I wish I could show you guys the dance I do to this. It’s like a trance the second the beat drops. And nothing pleases me more than Jay-Z announcing he’s fucking depressed and crying in public. It’s like, he’s a real human being (with $600,000,000).
Hip Hop Wednesday Video of the Week: Hard Knock Life | Jay-Z
Crazy how this song came out in another century. Time flies, life is still hard.
Sing it Annie.
Hip Hop Wednesday Song of the Week:Baby Roulette (Ft. Train) | Chiddy Bang
As much as I usually hate on these types of pop-y songs, sometimes they just work. Train’s hook really steals this song for me. Great spring song (whenever Spring comes around in Chicago…)
Hip Hop Wednesday Video of the Week:Awnaw (Ft. Jazze Pha) | Nappy Roots
Hip Hop Wednesday Track of the Week: Mr. Intentional (ft. Nigel Hall) | Talib Kweli
I love this song a little bit more every time I hear it, and now that spring is here, I think this song is even better.
Let’s just be cool together.
Hip Hop Wednesday Track of the Week:ROC Cafe (Ft. Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, Joe Budden & Jay-Z) | Clinton Sparks
Oh shitttttttt! Mike’s takin’ it back with this one! Too much fire today, hold him back!
Hip Hop Wednesday Video of the Week: Home (ft. Phil Collins) | Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Phil Collins. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. PHIL. COLLINS! Bone Thugs-N-Harmony! TOGETHER! C’mon y’all! You know this was crazy. Oh man this was my song back in the day.
Also, Phil Collins is hilarious in this video.
Hip Hop Wednesday Video of the Week:Da Art of Storytellin’ Pt. 1 | Outkast
Hip Hop Wednesday Track of the Week: Another Naive Individual Glorifying Greed and Encouraging Racism | Big K.R.I.T.
Big K.R.I.T. has been blowing up the interwebz for the past few months now, but for some reason I haven’t been able to get into him. But I am always willing to change, and with his newest mixtape "ReturnOf4Eva" Big K.R.I.T. has won me over.
Check out some more amazing tracks over at Earmilk as well!
Hip Hop Wednesday Video of the Week:Lights, Camera, Action! | Mr. Cheeks
It’s throwback time! This is a jam and it’s one of my mom’s favorite hip hop songs. Enjoy.
Hip Hop Wednesday Track of the Week:Authority (Ft. Nate Santos) | Pulled Over By The Cops
Authority” (MP3) is the first song from Pulled Over By The Cops, a hip-hop groups made up of Hiptics Signature ArtistFreddie Gibbs, The Cool Kids, and Chip Tha Ripper.
Feels like a straight throwback. Love it.
Hip Hop Wednesday Track of the Week:Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None) Feat. Nate Dogg, Warren G & Kurupt | Snoop Dogg
This song won’t win any approval with the feminist movement, but I guess this wasn’t the target market for Snoop in ‘92…
Hip Hop Wednesday Video of the Week:Oh No (ft. Pharaohe Monch & Nate Dogg) | Mos Def
Hate waking up this morning to news like this. Nate Dogg might not have had individual success, but there was nothing more clutch than his hook from this man. You will be missed.
And speaking of this song, you don’t even want to know how many times I rapped this hook.
Oh No Niggas ain’t scared to hustle It’s been seven days, the same clothes Ask them originals cause they know Mos Def, Nate Dogg, and Pharoahe Step away from the mic they too cold The funk might fracture your nose
Hip Hop Wednesday Video of the Week:Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) Ft. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes | Craig Mack
One of the smoothest songs of all-time. And when Biggie does the first “Ugh” that drops with the beat… I mean does it get any better than this?
Hip Hop Wednesday Track of the Week:Everyday Struggle | Notorious B.I.G.
My favorite Biggie song and one of my Top 10 songs of all-time.
I’m seeing body after body and our Mayor Giuliani Ain’t trying to see no black man turn into John Gotti My daughter use a potty so she’s older now Educated street knowledge I’m gonna mold ‘er now