Top Rap Hip Hop Songs July 2011

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Here are the Top Hip Hop Songs for July 2011 (specifically as of July 9, 2011) that I listed for the people.  It’s been a whole month since I’ve done a list of the top hip hop music or rap music songs for the people (see: Top Hip Hop Songs for June 2011). I think that I’ve got a really solid balance between underground, mainstream, and emerging artists. In my list, I gravitate towards what I think are the best songs and I base my choices on a combination of factors. Too many people these days think that music is all about lyrics, and that’s just not true.

There are plenty of lyrical artists out there who cannot get a good beat to save their asses. Additionally, there are artists that are lyrical, but don’t have a catchy melody that’s easy for people to understand. There are also artists out there that get awesome beats, but cannot rap their way out of a wet paper bag. Anyways, here goes the top hip hop tracks for July 2011 as of today (July 9th).

1. A.D.H.D. – Kendrick Lamar

This track is off of the Kendrick Lamar Section.80 album which is in stores now. The album is a classic, and although I was debating on whether or not I should put “Ronald Reagan Era” up here, I think I’ll save it for my next list. A.D.H.D. was my favorite track off of the album, and I love when Kendrick says “fuck dot/dat” in the chorus.  I know dude has been solid from the get-go, but he really stepped his game up since he first started.  I’m not going to dickride though like the other bloggers and just say that he’s the best artist in the digital age.  No doubt he’s great though, that’s why I have him with the top track (Top Dawg Entertainment stand up)! Click here to read more.. »

July 9th 2011 Music, New Songs, Top Rap Songs

New Hip Hop Albums 2010 Dropping Soon

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There are a few ridiculously dope albums coming out in the near future that have got me geeked up.  The recently finished 3rd album by lyrical stud Lupe Fiasco, entitled LASERS; is sure to make waves again by expanding the FNF fan-base. Since the original FNF mixtapes, Lupe’s talent for writing has always been evident; but his improvement of overall sound has allowed him to tap into specific fan-bases of unique sub-genres. Look forward to this soon-to-be classic, headlined by single “I’m Beamin’,” now on iTunes. No official release date has been issued, but the project is 100% finished and in the hands of Atlantic Records.

Another album that is sure to be in heavy rotation this Spring is gangsta rapper Game’s The RED Album. With the release of single “Shake” just last week, Game too is changing up his typical beat selection. Since confirming his return to Aftermath recently on Twitter, fans are expecting to see some pure Dr. Dre production on this album, with release date of March 23. Also hitting stores on the 23rd is Big Boi’s first solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot.

There are three collaboration efforts; possible classics, hitting stores within months. They are Reflection Eternal (Talbi Kweli & Hi-Tek), Nas & Damien Marley have a project coming out, and out just next week Freeway and Jake One have a highly anticipated, critically acclaimed album entitled the Stimulus Package. These albums are a hip hop fan’s dream.

As for other artists looking to put in work in 2010, the Cool Kids’ When Fish Ride Bicycles is expected this Spring. Jay Electronica is also expected to finally step up to the plate and put something out of the park. Cleveland hopeful and Kid Cudi sidekick Chip tha Ripper has been putting in work lately and making noise with the Cleveland Show mixtape; look for him to do it big this year as well.

More updates to come ~ holla atchya boy

February 8th 2010 Music

Top Hip Hop Songs 2010 (January)

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Top Hip Hop Songs 2010: as of January 2010 (Last Top Hip Hop Songs April 2009)

1. Exhibit C – Jay Electronica (prod. Just Blaze)

2. I’m Beaming – Lupe Fiasco

3. I Wanna Rock (G-Mix) – Snoop Dogg (feat. Jay-Z & Ludacris)

4. I’m Fitted – Chip Tha Ripper

5. Home Run – Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana

6. Tangerine – Big Boi (feat. T.I.)

7. Good To Go – Yelawolf (feat. Bun B)

8. Just Begun – Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, J. Cole, Mos Def (prod. Statik Selektah)

9. Bo – Clyde Carson

10. Get Down – Chip Tha Ripper (prod. S.O.V.)

11. Shine Blockas – Big Boi (feat. Gucci Mane)

12. Lemonade – Gucci Mane (prod. Bangladesh)

13. Fat Raps – Chip Tha Ripper (feat. Curren$y & Big Sean) (prod. Chuck Inglish)

14. Womb 2 The Tomb – Freddie Gibbs (feat. Pill)

15. Say Aah (Remix) – Trey Songz (feat. Fabolous, Young Jeezy, Juelz Santana)

15. Drug Dealer Girl – Mike Posner

16. Fresh Fly – Chip Tha Ripper (prod. Rami)

17. Red Button – Kyle Lucas (feat. Mike Posner)

18. Cudder Is Back – KiD CuDi

19. Know What I Mean – Freeway (prod. Jake One)

20. Hard Work (Remix) – Dom Kennedy (feat. Rich Boy, Slim Thug, Don Cannon) (prod. Chuck Inglish)

21. Certified Gangstas Part 2 – Jim Jones & The Game

22. Womp Womp – Willie B & Chevy Jones

23. Gin In My Cup – Lil Boosie

24. Hood Bitch Fetish – Dorrough (feat. Yo Gotti)

25. 2 Step – Clyde Carson

January 22nd 2010 Music, Top Rap Songs

New Music Projects – The Clipse, Game, Snoop, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, etc.

