On second thought, 2014 was a damn great year for albums. When trying to rank the top 25 records of the year, I genuinely flip-flopped multiple times on the final list. Take a gander at #25-16 below. 25. PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – PRhyme As far as dream rapper and producer combinations, […]
If you’re familiar with Royce Da 5’9″s past work, you already know what he and DJ Premier do together. Royce has been arguably at his best with Premo’s cut, scratch and sample beats behind him (see “Hip Hop” and “Boom”, in case you forgot). That’s why hip-hop fans rejoiced at the announcement of PRhyme, an […]
Happy 1st Birthday you crazy pup These remixes got me through the most hellish week of the semester, so they should be perfect for the weekend. BRENMAR makes his 2nd Remix Friday appearance with a pulsing reworking of Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love”, while Amtrac spices up a recent release from Depeche Mode and Ta-ku makes’ […]
Just when you think hip-hop isn’t what it used to be, acts like A$AP Rocky and Big KRIT continue to give me hope for the future. These fellas are blazing their own trail while paying homage to the elder statesmen of hip-hop. Add Joey Bada$$ to that list. He and his BK crew Progressive Era […]
A week of travels and down internetz (thanks AT&T) means a slew of new .mp3’s and albums I need to catch up on. Stream Detroit rapper Chrisco on a track that features fellow Michigander’s Jon Connor & Elzhi on a cut produced by the legendary DJ Premier. I might have to look into this fella.
I probably shouldn’t even list these as “top hip-hop tracks” because I really haven’t heard everything in the world of hip-hop this year. Drake caused every rapper to want to do a decent mixtape, or put out a song a week or whatever. There were a lot of new artists in the rap game this […]
There have been a lot of whispers since Eminem was flanked by Royce Da 5’9″ and his Slaughterhouse brethren in the video for “Forever”. Since then, Royce has finally spoke on the reconciliations with Mr. Slim Shady and potential partnerships. “It’s very much what it looks like,” Royce said of Slaughterhouse joining forces with Eminem. […]