Meek Mill have finally blessed us with a new project after his release from jail back in April. Anticipation built when he dropped Stay Woke on the BET Awards. He’s back with a 4-track project called Legends of the Summer. Swizz Beatz, PnB Rock, Jeremih and Miguel is featured on the project. Check it out here or peep it below on Spotify.
Ever since the movie, Straight Outta Compton was released people finally realized how dope MC Ren was. When it comes to the NWA, he’s usually the least talked about member of the four. Ice Cube is known as one of the bet rappers of all-time and dope movie director. Dr. Dre released tow classic records, help created one of the greatest labels in Death Row and one of the dopest producers ever. Eazy-E has been heralded as the creator of gangsta rap as he formed Ruthless Records to create NWA. MC Ren has always been a hard-hitting lyricist that doesn’t get enough credit for his solo projects. This would turn out to be the final project MC Ren released for eleven years. 20 years ago, MC Ren released his third album, Ruthless for Life. The first single off the album happened to be the album title and it was dope.
The track Ruthless for Life showed MC Ren with his crazy flow and the beat was crazy. The Ruthless for Life album featured Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, RBX and 8Ball & MJG. Production on the album came from the likes of Ant Banks, T-Mixx, L.T. Hutton and DJ Battlecat. Besides the title track, my favorite joint on the album is Who in the Fuck that features 8Ball & MJG. To be honest, the entire album is dope. Check out the album below or you can click this link to listen to it on Spotify.
Where are all my old-school hip hop fans? How about NWA? What do you think about MC Ren? Check out his album, Ruthless for Life above and tell me what you think. What’s your favorite solo album from MC Ren? Leave a comment below about anything related to MC Ren, Ruthless for Life album or NWA as the group.
After saying the album would drop on June 15th, Scorpion was pushed back. Before Drake released the album, he has been virtually quiet ever since Pusha-T released his scathing diss track. Scorpion has a A and B Side to it and it features Jay-Z and Michael Jackson. Below is the track listing for the project and you can peep it right here. After the track listing, you can stream the album also.
- God’s Plan
- I’m Upset
- 8 Out of 10
- Mob Ties
- Can’t Take A Joke
- Sandra’s Rose
- Talk Up ft. Jay-Z
- Is There More
- Summer Games
- Nice for What
- Ratchet Happy Birthday
- That’s How You Feel
- Blue Tint
- In My Feelings
- Don’t Matter to Me ft. Michael Jackson
- After Dark ft. Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign
- March 14
Is this an album you’re looking forward to? After checking out Scorpion, come back and let me know your thoughts.
There are some albums in hip hop history that will always last the test of time. One of the many dropped 30 years ago today and that’s Long Live the Kane. Big Daddy Kane is one of the GOATs of the first Golden Age of Hip Hop. Till this day, Long Live the Kane is viewed as one of the best rap albums ever. Everyone from Nas to the Notorious Big have given this album major props over the years. Before Big Daddy Kane released his debut album, he was part of the legendary Juice Crew. Some of the members included Biz Markie, Kool G. Rap, Roxanne Shante, Marley Marl and MC Shan. After engaging with numerous beefs with other crews, Big Daddy Kane was ready to go solo. When Ain’t No Half Steppin’ was released, man this track was so dope.
When it comes to Big Daddy Kane, it’s all about lyricism, delivery and that boy bad. You know that album is a classic when you can listen from beginning to the end and know all the words. The first time I heard Kane was when I was 10-years-old and was blown away. During my era, you think of 2Pac, Biggie, Nas and Jay-Z, which was the 90s. During this time, it was all about Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Slick Rick and KRS-One. If you haven’t checked for this album before, listen to it here or stream it below. Long Live the King has appeared on numerous lists pertaining to great hip hop classics of all-time. 30 years later, Long Live the Kane is celebrated by many hip hop heads in the industry and bloggers like myself.
Where are my old-school hip hop fans? Are you a fan of Big Daddy Kane fan? Do you remember his debut album, Long Live the Kane? What’s your favorite track off the album? Leave a comment below about anything related to Big Daddy Kane.