When I first saw this I immediately said that someone needs to get Vin Diesel a record deal. But it isn’t Vinny Diez, it is french beat box phenomenon EKLIPS performing a 4 minute history of HIP HOP for Trace Urban… In one single take! Of course you are going to have the nitpickers say he is missing this rapper, or this producer, but overall he nails it. I personally thought he could have used a little more Wacka Flocka Flame, but that’s just me, psych.
The Blood Bros. are, for lack of a better description, an awesome DJ duo with an awesome goal: creating mix tapes compiled from the best 80′s action movie songs. A quick listen to the first few minutes of each track (after the jump) on their two mixes will have you running in gym sweats or bench pressing logs faster than you can say “Adriaann!”. The duo’s original mix First Blood followed-up with Heaven2Hell stretch out for 40 and 45 minutes of pure work-out-montage perfection. Each compilation is also choreographed to follow the plot of a classic good guy triumphs over the bad guy flick, so the opening tunes are all about training, which then transitions to the fight, and finally the glorious thrill of victory. Classics like Eye of the Tiger and Joe Episito’s You’re the Best Around from the Karate Kid are included along with plenty of other gems. We will start with the more recent mixtape created by Derek ‘DJA’ Allen and Dirty South Joe. Put this mix on and remind yourself to PUSH IT TO THE LIMIT AND STARE DOWN YOUR DEMONS!
Mixtape 1, First Blood, as well as the track listings for each mixtape found below
“This is how we do it, it’s Friday night…” O hey sorry didn’t see you there, anyway here is some vintage video capturing a spectacular karaoke performance in Alabama. When it first started I was like O.K. here we go, this is going to be terrible, but I was quickly proved wrong. This guy is a pimp, and he puts it down. The song choice for this O.G. was Montell Jordan “This Is How We Do It” and he kills it. This video is so damn good that I forgot about the drive-by. (At the 1:10 mark he gets awkward, but quickly rebounds.)
I think this song literally came out over a year ago, which is fine because it is awesome, but a new music video has just emerged for it, and it kicks ass. The music video pretty much gets created before your eyes. Directed and Produced by Mathieu Wothke and additional animation by Virginie Kypriotis
Spoken word poet George Watsky spits some bars at breakneck speed over Busta Rhymes’ “Break Yo Neck“. What I find hilarious about this is that I bet half of the actual so called “rappers” in music today couldn’t write something this good if they took a week trying to. Especially if they were told they weren’t allowed to rap about guns, hoes, money, or cars. Enjoy the rhyme slaying, and you can also check out his website here for his poetry and other videos and information, good shit. Update after the jump as well, with Mac Lethal’s faster rapping skills.
UPDATE: Pale kid rapping faster below
Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse and budding superstar Yelawolf signed to Eminem’s Shady Records, it was announced today (January 12); and the entire new roster will all appear in the March 2011 issue of XXL magazine.
“Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, it’s kinda phase two of Shady,” says Eminem. “It’s the new generation of Shady Records and as we’re trying to rebuild our label, it’s exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody’s capable of on the mic, it’s gonna be fun.”
Bringing together the East Coast, West Coast and Detroit in the middle, Slaughterhouse consists of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9”. Most recently, Slaughterhouse was featured on “Session One,” a bonus track on Eminem’s 2010 blockbuster Recovery album. Eminem is expected to be personally involved in Slaughterhouse’s sophomore album scheduled for release in 2011.
More below on the signing of Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf
Here is the first single “H.A.M.” off the anticipated collaboration CD from Kanye and Jay-Z called “Watch the Throne”. Hopefully this superstar collabo goes better for Jay-Z than that terrible Best of Both Worlds CD with R. Kelly.
The Columbus Dispatch discovered a homeless guy at the intersection of I-71 and Hudson Street in Columbus, Ohio with a voice that was destined for radio. Hearing his story you really hope he finds some kind of work to use that beautiful god like bum voice of his. Shit, I think I might just hire him for 3 dollars a day to follow me around and narrate a play by play of every movement I make. Who wants to bet you see this guy on one of the Tonight Shows in the next week or two?
UPDATE: Follow up story below of all the offers he is now getting form the video, feel good story completed.
Alright so today I got a boat load of some awesome new rap music, which is something I can’t say much these days, but there is some quality tunes here. I will start you off with two new Eminem tracks that came out this past weekend. We assume they were slated to be on his last CD but due to him having over 100 songs he had to make some cuts, but these are some awesome tracks that deserved to make the album. Then there is a real club banging song from Akon and Ludacris that uses the techno song Sandstorm as a sample for the beat, so yea its pretty good. Next Chris Brown makes his return again with a unbelievable performance from Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne to really make the song. Wiz Khalifa is really killing it right now and he isn’t disappointing with his new song released today called Teach You To Fly. And lastly another track from Weezy F Baby don’t call him the baby, baby, called One Night Only. Enjoy the tunes.
MORE HOT TRACKS BELOW
This dropped a few days ago but I couldnt find a good enough quality video to share with ZootNation. This is a pretty solid line up and an even better topic that they all are rhyming on. Its nice to see a group of rappers finally acknowledging the fact no one is into lyrics any more and all kids now a days care about is a hot beat. Its kind of funny that 50 is on this song since thats pretty much how he gets fans and sells records. Finally Jay Z can say he redeemed himself a little bit since he got ‘murdered on his own shit’ by Eminem on Renegade. He actually lays it down pretty nice on this track. Enjoy before its pulled!