Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Catch Up Pt.1

 Over the next few days i'll be posting the majority of the best tracks released in the last few months since i've been away. Without further ado:

Copywrite - Luscious ft. Jakki Da Mota Mouth | 8/10
This is a ten minute long punchline bonanza over Tyler The Creator's 'Yonkers' beat. Copywrite goes nuts on this, plain and simple.
'I'm on E, waiting for her to go down like the price of gas'
Jakki doesn't really have the presence for minimal production such as this and the fact his verse his 5 minutes long and comes after a killer Copywrite performance only emphasises this.

Lupe Fiasco - Airplanes | 10/10
This may become Lupe's most underrated and overlooked track to date. It may lack a little of the energy of B.o.B's version but the lyricism is enough to give me goosebumps and the second verse is one of Lupe's best, fullstop.

'My departure from the norm, the parch thats more warm
walks on from the marching of your armies and the dropping of your bombs
The walking on the waters now stomping on the pond
The ripples now a wave
It can’t be peaceful with a pistol in your face
You can’t beat the people so you picking on they place
I jump to defend I’m wage with a page
My pen’s mightier than them and I got missles on the stage
This couch is for the cowards and stretchers for the brave
And I happily lay upon the bed that I have made'

Download | Lyrics

Brown Bag AllStars - See Again | 9.5/10
This tracks an analysis of the forum poster and internet viewer mentality as it relates to music. Surprisingly the song is neither bitter nor does does it brand everyone as haters. It's full of humorous but valid observations, great production, a great chorus and some great writing. 
'God bless the hand that you click your mouse with'
Download | Lyrics

Bobby Raps - Riff Raff | 9/10
Bobby Raps is an 18yr old newcomer i've recently discovered. Loving the production with the stretched-out vocal sample. Delivery could use a little variety but his flows on point as his rhyme scheme game.

Mr. J. Medeiros - Neon Signs ft. Stro | 9/10
Medeiros is one of the genre's most unique unknown artists. Some fantastic metaphors and imagery in here and a killer effort from Stro on the hook.

Part 2 coming soon.

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