It has been quite a while Sandy Beaters! Welcome to my 2014 Summertime Playlist! This was so much fun to compile! Of course my list is comprised of some of the coldest hip-hop, contemporary and feel good R&B music, just in time for the 4th of July. I will mix down these tracks and post the actual playlist soon, but for now you’ll just have to click the links click this link to hear them on Spotify! Didn’t get them all on spotify but it’s pretty close!
I started off with an all time favorite summertime song The Recipe by Kendrick Lamar and progressed through classic and contemporary music in a blend I’m sure you’ll fall in love with. Continue reading →
Also here is Dj E-Yo’s mix from his last live show at Hip Hop History, CLICK HERE or the picture below. Hip Hop History is an event that goes down at the Smoke N Barrel Tavern where six to seven Dj’s play their favorite music from a certain era in hip hop. Usually at the end of the night there is some big finale such as a dual or triple Dj battle. E-Yo’s set was titled “The New Underground”
In this show we address the Kendrick Lamar controversy! What a show it was, we even had a whole set dedicated to #RappersKendrickNamed and it was ON FIRE!
This show has a talk heavy segment because hip hop drama called for it. From what I was told by our fans out on Dickson Street last night, it was an engaging conversation. Head over the The Concrete Schoolyard to join the conversation.
Okay so the hip hop world is in an uproar over Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s Control HOF. The song, of which I saw on Version 2 Labratory’s website way early this morning, proves to have crossed barriers in the press it receives. The aforementioned site is predominantly aimed at gear-heads, but also caters to the average male’s interests including, but not limited to, women and music.
Back to the topic. Although many are calling this “beef” or a “diss track” the fact is, it’s exactly the opposite with the exception of a Cali rapper calling himself the “King of New York” (that I will elaborate on down further.) The first topic about this song that has come under fire is the reference to some of the heaviest hitters in this new era of rap, as rappers he’s trying to lyrically “murder.” The list is as follows: Jermaine Cole AKA J. Cole Continue reading →