Yes, it’s true he’s a punk who probably deserves to get his ass kicked, but he put together one of the grittiest/darkest/rawest/most profound pieces of music ever created. This is the epitome hip-hop’s darker side, no argument.
I’m not sure how this song is so damn amazing and still extremely lowkey. Some beautiful shit. Everyone on this track does an outstanding job, and the listener get’s a more personal perception of each artist.
I’ve been following e-dubble for a pretty long time. He’s definitely going places, regardless of how underground he remains. He mixes/produces his own music and has a real badass flow with intelligent lyrics. Keep an eye on this guy, one day he’ll be big.
5) Jay-Z and Kanye West – Niggas In Paris
Honestly, not much to say about this. It’s a really amazing track. If only the rest of Watch The Throne could have been this good…
Slaine has been through more shit in life than most hip-hop artists, and he beautifully depicts the negative emotions and perceptions he’s grown accustomed to in this haunting song. If you’ve never felt completely helpless with no place to turn to, you wont fully appreciate the emotional magnitude of this song. It sends shivers down my spine.
8) B.o.B – New York New York
I have a love hate relationship with B.o.B. It seems that when he isn’t making disappointing sell out songs, he’s making classics. I deemed his song The Biz the 2nd best song of the year for my 2010 list. He’s managed to make my list again, and once again it’s his distinctive mixtape material.
You might say, “Wait a second, didn’t he release the original song in late 2009?” Well yes, but I feel in instances where a song is completely reinvented and has a completely different feel and aura, it’s essentially a completely different musical entity than its original counterpart. It can’t be any truer for this song. The original was decent, but this dirty dubstep version is absolutely mind blowing. One of the most intense songs to be released this year, with out a doubt.
I’m still not sure why Saigon’s album The Greatest Story Never Told was slept on the way it was, but it’s a very comprehensive album. When it comes to Ghetto knowledge being spit over a well produced instrumental, Saigon illustrates that he’s one of the best.
From the DPWH Photoshop mess, Christopher Lao, to the proposed Batangas sign on the Taal Volcano, what other quirky stories broke out and took lives of their own in the hands of Pinoy netizens in 2011? GMA lists them down.
After trickling out songs for the last couple of years these guys finally released their first full length album and it didn’t disappoint. It’s supercharged electro pop with intensely danceable beats that takes you on a synthesized musical voyage, just as the aptly titled album promises. Oh yeah, and they hail from Sweden, which seems to have my number when it comes to pop music.
“The movie is so skillfully made, and the performances are so convincingly real (Hardy is sensational), that, as it reaches its cathartic, winning finish, it achieves a surprising compassion and honesty.” Bruce DionesThe New Yorker