Wuddduuppp yall?! I know that errrybody is gearing up for finals and stuff but we thought it would be beneficially baller for us to broadcast to yall as we always do. Consider it the
calm turn up before the storm.
We staaaaarted *Drake voice* the show with something that I thought was amazing. My hero/idol/soon to be bestfriend Peter Rosenberg from Hot 97 dropped his very own mixtape. Now don’t get it twisted, Mr. Rosenberg doesn’t drop bars but he did however assemble some of the Big Apple’s newest and most talented MCs to contribute to his fresh boom bap tape entitled ‘The New York Renaissance’. Rappers such as Joey Bada$$, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies and Action Bronson all made appearances on the tape. Our favorite was from Pro Era’s frontman’s new track called ‘Day In The Life’. Check it out right here. #NYBack
In other news, moon man Kid Cudi has switched up his mojo and left GOOD Music. This split came after a supposed chit-chat with Kanye in which Cudder said that he really wanted to breakoff and do his own thaaang. This comes as no surprise to us, simply because his music wasn’t really that good. (check the pun) He is looking for a comeback with his next album entitled ‘Indicud’. At first glance, the album sounds tight and similar to that pursuit of happiness Cudi that we all love and know. Check out his newest single called ‘Girls’ right here.
Ever wonder who was the hottest rapper in 1979? Did you even know rap was around in 1979? Well, it was. Complex put together a list of the hottest rapper in each year starting all the way back in 1979. It was super cool to see who was hot way back in the day and what they looked like. Word to LL’s bucket hat. We concluded that Eminem and Hov had the most titles. Typical renegades. Check the full list here. Peep the gold chain on 1987…
We swerved on over to some of that Glaysh’s Guilty Pleasure which is easily everybody’s favorite segment. Right? I had an internal struggle trying to decide this weeks TURN UP ANTHEM buuuuut I ended up giving in to guiltiest of pleasures. Instead of some new Tyga featuring 2 Chainz, I went with some of that good kush and alcohol. This week’s GGP was ‘Love Me’ by Lil Wayne with help from Drake and Future. I know that we’ve played it alot and I am considering retiring it but it was just tooo turnt to turn down. Check out the video here. I can give a fvck ’bout no hater as long as…
We moved on to potentially our realest Realness yet. This past week, Mr. Maybach himself, Rick Ross, dropped a verse on Rocko’s comeback track called ‘U.O.E.N.O.’ The song is getting a lot of attention but for the wrong reasons. In his 32 bar verse, Ross drops an extremely shady double by saying “Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain’t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain’t even know it.” HOLD UP ROZAY! If you don’t quite understand let me break it down. He is saying that he drugged a girl, took her home, had relations, liked it and all the while she is totally unaware. This sounds like something straight outta the sex offenders list. Now, obviously Ross isn’t actually going out to clubs and date raping girls (I mean, he isn’t exactly the most truthful rapper i.e. his job as a correctional officer) and he has publicly apologized for the lines and stated that him and his MMG camp do not support or condone rape. The thing that we wondered is why people are catching feelings about this particular line but not all the murder/robbery/drug dealing/home invasion/torture/misogynistic lines that countless rappers have rapped over the years? What makes us draw the line here? Check the track here and let us know what you think about this whole thing by joining the conversation on Twitter @RLRapUp
For Verse of the Week, we had our homie Ryan Little come thru and judge The Angriest Verse. The qualifications for Angriest Verse were simple. It had to mean, it had to be aggressive and a rapper “AUGGGHHHH” was mandatory. I kicked it off with Tyler The Creator’s first verse on Yonkers. Cutz went with Eminem’s second verse on Puke and Kamo went with Drake’s guest verse on All of the Lights Remix. All of which are super angry in their own right but our judge made his final call and the winner this week was…. GLAYSH! Tyler came thru big for me here and I finally have some momentum going into the last month of school. Check out his roach-eating/angry video here.
Well, that’s it from us this week. Check us out next week at the same time and at the same place. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @RLRapUp and let us know what songs you wanna hear on our next show. We are listening…
Peace, Love & Bucket Hats