You have to love positive rappers! Dee-1 from New Orleans keeps it bouncing while pushing higher goals and challenging the status quo head on.
Hip-hop artist/producer Donwill and rapper Dash Speaks venture into some experimental sounds, with the same focus on consistent rhyme skills and inventive concepts.
For Rap music (I’ll refrain from using the term hip-hop to describe this song), the Summer 2014 anthem was the explicit version of Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Boy.”
The Black Eyed Peas started out as a respectable rap group, turning out albums of inventive alternative hip-hop. The throwback vibe of the “Joints & Jam” single from their 1998 debut album Behind the Front gets an updating from Navy Shade, bringing the song right up to the present day.
Crazily talented producer/MC/DJ Stro Elliot recently posted this bit of fun on his SoundCloud, flipping some classic Nintendo themes into a banging track.
DJ Snake teams up with none other than Lil Jon on the massive “Turn Down For What.”
Skeewiff present us with the bouncing hip-hop samba, “Blame It On Rio,” featuring hip-hop legend Bam (Jungle Brothers).
It’s no secret that I love old school hip-hop. “On & On” from Bam and Mr. Dero definitely has that throw back feel on it that I love to hear.
A lame attempt to reorganize my records this past weekend quickly devolved into an extended session of listening to forgotten gems hidden in my vinyl stash. One of my favorite De La Soul cuts, “Sh.Fe.MCs” was released on the rare promo-only Clear Lake Audiotorium EP in 1994.
This Altered Tapes remix of Digable Planets ups the BPMs, adds a moombahton-style beat, and just uses key parts of the vocals to and original samples to make for a dance floor shaker.