I don’t know who I’m feelin more here, producer Smiles Davis or this Tabi Bonney dude rhyming. Im gonna have to take a closer listen to this mixtape they got called “Postcards from Abroud.” Sounds pretty good so far.
Tabi Bonney – We Can’t Fly ft Aeroplane (prod. by Smiles Davis) (right click, save as to download)
Llody Banks’ Hunger For More 2 has been out for some time now, but this is still me shit. Em kills it as usual. My admiration for Marshall Mathers has never been higher ever since Recovery dropped. I couldn’t stand dude back in the day. I mean, his flow was always nasty but I hated the bullshit he would rap about. I like the transformation Em. Banks comes hard as fuck, too.
Lloyd Banks – Where I’m At (ft Eminem) (right click, save as to download)
Soulful story teller Jay Electronica let’s the mic have it here on this one. Saw this dude in a small venue a couple years back. Of course he wasn’t headlining, that would be my boy Nasir. Loved it. Makes sense, though. They both seem to “kick knowledge” if you know what I mean. Also, they kinda just go off without any flow parameters and without ever slowing down (see Nas – Queens Get The Money).
Jay Electronica – Jazzmataz (right click, save as to download)
Split second goes over Kleerup “Until We Bleed.” Although I’m not quite sure what the original is actually saying, I get kind of a tragic/eternal love type vibe from it. So Split Second takes the beat and spits their own love story, just in more words. I really like the beat here and always like Lykke.
Split Second – Until We Bleed ft Lykke Li (right click, save as to download)
Wiz Khalifa’s attempt at auto-tune. Eh, its actually not as bad as that sounds. I like a lot of what I hear from Wiz. Content isn’t that expansive, but I got a feeling that won’t stop him from making several hits in the near future.
Wiz Khalifa – Big Screen (right click, save as to download)
This Philly shit is pretty nasty. Young Chris and Black Thought always deliver, but a couple verses I could do without here. The beat is nasty though, so I’m not mad at 8 minutes of that Red Cafe “Hottest in the Hood” shit.
Young Chris ft Eve, Black Thought, Money Malc, Fat Joe, Fred the Godson, Diggy Simmons, Jermaine Dupri & Game – Philly Shit (mega mix) (right click, save as to download)