Migos literally have the rap game in a choke hold and do not seem to have plans of letting up anytime soon. Literally, a year ago, they dropped their sophomore album, “Culture” which firmly established the trio as bonafide rapstars. Since then, their rise to stardom has only continued. Now with their latest album “Culture 2” on all streaming services, Migos is poised to dominate 2018 exactly as they did in 2017. A mammoth of an album, “Culture 2” clocks in at almost 2 hours and boasts a tracklist of 24 tracks. By today’s standards, that is considered a double LP.
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Lil Wayne has clearly found his zenith again when it comes to making music, yet
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Literally out of no where, Joyner Lucas comes thru and drop one of the dopest
Lil Wayne has clearly found his zenith again when it comes to making music, yet is it the music that we want from Wayne? That is the question that I grapple with, trying to answer. With his fight with Cash Money still persisting and the “Carter 5” turning into “Detox” status, it is great to see Weezy back to churning out music. As Jay Z once famously stated, we the fans, want mixtape Weezy and it seems that Wayne listened, but it seems as if mixtape Weezy has evolved. I remember back when Wayne jumped on an instrumental, the instrumental no longer belonged to the artist, it belonged to Weezy. He would literally flow so effortlessly over the instrumental, the original would be forgotten about. A perfect example was back when Wayne jumped on the Mike Jones “Mr.Jones” track and Weezy flipped it into his own with “Ride 4 My Niggas“(Sky’s The Limit). Let’s be honest, who remembers the Mike Jones track? Lil Wayne seems as if he has lost the fun in destroying beats.
With Meek Mill currently fighting the legal system which could put his career on a 2 to 4 year hiatus, it is good to see his team keeping his name in the streets with the newest release from his “Wins & Losses” album. “Fall Thru“, the latest single from Meek gets the visual treatment and allows Meek to show how a true down woman can hold it down in those Philadelphia streets.
Meek Mill – “Fall Thru“
Literally out of no where, Joyner Lucas comes thru and drop one of the dopest tracks of the year. With the United States currently in political and racial turmoil, it is always a good sign when a speaking point comes along and gets both sides talking, and that is what the latest offering by Joyner could potentially do. Joyner tackles the hot topic of the moment, race relations, from both sides. The Massachusetts native starts the track off with a white man expressing his issues with the black community and the narrative then picks up with a black man expressing his issues with why the white man feels a certain way toward the black community, The video is extremely expressive and showcases exactly how the world feels at the moment.
Joyner Lucas – “I’m Not Racist“
A new Air Jordan 12 is dropping Saturday, November 18th and it will be the first time that this colorway has hit the market. Dubbed as the Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey“, the shoe takes its namesake and uses a dark grey suede upper. A lighter shade of grey shows up on the outsoles, while the iconic metallic gold eyelets make their return to close out the shoe. Priced at the usual $190, the shoe is sure to sell quickly, so hit up your favorite shoe spot and cop a pair.
Air Jordan XII Retro (Dark Grey)
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Hip hop lost another young talent entirely too soon this week. Gustav Ahr, known to the world as Lil Peep lost his life to an apparent drug overdose Wednesday night (11-15-2017). Lil Peep was the latest artist to gain fame from the music platform Soundcloud and take his new-found fame to national heights. Backed by the Gothboiclique, Lil Peep started back in 2015 dabbling in music and releasing a few mixtapes. With a unique combination of hip hop and emo, Peep took the genre and flourished, quickly gaining a fan base. Finally in August of this year, he released his debut album, “Come Over When You’re Sober,pt.1.” Losing his life at the young age of 21, Peep will never get the chance to truly show his potential. Rest in peace to Lil Peep.
New York rap (especially Harlem) has a reason to celebrate because The Diplomats are back! I do not know what entity brokered the peace between Cam’ron and Jim Jones, but we the fans, sincerely thank you. It was hard watching the two generals of The Diplomats squabble, but with new music surfacing, apparently their riff is all water under the bridge now. With their new single “Once Upon A Time” , Cam’ron and Jim Jones reunite (Julez and Freekey Zekey are back as well, just not featured on this track) and gives listeners that classic Dipset sound. Yet the nostalgia does not just stop there, a reunion occurs also with the Heatmakerz as they provide the soul-sampling instrumental. Hopefully this is a sign that Dipset has an album in the works and that it is coming soon. Lets cross our fingers….