The New Classics

October 25, 2009

New Music: Clipse, Popular Demand (Popeye’s) [ft. Cam’ron]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , , — Greg @ 12:23 pm

10.25.09

Song: Popular Demand (Popeye’s) [ft. Cam’ron]
Artist: Clipse
Album: Till the Casket Drops
Producer: The Neptunes
Label: Columbia Records
Notes: none
Analysis: Cult followings in hip hop don’t get much bigger than that of both Clipse and Cam’ron. Neither act has had a mainstream hit in years, but both have fans hungry for new material constantly. In Clipse’s case, most of the material they put out is worthwhile, but with Cam’ron, for every ‘Dead or Alive‘ there is an absurd track like ‘IBS‘ (which¬† happens to be about his irritable bowel syndrome). Thankfully, on the drowsy piano-laced banger ‘Popular Demand (Popeye’s)’, Malice, Pusha T and Cam’ron stick with what they’re all best at – shit talking, bragging and drug raps: Continue Reading

May 16, 2009

Album Review: Busta Rhymes, Back on My B.S.

05.16.09

Coming off of the most complete album of his career in 2006, Busta Rhymes has experienced plenty of label fuckery: Back on My B.S. has gone through 2 years worth of pushbacks, 2 different label deals, 3 different “lead” singles, and several name changes. Regardless of all of this, Busta has remained optimistic, and has consistantly been releasing new music to the internet as possible tastes of the new album. Unfortunately, the best of those tastes are nowhere near the finished product. Continue Reading

January 10, 2009

New Music: Lil Wayne, Yes [ft. Pharrell]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , — Greg @ 1:30 pm

01.10.09

Song: Yes [ft. Pharrell]
Artist: Lil Wayne
Album: The Hottest Nigga Under the Sun (mixtape)
Label: Cash Money / Universal Records
Producer: unknown
Notes: none
Analysis: I really hate posting songs to projects that don’t even exist yet, but I have to make an exception for this song because it features two of my favorite hit-or-miss artists of all time. Continue Reading

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