Not that you shouldn’t just watch the whole thing, but to me this was the most memorable moment from Ice T’s “Something from Nothing – The Art of Rap“.
Nas – Response to: “Why Do You Think Rap Isn’t Respected?”
Put away your “Free Boosie” shirts, pull out your “Trill Entertainment” shirts.
Lil’ Boosie – Show the World (feat. Webbie & Kiara)
This almost qualifies for a BARE MINIMUM post, but there is a melodic component in there the whole time with the background voices, so I can’t quite let it into that category. If we’re lucky, this will start its own category of illegally-shot and illegally-uploaded rap videos from correctional facilities, because that’s a genre I can get behind. Unless the punishment for these kinds of infractions are super harsh, in which case I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. Whatever the case, check out the first rap video shot in prison.
Inmates of South Carolina Department of Corrections – I’m On/Mix The Game Up
YG – Bicken Back Being Bool
Waka Flocka – Bickin’ Back Bein’ Bool (feat. Slim Dunkin & Wooh Da Kid)
How many distinct polyrhythms can you count in this new Future single? With the beat and the raps. 5? I think I count 5.
Future – Covered N Money
Young Thug & Bloody Jay – Movin’
My new favorite mumble-rap, even better than the chorus of “She Want That Money“.
Devin the Dude – She Want That Money (feat. Odd Squad)
Clipse – Grindin’
I remember memorizing the surprisingly complex snap-CLAP sequence (try it while dancing and rapping every word for full effect) from this beat for those crucial dance floor moments back when this song first came out. Another great example.
Migos – Emmit Smith
Listening to that song today made me wonder – was anybody making celebrity-name-chant-hook rap songs before Lil’ B?
Jay-Z – Tom Ford
Future – Jordan/Diddy (feat. Gucci Mane)
Young Berg – Derrick Rose (feat. MarVo)
Lil’ B – Ellen Degeneres