“Life can bring much pain,” a woman tells us in the opening moments of KOD, the album that J. Cole released last Friday. She sounds studiously blank, like the computerized host of Midnight Marauders. She continues: “There are many ways to deal with this pain. Choose wisely.” Easy for her to say. In that … More »
Chief Keef can’t go back to Chicago. The rapper has outstanding warrants in his hometown, but the authorities in Chicago have enmities against Keef that go deeper than that. Back when he still lived in Chicago, before he relocated to Los Angeles, Keef was effectively banned from performing in his own town; I’ve got friends … More »
It didn’t start with Watch The Throne. For decades, established rappers have been forming groups or teaming up for one-off collaborations. In the ’90s, there was TRU (Master P, Silkk The Shocker, C-Murder) and Westside Connection (Ice Cube, WC, Mack 10). With 1999’s Blackout!, Method Man and Redman, two rappers who got famous in different … More »
Houston rapper Dat Boy is “Too Talented To Be Bullshittin” so he dropped a project with that moniker and went and got himself DJ Scream as a host.
Because the man is truly about his business he grabbed Boosie Badazz and shot this video for “Make Em Mad” even copping an appearance from Johnny Dang so you know he ain’t playing.
While the song may not be breaking new ground, the track is a winner and Dat Boy is in no way outshined either by Boosie, or the insane amount of jewelry the two are dripping in.
Be sure to check out the full project which also contains treats from Z-Ro, Doughboy and Sauce Walka, as well as some boardwork from none other than Zaytoven.
Cop it on Livemixtapes now and file it under time well spent.
Before last month, Gucci Mane’s voice had never appeared on a song that got higher than #14 on the Billboard charts. And even that #14 felt like a flukey, random occurrence — a stray verse on Mario’s jittery 2009 R&B hit “Break Up,” a rare crossover-ish outgrowth of the year that Gucci absolutely controlled the … More »
Bone-hard Louisiana rap cult hero Boosie Badazz, formerly known as Lil Boosie, has had an an insanely productive year, releasing a huge pile of albums and mixtapes since 2016 began. Today, he adds to it with the release of the new mixtape Happy Thanksgiving And Merry Christmas. On first listen, there’s nothing explicitly holiday-themed about … More »
On the old Comedy Central puppets-doing-prank-calls show Crank Yankers, there was once a sketch where Ludacris called Def Jam president Kevin Liles and informed him that he would be changing his name. Henceforth, Ludacris would be referred to as Peanut Head. He was going to make a whole album explaining the name change, and his … More »