Mick Jenkins – Martyrs
Extremely powerful video. I love when I find a new artist who is saying something of value and finds a creative, artistic way to get their message out. They inspire me to create and take my craft to another level. I just discovered this Chicago MC and he has my attention.
Rick Ross ft. Young Jeezy – War Ready
Sometimes you need some mindless hype shit to turn up to. Ross is one of my guilty pleasures for that. I do like the title, maybe I can turn that into a DFM shirt. I always love military inspired designs.
M.O.P – Calm Down
When Warriorz dropped in 2000 this was one of those albums that didnt leave the cd player for months! I think everyone has those albums from when they were younger that sparked something inside. I am not sure how many people listen to M.O.P today but for me they were extremely instrumental in kick starting my love of music. MASH OUT POSSE FOR LIFE! HAHA!
Statik Selektah ft Ab-Soul, Logic, Jon Connor – Alarm Clock
I always enjoy Statik’s production and Connor and Logic brought some great verses on this one.
Fashawn – Father
I love this guys life story. Grew up without a dad and a mother hooked on drugs, he was put in a grouphome at age 12. By age 15 he put out his first mixtape. His first album “Boy Meets World” was critically acclaimed and now he is signed with Nas’ label ready to release his next album in September. He is an incredible MC and the kind of dude I root for. Its sad I just discovered him recently and yet I have known about Chief Keef for years haha!
Jeezy ft Jay Z – Seen It All
These two veterans just make great songs when they come together. They made one of my favorite songs years ago ”Go Crazy” and they are back at it on this one. HOV is still writing incredible verses, I guess he is pretty good at this rap thing.
The Underachievers – Metropolis
New one from these guys. A very tallented duo from Flatbush. Looking forward to the new album.
Blu – Red & Gold ft. Prodigy, Mitchy Slick and Phil Da Agony
I am not very familiar with Blu’s work but I am going to check out more of his catelog. He has been doing this for a long time in California and is well respected in the underground hip hop community. I can see why, I have been empressed with what I have heard from his new album “Good To Be Home”. Im a big Mobb Deep fan so I like the Prodigy feature too.
Vince Staples – Nate
Vince is an up and coming MC and was recently included on the coveted XXL freshman cover for 2014. Great song and video and I am sure his career will be taking off as so many do after being donned that cover. I hate that any child has to grow up and see this in their home.
Flatbush Zombies – 97.92
I have not been on board with alot FZ’s stuff but something I have always appreciated is their creativity and the way they stay true to themselves. They are kind of carving out their own lane and staying in it, and they can rap. I respect the artistic direction and this video is visually cool. I especially like these guys when their topics are thoughtful and not just drugs. I look forward to checking out future projects.