Hip-Hop, Rap | Justin Timberlake – TKO (Remix) [J.Cole, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T]

Posted by on December 1, 2013


If you missed it a few days back, the Justin Timberlake “TKO” remix is one for the ages. Featuring three of the hottest young emcees (young of course being used relatively as Pusha T is 36) the song puts a more “hood” spin on the original JT Experience track. In my personal and professional opinion I like J. Cole’s verse the best, and no, not just because he responded to Kendrick. Cole’s wordplay and idiom game was on another level and I suggest you guys check out the full annotations over on Rap Genius.

Stream and download this beauty for free and let me know who you think went the hardest on their verse!

Hip-Hop, Rap | Pusha T – Sweet Serenade (ft. Chris Brown)

Posted by on August 29, 2013

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Here we have some brand new Pusha T, courtesy of his Soundcloud. Featuring Chris Brown, this song definitely has some radio potential. Both Chris and Pusha are Virginia natives, making the collaboration come naturally. Pusha’s new album My Name Is My Name will be in stores October, and “Sweet Serenade” definitely gives us some reason to look forward to it.

The song has a “ride-around” vibe and the full choir vocals used in the instrumental give the song an almost eery sound. Take a listen to the song below and for an in-depth look at what Pusha T is saying, check out the lyric breakdown on Rap Genius, here.

Hip-Hop, Rap, Videos | Julian Stephen – Booty Call Hrs (Video)

Posted by on March 5, 2013

It’s not often that I’m approached via facebook message with music from artists I’ve never heard of. I take that back, that happens multiple times a day. What’s rare is me actually listening to that music, and what’s even RARER, almost unheard of, is me ENJOYING the song. But this, this my dear friends, is an anomaly. After Shawn Setaro of Rap Genius introduced me to Derrick, Julian’s manager, I had to listen. Shawn gave his endorsement, and that man’s word is bond. This time it was no different, after first hearing the track, I replayed it three times. After first watching the video, I watched it twice. Julian Stephen embodies New York rap. His beats, his flow, his lyricism. Check out the video above, and get yourself a booty call tonight.


Hip-Hop | Nas – Daughters

Posted by on April 26, 2012

It’s been a minute since we had some Nas that really went back to his old days. But this is pretty dang close. Nas tells us a story catering to all of the fathers with daughters out there. And although I’m sure not many of you have daughters, you can still empathize and enjoy Nas’ flow and lyricism. Check out the lyrics on Rap Genius below along with verified explanations from Nas himself. And although I can not even begin to comprehend the feeling of being responsible for another human being, I hope you guys can enjoy this song as much as me. Nasir guides us on a tale that is both thought AND emotion envoking, and even though I don’t have kids of my own, I can only hope to one day be able to deal with the highs and lows of raising a baby girl. Monologue over.