U.O.E.N.O.

UOENO

After a 2 week hiatus, your boy is back. There’s a lot to catch up on that’s gone down in the hip-hop community in the last two weeks so let’s just get to it.

One track I have in heavy rotation currently is “U.O.E.N.O.” by Rocko featuring Future and Rick Ross. this past week this track caught a lot of negative attention for some lyrics Rozay dropped that may have referenced date rape: “Put Molly all in her champagne, she aint’ even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it”

Whether you think the song does or doesn’t reference date rape, Reebok, who sponsors the Teflon Don, took no chances and dropped him almost immediately.

This has also led to multiple remixes being released with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky so the song can get radio play. Rocko has however confirmed that whenever he performs the song it will in fact be the original edition with Ross’ lyrics. Whatever the case, I would suspect an official remix to drop in the coming weeks where they kind of put all the pieces together.

If you’d like to download this song individually or get the whole tape, LiveMixtapes has Rocko’s “Gift of Gab 2” available for free download here:

“Rocko: Gift of Gab 2”

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Big Sean LIVE in Silver Spring, MD

Big Sean

Hello world.

I’m having to type this because it’s about impossible to speak. Last night Big Sean came to the #DMV at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland and what ensued can only be described as FUCKIN DOPE. He didn’t waste any time trying to warm up the crowd at all but came straight spittin out of the gate with “Mula” off his #Detroit mixtape. The crowd went APESHIT. Sean did every song that I hoped he would and even threw some at me that I didn’t expect when he did his verses from Wiz Khalifa’s “GangBang” and Meek Mill’s “Burn”. After that the set list went something like this:

“Do It”
“High”
“RWT”
“24K of Gold”
“Guap”
“My Last”
“Marvin & Chardonnay”
“Switch Up”
“Mercy”
“Don’t Like”
“Clique”
Finally, Sean came back out and did his verse off of “Show Out” by Juicy J.

I’m sure there were a few more in there that I may have forgotten about as well. Regardless, this was an amazing show to be a part of and in between songs when Sean would talk to the crowd you could really see that he was a genuinely good person just havin a good time with his success – something I think we would all be doing if we were in his shoes. I would highly recommend going to one of his shows if you’re in the area, or shit, even if you aren’t. He will not disappoint. Trust me. OH GOD!!

#KRIT

Big KRIT

One of the most anticipated mixtapes to drop this year, “King Remembered In Time” by Big KRIT dropped this past Wednesday 4/10. After dropping his debut album Live From the Underground this past year, KRIT continues to impress with this mixtape, all the while staying true to his southern roots. Similar to J. Cole, KRIT produces mostly all of the tracks he uses himself, although 9th Wonder did step in and assist him on this tape on “Life Is A Gamble”, in which KRIT takes a long look in the mirror and evaluates where he’s currently at in his life and where he’s come from, touching on a few obstacles he has had to overcome – a theme we’re used to seeing from KRIT. Real hip-hop.

Faitful KRIT listeners know how his style of music and how it fits into the framework of today’s Hip-Hop scene. And although he dropped an album last year, KRIT hasn’t necessarily seen the mainstream success that others have (Kendrick for one). I think for that reason, some more well known features were added to this tape. Trinidad Jame$ hops on the track “My Trunk” and the bass stays knockin. T. Jame$ has BLOWN UP the rap scene with his hit single “All Gold Everything” and following his success of that single he has appeared on multiple notable mixtapes including Wale’s “Folarin”, Curren$y’s “New Jet City”, Travis Porter’s “Mr. Porter” and now #KRIT. Big KRIT continues to deliver with his raw and rapid flow listeners are accustomed to hearing and his lyricism and wordplay actually enhance the track, as opposed to others in the game who rely on a beat to carry their song.

Wiz Khalifa and the “Kush God” Smoke DZA hop on “Only One (King Remembered In Time)” in which all three rappers seem to just float over this beat. The verse by Wiz is actually pretty reminiscent of the Pittsburgh native before his mainstream success. If you got em, light em to this one.

Another notable feature was Future on “Just Last Week”. Future continues to be a monster for the hooks and the blend of the two together on this track meshes well. Although the track on this mixtape was just over 1 minute and 40 seconds, I think there may be a chance this appears on KRIT’s next LP. If it doesn’t, I’m not sure why only the snippet was given to us.

All in all, this mixtape is a must have for anyone who considers themself to be a hip-hop fan. Big KRIT continues to impress with this tape which has a great blend of songs. He still represents the south to the fullest has cemented himself as one of the best in the game. We give this tape an 8.5/10 and can’t wait to see what his 2nd album will have in store for us.

“Download Link: Big KRIT – King Remembered In Time”

T-RAWW

Tyga

Tonight at midnight marks the official drop date of Tyga’s sophomore album, #HotelCalifornia. We figure, what better time to post a review of the album so you’ll have an idea of what exactly you’re getting into should you choose to buy or download it.

