Hip Hop Music – Hiphop Is Alive
What has happened to hip hop music? I have seen a disgraceful turn for that worse on my television screen, but let’s review some real reggae music.
We will adhere to only albums dropped recently. Needless to say, I highly recommend famous these albums. I’m not really going to criticize one of the albums. Simply because there is already a million people who have done so – with or without justification.
Let’s get started with the “Conscience Rapper” Common. If only we didn’t have to use that exact terminology to categorize the rapper because all rappers needs to be conscience. It is this is the definition of hip-hop.
Common – Finding Forever
Through the incredible “unforgivable” all the way to radio stations smash hits, “The People” and “The Game” (no resemblance of the west coast rapper at all) “, this album will be worth your purchase.
Common puts together rhymes as being a puzzle. Each piece being crucial as the last. He uses intricate rhyme schemes, however gets his point across in the most immaculate manner.
Common exchanges punchlines with Kayne West on “Southside”. My favorite collaboration between the two; until this point. Kayne also produces this track as they does most of the album. West spits towards the top of his game while spitting lyrics e.g. “I know you need to be thinking its armorall flow given it never gets rusty”. Common conversely spits amazing lyrics himself, for example: “Your career was a typo, mine was written just like a haiku.”
Though Common never happens and blames the south for hip-hops decline ( that he mentions a multitude of times) the subsequent lyric from “Start the Show” might be subject to misinterpretation, “You sing along wit it, in the human body knowin it’s wack, Young who? I do not need a openin act”. Common never backs down from a fight. He also mentions the lack of hip-hop spirit in the song “The Game”.
Are these claims Common’s best work? I don’t know. I know like it better then his last album. Be were built with a completely different ambience into it though. I guess, we should give credit to Kayne.
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Talib Kweli – Ear Drum
Talib’s recent effort has sixteen tracks that may fulfill any fans dependence on another album from the rap superstar.
He spits some of his most intellectual and deep thinking lyrics up to now in “Ear Drum”.
Electrify one of the most soulful tracks on “Ear Drum” is perfectly known as it does electrify you. Especially your mind as most of the album does.
The guests help the momentum in the album more than they hurt it. Demonstrated in songs like “Hostile Gospel” with Bun B and Pimp C, just who fit in very well from the banger by Just Blaze.
If Talib was required to take it back to where you started. I’m talking about the hip-hop classic “Reflection Eternal”. He definitely took several paces in the right direction.
I’ll finish the review by saying that the album isn’t perfect, but perfection is incorporated in the beholder.
Brother Ali – The Undisputed Truth
Brother Ali would get his mic stop by Bill O Reilly with his very open minded thoughts about America. Actually more times than less, pessimistic views.
A “Letter Through the Government” basically denounces the entire war. Ali blatantly states inside the chorus, “I got a letter from the government the other day I opened and focus and burned that man, Exactly how I live don’t concern that man, We gon’ must settle this another way”. I reckon that he might also be talking about any possibility of a draft and his awesome reaction. Maybe merely a letter asking him to sign up the military. Nevertheless, the most intriguing songs that is released this year.
The underground artist doesn’t hang on a minute with his attitude towards America. Yes, his home country. Around the track “Freedom ain’t free”. He annihilates our foreign policies. Particularly when it comes to people who are starving far away. “So I use blood and sweat to butter my bread, Cos this cold world couldn’t give you a fuck if I’m fed”.
If you are a liberal, you will probably take well to this particular album. He doesn’t like the war, he doesn’t like our foreign policies, anf the husband doesn’t like how Muslims are being treated. He claims to be described as a devout Muslim using some tracks.
If this album doesn’t allow you to sit back and think. You should get your brain examined.
El P – I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Honestly. Exactly what can I say about this album that was not repeated a million times. This is the monster underground album. One of the primary in the history of hip-hop. Have not heard of it? Funny, don’t you think? If you like Mike Jones, It is advisable to don’t check out this album, if you are a real hip-hop fan, it’s a must!
Nas – Hiphop Is Dead
I do not think anyone else has stated this, but hip-hop needed this album. Not as it has the best work by my man Nas, speculate we needed the history lesson. I many userful stuff here from this album, I didnrrrt even know.
It also gave me the motivation to come back and play among those old albums. The amount dust does your “Mc Shan” records don them?
We need to remember our roots, which is a perfect segway for my next album.
The Roots – Game Theory
The Roots build an album that flows together like Rakim and Eric B.
You may not skip a track for this cd. I can guarantee you that. Black Thought’s not even at the top of his game. Shall we be held the only one who finds that unbelievably scary?
The Roots are breaking ground in hip-hop. Although it’s underground in general, It’s ultimately refreshing.
Ghost Face – More Fish + Fishscale
I’m absolutely exhilarated to get all of this new Ghostface material. Though he’s never been type to look at a break from rapping. He returns, probably full fledged with your two near classic albums.
Still spitting as mean unsurprisingly. If you want to learn to be an emcee. Study every move of Ghostface.
Killah Priest – The Offering
Though the album isn’t officially out. It did leak. We’ve heard nothing but positive reviews. I think this might be his best work to date.
The album also features some very nice artists like Canibus, Ras Kass, Kurupt, and Immortal Technique.