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Hey everybody, just wanted to say that I’m in the process of starting some new music projects… I’ll keep y’all updated as they progress and will still consider re-upping this website.  It’s still drawing in tons of traffic, but the fact that it hasn’t been updated for awhile (months) means a slow decline.

Anyways, I’ve still been listening to tons of hip hop music, and have not fallen off the map entirely.  A couple of things regarding projects that I’m looking forward to and recommend.

If you do not yet have Kid Cudi’s album “Man on the Moon” – you owe it to yourself to buy a copy – best damn album I’ve heard yet this year.  Who else is doing it big?  Raekwon’s release of OB4CL2 is heatrock for the Rae fans of the world.  Get Lil Wayne’s “No Ceilings” like the rest of the world if you don’t have it yet… its piffery.

Sean Price (get Kimbo Price if you ain’t got it yet)… look out for Mic Tyson!  Upcoming projects to lookout for include: WALE – Attention Deficit (Nov 10), The Clipse – Til The Casket Drops, 50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct, Joell Ortiz – Free Agent, Snoop Dogg – Malice In Wonderland, Wiz Khalifa – Deal or No Deal, Game – R.E.D. Album, Gucci Mane – The State vs. Radric Davis (BURR)…haha

A few artists to keep your eyes on include: Big Sean, Mike Posner, and Lupe Fiasco… The first 2 are just getting started, and Lupe has been touring for awhile, so watch out for LASERS!

November 4th 2009 Music

Jonas Brothers Would Collab With Lupe Fiasco? (Video)

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The Jonas Brothers say that they want a rapper that spits “meaningful” lyrics for a new track collab. They mention Lupe, Common or Mos Def.  Hearing some new Lupe anywhere would be dope.

March 4th 2009 Interviews, Music

Lupe Fiasco – USF War Memorial Gym [Live Performance] (Video)

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Here’s some footage of Lupe Fiasco performing at the USF War Memorial Gym… Above is “Everyone Nose (Remix)” and after the JUMP are a couple more dope cuts you’ll know…  Can’t wait (but am going to hafta) for his upcoming album! Sboyd415 w/ the footage.

PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco Wins USA’s Character Award (Video)

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February 21st 2009 Music

Lupe Fiasco Wins USA’s Character Award (Video)

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USA Network has announced the winners of the first-ever Character Approved Awards to honor individuals from a cross-section of creative disciplines who are positively influencing American culture. This years winner for Music is Chicago-born and raised hip-hop artist, Lupe Fiasco.  Definitely dope.  Hit the clip above and see what’s good with Lu (who isn’t gon be dropping LUPEnd this year)…

PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco – U.S.A.’s Character Approved Award Honoree

January 31st 2009 Interviews, Music

Lupe Fiasco – USA Network Character Approved Honoree (Video)

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USA Network has announced the winners of the first-ever Character Approved Awards to honor individuals from a cross-section of creative disciplines who are positively influencing American culture. This years winner for Music is Chicago-born and raised hip-hop artist, Lupe Fiasco – who has won over legions of fans with his musical ingenuity and emphasis on strong lyricism and storytelling. No doubt Lupe’s one of the greatest in the game right now… He’s a personal favorite, and someone I like to hear more from.  Imma give the congrats to Percival Fats!

PREVIOUSLY:  Lupe Announces “Everywhere” To Drop In June

January 27th 2009 Interviews, Music

Lupe Fiasco Announces “Everywhere” Disc of LUPEnd (Video)

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Watch the video and at around the :43 second mark, Lupe talks about the release of “Everywhere”….  Definitely gonna buy at least 10 copies…haha  On the real, Lupe was my favorite artist last year and is still one of my favs – though Percival Fats has taken over…

PREVIOUSLY: Lupe @ Big Day Out

January 21st 2009 Music

Lupe Fiasco – “Sunshine” At Big Day Out, Aukland [Live Performance] (Video)

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Here’s some footage from backstage of Lupe Fiasco and his band 1500 Or Nothin performing “Sunshine” live at the Big Day Out, Auckland Boiler Room. EKB with the footage!

PREVIOUSLY: Lupe Fiasco – Firing Squad

January 20th 2009 Music