Saturday 30 May 2015

Generic list post: may 2015

Obligatory round-up post of the songs I've been feelin' during the month when Mad Max: Fury Road single-handedly saved a genre as creatively moribund as guitar music.

Latino Velvet ft. Don Cisco - Raza Park (1997)
AZ ft. Jermaine Dupri - Rock Me (Hey AZ So So Def Mix) (1998)
Pablo Skywalkin - All Facts (2013)
Nef The Pharaoh - Bitch I'm From Vallejo (2014)
Corn ft. Nef The Pharaoh - Old School Hyphy (2015)
22nd Letter - Blunt On Me (2015)
Dr. Yen Lo - Day 93 (2015)
Boosie - I'm Sorry (2015)
Ty Money ft. Twista - Come Again (2015)
Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Williams - R U A Freak (2015)
Mr.2-17 ft. The Ratchets - Why? (2015)
Honey Cocaine - Honeydick (2015)
$tarlito ft. Robin Raynelle - Introversion (2015)
The Novelist - Ignorant And Wot (2015)
Gage - Throat (Ghetto Vanessa Edit) (2015)
Becky G - Lovin' So Hard (2015)
Junkie XL - Spikey Cars (Extended Version) (2015)

What else? Lil' Mama's Sausage is more like an oral history of rap music than a song; saving RJ's If It Ain't Ace until the weather warms up; BeatKing's That Ain't My Thot is the greatest No Limit remake ever even if it doesn't bear repeated plays; someone needs to edit Migos out of DJ Clue & Meek Mill's Basic Bitch already; Good Thing might be billed as Sage The Gemini featuring Nick Jonas but it's blatantly the other way around; couldn't be arsed sifting through 100 songs by a rapper so hit-or-miss as Young Thug so I sat out The Great Rap Leak Of 2015.


immortan technique said...

Interesting to see some grime on here. Along with your recent praising of a road rap song I wonder what you opinion is on grime/road rap vs. the uk hip-hop you've stuck the boot into on here before.

Thought the Boosie album was disappointing on the whole, not a patch on Life After Death Row.

Favourite track of the month = compulsory singular epic banger on a King Louie tape
Where I Come From

Swear he should do a whole tape with C-Sick.

My other favourite track is Fab doing the Been Around The World RMX freestyle

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Yeah, I'm glad somebody finally rapped over that beat because it was wasted on a remix which was just the O.G song's acapella over different production + some Carl Thomas sanging.

I like a few other grime/road-rap singles this year (Know Me From, Lukatar, Look Like You remix, Lean And Bop) but I'm sure they're all flukes.

Boosie album has a handful of standouts but it's the generic 2015 major label gangsta rap album I was expecting from him. Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz was flawed but at least you knew it was an album by a Baton Rogue rapper; this new one has practically zero regional identity.

Boosie needs to bin his Robin's jeans and go back to wearing Levi's. Can't be rap's number one outlaw when you're dressed like a Polish lad in the club.

hotbox said...

The Boosie album isn't 10/10 but it's about as perfect as a major label street-rap album can be in 2015. Mr. Miyagi is my pick right now. Still avoiding the chris brown joint but i'll eventually listen lol.

Maybe if the album "flops" (are there any real expectations for this?) he'll drop 3 stellar mixtapes in 6 months a la future and buzz up real quick. TD2CH is a lot better than honest


This blog got mentioned by Noz and I've been fuckin wit it ever since
Just wanted to drop this Project Poppa slap off here:

Also, just wonderin how you felt about the Bay and Detroit connection? Has it always been there (musically)? There's just been a lot of recent music surfacing showing that relation like

SE said...

I was truly sad when the guitar man died. My favorite on-screen axeman since Mistake and his amplifier backpack in Home Sweet Home.

Rick said...

I did some sifting on that Rich Gang windfall if you just want a few highlights check it - The Rich Gang: Unreleased Awards

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Cheers, Rick.

And cheers, DUBSACKDAN. Will check those linx later.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

El Guapo - I accidentally deleted your comment with some spam. Link that Stu Hustlah song again plz.

El Guapo said...

Oh. Sure. Stu Hustla & Saint300 "Susan" (really into Chipmunk-tunes)

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Polyphonic chipmunk-soul levels.

Get Lil' Chris on the remix, imo.