First off I wanna let y’all know how hard it is for me to pick just five songs for this post each week. I listen to so much music that I’m surprised I can remember what any of it is. Nevertheless, here we go….
Tanya Morgan – A Love Joint Named Saturday. These guys are dope, we did a show with them up in NYC when we went for CMJ. They’re featured in the current issue of XXL with a full page (check it). This song is from their Sunlighting mixtape, which you can find on their website, Loud Minority Music. Make sure you check the mixtape out, it’s dope…
Robin Thicke – Wanna Love You Girl (ft. Pharrell). As usual the neptunes are all over the place, and this guy is one of their projects. You may remember his father, Alan Thicke, from the 80s sitcom Growing Pains. This is classic neptunes r&B stuff right here. Pharrell guests with a rap verse. Supposedly the neptunes are doing Thicke’s whole album, so it should be pretty dope. I apologize if the quality is sort of rough, I ripped it from a white label…
On the opposite end of the spectrum we have Mobb Deep – The Infamous (ft. 50 Cent). As you may or may not know, Mobb Deep is signed with G-Unit records now. I’m sure you’ll see G-Unit all over their release. Some people are bothered by this but I don’t care, Mobb deserves more exposure than they’ve been getting over the past couple of years. To go from being on Landspeed to being signed to G-Unit…well, that’s the definition of grinding. This particular track is produced by Alchemist who should be no stranger to you if you’re familiar with Mobb Deep. If you’ve never heard any of his work, just visit his page and you’ll realize he’s gotten quite a few street classics under his belt. This particular beat is a bit of a departure from his regular style, I can dig it though….
The Youngbloodz are a group who I don’t think get nearly as much credit and recognition as they deserve. People act like they just came on the scene with rise of Lil Jon’s fame. You remember that joint that had “85”? That used to be the shit!! Anyway, the remix to their song “Presidential” has been bumpin in the car for a couple of weeks now. Yeah, Akon is on it, but I can actually tolerate him on this song. Plus I like the scratching on this track…b-b-b-b-ounce like rubber…..
Last but not least is a joint called “Don’t Wanna Give That Up” that the group DMP put out last year on a mixtape. If you don’t know Nottz does their production, and while a bit simplistic in nature, this beat gets the job done. Nottz is known for his sick basslines, and this song is no exception. Not like hip-hop needed another song about weed, but at least this is a different twist to the subject.
There you go folks…Enjoy. Leave comments if you like what you hear
Oh yeah, I added a new song to the audio section, one I did with Dan Johns…make sure to check that out as well