Lupe Fiasco – Peace of Paper Cup of Jayzus

Lupe treats us all to a new gem.

Lupe Fiasco - Peace Of Paper Cup Of Jayzus

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Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock) – U.O.E.N.O.

Do I even have to explain why you should listen to anything Kendrick Lamar is featured on these days?

Thought so!

His crew – Black Hippy – straight dope. You ain’t even know it!

“I fucked up the rap game and you ain’t even know it!” 

“Stuck in a rock and a hard place, Eminem, Pac, and where God stay, Timberland’s pop that jaw bone, And bitch nigga tell me how that tar taste, and even Tarzan can get swung on…”

AZ – We Movin’

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You would think a legend never gets slept-on. But, that’s exactly what has happened with Sosa, a.k.a. AZ. You won’t hear his name brought up in many cyphas these days. But, the fact remains. He’s one of the smoothest, craftiest wordsmiths the game has ever seen.

In We Movin’, the cutting edge lyricist reminds us exactly why he was the first emcee to ever get signed off a single verse (Life’s A Bitch). Production credits due to the equally respectable mastermind behind the beat, producer and CEO of Showoff Records, Statik Selektah, who lays down a classy, expressive backdrop to anchor the weight of AZ’s sizzling lyricism and storytelling.  It’s the kind of track you could bump ten times in a row without tiring. 

It’s just way too hard to find technical gems like these nowadays. Enjoy the quality.

Highlights:

“…Check the resume, fuck what a record say, only a few certified could really rep this way…”

“Son of a snorter, my ora is Theodora, extorting could lead to slaughter, a quarter, it’s deeper waters…”

“Reckless endangerment, necklace insane as shit, give her no dick, that’s how you really restrain a chick, I’m the Hussein of this phat foolish fugaziness, fairy tale spittin’ that others claim niggas crazy with…”

“…I’m too ahead of my time to be a has-been…”

Ghostface Killah ft. Adrian Younge, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, & Killa Sin – Murder Spree

By now the world — especially the global subset hanging on every Ghostface and Wu-Tang-related word — is well-aware of Ghostface & Adrian Younge’s 12 Reasons To Die. The album’s subtitle says it all: “A brutal tale of gangsters, betrayal and one vengeful soul hunting the 12 most powerful crime lords in the world.”