Posts Tagged 'Rap'

6th Sense – We Don’t Stop!

This track is pretty hot.  I would love to see more hip-hop producers sample Daft Punk.  I love the results on this one.  Silky smooth, soulful, chill, and pure awesome.  Check it out:

Eminem is Infinite

Eminem – Searchin

Infinite

(Web Entertainment; 1996)

So what is there to say about Eminem that you don’t already know?  He is the greatest selling rapper of all time.  He is the greatest selling artist of the past decade.  The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, and Relapse, four consecutive albums, all won the Grammy for the Best Rap Album.  He’s won a total of eleven Grammys in his career.  He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for Lose Yourself in the film 8 Mile.  Including his collaborations with D12, Eminem has eight #1 albums and twelve #1 singles in his career.

I could post one of the many hits Eminem has produced in his career, but I want to take it back a little bit.  I feel that Infinite, Eminem’s first official release deserves as much attention as the rest of his releases.  Yeah, it doesn’t have the mainstream appeal or the polish that his future releases would have, but there’s something about the simple underground production that gets to me.  It’s also very interesting to see Eminem in his earlier stages still developing his personal style before he became the legend that he is today.  Eminem had this to say about Infinite, “Obviously, I was young and influenced by other artists, and I got a lot of feedback saying that I sounded like Nas and AZ. ‘Infinite’ was me trying to figure out how I wanted my rap style to be, how I wanted to sound on the mic and present myself. It was a growing stage. I felt like ‘Infinite’ was like a demo that just got pressed up.”  Still a classic in my opinion and worth checking out in its entirety.  Enjoy!

The link for the full free download through ThisIs50.com:  http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VL3KJ5LR

Apparently, Lil Wayne Feels Like Dying

Lil Wayne– I Feel Like Dying

The Drought Is Over 2 (Carter 3 sessions)

(Cash Money/Universal Motown; 2008)

So Lil’ Wayne.  I don’t like Lil’ Wayne.  It’s not his personality, because I think he’s hilarious.  It’s just that I respect hip-hop.  Lil’ Wayne does not rap.  He gets really fucking high and then talks.  And not to help matters, his rhymes are weak.  And Rebirth? Wait, are you fucking kidding me?  A rock album…I hope that was a joke.  But, in keeping with the flow of these posts, I’ll give you guys a little background on how Lil’ Wayne came to be wildly popular through auto-tuned mediocrity.  As a teenager he joined Cash Money records as the youngest member on the label.  In 1997, he joined the Hot Boys and they released their debut Guerilla Warfare in 1999.  He gained a lot of success through the Hot Boys debut and followed it the same year with his own Tha Block is Hot. The album sold over 2 million copies.  Over the next ten years, he would release six more albums, with Tha Carter III becoming wildly popular.  It produced a #1 hit in Lollipop and won a Grammy for the Best Rap Album.  With all of this success I could understand how Lil’ Wayne could accidentally assume he is the greatest rapper alive.  Sorry Lil’ Wayne, I wouldn’t even put you in the top five.

Anyway, despite all of this Lil Waynebashing, I’ll admit that he does have one good song.  This has been my finals theme song for the past two years, and considering I’m about to sit down and actually start studying I thought I’d share it with you.  I Feel Like Dying is amazing.  From top to bottom, this song has so much style.  You can actually feel the withdrawal symptoms when you listen to this.  Trust me, that’s a good thing.  When you listen to this song though, you really have to pay attention.  Close your eyes and really listen.  Enjoy!