You know it must be 4th Quarter when all the big guns of hip-hop are offering up new material. Drake snapped up Ricky Ross over an eloquent Just Blaze production on “Lord Knows”. Ludacris and B.o.B. let loose a free mixtapes with Luda referencing my favorite movie of 1985, Back To The Future and Meek Mill set himself up for success with a DJ Khaled posse cut for “I’m A Boss”. Even newly reunited Mobb Deep (without the Curtis co-sign) talked fellow Queensbridge native Nas into a guest appearance on “Get It Forever”. The most talked about track from Young Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103 doesn’t disappoint with features from Hova and the ever elusive Andre 3 Stacks.
Its not all about the big names though. New emcee (with an awful awful name) Buddy scores a slick debut on Neptunes’ produced “Awesome Awesome”, K-OS co-hort Saukrates lines up his most viable song to date in “Say I” and Shawn Christopher shows other indie blog combing rappers what to do with Cults’ hit “Go Outside”. Lastly, thanks to Hype Machine, my days of filling the Cudder void have been temporarily quelled after hearing new goodness from blog favorite Skizzy Mars (“Tara”, “Together”). Isn’t there someone in Cudi’s camp who can tell him to drop the guitar?
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1. T.I. – Pyro
2. Ludacris – Can You Buy That
3. Meek Mill – I’m A Boss remix ft DJ Khaled, T.I., Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman & Swizz Beatz
4. Young Jeezy – I Do ft Jay-Z & Andre 3000
5. Buddy – Awesome Awesome
6. Black Milk – Brain
7. Jay Electronica – Call Of Duty ft Mobb Deep
8. Skizzy Mars – Together
9. Cocaine 80s – Six ft Common & James Faulteroy
10. Drake – Lord Knows ft Rick Ross (produced by Just Blaze)
11. Asher Roth – Common Knowledge
12. Mobb Deep – Get It Forever ft Nas
13. The Roots – Kool On ft P.O.R.N & Truck North
14. Saukrates – Say I
15. B.o.B. – Perfect Symmetry ft 2 Chainz
16. Wale – Chain Music
17. Slim Thug – Creepin ft Bun B & Paul Wall
18. Torae – For The Record
19. Skizzy Mars – Tara
20. Shawn Christopher – Go Outside ft Cults
21. Childish Gambino – Twistclip Loop
Is it weird to anyone else that Mobb Deep shout “Throw ya diamonds in the sky” on “Call of Duty”? Seems like they must have forgot about this little beef….