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New Music: Jay-Z x B.I.C. “Glory”

“You was made in Paris and mama woke up the next day and shot her album package/ Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/ We was afraid you disappeared but nah baby, you magic.” The Empire State Building lit the sky blue over the weekend in honor of the Giants win and coincidentally, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter. For the last nine months, Hov’s been tight-lipped about the pregnancy, but bears it all over Pharrell’s production. At the 3:20 mark, Hov […]

’11 Disappointing Albums: #4 Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame Ferrari Boyz

This arrived on the day Watch The Throne dropped and needless to say it made way less impact than Jay and ‘Ye. On paper, this should’ve worked. Gucci, fresh off his latest stint in the pokey, pairing up with his protege. But nah shortie this lacked pomp and and deserved to flop. Fresh off Flockaveli and murderous mixtape material, I expected more from Waka, who surprisingly coasts here as La Flare’s Robin. Ah well, his upcoming Triple F will probably […]

’11 Underrated Albums: #4 Killer Mike Pl3dge

Somebody musta told Killer Mike he fell off and he needed that ’cause he came back like a man possessed on his potent Pl3dge. The soul sample stirring opener “So Glorious” sets the tone as he blazes through the tantalizing “That’s Life II” and the riveting “Ric Flair”. Woo! This ATLien can still snap. Whether dolo or with his hometown brethren, Grand Hustle boss, T.I. (“Ready Set Go”), Young Jeezy (“Go Out On The Town”) and Gucci Mane (“Animal”)—the satisfying […]

’11 Disappointing Albums: #5 Wu-Tang Legendary Weapons

The Clan weren’t nuthin’ to fuck with back in the 90s but every time they join forces to release a subpar compilation like this it stains their legacy. Can a Shaolin collective stan get a proper follow-up to 2007’s 8 Diagrams? It’s been 5 years and recent work from Raekwon, Ghost and Meth prove that the talent is still there it just has to be honed in properly together. This rocky E1 release is laced with the familiar kung fu […]