It is always weird to see end of year lists popping up on blogs and music magazines in late Novemeber/early December when there is still a full month of dope music left. I imagine most musicians do not really give a fuck about making any particular end of year lists, except maybe "best selling album" but still it seems a bit unfair to assume nothing particularly noteworthy is going to come out in the middle of December.
Here are some new songs that have come out in the last couple weeks that are worth checking out:
Philthy Rich has a new mixtape out hosted by TRAP-A-HOLICS, which is great if you enjoy DJ drops interrupting your music and I mean, who doesn't? Minus the songs with Philthy rapping about sex over R&B beats, this mixtape is tight. Philthy Rich is never going to make anyone's list of most talented rappers in the Bay, but he seems to understand the music business better than most and has produced an incredible amount of music in the last couple years. Philthy is one of the few Bay rappers I can think of who has churned out projects at a consistent rate for several years now, without ever letting up: That is an underrated, but important quality amongst rappers in this internet age. On top of that Philthy always manages to get top-notch features from the most popular rappers out there (EX: Chief Keef, 2 Chainz, Scarface (!!!), Gucci Mane, etc) for his projects. He must have quite a bit of money to be able to afford all those features and something tells me that is not cash he is earning from releasing free mixtapes on the internet, so good for him.
This mixtape has a lot of good songs, but the one song that really stands out to me is "MobWire," which is probably the only music we will ever see from the supposedly forthcoming Philthy Rich and Rydah J. Klyde duo album of the same title. Rydah has so many albums that he seems to flake out on for some reason...
4 months ago I wrote about the growing trend of rappers sampling current pop songs and today I am pleased to present another example of this trend that is sweeping the nation. Sure, A-Wax already sampled this song earlier in the year, but oh well, it is part of a rap trend that I first wrote about, so listen to it and realize how trendsetting of a blog 100 Grand on My Wrist is.
Is this a good song though? Does it really matter?
This is off some new trio album by Jacka, Joe Blow and LIQZ. I will give you one guess which one of those three paid the other two to do this project with him. Jacka seems to have his rap career on cruise control right now and content collecting his rap checks from other people putting his name on their album cover (see also: his new album with Blanco).
Be sure to go check out that new Jacka and Berner album too if you want to hear another good example of why Jacka does not care about rapping anymore. Insert emoticon sad face here.
I am constantly looking for an excuse to repost this album cover
Beeda Weeda ft. Messy Marv, B-Legit, J. Stalin "Mack'n & Mobb'n"
Beeda Weeda is one of those countless talented Bay rappers who pops up with a new project here and there, but never seems to be releasing material on a regular basis. Mack'n Trap'n & Rap'n from 2010 was a solid album and now he is coming out with a part 2 that contains this awesome song. The features are great here and the production (via The Mechanix) has an old-school laid back vibe that just works perfectly. B-Legit sounds like he couldn't be more at home with this beat and manages drops this rhyme scheme "Boston/awesome/often." A+ song, it sounds like something no other place but the Bay could create.
As far as upcoming projects, there is this to look forward to:
The "lable" has the albums now, so I don't see any reason to doubt their release at this point. Here is the official album art.
Really looking forward to hearing this one!!!
There are some other quality songs and albums that have dropped recently, but my time is limited, so maybe I will write about them later on.
End of year posts coming very soon.
Hope you are enjoying your vacation.