song with emotion, sung with heart
I can’t name a Hip-Hop sung with as much emotion as this piece right here. Then again this is Lupe Fiasco. He takes his stuff pretty seriously. I know a lot of the emotive signing comes from Guy Sebastian, but overall that combined with Lupe’s rap makes this song is pretty great.
Definitely one of my favorite rap/r&b mixes today. It’s traditional in a sense, meaning it’s not Passion Pit and Juicy J, but it’s really above all other rap cross-genre records nowadays.
One of the things I like about it the most, is Lupe’s verses. It’s top notch songwriting. Nobody can make a case against rappers with this kind of artistic skills. The writing is complex, emotional and deep, it connects with the audience on multiple levels. The performance is nothing short of fantastic as well. Lupe Fiasco is showing off because he wrote the verses for himself, he knows his style and how to make this song his own. Really makes you believe in his ‘battle scars from a war with love’.
Lupe Fiasco ft. Guy Sebastian - Battle Scars
Take you places they use a different language to greet you
Wiz Khalifa embodies a lifestyle I look forward to having (minus all the pot, personally). Maybe minus a lot of the specifics, but mainly living the life of someone who is extremely successful at what he(she) loves to do. In the cleverness and deepness of his writing, you can sense that feeling of being successful in his new music, performances and appareances.
In my opinion O.N.I.F.C. (Only Nigga In First Class), his second major album, is a ‘I’m already one of best rappers’ release. He’s not a struggling emcee releasing cheap records like Black & Yellow. Not anymore for Wiz. He has progressed and matured. Confident in his talent and gift of rapping, we hear him comfortable being edgy on songs like: Remember You, The Plan, and Paperbond. Some other songs fall behind, such as: Let It Go and Work Hard, Play Hard. So it’s still not a Black Album or Graduation, but it’s clear Wiz Khalifa is on that track.
Wiz Khalifa - Got Everything (feat Courtney Noelle)<\p>
The dose of razzle dazzle you need
When two things that should never be mixed together then for some reason they are and it turns out really good - that’s what this remix is. “That’s a song about alcohol-induced paranoia, and how that affects people around you, just watching those crumbling relationships.” says PP’s front-man Michael Angelakos.
For those who don’t know, Juicy J is a rapper/producer, former Three 6 Mafia, made famous for his single ‘Bandz A Make Her Dance”. The song is about strippers, money and booze, for which he claims he got inspired while being “high at a chick’s two-bedroom apartment”, and it’s the lead single off his debut solo album: Stay Trippy…..So.. you get the picture.
So a Juicy J remix was just the logical move for the alcohol-induced paranoia song.
You know today I just woke up and I said…We’re gonna have a good day
Save that drama for another day. You know instead of waitin’ on a good day, Waitin’ around through up’s and down’s waitin, On something to happen I just say,We’re gonna have a good day.
I freaking love this song!
Nappy Roots - Good Day
take note, bitch
I hate it when they kill my vibe, specially if it’s bitches. On the other hand, Lady G and Kendrick kill this song. I love the idea of this collabo and I can imagine how fun it would be to be in studio with this duo…plus Lady G’s singing is on point.
Kendrick Lamar is an essential part of the group of new young emcees, being the main represent for the West Coast in today’s new rap music. Snoop, Game and Dr. Dre crowned him as the “New King of the West Coast” to say the least.
Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (ft. Lady Gaga)
The Weeknd - The Zone (ft. Drake)
A fogged, mystical production + Drake. That pretty much sums up what The Weeknd is.
They feature slow tempos, rumbling bass, deep echoes, and the Weeknd’s unique falsetto vocals.
It took me a couple listens (maybe more) to actually come to appreciate their style and music - it’s very unique and kinda nuts in a way. Some other good (great!) songs by The Weeknd: Remember You, Birds Pt. 1, & The Morning.
Both superstars came from nothing, like Diamonds, they know shine forever
Two very powerful stories, Kanye West and Rihanna, each coming from different parts of the world with similar struggles, that I’m sure many us can identify with. Both are absolutely talented artists and creative geniuses that have already left their mark in our society.
Fact is, that WE can do it…This is an attainable reality for each and everyone of us. Personally, I’m a dreamer and I like to invest my time and talent in things that I hope one day pick up and help me achieve my goals. But its tough, its so damn tough. I find my motivation on other success stories like these. Constantly reminding myself that it takes a lot of hard work and patience. Some people believe that success comes from luck and some kind of supernatural selection, but I strongly preach that it’s a combination of smart moves and right circumstances.
You have to find however, that thing that drives you, the one that you are really passionate about and you need to have the balls to pursue it - smartly. I’ll Leave with this quote I recently heard:
“Every single person in the world is born with genius level talent, you just gotta find what it is that you are a genius at…every single person in this building is special, everyone has genius level talent. So, once you find out what it is that makes you special, then you pride yourself in such a way that you do amazing shit. I promise you I’m living testament of that…” - Jay-Z
Rihanna - Diamonds (Remix ft. Kanye West)
we are on the same track
make a lot of money, then f*ck the money
B.o.B. - F*ck The Money (ft. Wiz Khalifa)
turn off the lights & hand me a martini
<3 it when two legends come together
Nas - Cherry Wine (ft. Amy Winehouse)
For anyone like me and you, that comes from a tough place in this world and goes hard at it every day to make it to the top
Jay-Z - Brooklyn We Go Hard (ft. Santigold)
I won’t come down. Can you feel it?
If you like weird collaborations, u’ll love this. It’s a mix of reggae rock and rap with dub sounds. The California group Sublime With Rome along with the North Dakota rapper Wiz Khalifa deliver a great song from the album Yours Truly.
Note: This song is great for pre-gaming.
live every second of ur life like its ur last.Big Sean & Chris Brown on a great collaboration for an real party song.
food & liquor..yup!
an Amy classic with a Jay twist <3
there is nothin like home