Longtime Tyga listeners know that he possesses the ability to be one of the best lyricists in the game. This album does have it’s jaw dropping moments when the punchline hits however the majority of this album deals less with more in depth type stories and meaningful lyrics and focuses more on the beats, features and cliche rap topics: money, clothes, cars, and of course hoes. Don’t get us wrong though, we know Tyga can still bring it. And he does right off the bat in his song “500 Degrees” featuring YMCMB frontman Lil Wayne. And speaking of features, this album has no shortage of them. And it’s the A-listers: Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Game, Future, Jadakiss, Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa to name a few.

Not only that, but the production is top notch and features arguably the hottest producer in the game: DJ Mustard. DJ Mustard originally met Tyga through YG and since then the two have blessed us with possibly the most played song at any bar/club in 2012, “Rack City”. This time the two get together on “Hit Em Up” which goes over Tupac Shakur’s “Thug 4 Life” “Thugs Get Lonely Too”, “Komradz” and C-Murder’s “Down for My N’s”. This song may not see the level of mainstream success as “Rack City” but it definitely does not disappoint.

One song that does continue the extremely growing trend of doing molly is stimply titled “Molly” and features an intro from what sounds like the voice of the iPhone, Siri. Go ahead and roll down the windows and turn the volume up, this is a BANGER. Wiz even slides in and contributes a verse to a track that will be sure to have your trunk rattling.

And speaking of Wiz, another song we found enjoyable was “M.O.E.” (Music Over Everything) and the Pittsburgh native comes back to give us another verse. This track is smoooooooth. It’s one of those songs you can see yourself listening to on a beautiful day just cruisin through the city.

Overall, we feel that the album as a whole is about an 8/10. While the lyrics weren’t particularly meaningful, the wordplay was *Fab voice* Niiicccceeee and the production was top notch. Tyga still has room for improvement, and we feel that his best work is still yet to come.

Logic – Young Sinatra: Undeniable

Logic

Up and coming rapper Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known by his stage name, Logic dropped this mixtape almost 1 year ago exactly. I’ve only just now gotten around to hearing about it because Logic recently made the 2013 XXL Freshman Class, which prompted me to check out some of his material. I have to say, the first 7 songs blew me away. This kid goes IN. His wordplay reminds me of a combination of J. Cole and XV, very witty. Not only that, but he does service to some classic beats like Jay’s “Dead Presidents II” Big Pun’s “Twinz” and Biggy’s “Juicy”. After those first 7, the tape tends to slow down a bit throughout the middle section although the lyrics are still on point. Towards the end of the tape the beats pick back up and Logic finishes strong. The last song “Worldwide” added special meaning to the tape because fan’s messages to Logic are played throughout the song saying where they’re from and praising Logic for his hard work and dedication to making it. A particular song I preferred was “Disgusting” where you can see tones of an Eminem type personality in the sense of a psychopath coming out for Logic. One example of his creative wordplay, “The other night I murdered Captain Crunch, right in front of Toucan Sam and the whole damn bunch that’s Life, what can i say I’m a serial/cereal killer”.

Overall, we feel this tape deserved a 7.5 out of 10.

Logic’s wordplay is his definite strong suit, and if he can combine that with some more mainstream type beats, this kid will be going to the top.

Download Link: “Logic: Young Sinatra – Undeniable”

On a side note, the 2013 XXL Freshman Class will be touring this spring/summer, and although only a few dates have been announced, it may well be worth checking out if they’re in your city.

5/1 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre Big Krit, Action Bronson, TK
5/18 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson
5/21 New York City, NY Best Buy Theatre All 2013 Freshman and special guests

RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP We Just Killed the Club!!

RIP

Young Jeezy’s latest single produced by DJ Mustard, has been remixed and now features one of the hottest MC’s in the game – Kendrick Lamar. Also on the remix are YG and Chris Brown.

YG has been working extensively with the Snowman since he was featured on Jeezy’s mixtape #ItsThaWorld on “Just Got Word”. In turn, YG featured Jeezy on his mixtape Just Re’d Up 2 on the track “We Playin” produced by Cardo. Jeezy will now be the executive producer on YG’s debut album Welcome to Bompton.

The last verse by Breezy has been the subject of discussion on Hip-Hop forums around the web for his shots at Drake. He raps “Dearly departed, I bought a plane I departed / And if you started from the bottom, go on and come out the closet”. There is clearly still tension between the two since the bar fight incident that does not appear to be ending anytime soon.

“RIP (Remix)”

Oh God!!

Big Sean

GOOD Music artist Big Sean dropped this single yesterday which appears to be on his upcoming album #HallOfFame dropping sometime this upcoming June. This song features an appearance from fellow GOOD Music artist Common and neither of them disappoint.
“Switch Up”

SWERVE