July 13, 2012
Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is…. Come on now I thought yall knew me by now. Ok I’m ‘Nas and Hov at the same damn time Pac and Big in the same damn mind’ (whoop) the game gets better and better. On a very light note Toronto’s Kardinall Offishall teamed up with veteran producer Nottz for their Allow me to reintroduce myself mixtape, got it? Good.
The build up towards the Don’s Life is Good heats up as the God’s son releases the third single off his upcoming 11th studio album. The Maybach Mafia’s have been the busiest team as they released the second instalment of Self-Made and releasing a handful of visuals off that project. The Game is back to jacking for beats and this time Blood means business.
To kick it off this week, Nas released the third single ‘Accident Murderer’ from Life is good featuring the all over Rick Ross who delivers a sweet sixteen over No I’D’s production. Nas tells us about a killer who happens to be an accident murderer since “The part about it that’s crazy, you was aiight with him, tight with him, why was he in the way? Why was he standin’ next to the enemy that specific day?” This is one splendid piece of art from the God’s son himself, am I the only one who revels this man’s comeback? Everything he touches, straight gold. Get that Life’s Good LP when it drops July 17th, it’s worth the wait.
This week’s standing ovation goes specially to producers who are raising the bar higher and higher, I can mention a few Hit-Boy, Jahlil Beats, Mike Will Made It, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, David Banner, Beat billionaire, Kanye West, RZA, But this week’s special standing ovation goes to No I.D for the production of the Don’s ‘Accidental Murderers and Jigg for producing that Nipsey’s Hussle’s ‘Proud of that’. These producers did justice.
Pusha-T also gave us something new from the Good Music’s upcoming compilation album Cruel Summer. The song features his Boss, Mr West and it’s titled ‘New God Flow. ‘Yeezy is spitting hot lines like ‘went from most hated to the champion God flow, I guess that’s a feeling only me and Lebron know’. Here Mr West who is a champion at what he does compares himself with the A1 basket ball player, Miami Heat giant Lebron James. They have lots of similarities; both are front-runners in their fields of occupation and they are mostly condemned for their attitudes.
Blessed are those who were attending the Wireless festival 2012 which took place from the 6th to 8th July, where J Cole dropped a new verse while doing a show in London. The following lines are taken from the verse ‘Nas and Hov at the same damn time Pac and Big in the same damn mind’. Dope is an understatement for the description of the juiciness of that verse, its so good if I were him, I would use it in one of the joints for their projects with K. Dot, unfortunately I aint Cole. It’s a Cole world for sure.
The MMG Boys also released their much long awaited team project SelfMade Vol. 2. The first week sales came in and they double their last year sales moving 94,000 copies. As of July the LP has sold 133,000 copies. The album is too heavy on features and almost all their guest rappers had put in 100% effort except for the king of the South who delivers a playful verse on the last track off the compilation titled “Bury Me A G”. Hopefully it will be getting a D.E.S review soon. Well done to the Maybach clique, the streets is blown up indeed.
The Toronto rapper Kardinall Offishall has took it upon himself and super producer Nottz to bless lyrical enthusiasts with a 14 track mixtape. The tape is title ‘Allow me to reintroduce myself’. It’s a must have go and download that for free.
The Game is back to jacking for beats and already three of the hottest beats that are making rounds in your iPod and stereo are already victim to Blood’s anger fuelled rap. Meek Mill’s burn was the first from the many to come, seems like he could not help it and went for French Montana’s ‘Pop that’ and Rick Ross’s ‘So Sophisticated’ which Chuck did with excellence in a manner that Trina was the next in line to get sophisticated.
To close it up this week one half of Outkast has given us November 13th as the release date for his upcoming solo album Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumours. He made the announcement while visiting Cash Money’s newest DJ signee Greg Street’s radio show to premier his new record ‘Gossip’ featuring UGK and Big Boi.
- Our favourite Mixtape DJ ‘Barrack Odrama’ is headed to the mother land on July 13th he will be in Joburg, he will be performing in Sandton. Don’t miss out
- Crooked I does not deal with weak squares too. The Long Beach City rapper freestyled over the intro of SelfMade 2. Yall know who the power circle is Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9”, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I
- The above mentioned power circle released the single of their upcoming introduction album “welcome to: OUR HOUSE” which drops August 28th
- Rick Ross released another single from his upcoming album, is it the last one? Hopefully because it’s a 15 track and already he has two out, making it the third. The track is titled ‘Hold Me Back’ and nothing new as it the hook sounds exactly like the hook in actin up, track 5 off SelfMade 2. Who really wants to hold this man back? Even Curtis failed the mission
- Curren$y recruited his former boss and the Snowman for the remix of the 13th track of his Stoned Immaculate debut album. Remember the standout track, we discussed it a few weeks back, a remix was definitely a mandate and Lil Tunechi and Jeezy couldn’t have done it better. Don’t miss this jet h*
- Kelly Rowland reached out to Lil Wayne for her latest hit ‘Ice’. It’s more like a follow up to Kelly’s ‘Motivation’, expect to hear this frequent on your stereo.
- Still on our favourite R&B collaborators, Jeremih keeps them ladies saying Ahh s**t with his latest offering featuring Funeral Fab (Fabulous)
- The invincible Rick Ross released the tracklist for one of the most anticipated Hip Hop albums for 2012 God Forgives, I Don’t with notable guest appearances from Dr. Dre, Andre 3000, Jay- Z and Drake and Neyo. The rest are home features
- Ashanti recruited Bad Boy’s French Montana and Maybach’s Meek Mill for her comeback single ‘No one greater’. The boys are taking over