Craig Mack – Flavour In Ya Ear (Remix) ft Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes
Appearing as an additional version to the original track from Craig Mack this remix is one of my favourite songs to come out of 1994. Featuring on the track are hip hop heavyweights Biggie, Rampage, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes (before even hearing it just by looking at these names you know its going to be a killer track). Diddy opens the track will a classic reference from the 1979 film The Warriors, then Easy Mo Bee drops one of the dopest beats to come out of any era! Now don’t get me wrong the verses are straight fire on this track but I don’t think it would have the same effect without Mo Bee’s epic raw production. Nonetheless BIG dives straight in with the slickest line of the whole track ‘Niggas is mad I get more butt than ash trays’ what a way to start a track, after that its all in! Whilst Rampage doesn’t let the track down he does have the weakest verse but that’s all forgiven after LL and Busta bring their A game to close out the track. This was real hip hop, straight rugged and raw, they sure as hell don’t make them like this anymore. Relive the classic track below! RIP Notorious B.I.G.
Kanye West – All Day ft Kendrick Lamar
Last week we heard what we presume was a demo version of Kendrick Lamar’s verse for the alternative version of Kanye West’s new hit All Day. Now today we are confronted with the full version which features Kanye’s original verses plus Kendrick’s fast flowing contribution which sounds incredibly dope. I think its safe to say that Kendrick can do no wrong, I don’t think there is much better in the game right now however; that’s not taking anything away from Kanye who also goes hard on this track. Will this version appear on Kanye’s new album which is scheduled to drop this year? Who knows, all we know is these two sound dope as fuck together and we hope there is more to come in the future. 2015 is really shaping up to be a great year for hip hop! Listen to the bumpin’ track below and keep an ear out for Kanye’s new album because you can be sure it will drop without warning!
Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs – Fetti (Produced by Alchemist & Oh No)
We are only three and a half months into the year but already 2015 seems to be a better year for hip hop than the whole of 2014. We’ve seen some killer releases including Joey’s B4.DA.$$, Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly, just yesterday we got Tyler’s career changing Cherry Bomb and now we receive legendary producers Alchemist and Oh No’s collaborative album Welcome To Los Santos. The pair who go by the name of Gangrene have put together a Grand Theft Auto inspired album which features the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, E-40, A$AP Ferg, Danny Brown and two heavyweights Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs who feature on the albums latest release Fetti. The beat has a smooth mysterious vibe to it which really connects with each rappers flow. Curren$y brings his chilled out style while Gibbs delivers his usual aggressive flow, both styles compliment each other creating one perfect track. Take a listen to Fetti below and be sure to check out the rest of the album, you can stream the entire album on http://www.npr.org.
Snoop Dogg – So Many Pros
Sticking to the feel good, up-tempo vibes Snoop Dogg releases his second single from his upcoming album Bush. So Many Pros is the name and its another groovy track that again features Charlie Wilson with some background vocals this time. Pharrell provides some more funky rhythms on this one however; I’d have to say I think I slightly prefer the albums first single Peaches N Cream but nonetheless its an enjoyable track. Bush seems to be heading in a good direction, lets hope the rest of the album lives up to the expectation. Check out So Many Pros below and get ready for the albums May 12th release!
Snoop Dogg – Peaches N Cream ft Charlie Wilson
As previously mentioned Snoop Dogg is almost set to release his 13th solo album titled Bush. The highly anticipated album which is due out May 12th is produced completely by Pharrell Williams and the first single is titled Peaches N Cream. The track features a very groovy vibe with some vocals from Charlie Wilson. Snoop mentioned that the album will have a ‘feel good atmosphere’ to it and judging by its first single he aint wrong. To be honest I thought the days of Snoop producing a good track were long gone however; Peaches N Cream has given me a little bit of hope. Some of Snoop’s best work has come from his collaborations with Pharrell, hopefully the pair can produce something special this time round… well lets just hope its better than Reincarnated (that shouldn’t be to hard.) Check out the new funky single below, along with the retro style film clip.