A spliff in the Commons is the perfect appetizer before seeing the Wally Champ. It whets the Wu Tang whistle. A stately venue like The Wilbur gets even iller when you’re toasted. I wasn’t dusted like Supreme Clientele era Ghost, or that yt Ethan Hawke in Training Day, but the Sour put me in a proper place.
Even though we slid in only 20 minutes after the doors opened, Moe Pope had already wrapped up his criminally short set. After the release party for Let the Right Ones In, I was looking forward to seeing a Boston MC open for a God MC. To add insult to injury, the dude that followed—a clown with zero charisma who questionably rocked a feather in his hair on some FGGT steeze—didn’t deserve to be billed above Roxbury’s finest. Since it was Ghost’s birthday, Feather Man led the crowd through a birthday song that fell even flatter than his rhymes. He was trying to save face but he couldn’t get out of his own way.
In terms of “rap music,” all I’ve really been listening to for the past couple months is Kevin Gates. Yes, some other rappers slither their way into rotation, but this shit stays on repeat. Sensitive thug type shit. Since I realize I can’t write (other than when berating JTTS readers and contributors), all I can do is introduce you and you’ll hear for yourself. Welcome to my ultimate Kevin Gates post. Enjoy.
Kevin Gates – Satellites
Kevin Gates – Paper Chasers
Kevin Gates – IDGAF
Kevin Gates – Neon Lights
Kevin Gates – Weight
Also, the homies at Southern Hospitality recently put together a “Best of”…
For the five others of you who may care, here is a glimpse into David Anthony Love’s record collection.
18 year old, Baton Rouge producer, suicideyear, has been blowing up my Twitter timeline all week. After releasing his debut mixtape, Japan, my internet/meme/nerd world (whatever Trees calls it), went apeshit. Since most JTTS contributors and readers are still stressing about sour (2013) Wu Tang news (go figure), I can see y’all ain’t ready, but personally I can say that Japan knocks and this kid will undoubtedly shine. If you’re as high as me, join me in listening, as we ascend beyond the tallest of cloud mountains. Meet your angelic concubines and eat more of these fucking cookies. If not, fuck outta here. Nice JNCOs, pu$$y. I hate you. Nah, not really, I love you. But I hate that I love you. Fuck Ne-Yo though, that song’s sus. My therapist gave up on me.
DOWNLOAD: suicideyear – Japan [Mixtape]
suicideyear – Interest (dir. .L.W.H.)
Also, this Danny Brown rework:
Is this the
gayest greatest rap song ever recorded? Probably.
Line after line is heat. Rapping about another man’s dick is on some 2013 shit.
I can’t really spoil this one for ya’ll. Just watch.
About a month ago, I received a mysterious DM on Twitter with a YouTube link to a fascinating 20-view video. Less than 2 weeks later, the video skyrocketed up to 20,000+ and continues to grow…
While most of you are still nursing deep cut wounds from the days of Budden’s Mood Muzik or coping with the fact that Slug is happy now, a new generation of sadness has arrived. Just 16 years old and hailing from Stockholm, Yung Lean Doer and the #sadboys will make you soul search. Why is he so sad, you ask? Because Lil B isn’t in Stockholm with him. Fair.
It’s very hard to process what’s going on here. For example, in the video for “PLASTIC G-SHOCK,” Yung Lean waves his gun around leaving most viewers a little on edge, not knowing the result of this emotional situation. While biting on the barrel, chills will run down your spine. The Based World has birthed another one. A mystery? A prophecy? A mockery? You decide. As I cook to these videos in my dark room, I too, am unsure about the future of Yung Lean Doer. I relate to his pain, his love for Arizona Iced Tea, and pray for his happiness. Enjoy. One love.
YUNG LEAN – PLASTIC G-SHOCK // prod yung sherman //
YUNG LEAN – GINSENG STRIP 2002 // prod. yung gud shorty
UPDATE: BRAND NEW VIDEO
YUNG LEAN – OREOMILKSHAKE //e m o t i o n a l // prod yung gud shorty
For more from Yung Lean -> YouTube
True, Gunplay gives less fucks than anyone in the game and may be legally insane, but you can’t deny his presence on the mic. Here’s how he matches up against your favorite rappers. *waits for On&On to vomit* *looks at vomit* *laughs* *plays the rest of “601 & Snort”*
Gunplay – Criminology Freestyle
Raekwon – Criminology
Gunplay – Bitches Ain’t Shit Freestyle
Dr. Dre – Bitches Ain’t Shit (ft. Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, & Snoop Dogg)
Gunplay – Take It Off (Freestyle)
UGK – Take It Off
Gunplay – 187 Freestyle
Dr. Dre – Deep Cover (187) (ft. Snoop Dogg)
#Boston #GoonRap at it’s finest.
Off The Boston Project, in stores now.
I am hyper aware of the fact that a) I rushed to post this video on my hip-hop blog.
And b) it’s fucking amazing.
…And it’s a banga.
“Get Away” is the first single from their upcoming album You’re Welcome which drops this fall.
Producer Scram Jones continues to deliver certified Henny music as he blesses us with this scratch heavy banga for Styles and Raekwon. Lick shots to this.