It’s officially Friday. You know what that means? Let the weekend shenanigans begin! Yay yeah yay! Whether you decide to party it up or go on a nice rendezvous with your friends (or a daring lover), you should totally kick off your weekend with a great laugh.
Today’s laugh comes from this amazing viral video of this super cool guy rapping to Chris Brown’s song “Look At Me Now.” Oh, but it’s not just another wannabe rapper doing a Breezy cover. Nope, it’s way more original; he raps the entire song in Family Guy voices. That’s right, in all the voices from the popular characters from Family Guy. And you know what? His impersonations are dead on!
I’ll admit I can do a pretty good Mr. Herber, you know the old creepy guy…but I couldn’t do all of the voices jumping back and forth from one to the other. Yet, this guy does it flawlessly! His lyrics are witty and the animations on the video are also bound to ensue laughter. So if you’re in the mood for some good weekend comedy, then check out this video. Not only is it super cool, but as a Family Guy fan, I will say it is quite impressive!
You’d think that most DJs and producers who are world-renown for their works in a specific genre, such as Seamus Haji, would only listen to electronic music or house, but that isn’t always the case.
Most DJs and producers often have quite the eclectic taste in music, which is often the driving force of ultimate inspiration for their productions and mixes. So I wasn’t surprised when Seamus Haji released a nice mix called “I Wanna Go Back #7″ which takes us back to the days of hip-hop’s golden era.
Click here to sit back and reminisce while listening to some of Seamus’ favorite oldschool hip-hop tracks. He’s got good taste.
The mix is pretty good, and he starts off with one of my favorite tracks, “They Reminisce Over You.” Such a timeless track, and it makes me look at the hip-hop I hear on the radio and just shake my head. What the hell happened? How did we go from such methodical lyricism to songs that are made up of first-grader sentences. SMH.
P.S. This isn’t my first time expressing why I love oldschool hip-hop vs. this new radio shit music. Read my thoughts on a post I wrote called “Vintage Rhymes.”
I’ve heard some pretty good mixes throughout the summer, but the past few weeks I’ve been listening non-stop to Bones: The Deep End Summer 2012 Mixtape.
It doesn’t take much for a mix to catch my attention, especially if it has the right momentum. The thing I love the most about the Bones mixtape is that is has this great fusion of deep, garage, funky bass, tech house, and dirty electro. You’d think that all those genres in one mix would sound messy, but the mix flows perfectly; track transitions are truly on point, never too late or too early.
Oh, and another thing I love about this mix…it’s a free download! So you can totally download it and listen to it while you’re working out or simply running errands. Whatever floats ya boat!
A few of the tracks I’ve heard before, especially the second track by Celsius called “Must Be You.” While other tracks are foreign to me, yet they surely have given me an eargasm. Click here for the complete track listing.
DMV rapper Napoleon Da Legend has finally dropped visuals for “Jewelz Part 3.”
It’s been a long awaited time since fans have heard the follow-up to “Jewelz” parts 1 and 2, so it’s nice that the rapper has debuted Edson Florez for EVG Studio directed video. The visuals are dope! This video surely takes a unique creative direction, while still allowing room for NDL to do his thing, shine.
Peep the visuals below for “Jewelz Part 3,” which will be featured on his forthcoming EP Symphonies of a Lost Soul. And be sure to show some love to NDL on Twitter @TeamNDL
Do you have a morning anthem? You know, that song you listen to every single morning in order to have the strength to conquer the day. Or perhaps you’re like me and have a few songs in rotation. Whether it be one song or a few, I think every one (especially music junkies) needs to have an anthem they listen to every morning (or at least some point in the day.)
Currently my morning playlist consist of some of my favorite house tracks, but upon hearing Futuristic’s new album Dream Big, I think I might have stumbled upon my new morning anthem; Futuristic’s album entitled song “Dream Big.” Like seriously dude, dream big! How much better of a morning anthem can you find? It’s surely a track that will appease the hip-hop lovers, but then it’s also a nice inspirational track that even the non-hip-hop fans can enjoy.
And for those of you worried that it might be another rapper attempting to sing his own chorus in order to impress the ladies (which is usually a fail when rappers who can’t sing try to,) don’t be worried. Futuristic is not only extremely talented, but he is musically wise. Instead of attempting to sing a chorus and parading around a with big ego saying “I do everything by myself” like most rappers do, he actually worked with vocalist Jerrin Jaramillo (present on other tracks as well) to make “Dream Big” a nice fusion of hip-hop with an R&B vibe.
“Dream Big” is a pretty awesome track, but it’s just the start of an even more collection of awesomesauce. Every track on Futuristic’s album Dream Big brings something unique to the entire project. The production by AKT Aktion is pure perfection! You’ve got a mixture of tracks with a chill hip-hop vibe, to tracks such as “Fuck You Mean” which can totally be a banger. Futuristic even goes hip-hop/rock with his track “Can’t Handle Me,” another great track on his album that has Futuristic dropping his usual witty & swag driven rhymes.
After listening to each track on the album, I can honestly say that I think Futuristic could easily make it big. I mean he’s already dreaming big, so now all he needs to do is make it big. He’s got quite a knack for being versatile in his delivery as well as his subject matter, and you know that’s definitely a good thing. I can’t stand when rappers just always release an ignorant conglomerate of tracks, but Futuristic switches it up. He can be outlandishly raw to the point where you have to rewind his lyrics & laugh at his epic absurdities (check out his track “Reviews”), but then he can still be fresh & clean with some lyrics that don’t ensue laughs (always good laughter when listening to Futuristic,) but tracks that inspire provocative thought.
So at the end of the day, I have to say that I’m totally in love with Futuristic’s new album Dream Big.And coming from someone that barely bothers to listen to hip-hop nowadays due to the lack of creativity and the brain freeze lyrics on the radio, it’s impressive that his album actually caught my attention longer than a few minutes. It’s good music. No complaints from me. So what are you guys waiting for? Go listen to his album & download it! Seriously, are you still waiting? Go….now!
So what happens when you got a killer beat, a group of a female rappers, and an English accent? Well, you get a bangin’ track called “Rock The Mic” featuring the UK Female Allstars & insane production skills by Mikey J.
It’s actually quite a shame this video doesn’t have more views. I know it was only released the other day via SoulCultureUK’s YouTube, but I really think it’s a video that deserves more props. It’s not often that you see a lot of female rappers collaborating on tracks, so it’s nice to see the top female rappers of the UK coming together; the track features A Dot, Baby Blue, Lioness, RoxXxan, Mz Bratt and Lady Leshurr.
I may not be big on a lot of hip-hop, but I definetly always try to support the female rappers, especially if they are good. Secondly, I’m a huge fan of UK artists. The UK has a lot of good music, and I actually love the accent most rappers have. I’ll admit it can be hard to understand their accents, but you’ve got to love the killer lyrics & the bangin’ beat.
Luckily “Rock The Mic” has all the ingredients that make for a good track (well in my opinion). The song & the video is legit. It’s honestly one of those things you could probably dislike, but if you support female MC’s from the UK, then you should totally like it, pass it on, and be sure to share it with everyone!