Hip-Hop, Playlists | Jeff’s 15 Best Hip-Hop Tracks of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Best-Of---hip-hop---big With the mainstream sound shifting further towards hip-hop (or is it the other way around?) the way it has in 2013, it’s become quite a good climate for rappers. While this year has had its share of successes and rises to fame (see Chance The Rapper, Logic), though, it’s certainly had its share of disappointments. Read on to see my selections as the year’s best work in hip-hop.


Hip-Hop, Videos | B.o.B – So Good (Official Video)

Posted by on March 21, 2012

A month ago B.o.B. dropped this great feel good single off his upcoming album, ‘Strange Clouds’ set to release May 1st. To match this catchy track is a sweet video, reflecting that feel good vibe you get. B.o.B. surprises me often, breaking that barrier I have built up against mainstream. I am a notorious mainstream music hater, but I am not lying when I say I love this song. If you are a hater like I am, this video may sway you as it did to me.


Albums | B.o.B., Ester Dean x Nicki Minaj

Posted by on February 22, 2012

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B.o.B. released another single off his sophomore album, Strange Clouds, due out May 1st.  Some of you may be getting your fair share of warm weather already and even us New Englanders are having one whacky ass winter, but this Ryan Tedder produced hip-poppy jam will have you rocking your swim trunks and FNT tanks in no time.

Purchase on iTunes: B.o.B. – So Good (Prod. by Ryan Tedder)

New drop from Ester Dean (the newest signee of Roc Nation) featuring a nice verse from the always reliable Nicki Minaj.  These two have a short, but triple platinum, record on their resumes as Nicki’s “Super Bass” was one of the top songs of 2011.  I think what Ester is trying to say is, hop on iTunes and buy my single.


Hip-Hop, Videos | B.o.B. ft. Lil Wayne – Strange Clouds [Music Video]

Posted by on December 5, 2011

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B.o.B. brings us the visuals for his first radio hit off his recent mixtape, EPIC: Every Play Is Crucial, as him and Weezy head to the country side to get a better viewing of the Strange Clouds.   I found the video a bit humorous in parts and Wayne is acting a fool in the majority of his parts, which added a little dynamism to the video.  If you haven’t yet, go cop the full mixtape HERE and be on the lookout for a single off Bobby Ray’s sophomore album, Strange Clouds, dropping soon.

DOWNLOAD: B.o.B. ft. Lil Wayne – Strange Clouds

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | B.o.B. – EPIC: Every Play Is Crucial [Mixtape]

Posted by on November 28, 2011

B.o.B. unleashes his newest mixtape, EPIC: Every Play Is Crucial, packed with features from A list artists such as Eminem, Lil Wayne, T.I. & several more.  Some of these tracks definitely sound like album material, but count on Bobby Ray to stay faithful to his fans and deliver a free project in preparation for his sophomore album, Strange Clouds.  The project showcases all of B.o.B.’s styles and is surely a promising project leading up to the album in 2012.

DOWNLOAD: B.o.B. – Every Play Is Crucial [Mixtape]

Hip-Hop, Videos | Hip-Hop: B.o.B., Statik Selektah, Mac Miller, Wale, Diggy, The Roots

Posted by on October 20, 2011

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B.o.B. recently teamed up with Playboy Tre and Meek Mill for what could be the second single off his sophomore album, Strange Clouds, due out in early spring of 2012, or another unreleased track off a presumed mixtape dropping sometime between now and then.  Above are the visuals for the track, “Epic”, which the trio goes hard over the wild Lil C production in the confines of a vacant boxing gym.

DOWNLOAD: B.o.B. ft. Playboy Tre & Meek Mill – Epic

Statik Selektah is only days away from dropping his highly anticipated album, Population Control, featuring a slew of stars, both young and old.  “Groupie Love”, the third track off the production album features Mac Miller and Josh Xantus.  Judging by the lineup, this will probably be one of the lighter tracks on the record.  Stay tuned, I’ll keep you posted with more releases as the album drops next Tuesday, the 25th.  Also, below is yet another unreleased cut from Mac.  Sounds like an old one.

DOWNLOAD: Statik Selektah ft. Mac Miller & Josh Xantus – Groupie Love

DOWNLOAD: Mac Miller – Stop Bitchin (Unreleased)

Wale laid down a short freestyle over Jay-Z’s classic, “What More Can I Say”, with hopes of keeping people tuned in prior to the release of Ambition.  Wale exercises his wordplay on this one and keeps it fresh as always.   Ambition coming 11.1.11.

DOWNLOAD: Wale – What More Can I Say (Freestyle)

The Roots tag label mate, Big K.R.I.T. for a verse on their new single off their upcoming album, undun, scheduled to hit shelves 12.6.11.  As expected, here’s a powerful and soulful track that we’ve grown accustomed to hearing from both parties.

DOWNLOAD: The Roots ft. Big K.R.I.T. – Make My

Diggy Diggy Diggy can’t you see!  Young Simmons grabs a hook from Jeremih as the the youngin’ drops what could be the fullest song he’s released to date.  I’m still not completely sold on the kid, but with time, he’s got the resources to be a star.

DOWNLOAD: Diggy Simmons ft. Jeremih – Do It Like You