Diggin’ Through the Crates: MC Chris “Fett’s Vette”

Artist: MC Chris

Song: Fett’s Vette

Album: Life’s a Bitch and I’m Her Pimp (2001)

Lyric: THE WHOLE FREAKING SONG IS A REFERENCE – Pick a lyric; any of them will work

Character Reference/Meaning:

Better strap yourselves in because today is going to be a doozy. Take whatever ship you like, the X-Wing, Millennium Falcon, Slave 1 – any will do. Personally, I’m going to take the Soulless One. Where are we going you ask? Well we are going to go to Marvel Comics of course. As many of you may have heard on January 3rd, Marvel has purchased exclusive rights to create and publish Star Wars comics beginning in 2015. Yes, the very same Marvel Comics that has Iron Man visiting Eminem in his childhood home (Mighty Avengers #3 variant cover) and Wade Wilson dressed up as mega-MC Deadpooly will be bringing The Force next year. Side note: Eminem raps like Yoda, voice and all, in his new album, but that is for a future segment of “Diggin’ Through the Crates.”

So with a merger like this, what could it mean for the future of Star Wars? Will we see an Avengers/Rebel Alliance crossover? Could Loki join the Sith order? It’s all very possible, but how cool would it be to see Lupe Fiasco A.K.A, “Lupe the Jedi” as an actual Jedi in a comic book? With as many comic books fans as there are in the Hip-Hop community, bringing Star Wars into the mainstream comic book community could have great results. The move back to Marvel from Dark Horse Comics isn’t just a popular one, but a sentimental one for some. Star Wars is returning back to its original home with Marvel, which published the first ever Star Wars comic back in March 1977, STAR WARS #1.

With all die-hard Wars fans out there dreading cross-overs, there is one person out there who is very excited about this new owner ship and his name is Patton Oswalt; the man did an 8 minute long filibuster for the TV showed, Parks and Recreation, where we talked about this exact subject matter back in April of 2013. He introduced what he believes should be the movie plot for Star Wars: Episode VII, which involved some of our old favorite characters as well as a huge melding of the Marvel Universe. Before I saw this video, I thought I wouldn’t appreciate merging these two universes; however, if there was a movie to come out or a comic that showed Patton Oswalt’s ideas, I would definitely have to check it out. Maybe we could even here MC Chris write a new rap about it.

Diggin’ Through the Crates: Hopsin “Lunch Time Cypher”

Artist: Hopsin – (lyric by Passionate MC)

Song: “Lunch Time Cypher”

Album: Knock Madness (2013)

Lyric: “I got foreign objects/That’ll get you capped in America (Captain America) like Marvel Comics”

Character Reference/Meaning:

I pledge allegiance to the panels of the united comic book universe, and to the trade paper backs for which it stands, thousands of dimensions, under Stan Lee, assembled, with fun and justice (Batman voice) for all. In this song, brought to us by Hopsin in his third studio album, Knock Madness, he wants to kick it old school and send us back to a place where we all use to gather around the lunch table in high school and spit a cypher. Remember what I told you all week one, all nerds grow up to be rappers, so if you were reading comics at your lunchroom table instead of freestyle rapping, your career in Hip Hop is still possible.

Case in point, Passionate MC, who brought us this gangsta-nerdy lyric, which by the way isn’t his only comic book reference in this song. Captain America is a character that stands for freedom, and equality for everyone. He believes what is right should be held in the highest regard over anything else, even over himself. He stands up for more than just the American people and he would even go through crazy extremes to protect what is right. I don’t want to be that dude on the internet that spoils stuff about cool things, so if you are interested in knowing what these crazy extreme things are check out Captain America Vol. 5 #25. Based upon this lyric, I can only guess that Passionate MC knows about Captain America #25. It’s probably what he was reading during lunch (March 2007). With the new Captain America: The Winter Solider movie coming out April 4, 2014 we are going to get to see our star spangled hero in action once again. With the addition of several characters, namely Falcon and The Winter Soldier we are going to get a deeper look into Captain America A.K.A Steve Rodger’s life.

Diggin’ Through the Crates: Childish Gambino “Not Going Back”

Artist: Childish Gambino

Song: “Not Going Back”

Album: EP (mixtape released March 8, 2011) EP was released 8 Days before his official first studio album Camp. You can download it free here.

