So true, the more things change they stay the same.
Kids, this is almost like a Hip Hop 101 class. Young Guru is a genius, he reminds me of Logan P. McCoy in that he’s a real intellectual in the Hip Hop world. Yung Guru is a great look for the culture.
Revered as “The Sound of New York,” Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s albums and officially became Jay-Z’s tour D.J. in 2010. “When we study hip-hop we are actually studying the history of piracy. If we go back and study all piracy, we see that most things that were created in the world are a remix of else.”
Watch him borrow a beat from Al Green (some may know those drums from “Dead Wrong” and “I Got A Story To Tell” by the Notorious B.I.G.) and Bobby Blue Bland (used in Jay’s “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”) to show the fine line between art and piracy.
He is also a leader in adapting to a challenging music business. “It is always vibe over money.”
“…I had the opportunity to do two shows in Europe with Saigon over the summer and found him to be a very talented and compelling individual. On his latest release “The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread And Circuses” he is open about being in a transition between a life asleep and a life awake. I took advantage of the opportunity to ask him how this transition began when we were in Copenhagen. His answer remains with me to this day.
“My daughter came up to me after listening to Nicki Minaj and asked me what a menage was. She’s three years old.”
Words are powerful, aren’t they?…”
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“Certified Trap is a revolutionary web series on Trap music and it’s growing influence on other genres. Our goal was to reach out to influential players on both sides of the fence utilizing key relationships from the two most credible brands in the business, LiveMixtapes.com (Hip Hop) and Mad Decent (EDM) to explore the possibilites. Episode 1 bridges the gap between Hip Hop and EDM genres, featuring appearances from (in order) Dirty South Joe, DJ Scream, Gucci Mane, Mike Will, Waka Flacka, Dj Genesis, DJ Sega, Sonny Digital, DJ Spinz, Southside, TM, 808 Mafia, Drumma Boy, Daniel Disaster, Bigga Rankin, Alley Boy, FKi, Two9, Trap-A-Holics, Bambino Gold, Eldorado Red, Swizzy Mack, Gianni Lee, and Flosstradamus.”
For all those who want to download the music from this episode, here is the track list:
.05 – Killah Kalam – Oh Boy
.53 – Major Lazer – Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
1.27 – C.Z. – (unreleased instrumental)
2.45 – UZ – Trap Shit 7
4.03 – Munchi – Dipset Anthem
5.06 – Loudpvck – Triple Beam
5.57 – Mayhem – Bricksquad Anthem
8:20 – ETC!ETC! & Brillz – Swoop
10:30 – Heroes X Villains – Original Choppaz
11:40 – FKi – Fucked Up In the Club
13:47 – FKi – Stuntin (Feat. Retro Sushi)
14:40 – Luminox – Killin Em (instrumental)
15:35 – UZ – Trap Shit 11
16:40 – Flosstradamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix)
18:08 – Luminox – Killin Em (Instrumental)
Helio S is back this week with the final single. Its more Folk Rock with some Hip Hop, but we at WNAG live for genre crossing music. There will be no more singles/leaks from here on out. The album is almost done! Enjoy!
The personification of rap has been done before but this is pretty tight. DJ Khaled’s upcoming Kiss The Ring compilation will be out August 21. Watch the making of the song below too. Is it just me or does Khaled go a bit too far with the hyping up of his own music? Shout out to 2DopeBoyz
So by now its common knowledge that Lil Wayne had on female pants for his VMA performance. Is that hip hop? I’ve heard and read so many thoughts on this subject. Is it gay? Is he gay? I don’t know and to be honest, I really don’t care. I respect Lil Wayne. Would I wear jeggings? Hell no! But that’s me, I know me. When I think of Lil Wayne, I think passed the shackles of a typical rapper, he’s an artist. If this is truly how Lil Wayne expresses Lil Wayne, then so be it. “Cool” is doing you no matter who likes it. “This is me, don’t like it, who gives a damn?” I respect that attitude with everything in me.
This brings me to the new release from producer/rapper Logan P. McCoy aka Lucky Logan, “Reincarnation of Cool.” Its music based on real life, his life. Its different, its not like any other album I’ve heard this year in regard to pure content and sound. You should check it out! Logan raps about being “cool.” He’s urging people to be themselves, who ever this self may be. I really appreciate this album, we NEED more of this in hip hop to balance out the playing field. You can buy it on iTunes or stream it HERE.
Watch a little intro film… He’s deep
Be sure to check out his Reverb Page HERE
Freestyle w/ Michie Mee, Kardinal, Shad, k-os, Saukrates, Choclair etc. (Live at The CBC Hip Hop Summit)30 Apr
Shout out to different-kitchen.com/ for this one. Canadian hip hop at its finest.
This is nice, hip hop freestyles baby!!!!