Q-Tip confirms he’s producing Kanye West’s next album.
Spin has released their “50 best albums of 2013” list, and these are the hip-hop cuts that made it. What do you think?
Personally I feel it’s fairly skewed. I have no idea how you put 2 Chainz’s incredibly average album way above phenomenal works like J. Cole’s Born Sinner, R.A. the Rugged Man’s Legends Never Die, or many of the other phenomenal albums you’ll surly find on my list once it’s finished.
1) Yeezus - Kanye West
2) Acid Rap - Chance the Rapper
8) The Night’s Gambit - Ka
12) Old - Danny Brown
21) Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels
27) Young Rich Niggas - Migos
28) MMLP2 - Eminem
30) B.O.A.T.S.II: Me Time - 2 Chainz
31) Doris - Earl Sweatshirt
43) Death Grips - Government Plates
44) My Name Is My Name - Pusha T
50) Nothing Was The Same - Drake
The Westboro Baptist Church has added Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar's December 3rd concert to their picketing schedule, since they claim the artists are “Two fools who take their God given talents and use them for lasciviousness.” I really hope Kanye and Kendrick spit some verses calling out these pieces of living shit. That’s a youtube video I’d love to see.
James Franco & Seth Rogen - Bound 3
Seth Rogen and James Franco recreate the music video for Kanye West’s Bound 2, shot for shot. This is parody at its best.
Kanye West - Bound 2 [Music Video]
Well here’s the new music video for Kanye’s spectacular song Bound 2, which features Kim Kardashian. I can’t say I’m a fan of the video though.
It’s my 3nd favorite song off of Kanye’s album Yeezus. Most of the album packs a hard venomous bite, but Bound 2 maintains the same chill flow and depictive tone as Everything I Am, which is my all time favorite Ye song. The lyrics aren’t the most profound shit you’ll ever hear, but they get his broader point across exceptionally well. This is the kind of song I didn’t start to fully appreciate until I heard it about 10 times. The whole work is extremely quotable and easy to remember. Its unique layout also takes you out of your comfort zone a bit. Some of the album overdoes the “unique” factor though, and ends up just sounding somewhat awkward.
"Close your eyes and let the word paint a thousand pictures…one good girl is worth a thousand bitches."
My Song Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Kanye West - Power (Live)
Kanye is unarguably a master when it comes to infusing stunning artistic qualities into his live performances.
Busta Rhymes - Thank You (ft. Q-Tip)
If you weren’t aware at this point, Busta Rhymes signed with Cash Money Records back in 2011. I’ll always have respect for what he’s done for hip-hop as a whole, but for the past couple years his general efforts have been painfully disappointing. A few months ago he released his horrid Cash Money debut Twerk It (ft. Nicki Minaj), which is the lead single for his upcoming album Extinction Level Event 2. This left a pretty shitty taste in my mouth, and I only further wrote him off. This is why Thank You happily surprised me. It’s the second single to E.L.E.2 and the best song he’s released in a long time…and a great deal longer for YMCMB. I’m still not sure why Birdman and Lil Wayne felt obligated to talk like dumbasses at the beginning, since people who are fans of Q-Tip and hip-hop like this clearly don’t think very highly of them at this point. I’m also assuming most Young Money fans don’t even know who Q-Tip is, let alone appreciate his work. That aside, I really enjoy Thank You on multiple levels. Its simplistic yet sexy instrumental meshes exceptionally well with their agile flows. Unfortunately they trade off spitting anything with real substance to effectively keep their verses heavily laden with rhymes. Also, in my opinion, Q-Tip successfully outdoes Busta on his own song. I just hope he maintains this essence and doesn’t get too sidetracked with that YMCMBullshit.
My Song Rating: 9.3 out of 10
Dave Chappelle put together the best lineup ever.
"Barack Obama doesn’t care about white people."
Dave Chappelle has the absolute best taste in music.