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Mary J. Blige x Swizz Beatz “Fancy” (Original Version)

So I was inspecting my Drake CD packaging today (you get to when you actually purchase music) and noticed an additional vocals credit to Mary J. Blige on TML‘s track 7. Not covered in the otherwise extensive and excellent making of piece in Complex (NCB and the crew are focused daily), was that apparently Swizzie offered the Queen this track first. Hmm. Anyways, I think with 40’s breakdown added to it, this song ended up where it needed be. No […]

New Music: CRS (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell) “Don’t Stop!”

Konichiwa bitches! Kanye’s currently in the land of the rising sun, but despite the time difference, he manages to drop off this week’s freebie. Wasalu’s havin’ the best week ever. Ha! ku Last Week: “Christian Dior Denim Flow” Ft. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie Flashback: Child Rebel Soldier song #1: “Us Placers” UPDATE: 2 days later, another mix and cleaner, courtesy of Mr. West.

Understand Rap: Explanations Of Confusing Rap Lyrics

This came through in the mail today and caught my interest. Similar to Jay-Z’s upcoming book, Decoded, Understand Rap provides explanations to some of the game’s most iconic quotables. The book drops today and is also available on Amazon. Peep an excerpt below. Lyric: “I was strapped wit’ gats when you were cuddled wit’ cabbage patch.” Lyric From Song “Forgot About Dre” On Album 2001 By Artist Dr. Dre Explanation: When you were still a child and had no concerns […]