Monday 31 December 2018

Generic list post: December 2018

Obligatory wrap-up post of those songs I've played most during the month when Luka Modrić won the Ballon d'Or and then turned up in Neighbours.

Grip Plyaz - Big Ballin' (2008)
Trel Itz A Hit - Cuffin' Flippas (instrumental) (2018)
BlocBoy JB - Sticcs (2018)
The Egyptian Lover - 5¢ Camel Ride (2018)
Delegation - Oh Honey (1977)

Other notables: Atlanta was by far the best of the 3 new songs on 70th Street Carlos' 777 album thingy; DaBoii's Back On My Shit would make a good B-side to Onna Gang; J. Stalin is now the Vice-era Gavin McInnes of Rap; LOL @ Fat Tone's daughter ripping Yung Cat; I was gonna peep that new The-Dream triple album people are saying is a return to form until I saw a song called Super Soaker and just couldn't bring myself to press play.

Related: The obligatory best Rap songs of 2018 post.

Friday 28 December 2018

Styles By The 'Gram Part 3

Forgive them, Father, for they have Peter Panned on your turf:

On one hand, this sounds like it might be Baton Rouge's first Legit Jam™ of 2019.

On the other hand, no song can possibly live up to this teaser video.

Sunday 23 December 2018

Lodi Dodi & Diana™

The Rich Blue song I'm waitin' for now has an even better teaser video that's a genuine world's are colliding moment. In Westminster one drinks tea or gin, brah.

Top 5 Stephen Yaxley-Lennon & McCartney Beatles songs?

Lucy In The Sky With Diana™
Day UKIPper
(Send 'Em) Back To The U.S.S.R
Magical Mystery Tour Of Afghanistan By Our Brave Lads In The Forces
EDLeanor Rigby (ft. guest drums by Lee Rigby)

Friday 21 December 2018

A Muppet Christmas Carlos

"Ain't no beefin', I got bread let's make a sandwich
We got gon' slang them bitches 'til the last man standin'"

70th Street Carlos ft. WNC Ram Bam - Atlanta
(From 777 album; 2018)

Twist that wig like Kermit's crew, it's my favourite of the new songs on 777. But what's the deal with Ding Dong being on the album when it was already on last year's Bang 2 EP? Shoulda given the best Carlos loosie of 2017 a second wind instead:

"Leave a n*gga with holes in his body like a hamper
Bitch, I be in that wood like I'm a camper"

70th Street Carlos - Bag It Up
(From t'internet; 2017)

The major criticism of 777 is that Alamo Records fucked up and put the quiet-arse unmastered version of Do That on there. Mr Bassman must have been on vacation that day, but never fear because you can find the proper version that's thick like Mississippi mud on my Carlos loosies playlist.

Wednesday 19 December 2018

The Poor Elementz: A.C The Program Director

A new series dedicated to various 4 elementz survivalists polluting t'internet who make Dart Adams seem like one of the DGB guys. For doz who've slept, allow me to introduce A.C The Program Director.

Who dat: Wee Man from Jackass-looking L.A troglodyte who KRS One kicked out of the Temple Of Hip Hop for being too insane. A.C suffered some sort of severe head injury in the early 90s which somewhat explains his retardation.

Greatest quotes: "When 2Pac died I said to the homies ‘let's go get Ice Cube!!’"

Key beefs: KRS One; Ice Cube; people with "earbola"; Stones Throw Records; Robbie Unkut; anyone who doesn't subscribe to his patented Hip Hop Philosophy.

Notable opinionz: insisting race doesn't exist; declaring that Dooley O is this century's best rapper; claiming a club night is "not a real hip hop jam" if the DJ plays songs people already know; opining that producers aren't real unless they can indulge in an impromptu beatbox battle.

Claims to fame: calling up Jay-Z on The Wake Up Show and telling him he needs to "try harder"; making those REAL HIP HOP IS NOT ON THE RADIO t-shirts DJ Premier wears; bragging that he sleeps on top of his record crates; spamming the comment section for years.

