Childish Gambino has been on point with all of his Adele samples, and today’s SOTD is no different. “Do Ya Like” is one of his earlier songs he made from the mixtape Culdesac. He samples Adele’s “Melt My Heart To Stone”. Looking forward to whatever he plans on releasing next and hopefully more Adele is included.
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Surprise, surprise! Drizzy Drake decided to randomly drop a new joint recently, called “Dreams Money Can Buy”. Haven’t given it too many listens yet, but it sounds like something that’ll be getting many plays over the next few days.
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Apologies for the late SOTD once again. Bojda is apparently M.I.A. so bear with me here. Changing up the pace a bit, for today’s SOTD I decided on some hard-hitting Eminem, Slaughterhouse, and Yelawolf on the song “2.0 Boys”. This is a good one to get pumped up to or to work out to. The song is also good grounds for debate on who has the best verse. Surprisingly, Eminem comes off rather bland (by his standards at least), so each member of Shady Records can compete for the best verse.
Theophilus London recently dropped a new single off of his upcoming debut LP, Timez Are Weird These Days, titled “Last Name London”. London is really creating a new genre all by himself, and I’m really feeling his stuff as well. The LP is due around July 19.
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Kendrick Lamar is yet another new addition to my ever-growing Itunes library. With the inception of the internet in my life, I seem to be stumbling upon a new artist every day or two and I love it. So far I’ve only downloaded Lamar’s mixtape O(verly) D(edidcated), but I will surely get the rest of his discography. One of the standouts on O.D. is definitely “Ignorance is Bliss”. Lamar goes in on the slow, melodic beat with a flow quicker than D. Rose.
What intrigues me most about Lamar is his unusual upbringing. Lamar is from the rough streets of Compton, California, however, he never joined a gang or even smoked marijuana. Lamar was also straight-A student throughout high school.
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Das Racist is a rap duo straight out of Brooklyn, consisting of Heems and Kool A.D. They’re unique, humorous style combined with silky smooth flow and obscure references set the internet abuzz in 2008. I just started getting into these guys now, and I’m quite impressed with their mixtapes Shut Up, Dude and Sit Down, Dude. Today’s SOTD is one of my favorites off of Shut Up, Dude, titled “You Oughta Know”.
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“We’re guerrillas in this criminal war, we all rebels”
With all this Osama news and many people flocking to conspiracy theories connecting the week’s events to the “New World Order” and the organization known as “Illuminati,” I bring you someone who has also been connected to Illuminati in the past. I won’t get into my personal beliefs, or explain the whole Tupac/Illuminati story (Google it), instead I give you “Troublesome ’96,” released on Pac’s Greatest Hits album.
Murder murder my mind states shit ain’t change since my last rhyme
The crime rate ain’t decline
Niggas bustin’ shots like they lost their mind
Like twenty-five to life never crossed their mind
Always one who chose substance over what was currently poppin’, Troublesome is no different. Tupac was one of the greatest ever, and he did so much more than just rap. A hood prophet who was always looking out for everyone around him, he accepted his “superstar” label and took it to a completely different level. RIP.
Kansas rapper XV recently caught my attention with his new mixtape Zero Heroes. After I downloaded it, the one song that caught my attention off of it was the J. Cole-produced “Smallville”. XV has been heralded as one of the next big things in rap, and Zero Heroes gave me that same impression as well.