#ItsThaWorld is the first official release from Jeezy to surface in 2013. Though it is only presented as an EP, the song is bursting with energy, fun, and Jeezy’s signature aggression to the point it feels like a more complete release than the short track list may initially lead you to believe. You can find a stream and download link for #ItsThaWorld at the end of this post.
Having followed Young Jeezy for the majority of his career, it’s refreshing to see a seasoned emcee who still pushes himself in new directions. #ItsThaWorld isn’t exactly outside the norm for Jeezy, but it does offer a handful of fresh that, when paired with his general approach to the game, amazes like fireworks. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on this release. (more…)
Taking a moment to reflect, it’s a little hard to imagine that a decade has come and gone since 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ exploded onto the hip hop scene. That releases would go on to sell more than seven million copies worldwide and launch 50 Cent into superstardom, but with every great triumph comes and even greater need to do better next time around. 50 kept rapping throughout the 2000s, but he never found the same level of success that he did with his debut. This of course lead some to say he fell off, but after the clip you’re about to see I think it’s evident nothing could be further from the truth.
Marking the first single and video to surface from his forthcoming 2013 full length release, “Major Distribution” was unleashed earlier today to instant praise from fans and critics alike. The track features assistance from heavyhitters Young Jeezy and Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion, if you’re weird), but the true star of the show remains 50 with each listen. His charisma feels new again, and it’s unlikely any other single would have had a similar impact. You can experience the song below: (more…)
Hello hip hop fiends! I know Christmas is only a week away, but the past week has been so good to us genre fans that we might as well start saying thanks now. There were only a couple of releases to highlight last week, and this time around the problem was actually having too many! Don’t worry though, I’ve gathered the best of the best and brought them to you.
This week on Mixtape Monday I will be highlight four releases, including one from an OurStage artist, that should go a long way towards keeping you occupied in the days leading up to Santa’s arrival. If you’re an aspiring urban artist, submit your OS profile and most recent mixture to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Mixtape Mondays.
Now, onto the music… (more…)
Given that President Barack Obama had the hip-hop vote pretty securely in the bag, it’s only fitting that the day after his re-election is awash in a wave of celebratory tracks from artists big and small. Here are three notable songs paying tribute to Obama’s second term that range from the inspiring to the incomprehensible.
Young Jeezy “ “We Done It Again”
The newly minted Senior Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records manages to cram Trayvon Martin, Hurricane Katrina, and the trillion-dollar deficit into a mere two and a half minutes. In the spiritual successor to his 2008 track “My President Is Black,” Jeezy sends out his message to “every ghetto in the world / Every little boy and little girl.” Though the new track is more cautiously optimistic this time around (“Waiting on a savior, maybe Barack”), it still a clear show of the rapper’s full support of the president.