The Rap Up: Halloween 2015

The Rap Up: Halloween 2015


Hip-Hop Halloween 2015

Student Loans… commitment… exams… Sorry didn’t mean to frighten you, but then again, who doesn’t love the excitement of Halloween? Your favourite artists would agree, and really brought their A-game this year. Schoolboy Q was a blunt, Jhene Aiko got her Audrey Hepburn on, Beyonce was Storm from X-men, Chris Brown redid Michael Jackson’s werewolf, Nicki Minaj was on point with her fairy god mother look, but by far, hands down, the best Halloween costume of 2015, and I think the internet and Future would strongly agree, is the unknown guy who made his own Gucci Flip-flop costume (see featured photo). After all, we thought it was a drought.


In Yeezy We Trust

That’s right, FINALLY we have an update. In similar fashion to how a chosen prophet announces the coming Jesus, Travis Scott has foretold the second coming of Yeezus. In a recent phone interview, Travis Scott told Hot 97 that Kanye West’s incredibly mysterious and highly anticipated upcoming album SWISH, was “coming very soon”. On top of that exciting proclamation, Scott also said that the album should not be slept on, and earlier in the year teased fans that it would be a game changer. Wow. That’s a lot of hype to live up to but if anyone knows what Kanye has in store, it would be his producing protégé Travis Scott. Last month Kanye also released two tracks on his SoundCloud profile, to which Travis Scott confirmed was legitimate and captioned a photo with “it begins” and another stating something that he and Kanye had been working on for years would soon surface. In a recent phone interview Kanye also added to the hype by describing the album as a “sonic painting”. Either way, Travis Scott and Kanye West need to stop playing with our hearts but then again, it’s kind of surprising we even got this warning. Caution, Yeezy season approaches.


Rider Demands

There’s no debate that Jay Z and Kanye West might be the biggest artists you may ever have in your city, however, have you ever wondered what they ask for when spending a few nights in the most luxurious hotel your city has to offer? Well for Mr. West it starts with; no cylindrical vases, a brand of speakers (Genelecs 1031a) that’s been discontinued for ten years, only black towels, Kashi Go Lean cereal, mint flavored dental floss, and finally thirteen bottles of alcohol totaling $3,200, three of those bottles being Paradis Hennessy. While this would be an absurd list of requests for the average individual, this is pretty much what we expected from Kanye and to be honest, we’re surprised it isn’t more ridiculous. As for Hov, he requests no vacuuming near his room, that none of the hotel staff ask for concert tickets lest they “avoid embarrassment”, that the hotel room temperature be set at 71 degrees, three $80 Mayan tuberose-scented candles, and finally one bottle of Ace of Spades champagne, and not be charged for it (which makes sense considering he owns the company). That actually isn’t too crazy considering Jay’s status, and we here at The Rap Up appreciate that Hov likes to set the mood, and saving a little cash is always a smart move. Maturity is a good look Mr. Carter.


Songs Played:

White Iverson (remix) – Post Malone Ft. Rick Ross

Whole Lot – Akon Ft. Migos

Royalty – Jeremih Ft. Future & Big Sean

Third Shift – Fabolous

Sitting Pretty – Ty Dolla $ign

Solid – Ty Dolla $ign

Angel – Fetty Wap Ft. French Montana

Stuck In My Ways – Fetty Wap

The Omen – Ace Hood

Real (interlude) – Ace Hood

Workin’ – Diddy ft. Travis Scott & Big Sean

MMM – Diddy Ft. Future & King Los

Most of Us – wiz Khalifa

Outsiders – Wiz Khalifa

Illuminate – Wale

New Phone – Wale

Mind Right – Young Thug

Phoenix – Young Thug

Angel Dust – Lloyd Banks (prod. AraabMuzik)

Live4Ever – Lloyd Banks

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