Other eccentricities: thinks everyone should drive solar power cars; possible owner of the world's largest collection of 3/4 length cargo shorts.

Monday 17 December 2018

Every member of Das Racist has now been accused of sexual assault

Who saw this coming? Certainly not the girl Kool A.D raped when she was sleeping.

Das Racist, Yung Gleesh, Antwon, RiFF RaFF... Is there a single rapper Brendan Soderberg used to Stan for in 2011/2012 who hasn't been accused of sexual assault?

Friday 14 December 2018

Cuffin' Season

Trel Itz A Hit - Cuffin' Flippas (instrumental)
(From Trel Itz A Hit's archives; 2016/the internet; 2018)

Bet you ain't never heard the Cuffin' Flippas beat in its full glory before. Me either, tbf.

The Bout It Bout It of Beserker-Bounce™ or wot? Bitch, we in that swamp water like Will Wheaton. Shout out to Whop Bezzy's "I got cheese in my pocket like between my toes" line, but the first song WNC ever recorded with Trel Itz A Hit back in early 2016 knocks harder as an instrumental dunnit?

Added this to my best rap songs of 2018 post. Two instrumental jams in my year-end list like it's 1984.

Tuesday 11 December 2018

The obligatory best Rap songs of 2018 post

2018: the year MC Serch claimed he almost had Necro & Ill Bill shoot MC Hammer on the set of the final episode of YO! MTV Raps. YOUR FUTURE IS MORBIDITY for real?

All I wanted was an anthem, just one world-conquering anthem in the vein of Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) and 2018 wouldn't give it me. Much like 2009, 2018 turned out to be one of those years where most of the good Rap happened off-centre or in the margins. That's my diplomatic way of saying ZZZZZ @ this year's BIG hits by Drake, Post Malone, Juice WRLD, Lil' Pump, 6ix9once, Travis Scott, Migos, XXXtentacion, and Lil' Baby & Gunna. Please believe that doesn't mean I've spent 2018 listening to Joe Budden gossip podcast Rap or Faux Marciano limited vinylz Rap, though, because both lanes are equally as ZZZZZ to me as the aforementioned BIG hits.

In no particular order of preference and with the usual one song per artist rule, all I love iz these:

Husalah - Bad Young Thang
70th Street Carlos - Sprite
Trel Itz A Hit - Cuffin' Flippas (instrumental)
Valee ft. Jeremih - Womp Womp
DaBoii of SOB X RBE - Onna Gang
Kendrick Lamar & SOB X RBE - Paramedic!
Rico Nasty - Smack A Bitch
BlocBoy JB - No Chorus Part 11
DJ Premier ft. Casanova - Wut U Said???
P-Lo - Same Squad
Open Mike Eagle - Single Ghosts
Queen Key ft. Dreezy - Ha
Sada Baby & FMB DZ - Planet Of The Apes
Lil' Wayne ft. 2 Chainz - Dedicate
Roc Marciano - 67 Lobby
Cash Kidd - Zorbas (solo version)
E-40 & B-Legit ft. Stresmatic - Meet The Dealers
Rich Blue - Hands Hands
Maine Musik - Soulja Slim Flow 2
Doja Cat - Go To Town
OMB Peezy - Venting Session
Nef The Pharaoh & 03 Greedo ft. ALLBLACK - Ball Out
WNC Ram Bam - G Warfare
Lil' Peep - Cry Alone
Dru Down ft. Mistah F.A.B - Streets Is Cold
City Girls - Period (We Live)
Eat Em & Spitta - FaceCard
Sheck Wes - Chippi Chippi
Homeboy Sandman & Edan - Rock & Roll Indian Dance
Mozzy - Who I Am
Tay-K - After You (O.G version)
Jay Lewis ft. Gorilla Mode Deez & Mista Cain - I Hope
Rich The Factor - Do It Gooba
Mouse On Tha Track - Let Me In (Martorialist edit)
Level ft. Boosie BadAzz & Mouse On Tha Track - #DFWT (Remix)
FBG Duck - Slide
1TakeQuan - Grub Hub
Jean Grae & Quelle Chris - My Contribution To This Scam
The Egyptian Lover - 5¢ Camel Ride

You can find a slightly condensed streamable version of this list HERE. Also, you can find a streamable playlist of my favourite 70th Street Carlos loosies from late 2017/2018 HERE.

