Thursday, October 17, 2013

Eminem: Just a Rap God or The GOAT?


The catalogue of hits, the number of records sold, the sold out shows, the longevity in the game.... as Jay said - "numbers don't lie, check the scoreboard." It looks like Eminem is ready to eat up some or all of these little rappers in the game with their claims of being the next next next version of Big or Pac. When the best rapper of the year is actually a singer and the second best rapper gained legitimacy by diving into pools of well vodka and released the weakest diss track (i mean verse) in rap history, the environment is ripe for Em to come back with a 6 minute song solely designed to remind the world that his bars actually do go for days.

There aren't many hip hop fans that will deny that Em is actually a rap god, but the question is, is he THE rap god? Are you willing to place him above Nas, Biggie, Pac on your GOAT list? 



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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mayer Hawthorne x Lorde - Royals Cover (Video and Free Download)


This Mayer Hawthorne cover of Lorde's "Royals" is incredibly dope. Yes, it is kind of lame to love this song, but we are not afraid to be lame from time to time. Regardless, even if you are annoyed with the everywhereness of Royals, you will still enjoy the Hawthorne's reworking.

Watch the video and click the soundcloud link below for the download.





Bonus: Royals (The Weeknd Remix)


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Monday, October 14, 2013

The Last American Gangster Rapper | The Game - OKE Mixtape

Progressive Throwback Hip Hop from Detroit | Danny Brown - Old


For those of you who applaud progression but long for the golden days of hip hop, Danny Brown is for you. Moving beyond the stale attempts to reproduce the 90s sound and way beyond the programmatic sounds of what you hear on the radio, Danny Brown succeeds at making your head bob in nostalgia and forces today's MCs to step up their game.



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Listen Now | The Kickdrums - Thinking Out Loud

Here is the latest release from WhatUpWally? favorite, and Ohio indie pop rockrocker slash multi-genre producer, Alex Fitts aka The Kickdrums. Continuing to perfect their uniques style of pop lyrics, indie sensibilities, danceable rhythms, and electronic incorporation, The Kickdrums leave you in a state of auditory bliss and energetic movement.

Stream below and then head over to iTunes to cop the album.



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