Month: July 2011

Music

Rapper Big Pooh – “Wooden Wall Silverware” (Prod. by Madlib)

Whenever someone says Little Brother‘s Big Pooh can’t rap, point them to this track. To be fair, food is probably easy to rhyme about, but there’s no denying Big Pooh does it well. Mix in a tasty Madlib beat, and the result, like “Wooden Wall Silverware” from the FatBoyFresh Vol. 1 Mixtape, is undeniably delicious. […]

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Jay Rock – “Just Like Me”

This is a powerful track, musically and lyrically. Introspective, honest, and thought-provoking, “Just Like Me” starts with a droning piano, building in intensity until the first verse crashes into a haunting saxaphone sample like a cresting wave. The lyrics, delivered with modulating velocity, spare no punches in depicting the harsh realities of gang life. Crazy […]

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The Cool Kids ft. Maxine Ashley – “Summer Jam”

More breezy, rock-these-tunes-on-your-sailboat music for your earholes, this time courtesy of The Cool Kids, Maxine Ashley, and Pharrell (on the production tip). For me, the highlight of “Summer Jam” is the bossa nova-inspired hook, which sounds like distilled sunshine. The Cool Kids – Summer Jam (feat. Maxine Ashley) by lilpoops Props: HipHopDX

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Co$$ – “Pot Ash”

Co$$ is an LA-based emcee whose debut album, Before I Awoke, dropped last month. Making waves for his unique, cerebral style, which effortlessly “blends astral musings and lyrical smack downs“, Co$$ was named the most underrated rapper in LA by that city’s Times in 2010. This track, “Pot Ash”, seems an excellent introduction to Co$$’ […]

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Common ft. Nas – Ghetto Dreams

Last weekend, the first track from Common’s upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer was leaked. Called “Ghetto Dreams”, it’s produced by No I.D. and features Nas. For me, this track really hinges on its beat, which seriously bangs; the thumping kicks and staccato piano stabs (which are basically ideal for rap music) serve as the perfect palette […]

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