Barely paid attention to new non-Rap in 2018 so it ain't worth me doing a separate post of my favourite jams. The highlight of Other Music™ in 2018 was obviously the G.O.A.T Guns 'N Roses song finally getting blessed with a video, but there were also a handful of other non-Rap songs that I love like frumpy music critics love sweaters with stretched neckholes:

Donae'o - Chalice (No Canadian Rappers Please edit)
Tamia - Leave It Smokin'
Mr. Fingers - Full Moon
Kreayshawn - Not My Job (Punk cover)
Juiceboxxx - Ripping Up My Soul

Bonus beats: the 2018 Late Pass post.

Sunday 9 December 2018

Egyptian Lover has a new album out!

Sod a camel, Cleopatra coulda shook an ass or charmed a snake to this one:

The Egyptian Lover - 5¢ Camel Ride
(From 1985 album; 2018)

My face when I realised this was just an interlude and not a full song, though:

Gonna need an extended Bonus Beats mix ASAP. T'Lover had the baddest Bonus Beats and that's bad meaning good.

Saturday 8 December 2018

Eat Em, Beat Em

Eat Em & Spitta - FaceCard
(From InduSTREETS The Mixtape; 2018)

Gotta love a video featuring a cardboard cut-out of the Rapper's mixtape cover. Nowt fancy here, just a firm handshake-core anthem by the Baton Rouge rapper who looks like young Tragedy & the Baton Rouge rapper who isn't Curren$y.

Bonus beats: Trophy was such a (space) jam. Still is, in fact.

Eat Em - Trophy
(From t'internet; 2016)

Thursday 6 December 2018

"Good job 2Pac gaffled that shit, eh?"

.... That was my main thought when I heard the mythical O.G Dr. Dre solo version of California Love which someone finally leaked the other day. Thank you based Suge or wot?

Dr. Dre - California Love (O.G version)
(From A New World Odor: Papa's got a Brand New Funk album sessions; 1995)

Word around town, Suge let Dre leave to form Aftermath so Death Row wouldn't have to suffer the indignity of releasing an album called New World Odor.

Monday 3 December 2018

Monty Panesar's Life of Brain

Updated my Grip Plyaz playlist with a song I'd previously slept on. Shit's called Big Ballin', it comes from his 2008 album Grip Hop album, and it's a saucy sitar joint on some Bud Bud Ding Dong type isht. Pardon the #problematicness, but that's the sort of pun you might have heard in a Grip Plyaz song innit?

"I round you up like some cattle when I wrangle
And put my nuts up in your mouth so they can dangle "

Sunday 2 December 2018

Rock 'em out the 'boxxx

"I know these guys heard of Rock & Roll, but did you guys ever hear of Rock & Cock?"

On one hand, all the "I'm not a Rapper, I'm a Rock star!" Rappers in their crappy Metallica t-shirts deserve to be mocked and catapulted into moshpits at Brazilian Grindcore shows. On the other hand, all the best Rock songs of 2018 #actually do belong to Rappers: Rico Nasty's Smack A Bitch, Kreayshawn's Not My Job, Lil' Peep's Cry Alone, and this recent single by former Beastie baby-Boy Juiceboxxx.

"How do you grow up... when you still love Rock & Roll?
And how do you grow up... when you feel so outta control?
Just gimme a sign, oh oh, you gotta gimme a sign!"

Juiceboxxx - Ripping Up My Soul
(From Never Surrender Forever EP; 2018)