“The Recipe” – Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre

 

Possibly the best rapper in the game right now and his mentor – Kendrick and Dre, respectively – drop a track together. Oddly, Dre’s flow in this one sounds surprisingly similar to Kendrick….. But I’m not claiming ghost writing or anything.

Anyways, it’s a Dre beat, so you know the production is great, and any verse that sounds like Kendrick (or is Kendrick) is amazing, so the verse are sweet. The hook may have left some to be desired, but that’s all good. This is presumably a single off of Kendrick’s upcoming album, “Good Kid in a Mad City”. Download the track here, and check out the lyrics over on RapGenius.

 

Diggy Simmons Disses J. Cole on “What You Say to Me”

Young Diggy responds to a friendly “diss” off J. Cole’s “Grew Up Fast”, in which he also talked about Diggy’s sister, Vanessa. No offense to Diggy, but you can certainly tell that he’s 17 on this track: first he tells Cole that he has no friends, then he calls him a dweeb. Cole could easily rip Diggy in a beef, but I doubt he thinks it is worth his time.

Anyways, download the diss here, and check out the explained lyrics over on RapGenius.

DJ Khaled – “Take It To The Head” feat. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

DJ Khaled once again has put together an all-star crew to go in on one of his songs. As expected, Chris Brown delivers a catchy hook and Ross gives us a pretty good verse. Wayne & Nicki are hit-or-misses for me, Nicki’s verse being good and Wayne’s being decent on this one. Khaled’s got himself another radio and club banger. Download the track here.

All the “Drank in My Cup” Remixes

Ever since Kirko Bangz dropped this single, it has been dominating the radio and the clubs. However, it is only recently that someone has decided to drop their own bars over this track. Just in the past week, J. Cole2 Chainz, and Bow Wow have all given us their perspective on the track. Download each by clicking on the artists name.

Busta Rhymes feat. Twista – “Can You Keep Up?” prod. Just Blaze

Two of the fastest rappers in the game today ask us if we can keep up… The answer is probably no. But you always know it’s a good look when two talented artists hop up on a Just Blaze beat. Download the track here.

Download Link: “Same D*mn Time” – Rick Ross ft. Wale, Gunplay, Meek Mill & Future

The MMG crew hops on another banging beat, spitting their braggadocio flows. I love these songs and all, but they truly are starting to get kind of redundant. I’m waiting for something fresh from this crew. Although Gunplay and Future do bring some great energy to this track. Download the collab here.

The Best St. Patrick’s Day Songs

In honor of St. Patrick’s day, I have made a list of the top five St. Patrick’s Day Songs. What makes a song a “St. Patrick’s Day Song”? Well, think about it. St. Patty’s is all about green, so it’s gotta be a song all about about green!

5. Ignorant Sh*t- Jay-Z & Beanie Seagal: The song about all the ignorant things in Hov’s life is, truly, a mockery of the people who only rap about money, but, hey, it made for a GREAT song.

4. B*tch Betta Have My Money- Tyga, YG & Kurupt: This is exactly the kind of track that Hova was talking about in “Ignorant Sh*t”. But, the neat is SO hard, and YG Foe Hunnit always provides a good verse.

3. Rack City- Tyga: Although this track is vastly overplayed, it is a really catchy song over another banging beat about throwing money. Tyga seems to be really good at rapping about his money…

2. Make It Stack- Lloyd Banks & A$AP Rocky: As a break from the banging beats, Lloyd Banks provides us with a pretty trill, for lack of a better word, instrumental which A$AP Rocky absolutely rips (no surprise there).

1. Duffle Bag Boi- Playaz Circle & Lil’ Wayne: This is at the epitome of Weezy’s career, when his hooks were GREAT (including this one). Also, this track basically introduced 2CHAINZZZZZZZZZZ to the mainstream rap scene, where he has carved himself a nice niche.

Download Link: “Cashin’ Out Freestyle” – Wale

The most Ambitious man in the world blessed his fans with another one of his freestyles. Wale is honestly one of the few modern rappers who can be impressive in a freestyle that is really a freestyle. Download the track here.