I'm very effusive in the artists who I love, but I really fucking love Drumma Boy. That time I met him at SXSW? That picture is still the background on my phone, and he's still one of my favorite producers. Every song on his 4th of July Playlist is produced by him, and features some of the usual suspects like Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Breezy, Gucci Mane, and a shitload of others, considering it's songs that he has produced. Be forewarned, however, that it isn't only trapsters on this mix, which is indicative of Drumma Boy's prowess as a producer. Anywho, I love playlists that other people make, especially if they're as good as this one. Stream it at my boo's website or hover here to download Spotted at: DGB
I'm currently working on a blog post comparing Chief Keef's "I Don't Like" to the Kanye-ized remix of it, but until then, I'll leave you with "Russian Roulette," another Lex Luger banger. "Russian Roulette" is a take off of Fat Trel's "Respect with the Tech"--hence Keef rapping about how he has respect for it...--and the original is pretty tough. Chief Keef is so, so gritty and street, maybe more so than Fat Trel, and "Russian Roulette" manages to sound even more rough to me, which I obviously appreciate very much. I also love this artwork, specifically the guns. Bang bang, bitches. Via The Fader
Another life-changing visual from Juicy J based off the trap Bible Blue Dream & Lean. Lots of highlights in "Won't Miss Ya," with usual suspects of drugs, money, trippy effects, and LV logos, but who knew he was such a dancer? Watching him wild out like that warmed my ice box of a heart. In my long absence from blogging here for no particular reason, he also dropped "Countin Faces." Did you really expect him to not drop one video per week? See what I wrote about it for The Smoking Section (!!!!!!).
Trey Songz sounds like an angel descended out of heaven when he sings over a trap beat. That's probably what Dante heard in the 9th sphere of heaven when Beatrice showed him the angels. Waka, on the other other, doesn't do much for me. Whenever I listen to him, all I hear is shouting. He kind of just sounds like background, static noise. Plus, these storylines that he's trying to incorporate into his videos as of late aren't doing much for me either. Pardon the obvious pun, but "I Don't Really Care."
Pharrell is one of the most interesting people in the music industry because of all the work he's done over the years, but also because he has managed to remain somewhat enigmatic. He should be in those Dos Equis commercials instead of that old guy, especially now that he's releasing a book called Places & Spaces I've Been. Coffee table books are so under-appreciated. From the BBC blog: This is a coffee table style book which will feature conversations between Pharrell and some friends who have inspired him such as Anna Wintour, Nigo, Buzz Aldrin, Takashi Murakami, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Hans Zimmer, Ambra Medda, Chad & Shae. The rest of the book will contain photos which cover most of Pharrell’s career. The book will be released October 16th and will retail for $55. Multiple colored cover options will be available as well as a limited edition version ($250) which will include something special which we won’t unveil until closer to the release date. I wonder which color I'll get. Fortunately, my multi colored rug which likely match all of them. BBC
Phonte's video for "The Life of Kings" is adorable. Initially, Phonte and Evidence with Big K.R.I.T. seemed like a curious combinination, what with Phonte and Ev being OG's in the game, and K.R.I.T. being the relative newcomer, it totally works. They're all kings. Even Phonte's mother. If I asked my mother to do that, she'd give me the side eye--yes, where else do you think I got that from?--and say nothing.
Kaptain Cadillac remixed a favorite from Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded with his Trap-Tech version of "Beez in the Trap." The tempo is ratcheted up, and some well placed synths take this out of the trap and on to any dance floor. It's kind of along the lines of that 'luxury trap music' trend that has come up on here. Part of Nicki's success has been from her moving into mainstream, which I understand, and then 2 Chainz's really just being 2 Chainz. I was going to generalize and suggest that they both are able to adapt so easily over a variety of beats, but I can't really say, with support, that 2 Chainz has done this...yet. Either way, it comes as no surprise that they sound great over the quicker tempo, dance hall type stuff. If only Nicki would indulge in beats like this, instead of that "Starships" mess.
Unless I'm mistaken, Juicy J's video for the "Oh Well (Remix)" with 2 Chainz is the 15th video from Blue Dream & Lean, and the second for this track. So, like a video remix of a video? Does that work? Anyway, I'm not complaining! Why not make multiple videos for the same song? Actually...I can think of a fair amount of reasons not to do that, but hey, it's working for him. Now where's the video for "Stoner's Night Part 2?" That's my favorite song (along with three others, about) and it's the only one that doesn't have a video yet! And in case you missed it, the first version of the "Oh Well (Remix)" video. After watching it, I'm pretty sure most of the footage in both is from the same damn time. Lolz.
Another song about smoking weed...(see preceding post to catch my sarcasm). Anyway, when I finally unpacked from SXSW, I found a Young Dolph CD in my suitcase, which I have no recollection of getting, but I was happy nonetheless, because I actually recognized his name. And with Juicy J on here? You know I fux with that. "Sky High" is from Young Dolph's A Time to Kill mixtape, which you can download here. DGB says that it's "already classic," so, download it asap. Stream/download via dirtyglovebastard.net:
A rapper rapping about weed, over a Lex Luger beat. That's obviously never happened before. I don't know much about JD Era, actually, nothing at all, but I do know that he shares my appreciation for Lex and that he is "Smoking Good," so it's all good despite the fact that this really isn't the most clever song about weed. Then again, I care for weed about as much as I care for country music, which is zero, since it can't be a negative number. "Good Smoking" sounds like it would rattle my Civic real good, so if I remember by the time I get home from work, I will download No Handouts, which you can download here.
Find me elsewhere!
- Download: Drumma Boy’s 4th of July Playlist July 4, 2012
- Hot song – Chief Keef ft. Fat Trel “Russian Roulette” #TrapTuesdays May 15, 2012
- Hot video – Juicy J “Won’t Miss Ya” #TrapTuesdays May 15, 2012
- Hot video – Waka Flocka Flame ft. Trey Songz “I Don’t Really Care” #TrapTuesdays May 1, 2012
- Pharrell to release a coffee table book April 28, 2012
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