Is it even possible to have a throwback from only 6 months ago? Well, in honor of the Pittsburgh rapper’s 24th birthday today, we felt it to be somewhat justified. The first track off his debut studio album, “Rolling Papers,” really sets the stage for an album that is full of memorable hooks, catchy beats, and a laid-back flow that is unlike any rapper out there… oh yea, and he may mention a thing or two about getting high.
Instant classic from the Legendary Roots Crew from Philadelphia. Live instruments, conscious lyrics, and consistent quality albums since 1987. Catch them every weekday night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, or take a look at their catalog of hits. – JJ
Not to get away from Throwback Thursday, but one of the main reasons we started this blog is to get new music to people as soon as we hear it. Apparently autotune is not dead because the heavily delayed album, RevolveR, has a new single. Joining Mr. Pain is Lily Allen and Wiz Khalifa. Both are a nice addition to a simple song that should crossover to mainstream and stir up some buzz. – JJ
T-Pain – 5 O’Clock feat. Lily Allen and Wiz Khalifa
Here is the visual for the latest single off Finally Famous, featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash. This video is very similar to the “Gold Digger” video, and features the ever popular bright colors and scantily clad women you come to expect from these two. Album in stores now! – JJ
For the first Throwback Thursday, I bring you one of my all time favorite hip hop songs, “They Reminisce Over You.” Not to date myself but I had the instrumental of this as my pager music way back in the day. Pete Rock is by far one of the best producers and this was the hit that put him on the map. – JJ