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Posted by Nathan S. on 10/19/11 |
Filed under West Coast, Schoolboy Q
The upside of being part of Kendrick Lamar's TDE crew is that you get a lot of attention you otherwise wouldn't, but the downside is that you're constantly referred to in relation to Kendrick. It's far too early to figure out if Schoolboy Q will end up being Lloyd Banks (former sidekick turned legit solo player) or Murphy Lee (former sidekick turned forgotten sidekick). Listen...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 10/03/11 |
Filed under Downloads, West Coast, Drekidd
From his "City of Champs" mixtape to the recent "Muhammad Ali" video Drekidd's quickly becoming a go-to young emcee for me, largely because he possesses that unique ability to not only truly say something in his rhymes, but make your head nod while he does it. New release "American Dream" is a case in point and then some. Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 08/09/11 |
Filed under Top Stories, Mixtapes, West Coast, Thurz
Thurz' new album "L.A. Riot" is straight up one of the better put together projects I've seen in a long time. From the artwork to the single choices to the promo to, of course, the music, the former U-N-I member did a better job putting together this album and rolling it out than major labels with five times the budgetSee more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 08/05/11 |
Filed under Top Stories, Underground, West Coast, Black Thought, Thurz
I don't even really know what else to say. Everything I've heard from Thurz, formerly of U-N-I, and his upcoming "L.A. Riot" album has been doper than a package of raw Malaysian white tiger. (It's actually too much dopeness to list, click here if you need to catch the fuck up.) And it sounds like he might have just saved the best for last. "Riot" featuring Black Thought. Boom. Listen. See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 07/21/11 |
Filed under Downloads, Underground, West Coast, Drekidd
RefinedHype regulars should be familiar with Drekidd by now - he's the west coast up-and-comer that dropped off "Muhammad Ali" and the "City of Champs" project - so after one listen to new release "Lights Out" you'll know that it's one of the best tracks he's done to date. Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 07/01/11 |
Filed under Top Stories, Kendrick Lamar, West Coast
At this point I can't believe you're on RefinedHype and aren't familiar with Kendrick Lamar, but just in case this is your first time straying from the wonderful world of mysterious booty, here goes one last single, "Tammy's Song", from Kendrick ahead of his album release. Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 06/28/11 |
Filed under Downloads, Underground, West Coast, Thurz
RefinedHype regulars have undoubtedly noticed a serious up tick in posts from former U-N-I member Thurz. Tell you what, when the man stops making dope, original and meaningful hip-hop I'll stop posting his music. Until then, it's "Kings Keep Marching" all day. Any complaints? Listen and download...See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 06/28/11 |
Filed under Asher Roth, Underground, West Coast, Dom Kennedy, Sir Michael Rocks
In retrospect My City vet Dom Kennedy's"From the Westside With Love" was the mixtape before the mixtape that everyone is automatically interested in, and now that automatic project has arrived in the form of "From the Westside With Love II". I'll make it simple, if you dig new single "New Jeeps" you'll dig the album. If not it could go either way. Listen....See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 06/27/11 |
Filed under Downloads, Kendrick Lamar, West Coast
After crushing heads with three deeply serious records - "HiiPower", "Sex With Society" and "Ronald Reagan Era" - new west coast leader Kendrick Lamar decided to take his foot off the gas on his new leak "Hol Up" and give listeners a more smoothed out, relaxed sound. Take a deep breath "Section80" anticipaters.See more...
Posted by Nathan S. on 06/17/11 |
Filed under Top Stories, Downloads, Kendrick Lamar, West Coast
The "conscious" rapper thing can be just as shallow and formulaic as the "Racks" thing. Every track has a slightly different version of the same production, the same topics, the same vocab, the same flows. It's a template and these rappers are more than happy to color inside the lines. That's why I'm really feeling Kendrick Lamar, and new release "Ronald Reagan Era". See more...