of ’99 as promo only. I look at “rejex” as my more experimental side compared to ’99. Putting together these two projects even taught me a lil sumchin about my evolution as an artist and individual. Watch me go from “Joey B4 DA $$” to the “Joey BA DA $$”…… If you know what eye mean.. Haha
Download: Rejex – Joey Bada$$
If you haven’t downloaded 1999 yet (scary, I know, but sometimes people miss things) you can do so right here.
So I generally refrain from posting anything besides songs, music videos or mixtapes primarily because it’s hard enough to just keep up on that stuff. But every once in a while, I come across something music related that the interweb has to offer and I feel I must share; this is one of those moments.
If you follow me on twitter (do it, I’ll follow you back (given you’re not a guy, gross, in a relationship, vegetarian, a Yankees fan, a smart car driver, a WNBA player, bipolar, or a PETA advocate)), you already saw that I tweeted this link. However I noticed shortly after that the link I tweeted was for somebody who had reuploaded the video, so being the type of guy I am (a great one clearly) I tracked down the original video so credit could be given where it is due.
Now stop reading and click that play button. Truuuuu!
What. is. up. everybody. I haven’t posted in far too long. Let me kick this welcome back post off by saying this: sometimes in life I think you have experiences that really make you feel like a poor person. Currently, I’m sitting in my car in a Starbucks parking lot stealing the internet. I’m too cheap to go in and buy a drink that I don’t want. Like I said, poor people shit.
This is also the reason I haven’t blogged in forever n a day (Big K.R.I.T. pun intended). For whatever reason, my laptop will not connect to the internet at my apartment in Nola…. which I haven’t mentioned, I’m spending the summer in New Orleans. Booyah. Now this isn’t a facking travel blog, so I’m going to try to make this brief, but here are a few things I’ve noticed about New Orleans since I’ve been here:
1) It storms like everyday here. And not the type of storms we have in the Midwest. It pours. Like to the point where I’ve begun gathering two of every animal (this was the least terrible New Orleans flood joke I could come up with, Daniel Tosh has more or less covered the offensive ones anyways).
2) There are stray animals like a motherfucker. I’ve come to the conclusion that Sarah Mclachlan rescued all these animals and then set them free here.
3) There is a Popeye’s on about every corner. If you don’t understand how awesome that is, just stop reading.
4) Bars in uptown are generally 18+ to get in and “21+ plus to drink.” Open containers in the streets are also allowed everywhere. And you can go to drive through daiquiri shops and order alcoholic frozen drinks by the cup (because apparently frozen alcoholic drinks don’t fall under the usual requirements for open containers while driving).
I came up with like 47 numbers. And those are the four I apparently have limited it down to. Awesome.
Now on to the song. Krit released his album Live From The Underground this week and, as a special thank you to his supporters, released this track. I figured it was fitting I’d post something Southern, and it certainly helps that this ties in with the upcoming Live From The Underground tour that will be stopping at the Granada on July 16th (and he is bringing Casey Veggies with, so go to that shit). You can buy tickets for that here.
Well my episode of Mad Men has finished downloading, so it’s about time I wrap up my internet stealing escapades. Hopefully this weekend I can really hit the blog hard, even throw together a mix or somethin somethin.
Another track from the Brain Gang factory, here we have visuals for K.MC’s intro from his upcoming project Breaking Bad. If you’re a fan of the track, download it here.
Fresh off the press, Meek releases his highly anticipated second installment of the Dreamchasers series, and in doing so, immediately crashed Datpiff. I’ll probably update this post when the download is made possible and I can get to listening. In the mean time, join us all in trying the download link after the jump until that thing works.
Update: Working alt link now available, shout out to Live Mixtapes
The first single from MMG’s compilation album Self Made Vol. 2 gets a visual. It’s been an eventful day for Rozay and the crew, as he signed Omarion, excuse me, Maybach O to the label, announced a new clothing line with Swizz Beatz and had this video drop. Now there are jokes to go around about that signing, but I’ll leave those up to the twitterverse (where “Maybach O” has been trending all day).
What I’d like to focus on is this track. It’s always a bit sad to watch T-Pain struggle to extend his career in a post autotune world (get outta here with that “T Pain Effect”), but the true travesty of this track is not T-Pain (do notice that he no longer gets to be the hook man, as he settles for overpowering background vocals). No, the part of this track that really struggles to reach the rank of mediocrity is Ross’ hook. As he so eloquently states, “my bitch bad, looking like a bag of money.”
To begin with… the fuck does that mean? I never have once in my life seen a girl only to tell my friends, “mannn… I saw the finest chick last night… just looked like a bag of money, know what I’m sayin?”
You can go ahead right now and chalk up the hook as the most uncreative line in hip-hop of 2012 (then again, I never listened to Future’s album that dropped the other week). You’re essentially taking two of the most over used, over exaggerated, uncreative themes in rap, money and women, and combining them into one line of epic nonsense.
Now I don’t mean to sit here on my high horse, presiding over and judging all of hip-hop. I’ll be the first to admit there are days when I thoroughly engage in some ignorant, ridiculous rap. Often times Ross makes his way into the rotation on these days. I’m certainly not his biggest fan, but I do like most of his stuff. However, there’s a difference between entertainingly ignorant and plain stupid; this one has landed entirely on the stupid side.
Oh shit, got so carried away there I almost forgot to post the video. Without further adieu:
Gotta love yourself some Devin The Dude. The straightforward bluntness (pun intended) and relaxed vibes of this one pretty much fit in right in line with just about every track Devin has released in the past 10-15 years. Whether you’re looking to spark up, or have some explaining to do to that special somebody, let Devin The Dude help you out with the stream below. Look for this come May 22nd on his Seriously Trippin’ EP which you can preorder for a whopping $3.99 right here.
TiRon went to his Facebook page to announce the release of his ScHoolboy Q featuring track. I won’t sit here and pretend I know who TiRon is. With a hair under 3,000 Facebook likes, if somebody tells you they are familiar with the Californian MC, I won’t say they’re lying…. but they’re probably lying. I now know he is part of a duo titled The Cafeteria Line and that this track is supposedly finding a home on an upcoming release from them. Truthfully the whole reason I hit play was the Q feature and the Chuck Inglish production. I’m a big fan of Chuck’s simplistic beats (less is more right?) and teaming up with the TDE beast that is Q was a great move that will undoubtedly familiarize his name with a lot more interwebbians. I, for one, am definitely planning on checking out The Cafeteria Line’s full project when it drops . Check out the stream and download below and see if you’re interested in doing the same.
To cut to the chase: this is nasty. Although always a source of great, refreshing hip-hop, Ali hasn’t destroyed a beat like this in a minute. You gotta contribute a nice portion of that to producer Jake One who put together the hard hitting beat that left Ali with no other option than to kill it. All in all, great stuff, with a video to match.
P.S. Now that we’re on the Rhymesayers tangent… have you bought your tickets to Soundset 2012 yet? If not, check out the line up and how to buy tickets in my previous post right here.
Here we’ve got the latest from Brain Gang’s Bobby Sessions. I gotta say choosing Erykah Badu’s “On & On” to get on top of was a great choice. The classic, laid back track provides a perfect compliment to Bobby Sessions’ lyrical prowess. Definitely a must listen and definitely looking forward to hearing more.