Category Archives: Hip-Hop

Jay-Z Dedicates New Track To His & Beyoncé’s Child

To celebrate the birth of his and Beyonce’s baby girl, Jay-Z has released a new track on his Life and Times Website. The track is called ‘Glory (Featuring B.I.C).’ B.I.C stands for ‘Blue Ivy Carter’, the baby’s name. Listen to the track Here

Words By Conor Kelly

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Download The New Weeknd Mixtape

The Weeknd last night released the third in a trilogy of mixtapes ‘Echoes Of Silence.’ The follow up to ‘House Of Balloons’ and ‘Thursday’ features production by Clams Casino. Download the record Here and listen to a couple of tracks below:

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The Top 20 Tracks Of 2011 Number: 5

Number 5: Jay-Z & Kanye West-Niggas In Paris

‘Watch The Throne’ sums up Jay-Z and Kanye West perfectly. Obscene wealth, hot girls, serious rhymes and the eclectic beats you would expect from a ‘Yeezy’ production. ‘Niggas In Paris’ has all of these in abundance. As ‘Hova’ spits out “So I ball so hard mothafuckas wanna fine me first niggas gotta find me/whats 50 grand to a mothafucka like me can you please remind me.” The track features a sample out of ‘Blades Of Glory’ and the Reverend W.A. Donaldson recording ‘Baptizing Scene’, typical of Kanye’s versatile pallet.

Words By Conor Kelly

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The Top 20 Tracks Of 2011 Number: 8

Number 8: The Weeknd-House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls

One of the great discoveries of 2011 was the magnificent ‘House Of Balloons’ mixtape by The Weeknd. In the same vein as Frank Ocean’s laid back R’N’B vocals, what separates Abel Tesfaye is the amount of different musical styles he incorporates in his music. From R’N’B vocals, Dubstep beats, Electronic chords and sweeping soul, this track epitomises the mood of the record. With a epic chorus and a killer beat and seriously trippy, sex filled lyrics. It suddenly drops into dirty, grungey dub beats. Awesome track and record.

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The Top 20 Tracks Of 2011 Number: 14

Number 14: ASAP Rocky-Purple Swag

The signature track off ASAP Rocky’s debut mixtape ‘LiveLoveA$AP’ incorporated everything that has people talking about him. A seriously cool, heavy beat; spitting lyrics; a sick drop near the end and a video full of purple, his signature colour.  Rocky is certainly one to watch in 2012. “Everything is Purple.” Next year it may be.

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Jay-Z Says Their May Be A Watch The Throne Sequel

In an interview with MTV, Jay-Z has said that there may well be a sequel to his and Kanye West’s album ‘Watch The Throne.’ He also said that they both might be putting out solo albums too, as they are in “a great place creatively.” Hov said  “You might see a Jay, a Kanye, and a Throne album next year. We really found our zone.” He also announced two benefit shows for his foundation in Carneige Hall, New York City. You can watch the interview and the video for their track ‘Otis’ below:

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Tyler, The Creator’s 3rd Album Wolf Drops in May

Tyler, The Creator’s third studio solo album ‘Wolf’ will be released sometime in May. The Odd Future leader’s second studio album ‘Goblin’ was released this year.

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Rihanna Samples The xx On New Album

Rihanna has sampled The xx for her new album ‘Talk That Talk’. The track titled  ‘Drunk On Love’ samples ‘Intro’ by the English band. To hear a thirty second leak, go over to Popjustice. An early review of the album by VHI reckons that the album may be one of the dirtiest pop records ever. We’ll be sure to listen out. Check out the original of ‘Intro’ Below:

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RIP Heavy D

 

TMZ has reported that Jamacian born Rapper/Producr Heavy D has died aged 44. He was rushed to an LA hospital at around noon and pronounced dead around 1pm local time. Heavy led the hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz which had huge success in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Watch the video fortheir track ‘Nuttin’ But Love’ below:

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Listen to New Drake Track off Take Care

Drake’s new album Take Care drops on the 15th of November. After the first track Headlines, he has released a new track featuring Rick Ross called Lord Knows. Zane Lowe had it as his hottest record last night. Drake also announced a mixtape with Ross that is in the works. Watch the Video for Headlines Below:

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