Wale – Back To The Feature

•June 20, 2009 • Leave a Comment
The Industry Has Cosigned, Wale is the Future.

The Industry Has Cosigned, Wale is the Future.

http://rapidshare.com/files/246470115/B2TF_FINAL.zip.html

Without further adue, Wale & 9th Wonder bless us with the collaboration heavy hip-hop Renaissance that is Back to the Feature.  Even with dumb high expectations, Wale comes through and exceeds.  Still gotta run through it a few more times and climb up to Wale’s level, but all I know is I’m buying Attention: Deficit…

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Drake – So Far Gone

•May 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Before I head to D.C. this weekend to see Drake live on stage, I had to throw up what will turn out to be one of the best albums of ’09.  Drake takes his game to a whole new level on So Far Gone, and it looks like the world is about to take notice.

Best I Ever Had is getting national spins, but the way this album kicks off is on some other shit.  Drake can say it better than me:

It’s basically a story. It starts in January 2008 when I was kinda confused like, What am I really doing? I gave up acting all together to really do this music thing, and I was really truly confused. It’s way different than acting, there aren’t people to depend on, you really have to build your own thing basically from the ground up, you know, so in January not only was I confused about my career, I was also in a very destructive sort of us exhausting relationship with a female and it was just a bad headspace for me to be in. So that’s where the tape starts.

It starts with this monologue, “Lust For Life”, of me crying out, in my head the things that I never say. The things that I was just thinking, that was my mindset. Then it goes to “Houstatlantavegas” which is about what I felt about the girl I was with. I just felt that nothing was ever good enough, and she was always searching for more excitement and then we move into “Successful.” I say at the end of the song, “There are so many things I want to say but I just don’t know how to say it to you.” I know exactly what I want to say, you know, I just want to be successful, but I don’t know if I can do it with you and then it goes into “Let’s Call It Off,” which is the breakup. And then coincidentally when I broke up with that girl a week later I went to Houston and met Lil Wayne and that’s where “November 18″ comes from.

Click to pull the mixtape if you don’t have it yetp

The Hundreds Drops Summer Line ’09

•May 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The Hundreds

The Hundreds is a dope clothing line/blog based in LA.  I can’t lie, I was turned on to it by seein Wale rhyme about/rock the line with the “Adam Bomb” logo.  It’s prolly due to my 80’s baby, 8-bit video game playing upbringing, but I fucking love that logo.

This release is only part 1 of the summer, and that might be a good thing.  Can’t say I’m in love with the T’s that dropped this time around, and outside of a couple of mediocre hats and kicks that’s all that came through.

There is still a ton of sick shit left from the Winter and Spring, check out the full line @ http://www.TheHundreds.com

Click it for the highlights…

J Dilla – Jay Stays Paid Drops 06/02/09! (BUY IT!)

•May 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment
The Greatest Of All Time Will Strike Again Soon...

The Greatest Of All Time Will Strike Again Soon...

J Dilla (R.I.P.) is releasing an album on June 2nd.   Can’t even begin to explain how fucking geeked I am for the return of the best producer/rapper/DJ of All Time.

28 Tracks.  100% unreleased Dilla beats.  Mixed and compiled by the legend Pete Rock.  Executive producer credits (and proceeds) go to Ma Dukes.  Black Thought, M.O.P., MF Doom, Diz Gibran, Blu and Raekwon features (Word?!?!?!?!?!?).

6/2/09.

BUY IT WHEN IT DROPS & SUPPORT REAL HIP-HOP!

A 13 minute sampler for the album dropped yesterday, but Imma hold off.  Listening to that would be like getting album blue balls.  June.  Second.

Hit the jump for the full tracklist

Red & Meth – Blackout 2

•May 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Wasn’t sure what to make the 1st post of DatsDatShit, but that decision sort of made itself tonight.

On some Roll That Shit, Light That Shit, Smoke It...

On some Roll That Shit, Light That Shit, Smoke It...

YeeeaaaHHH.  10 Years in the making right here.  America’s Most Blunted are back at it after a way too long break, and from the sound of things they may still be high.

One time through, Red & Meth do not disappoint, and although they may have lost a step or two in the game they still have the flow, lyrics and charisma that made them what they are to hip-hop.  Plus they can make a weed anthem with the best of them.  On the whole a solid and enjoyable album.  My biggest problem would, as always, be the commercial reaches that fall short (as always).  Redman even hits up the vocoder a few scattered times throughout.  Fuck the labels (or maybe it was the weed).

I suggest you roll up and hit the jump for the tracklist and link

Dat’s Dat Shit!

•May 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Ah yes my friends, and so it begins.

Dat’s Dat Shit is the representation of all the shit I love, point blank.  I hope to make this site a resource for news, opinions and honest expression regarding Music, Sports, Video Games, Women, Fashion and Life.

Swing through and see what’s goin’ on.

Exemplifies Everything Dat's Dat Shit

Exemplifies Everything Dat's Dat Shit