I DJ, so I listen to just about everything, although I listen to a lot more Rap and Rock compared all other genres since nothing else gets me as pumped for a basketball game, working out, or just to go out and hit a local party up.
Here's a few! Gonna try and find some CDQ youtube links to make listening a click away, as opposed to opening another tab to hotnewhiphop.com. The HNHH links are perfectly safe, and so is the website; I've been using it for the past 1-2 years and have yet to download or stream anything malicious.
I'm a huge J. Cole fan, and have been for a few years now. Glad to see him finally drop is debut album (been out for a while now), blow up, and is making the money lyrics like his deserve. Not a song from his older mixtapes, and current, that I don't know by heart; that's how damn good of a lyricist this guy is in a time in Rap where it's all about "partying, one hit wonders, drugs, and pussy." I guess it also has a lot to do with the fact that I can relate to a lot of his music. A lot of his lines make you actually think to reveal the meaning, and it's just crazy when you figure it out. I don't mind that kind of rap as much, but it's nice to know that there are still a few rappers out there. A few of my all time favorites below.
This is next song a freestyle he ended up putting as a single on his mixtape "Friday Night Lights" which was a heavy contender for the 2010 Mixtape of the Year on HNHH.com... and it came out in November.
Now here's a few lines from the next song so you can understand what I mean by "how damn good of a lyricist this guy is;" ahhh forget it I'm too lazy, just listen to it.
Jay-Z is talking during the intro, incase you couldn't tell haha, you can skip that though. Song starts @ 0:40.
"The ones you thought could hang with me can't even tie my noose..."
I guess what I'm trying to do is to show anyone that's given up on rap the light that J. Cole is bringing to the game. You won't be disappointed. 2 Chainz - T.R.U. Realigion
<--- 2 Chainz' latest Mixtape.
OJ - Young Jeezy (Links to HotNewHipHop)
Went to the Juicy J and Devin the Dude concert here in Houston on August 2nd and it was definitely the livest
concert I have ever been to! The Coldplay concert I went to with my girlfriend was almost as good... and we had seats in the 4th row from the stage haha.
If you don't bother to look at the Juicy J songs above, at least look at this next one haha
Just realized how much space this post is taking up, so I'll stop posting... for now haha. Didn't get to link any of my favorite Rock, but here's a small list:
- Guns 'N Roses
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- System of a Down