The odds on America’s next top rapper

11 01 2010

Ah, prognostication. It’s as American as subtle racism and reality TV. Everybody does it, and since everybody does it, it must be important, right? Exactly. And American’s are free to predict anything about anything. That’s the beauty of prognostication, it’s ubiquity, it’s omnipresence. It’s here, it’s there, but right now, it’s going to be in hip-hop.

And we’re going to use it to answer this question: Who’s the next rapper that’ll take over that coveted “Number one spot” that Ludacris rapped about only a few years ago?

You’ve had your Jay-Z’s, your Kanye’s, your Lil Wayne’s, even your T.I.’s, Ludacris’ and 50 Cent’s. But  this is 2010, it’s time for a changing of the guard. Who are hip-hop’s next heavyweights, and who will end end being the best of these new fighters? Read the rest of this entry »





RotD: “Diary (Acoustic)” (feat. Marsha Ambrosius) – Wale

25 11 2009

For as far as hip-hop production has come thanks to the likes of Kanye West, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, Just Blaze and the rest, I’m a firm believer that some of the best beats are the simplest. Give me a drum set, guitar, piano and some strings and I’ll give you a album chalk-full of quality. Well, not me personally, but you get the idea. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Wale

9 11 2009

Who?

Wale, the D.C. rapper, has had a Drake and Kid Cudi-like rise to where he is now. He’s released some extremely popular mixtapes and his first studio LP, Attention Deficit, has been highly anticipated by the community. He’s in the mold of Lupe Fiasco and CommonTalib Kweli and Mos Def to a lesser extent — with cerebral, clever rhymes that touch on all topics worth touching. Read the rest of this entry »





Record of the Day: “90210” – Wale

4 11 2009

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