What Should Win Rap Album of the Year?

4 12 2008

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The Grammy Nominees were announced yesterday and the most interesting “battle” to me is the rap album of the year.  

 

You got:

Jay-Z American Gangster

Lil Wayne-The Carter III

Lupe Fiasco-The Cool

Nas-Untitled

T.I.-Paper Trail

 

If I were a Grammy voter, I would use my vote for American Gangster.  But, I wouldn’t be so hard pressed to give my vote for T.I.  Wayne just isn’t getting my vote because even though C3 had some very high points, it’s not cohesive enough as American Gangster or as reflective and soul touching as Paper Trail.  If I had to rank these five albums it would be as follows:

1. American Gangster

2.Paper Trail

3.Untitled

4.The Cool

5. The Carter III

How would you rank them?  I wanna hear this!  Dont be shy!





Nas Hits Number One With Untitled

24 07 2008

 

Selling 187,078 copies in it’s first week, Nas hits number one with his new album -Untitled-.  If you are reading this and you haven’t copped it yet you are doing yourself a disservice.  The album is cohesive, strong, full of content rich and amazingly relevant songs.  Nas really does it again.  If you still rock with a CD changer you really should have this number 1, The Carter III at number 2 and the rest can be some other shit.  Nas did it on this one.  Check out Sly Fox, Fried Chicken, N.I.G.G.E.R. and definitly Hero if you haven’t heard it already.  This album should get a plaque.  





The Cincinnati Monster Top 10 for the Week of July 7th 2008

14 07 2008

 

I‘ve really been listening to alot of Hip-Hop right about now.  Certain summer records are growing on me others…nah!  But, my Top 10 has lightweight been shuffling.  Check it out and see whats going down!!!


1.  Nas ft. Keri Hilson Hero

2. Swizz Beatz- Where Da Cash At

3. T.I.-What Up

4.  Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West-Put On

5.  Plies-Somebody loves You

6. Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne-Girls Around the World

7.  Chip the Ripper-Fresh, Fly, Fitted

8. T.I.-Swing Ya Rag

9. Lil Wayne-A Milli

10. Red Cafe ft. Fat Joe, Jadakiss and Fabolous-Paper Touchin (remix)





New York Comin Real Hard Right Now…Pause

8 07 2008

The only thing I will say against this is that it’s the older guy, the veterans who are holdin’ it down for New York right now.  It’s no fresh faces.  Whatever, the music is still strong and shittin on whatever.  These are the songs that are coming out of the Y right now that are shittin’ on the game in my opinion.


Nas Hero

 

Swizz Beatz-Where Da Cash At?

Red Cafe ft. Fabolous, Jadakiss and Fat Joe

 

I really feel Fab and Jada’s verse.  This is dat real shit.  I’m gettin excited about Hip-Hop again.  





DJ Khaled Readies We Global!

26 06 2008

 

I can’t hate on Khaled.  He’s the ring leader of a new movement and he doesn’t do anything but holler on songs.  He does alot of things behind closed doors and he’s today’s music executive.  He’s everywhere, he has his hands on the best music and great relationships with today’s hottest artists.  He has a label deal with Koch and now Def Jam for his label the We The Best Music Group.  He has a new artist, Ace Hood who isn’t that bad.  He’s moving in the right direction.  I like Khaled.  I like what he’s doing.  He’s becoming a force on his own, I can’t knock the man’s hustle nor his passion for the game, I’m takin’ notes.  So here’s the news.

 

 

 

DJ Khaled has put together some pretty big collaborations in the past to go along with his albums laced with some of the finest Hip Hop has to offer. The trend is set to continue as DJ Khaled prepares his latest dish titled We Global on Koch/We The Best Music Group.

We Global will be Khaled’s third album and will be jump started by the lead single “Out Here Grindin” which will feature AkonLil BoosieRick RossPliesYoung JeezyTrick Daddy and Ace Hood with production by The Runners.

“’Out Here Grindin’” is the biggest record in the streets!! This will be the anthem for ‘08!” says Khaled via statement. “I do this for the streets!!! WE GLOBAL!!!! This record is for the people!!!”

video for the single is currently in the works.

We Global will feature Kanye WestFabolousFat JoeNasSean PaulBusta RhymesFlo-RidaAkonRick RossYoung JeezyTrick Daddy and many more to be announced. Production will be handled by the likes of The RunnersDanja,NastyThe IncrediblesCool and Dre and Beat Novacaine.

Look for We Global to be released on September 16th.