Category Archives: Hip-Hop

The Rap Report Episode Negative 5

…shit happened. Schedules shmedules. Anyway thanks for listening, be back soon. If you loved it, share it.

Reasonable Shout/Doubt

01:57 Jidenna – Long Live The Chief

07:15 Eminem – Campaign Speech

12:36 Sho Baraka – The Narrative

14:03 Common – Black America Again

17:02 Kxng Crooked – Good vs Evil

18:10 D.R.A.M. – Big Daddy DRAM

20:56 Gucci Mane – Woptober

24:06 21 Savage – Savage Mode, also Drake  – Sneakin ft 21 Savage

32:12 A Tribe Called Quest – Conrad Tokyo

40:16 Pryhme – Deluxe Edition

43:52 Solange – A Seat at the Table

News

48:43 The Election

01:03:28 All Lives Matter Weezy

The Albums

01:11:17 Mr. Lif – The Life and Death of Scenery

01:24:34 The Game – 1992

01:39:40 Joe Budden – Rage & The Machine

02:12:58 Winner of the week: Joe Budden

02:13:30 Recent/upcoming releases
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The Rap Report Episode Negative 3

Good Lord this episode was a bitch to make! Hit the player below for discussions of new music from Vince Staples, Mac Miller, and Chinx, the beef between The Game and Meek Mills, Kanye vs Kid Cudi, and more!

For those who like to subscribe, we’re on Google Play, and iTunes is coming as soon as they approve the feed. If you’re feeling the show, please share it with your friends!

00:00:00 Intro

00:02:05 Reasonable Shout – Atlanta

00:04:35 The Fabolous mixtape that Knowledge didn’t listen to

00:07:10 TI – Warzone

00:24:20 DJ Khaled – Nas Album Done video

00:33:07 Kanye vs Kid Cudi

00:42:10 The Game and Meek Mills are beefing over Dancehall Jadakiss

01:00:59 French Montana and … Iggy Azalea???

01:03:45 Tyga makes ok music sometimes???

01:07:25 Words from our sponsor????

01:10:22 Vince Staples – Prima Donna

01:37:35 Chinx – Legends Never Die

01:52:42 Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine

02:25:22 Winner of the Week and next week’s new music

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YG – Still Brazy | Review

I pretty much hated My Krazy Life. Let’s start there. Looking back at that review, I can only conclude that my opinion was a product of its time. I still think that DJ Mustard’s beats all sound the same, and that most of that album sounds like tracings of Mustard’s other hits from that era. Therefore, I see how the resultant cheap and haphazard sound of the album would have turned me off immediately. But maybe I was a bit harsh in not mentioning Bompton, which, now separated from Mustard’s radio reign, sounds pretty damn good.

Still Brazy cover

Irregardless (tee-hee), we’re here to talk about Still Brazy.

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Dom Kennedy – By Dom Kennedy | Review

Dom Kennedy - By Dom KennedyStupid-lookin’ ass cover be damned, I really like By Dom Kennedy. I had basically no expectations coming into this album, only being barely aware of who Dom Kennedy was: some new West Coast rapper who featured on a pretty good song from Kendrick Lamar’s early mixtape, Overly Dedicated. The song wasn’t super impressive but it caught my attention enough to bring me here, so shout out to Kendrick for helping to make this happen.

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KRS-One’s Supremely Disappointing Defense of Afrika Bambaataa

Shout out to everyone who still gives a fuck about this site. Those who know me personally know I’ve dealt with a major life change in the last several months. As a result, my time and motivation have been severely shot lately. Here’s to fixing that!

I should be able begin with “in case you’ve been living under a rock”, but as far as I can tell, even those without stones for shelter could be very unaware of the Afrika Bambaataa drama that’s been boiling for about a month*. The long and short of it is that he’s been accused, multiple times, of molesting young boys. It started with Ronald Savage, then three others came forward, then a bodyguard confirmed that incidents like those alleged have occurred, and more keep coming. Bambaataa defended himself with the classic, battle-tested, “this is a conspiracy built to tear me down” defense. KRS-One made a confusing defense of Bambaataa on Noreaga’s Drink Champs podcast, and failed to clarify himself in a blog post on his website.

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Curren$y – Canal Street Confidential

My only problem with Curren$y is consistency. He has a few different styles of music that he does and they often sound good, but the beats he chooses are very hit and miss. Meanwhile, there’s Canal Street Confidential. When I put Curren$y on, this is exactly what I want to hear! The beats are much more melodic than on some of his other albums, and the choices are just better. No forced Jadakiss and Riff Raff features, instead it’s Future flossing on Drive By, and Ty Dolla $ign on a smooth serenade that is Superstar.

Curren$y - Canal Street Confidential
Basic yet dope

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