I’ve been listening to Exile and Johaz's new collab album E&J that just dropped today, and holy fuck…so far my favorite hip-hop album of 2014. If you’ve been wondering what album would be worth buying so you could support some underground artists, look no further. Exile is my all time favorite West Coast producer, so when I say this album features some of his best instrumentals ever, I mean that shit wholeheartedly. If you want to check out Exile’s other best collab albums, you should listen to Boy Meets World (collab with Fashawn) and Below The Heavens (collab with Blu).
This is a full album stream, which I’m guessing will most likely be taken down later this week, so enjoy it while you can.
I’ll also be posting reviews for my favorite songs off of the album.
Do you think Dr. Dre will ever actually release Detox?
According to Kreayshawn, she only earned $0.01 from the sales of her debut album Somethin ‘Bout Kreay. It debuted at No. 112 on the Billboard 200 in its first week of release, making it the all-time lowest first week sales by an artist signed to a major record label. Hopefully now she’ll finally leave hip-hop *fingers crossed*.
"Everybody gon’ respect the shooter, but the one in front of the gun lives forever."
Haven’t you heard? The Based God knows all.
I actually reviewed my two favorite songs from it, with EyesDry - TheAfter being my 3rd favorite hip-hop song of 2009. It’s a true classic.
"Drunk as hell but no throwing up.
Half way home and my pager still blowing up.
Today I didn’t even have to use my AK.
I got to say it was a good day.”
- Ice Cube
Kendrick Lamar has been ranked as the 2nd hardest working artist of 2013.
According to Soundkick he played 171 shows and traveled 229,583 km, which is equal to 5.74 times around the world.
“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”
"In retrospect I remember December being the hottest.
Squad cars, neighborhood wars, and stolen Mazdas.
I tell you motherfuckers that life is full of hydraulics.
Up and down, get a 64, better know how to drive it.”
Sene & Blu - JusASuggestion
This painfully low-key gem is my second favorite song off of Sene & Blu’s fantastic 2009 collab album A Day Late & A Dollar Short, with my favorite being EyesDry - TheAfter. The catchy upbeat instrumental produced by Blu paired with Sene’s brilliant lyricism makes this a memorable track that boasts a great deal of of character and flair. I’m still not sure how this album got more slept on more than the cold side of a pillow. If you haven’t given it a listen yet, I highly suggest you do.
"That’s why I can’t sleep, turnin’ tossin’. Signs in my path tell me caution, though I been ignorin’ them since eighteen. What you can’t see can’t hurt, so I don’t judge another man’s worth. Who am I to say he can’t dream. I just play the cards they hand me, and ante up when my chance peeks."
My Song Rating: 9.5 out of 10