Posts Tagged ‘Hyphy’

Magnetic Arts By Mos Def + DJ Honda

July 27, 2009

“Travelin Man” by Mos Def and DJ Honda single handedly changed the course of my musical roadmap. Back in 97′, this was my first real introduction to underground/independent Hip Hop. If not for this very song, I’d probably be in the club wearing my white T-Skirt, popping my collar, getting Hyphy, doing The Soldier Boy(Yeah, I know this reference is played out already) with the rest of mainstream America and not the elitist music snob you have before you typing this. And for this, I thank you Mos Def and I thank you DJ Honda. From the bottom of my heart.

Ahhhhh, listening to this reminds me of the glory days of Rawkus.

“Magnetic Arts” by Mos Def + DJ Honda:



Serenity Now! The Mixtape About Nothing

May 30, 2008

For quite sometime I kept hearing and reading about a rapper named Wale. “Who the fuck is Wale?!”, “I haven’t heard of him, so he must be stupid.” are phrases I would say. Then I did a little research, a little digging, heard The Roots single. I liked what I heard, then I saw the W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E. video…..sold. I get it now, I wish I had gotten it sooner but better late than never.

I like Wale, I wish I could say I was up on him from the jump but I can’t. I let my Hip Hop elitist side get the best of me. I really need to correct my snobbish attitude towards new rap. I’m really not prepared to be that old guy screaming how Hip Hop was better in the olden days just yet.(I almost am though) From here on out I will keep an open mind and ear to new rap. Unless of course it has any trace of “Crunk” or “Hyphy” in it. Those are two things I will forever shit on.

Oh yeah, Wale’s “The Mixtape About Nothing” came out today, get it here.