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Posted at May 15, 2012 by Comments Off

Hot song – Chief Keef ft. Fat Trel “Russian Roulette” #TrapTuesdays

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

Category : Songs,Trap Tuesdays
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Hot song – Nicki Minaj ft. 2 Chainz “Beez in the Trap” (Kaptain Cadillac Trap-Tech Remix)

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.

Posted at April 28, 2012 by Comments Off
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Hot song – Young Dolph ft. Juicy J “Sky High” #TrapTuesdays

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:

Posted at April 24, 2012 by Comments Off
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Hot song – Theophilus London ft. A$AP Rocky “Big Spender”

I'm in love with this song. On one hand, maybe I relate to it, but on the other hand, it brings back fond memories of almost being trampled by Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky at SXSW. Plus, I love how the samples separate their verses, which they snap on, by the way. It's jazzy, but when the tempo speeds up? And the drums and high hats kick in? Oh boy. If I was a "sugar mama," or whatever, this song would like hypnotize me into buying shit for anyone. Or maybe the flashing gif alone would hypnotize me. Spotted at Xclusivezone.net

Posted at April 19, 2012 by Comments Off
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Hot song – MellowHigh “Timbs”

I don't really know what Odd Future is doing nowadays, other than touring and appealing to angsty teenagers, but these two are worth keeping tabs on. Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats, collectively known as MellowHigh, released "Timbs" yesterday, and I knew it was going to be promising because of the Lex Luger production (be still, my heart). MellowHigh is not to be confused with MellowHype, Hodgy's project with Left Brain, even though I just confused them. Thank you, Google, for helping a girl out. I kind of want some girl Timbs. I think this song might be a sign... Spotted at Atrilli

Posted at April 18, 2012 by Comments Off
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Hot song – Gucci Mane ft. Rocko & T.I. “Plain Jane”

Yeah, you read that right. T.I. hopped on Gucci Mane's track "Plain Jane," along with Rocko, who appeared on the original. Apparently, T.I. and Gucci Mane used to beef, blah blah blah, so this is a pretty big deal. Personally, I think T.I. has been killing it lately. I tend to forget about Fuck Da City Up, but I thought that was solid. He's one of the few trap rappers who I can listen to a whole project without getting bored, and as such, I always welcome the inclusion of another rapper that dilutes a Gucci Mane song.

Posted at April 17, 2012 by Comments Off
Category : Songs,Trap Tuesdays
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Hot song – Chief Keef & King Louie “Ignorance” #TrapTuesdays

Young Chief Keef has been quite the lightning rod of controversy lately, so it seems, mostly for glamorizing a gangsta lifestyle and getting attention for it. I think. That's like a short paraphrasing of all the articles (and by all articles, I mean two), both pro and con, that I've read on the 16 year old. Keef and fellow Chicago rapper/Tha Blog is Hot Trap Tuesdays favorite King Louie are working on a project together titled Chiefs and Kings (how trill...you know how much I love my puns...!) and of course I'm excited for it, especially after "Ignorance." Not only do I like both of these guys--admittedly, though, I do have to be in a specific mood for Keef's raps. I can't start my work day listening to this guy because it just won't end well--but "Ignorance" pretty much sums up one of my favorite aspects of why I love trap rap. Is Chicago lowkey becoming the next big trap rap locale? I'm not sure yet, but you know that Tha Blog is Hot will keep you posted. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but it's nonetheless interesting to me that Chi-Town is suddenly a force to be reckoned with in the trap rap scene. Or maybe I'm just ignorant (get it?). Btw, I still don't know what "drill" means in the context of Chicago hip hop. Download at FSD

Posted at April 10, 2012 by Comments Off
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Kanye back in the spotlight with “Theraflu,” pisses off Theraflu and PETA

Kanye released his new song "Theraflu" to much fanfare over the innanet. I, on the other hand, listened to it once, and then downloaded it. AKA it has yet to captivate me. It has, on the other hand, been the focus of many a blog post in my G Reader. And the whole industry wanna fuck yo’ old chick Only nigga I got respect for is Wiz Kanye talking about his respect for Wiz, for wifing Amber Rose. (Bruh, we all know that's fake). And I’ll admit, I fell in love with Kim ‘Round the same time she had fell in love wit’ him Well, that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thing Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop ‘im from the team Kanye professes his love for one of the most useless human beings who happens to hoard the media spotlight. No, not Tila Tequila, but Kim Kardashian. Does anyone believe that's real, too? (*cough cough cough cough cough*) Get the Theraflu Surprisingly enough, Theraflu isn't very pleased at all with Kanye's use of their brand. Sidebar: I keep typing "Therafly," and if Kanye is going to use a lame pun like "Swagu" instead of "Ragu," I'm surprised he didn't use "Therafly." Anyway, Theraflu told TMZ that, "We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner." Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor Nothing warms my heart like anyone blatantly pissing off PETA. To me, all is forgiven with this lone line. PETA reached out to XXL Magazine with this statement that made me snicker even more: What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with ...

Posted at April 06, 2012 by Comments Off
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Hot song – Shawn Chrystopher “H-Town”

It was definitely dope to run into Shawn Chrys and his team at SXSW, even though one of the times it almost resulted in my getting hit by about 5 cars. In case you couldn't tell, "H-Town" pays homage to the highly influential music of Houston. Besides being really impressed by Shawn's continual growth, I really like how he switches up his flow on this track. Plus, the artwork is kind of wavy. Spotted at 2dopeboyz.com

Posted at April 01, 2012 by Comments Off
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Hot song – SpaceGhostPurrp “No Evidence”

SpaceGhostPurrp is trill. I watched him perform without really knowing it was him (I mistakenly thought a showcase was running on time after one performance, okay, so sue me). I'm a little late getting into the whole A$AP Mob fad, and by extension, SpaceGhostPurrp, who I believe has produced for them. I keep bringing up SXSW, but if I hadn't seen these guys and their crews (I mean "mobs") perform and walk the streets, I probably wouldn't be listening to them now. So, Purrp is part of the Raider Klan, which is stylized as RVIDXR KLVN. That shit is so confusing for me to read. I seriously can't decipher most of those and just give up. "No Evidence" is his first single from Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp (or CHRXNICLXS OF SPVCXGHXZTPVRRP on his label's site). His commercial debut is looking at a June 12th release date on indie label 4AD. Via 2dopeboyz.com

Posted at March 31, 2012 by Comments Off
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