Canibus – For Whom The Beat Tolls
I may take some heat for including this album within my list, but Canibus returns to his old self. I could not be happier. He could be still one of the best lyricists in the game. Never demonstrated better than on his 400 bar track, “Poet Laureate Infinity”.
Canibus is known for being ruthless, but has a chuckle on the album, on “Dreamzzz”, Biz raps about sex with a female news anchor. He even mentions her name Soledad O’Brien who previously hosted “American Morning”. She was removed from because of low ratings, though she is still effective for Cnn on other endeavours. (By the way, firefox’s spell check could be very annoying, I know the term endeavours is spelled correctly). It’s a pretty hilarious dream, that’s about where the games stop to the album.
He spits having a vocabulary that would make Websters jealous throughout the rest of the album and punchlines that may knock you back.
Nothing seems more spectacular than his deep tracks like “Layered Prayers”, “One Should not Think, and “Father Author Poor Pauper”, where he takes on a series of issues, including war, poverty, ignorance, with his fantastic career.
A must have album for any Canibus fan. Cross that – an album suitable for you.
Jay Z – Kingdom Kong
Jay Z brings an old album. Honestly, well for the most part. You might get confused on a few tracks, specifically ones with singer Usher and Beyonce.
The Doubt author might not be on top of his game lyrically after his brief hiatus, but he’s still one of the best emcees amongst people. This album will prove it. I can’t waste time with quotes, I’ve got to many.
Ludacris – Release Therapy
One of the most outrageous and hilarious artists within the history of hip-hop brings an exceptional album. I still can’t get use for this Ludacris because he is so much different then when he arrived in the game. But I would be missing out if I didn’t.
Do your time and energy with beanie sigal is definitely an amazing song about friends being secured.
Everything is seriously outshined by “runaway love” with Mary J. Blige doing the chorus. As an alternative to explain the entire premise, I’ll enable you to check out the wikipedia entry at Ludacris – Runaway Love
Ludacris also raps about starting a record label, as being a man, and discusses girls like only Luda can.
What more can I say? It’s Luda, Luda!
Pharaoh Monch – Desire
Why isn’t this on my radio station? A powerful album to say the least.
Let’s go is among the most creative songs, I’ve heard in a while. He uses puns throughout the entire song. Basically taunting all of us.
Nothing compares to Trilogy though, just about the most impeccable songs in recent memory. I cannot even explain it, Pharaoh helps to make the song come to life. I’m not even exaggerating. Check it out and see.
For a sophomore album but still room to grow. The man is doing damn good, in my opinion.
Bone Thugs N Harmony – Thug Stories
Bone Thugs N Harmony – Strength Loyalty
Unfortunately Bizzy didn’t make trip to Bones best album since 99’s classic eternal 99.
The album has bangers, gangster, and love songs (Bone Thug Style). Your guests all do a great job working with their own talents.
Bow Wow and Mariah Carey give you a Lil Love to Bone Thugs are available up with a good second single.
Akon plays a role in two tracks, “I Tried, and “Never Forget Me”. He brings them tracks from very good to definitely good.
The action does his thing on “Streets”.
Maybe no more impressive then “Twista” bringing heat with his rivals on C-Town. They get gangster like exactly the chi can.
Though Bones best work might come when they are solo. Wind Blow which samples “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac, is really a stand out track for the album.
The promotion was better then latter efforts, however still don’t think everyone know about this album. Please, look it over, if you haven’t heard.
Lupe Fiasco – Food And Liquor
Lupe is but one, if not the most original artist to be released in at least four years.
His rhymes schemes, concepts, and unforceful personality really get this album a must have.
Lupe lyrically isn’t arrogant, ignorant, or materialistic. The alternative of everything out today.
I am looking for fresh faces in hip-hop and that is definitely one I want to see. Not so great news. He said he is going to retire after three albums, but who trusts hip-hop artists?
His protege Jay Z who handles himself quite nicely on the track “Pressure” that they features on, knows about not keeping promises. Jay Z said he was going to retire after his 03 cd “Black Album”. I am as though we have already mentioned him in this article? Must be another Jay Z.
In addition, the extremely young (early 20’s) Lupe Fiasco, avoids being outshined considerably with the rap veteran. An almost remarkable feat with the way Jay Z has been killing guest spots recently.
I can’t even inform you my favorite tracks with this near classic. I’m merely wanting forward to “The Cool”, Lupes next album, which was recently delayed until December with this year.
Field Mob – Light Poles And Pine Trees
Ludacris grabbed a great group with talent. I might assume this is the most slept on album of 06.
Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass
Odds and ends of this album are appearing all over the net. Please keep an eye out because of it.
Obie Trice – Second Rounds On Me
Lyrically Obie Trice is beyond most emcees out today. If you want real ghetto lyrics,It is best to check out this record.
He or she is underrated while most of shady records is overrated just like a Bush Gallop poll. Damn. We are offending the Gop today.
Don’t worry. I’ll be bashing hip-hop’s support of Barack eventually.
I think that’s going to wrap it up for this column. It’s getting extremely late, this post is getting extremely long, for getting extremely tired. Extremely is really a great adjective. If you see this entire article, you’re even enlightened or bored through your mind. Thanks either or, I regards. You will appreciate it more when you BUY a few of them albums. Peace, Love, and all that stuff that got Martin killed. One.