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Clipse – Popular Demand (Popeye’s) ft. Pharrell & Cam’ron

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The much hyped collaboration finally leaks, since some information regarding tracklisting for their upcoming album ‘Til The Casket Drops’ had surfaced on the internet, there was a lot of interest in this one (even though there was a Kanye West collabo too), after Kinda Like A Big Deal ft. Kanye West was released, Popeye’s was all that people could talk about.

Dipset general Cam’ron had turned down the chance to work with the Clipse before, when invited to feature on the remix for their anthem ‘Grindin’, however now seems to be the time, many may expect a lot more, but I think the real Hip-Hop (or general Clipse/Cam’ron) fan will appreciate this for it’s classic rap feel.

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Produced by The Neptunes and featuring a hook from Pharrell Williams, this track was created especially for this concept, The Neptunes have always known how to bring the best out of the Clipse, even though they are capable to shine just as well on a Justice League, Timbaland or Kanye West beat (I beleive Pusha T is one of the few emcees that could hold his own on a Dr Dre beat), there is a present chemistry between the two and this is obviously evident with this. So, once again the Clipse have not dissapointed, ‘fly-talk’, slick word-play, they possess it all and bring it to the table with this, an extra-dimension is offered with the feature provided by Cam’ron, “I’m Pharrell (for real) with the Clipse (clips)”, is one of the lines as he provides a classic Killa Cam flow, his presence is felt on the track and helps round this record up with the appeal of a classic song.

The Clipse’s third album ‘Til The Casket Drops’ is tipped to be another classic, with features from Keri Hilson, Kanye West & more, expect more anthems from Clipse and the whole Re-Up gang.

Malice & Pusha T aka The Clipse

Malice & Pusha T aka The Clipse

“VA..Stand Up!!”

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Raekwon – Catalina ft. Lyfe Jennings (Produced By Dr Dre)

Raekwon of the Legendary Wu-Tang, returns with the follow up to his classic Only Built for Cuban Linx, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2.

The majority of the songs leaked so far have been solid Hip-Hop records, with obvious features from Wu Tang members such as Method Man and Ghostface Killah, one of the tracks which stood out for me is this:

Catalina, produced by the legend himself Dr Dre, is a typical Dre production, the layering and sound quality, it has trademark Dre but a classic Hip-Hop feel to it, Lyfe Jennings always delivers with his unique voice, leaving plenty of room for Raekwon to shine.

For what it is, this track and the album as a whole will bring back some of the classic details that have been missing from Hip-Hop, that raw sound and over all feel, with the genre facing many changes and transitions over the years, it is always good for some of the originals to return and provide that lost flavour and style.

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SLAUGHTERHOUSE

“It’s a MotherF*@%in’ Slaughterhouse”

Having already introduced the collective to you with their previous record ‘Move On’, it is time for people to be reminded as they have released their debut album.

For the Hip-Hop fans, Nas’ statement that “Hip-Hop is Dead” has been proved false with the rise of this collective, Take four hungry and extremely underated artists and put them together, the result is Slaughterhouse, consisting of Long Beach’s Crooked I (once Death Row rapper, undeniably talented but looked over when they mention LA’s best), Royce Da 5’9 (Detroit representative, most notably the only person rapper to cause Eminem any problem lyrically, Joe Budden (Mr Pump It Up was left frustrated after his record label attempted to dominate his career marketing him as a softer more pop sounding rapper) and Joell Ortiz (the NY beast who was initially signed to Dr Dre’s Aftermath imprint).

The story is simple, they came to prominance thanks to their talent but then politics and outside issues forced them to part ways with their labels, whilst working on his solo album, Joe Budden recruited the three other members as features on his track titled ‘Slaughterhouse’

The feeling of this song was so monumental, in a genre that is full of ‘beefs’ and conflicts, to have four talented emcees comes together and to do it so well, there was something epic about it, focussing on the phrase “strength in numbers”, the four came together once again, this time to prove their worth in the industry. It has worked so far, if you’re a Joe Budden fan then you have now been exposed to Ortiz, Crooked and Royce, and likewise if you were a Crooked I fan, you are now introduced to the other three members, who all equally deliver with their own unique style. Their debut self titled album is critically acclaimed, a must have for any Hip Hop fan.

Slaughterhouse (The album) ..OUT NOW!

Slaughterhouse (The album) ..OUT NOW!

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4th July, My Birthday!!

As today is my birthday, I thought to share some birthday themed tunes, could only find three though:

Obviously, this song always does the trick at birthday parties, “Go Shawty, It’s Your Birthday..”, next is a more unorthadox choice:

Like I said, unorthadox, however the next and final one is the most obvious, most probably the first song that comes to mind when it comes to ‘birthdays’:

Oh and as a random bonus:

Take care World!

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