Posts Tagged ‘Raekwon’

The Art of G.O.O.D. Fridays

November 14, 2010

Starting some weeks ago, Kanye announced G.O.O.D. Fridays in which he released a new song available for download every friday until Christmas. I loved the cover art for the singles so much I’ve compiled them here. I’ll continue to add upcoming artwork to this post as they come out. I know it isn’t New Years yet but I’m gonna make an early resolution for 2011 and that is try to go five posts without having one be about Kanye West.(Right now it’s tough as his album is coming out in two weeks you see)



June 20, 2008

One of the main reasons why I love 9th Wonder is that he does whole albums with rappers. I wish more Hip Hop artists dedicated one album to one producer. I like the cohesiveness of these kinds of projects as it makes for a more streamlined sound and vision. This time, 9th is joining forces with Jean Grae Wondertwins style and turning into the album Jeanuis.

Another thing that has to be mentioned is their recreation of classic Hip Hop album covers. The one that didn’t turn out so well was Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Everything else is spot on, my favorites being the Black Sheep and Das EFX album covers.

Souled Out Sunday: No Question

March 30, 2008

My favorite song off of the self titled debut album by Allure. There are actually a really good number of songs that I like from this album but oddly I don’t ever play it much. “No Question”, “Head Over Heels”, “Last Chance”, “All Cried Out” are all great and with guests like Nas, Tip and Raekwon this album, on paper should be one of my favorite R&B albums but for some reason I just don’t care for it much. It’s one of those albums that when I do put it on I play it for a week loving it then back in the abyss that is my CD collection it goes.

“No Question” was the song that I always put on repeat. LL sounds just right over the Trackmasters beat. Speaking of LL, in the mid 90’s LL and the Trackmasters together was a certifiable hit. Back when he was rocking FUBU and one pant leg up even in the cold dead of winter.

Let’s Take It Back: Daytona 500

March 11, 2008

I really don’t have to say much about this. I mean this video pretty much has all the ingredients to make me go totally bonkers. It was Ghostface’s debut album, which was his best album to date and NOT Supreme Clientèle like almost everyone else seems to think. It was RZA on the obscure sampling tip, it was Rae, Cappa and Ghost verbally murdering said beat, it had the Force MD’s on the hook. And if that wasn’t enough, the video was fucking Speed Racer!

Oh by the way, did I mention the video was fucking Speed Racer?! Japanese Anime + Hardcore East Coast 90’s Hip Hop = My head exploding upon seeing this for the first time.