Tracks Of The Week is back for another week!
The writers at The Hip Hop Chronicle cottage (mansion is far too vast) have been hard at work with picking their tracks of the week.
This segment is purely driven by constructive opinion and not by the notion of “kissing butt” (to put it crudely).
Natasha, Eboni and Sif Infamous have held me down this week. Kendrick Lamar, Black The Ripper, Curren$y and Ludacris all make the cut.
Check out the picks below and don’t forget to interact with the writers.
Sif Infamous’ Picks Of The Week – Follow Sif On @Sif_Infamous
Sean Price ft Pharoahe Monch – “BBQ Sauce”.
Quite a few projects have dropped this week, but undoubtedly the one that has received the most plays from me is the heavily anticipated Mic Tyson album from P. The album literally has 0% filler and is a whirlwind of battering bars and hardcore beats. It would be hard for me to pick one song to choose as my favorite from the album but this song is definitely one I wanted to showcase. Featuring the also underrated Pharoahe Monch on the hook and co-produced by Dilated Peoples’ Evidence & DJ Babu (I didn’t even know EV made beats!!)
Curren$y – “Max Julien”
Spitta is one of the artists who decided to give us a some free music for halloween and he did with his new effort “Priest Andretti” which is influenced by the 70’s blaxploitation film “Super Fly” (get to know if you don’t know!) and has features from N.O.R.E, Styles P, King Chip (a.k.a Chip The Ripper) and more.
This track is produced by the UK’s own Beat Butcha, showing his versatility as a producer by making something completely different than what most people are accustomed to hearing. Priest Andretti is definitely not one to sleep on!
Black the Ripper ft Shystie “Home Sweet Home”
Samson is another artist who gave us some free music over halloween, and although I haven’t had the opportunity to download and listen to “Black is Beautiful Vol.2”, I dont doubt that its gonna be an amazing piece of work if this is anything to go by. The beat goes extra extra hard, and Shystie’s vocal on the chorus is ill and catchy, but Samson with this song, like majority of what I’ve heard gives us a good balance between having a message and showcasing his ability to drop serious punchlines.
Kendrick Lamar – The Jig is Up (Dump’n)
Okay i know it seems as if there is always a K.dot track on my picks of the week but yo this track is HEAVY!!!!!! Its surprising how Kendrick gives away big tunes like this, “Westside right on time” ( ft young jeezy), and “hate is the new love” ( new ghost recon game soundtrack). Produced by J.Cole and Canei Finch this one has me more ready than ever for the K.dot X Cole World collaboration. Kendrick sets the record straight with this song, and even pokes fun at the “traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaash” comments made by a certain rapper
Eboni Picks Of The Week – Follow @2Emazing On Twitter
Kendrick Lamar – The Jig is Up (Dump’n)
Kendrick Lamar is really dominating my ear drums as of late, and he continues with his latest song. ‘The Jig is Up (Dumpin’) was produced by J. Cole and the two have plans to release a collaborative album as well. So if this is anything to go by I’ll be waiting patiently for that project to drop.
Ludacris Ft Usher & David Guetta – Rest of My Life.
The Rest of My Life should have stayed in the vault for the rest of his life. I had some hope when I heard the second single Representin’ but after hearing the struggle EDM link up with French producer David Guetta. I no longer care or expect anything from Ludacris or his upcoming album Ludaversal. Someone call Flo Rida, Ludacris wants his spot.
Joel Ortiz – Fuckin’ Problem Freestyle via Funkmaster Flex.
This is just a hot freestyle from the Slaughterhouse member. Joel Ortiz gets his beast mode on and kills the track, it is a little long but you can’t have an issue with hearing hard bars back to back with some comical off key singing too.
Natasha’s Tracks Of The Week – Follow Natasha On @ItsOnToTheNext1
KRS One – “Disaster Kit”
In today world we can never be prepared for the unexpected. However with the help of Rap veteran KRS One, with recent natural disaster taking affect on him to the point where he had to used his conscious presence to make a stand on not just how important it is to be in a mind set for the unexpected, but I loved this track for the arrow he shot in showing how powerful the Rap art form is.
Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”
The collective which is Odd Future seem to be cooking up something hence their AWOL. Which has left Earl to be put in the spotlight for his just released track “Chum” they say confessing is a good way to release the pain and heartache. this was refreshing for me as we all need somebody and Earl gracefully hailed up those who forgot their responsibilities (his father) thanks Tyler for stepping into that big brother position alongside giving the media their desired craving attention.