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.
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.
The man who gave us arguably the best hip-hop album of all-time in “Illmatic” once again blessed us with his impeccable flow on his new track, entitled “The Don”. Nastrodomus took this title from his favorite movie of all-time, “The Godfather”. Over on RapGenius, we have all the lyrics explained. You can also download the track here.
The debate for all-time greatest emcee often comes down to an argument pitting the late greats 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G. 15 years ago today, the latter of this pair was murdered. Throughout his all-too-short lifetime, Biggie only released two albums (“Ready to Die” and “Life After Death”), but both were classics. No questions asked. Biggie’s story-telling, flow, and iconic voice catapulted him to the top of the East Coast rap game. If Biggie had lived and continued to consistently put out music as great as his first two albums, he may be considered the inarguable G.O.A.T.
Regardless, the rap industry today still feels the influence of Notorious. Personally, I listened to nothing but Biggie today to commemorate his death. Biggie Smalls, we salute you.