Lyric: “I didn’t know he had it in him/ Couldn’t see me as Spider-Man, but now I’m spittin’ Venom/ Now you payin’ attention, pick your fuckin’ face up/ When I wanna be a superhero, I just wake up.”

Character Reference/Meaning:

Who brought us the topic for today’s “Diggin’ Through the Crates?” Well It’s just your friendly neighborhood rapper, Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover. Donald Glover is everywhere; he is one of the stars of NBC’s Community, he is a rising rap star, He has done stand-up comedy on Comedy Central, and he wrote for NBC’s 30 Rock, this kid can do everything. Why couldn’t he be Spider-Man on top of that? I’m all for it! In fact, so were many other people. In news of a Spider-Man reboot back in 2010, a fan of Childish Gambino’s suggested that he would be a great candidate to play Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man.

This news hit the Twitter-verse by storm with people retweeting #donald4spiderman after encouragement from Childish himself. Even Stan Lee, the godfather of comics said he believed Glover would be a great choice to play Peter Parker and should be allowed to audition for the part. Ultimately, he did was not given the role; however, a year after the campaign the new Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man introduced Miles Morales who just happens to be African-American and Latino…and look suspiciously just like Donald Glover. Writer Brian Michael Bendis told popular media that he had developed the concept for Miles Morales before the #donald4spiderman campaign yet he did give him credit for his overall appearance. Also, just another little Easter Egg, in the first episode of Season 2 of Community, Troy (played by Donald Glover) is seen hopping out of bed sporting his Spider-Man full body pajamas and stretching very hero like, possible campaign advertising, I think so! After seeing this Community episode, Bendis said, “I saw him in the costume and thought, ‘I would like to read that book.’” So basically when you are reading the new Ultimate Spider-Man you are reading Miles Morales a.k.a. Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino. Sadly, Gambino did not get the role of Peter Parker, but based on the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer, I have no doubts it’ll be a fantastic film. Who’ knows, since we couldn’t see him as Spider-Man, maybe we could see him as Venom.

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Written by Evan Lowe

Diggin’ Through the Crates: Lupe Fiasco “Lupe Back”

Artist: Lupe Fiasco

Song: “Lupe Back”

AlbumFriend of the People: I Fight Evil (2011), a mixtape that followed up his third studio album (Lasers). Free download here.

Lyric: “Reinforced with hardness of Wolverine’s arms with the harshness and overall sharpness”

Meaning/Character Reference:

All you gangsters and hoods out there think you hard? You know what’s really hard?? Adamantium. In Lupe Fiasco’s Black Friday mixtape of 2011, he sets out determined to let the rap world know not only is he coming strong only months after he released his 3rd studio album, Lasers, but he has been putting time and effort into his craft. This mixtape differed quite a bit from Lasers, seeing that much of the studio album contained radio hits and mainstream rhymes, which has never really been Lupe’s style. Friend of the People was no hold barred with lots of strong instrumentals and little to no hooks – just straight up Lupe lyricism and he sets to prove it all with the lyric of the week. Let’s break it down X-Men.

If Lupe can’t shove it through your head that he is lyrically blessed, then he is going to stab it through with his adamantium claws or words or…whatever. He claims that everything he puts out is strong, reinforced, and he can back it all up because the only thing that goes as hard as Lupe, is the claws of The Wolverine. We appreciate the nerdy-ness of this line due to the fact that Lupe seems to understand that Wolverine’s claws aren’t made out of adamantium, but rather only reinforced by it. Score one to Mr. Fiasco! Similar to Logan’s claws, Lupe’s rhymes not only go hard, but they are sharp. Over the years Lupe has gained the reputation of being a conscious, smart rapper. This is prevalent in other songs and lyrics such as his hit song “Dumb it Down” and a more recent lyric from SLR2: “Go to Harvard to be a Lupe Stan,” shout out to Eminem. His lyrics cannot be taken lightly, his intelligence rap requires you to re-read the lyrics over and over and use your best detective skills to decipher the meanings. So basically if you were to fight Wolverine in a one-on-one battle the best weapon you can bring is Lupe Fiasco’s rhymebook. I would pay good money to see that fight! I guess if the pen is mightier than the sword, can we infer that the words are mightier than the claws…sure why not!

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 Written by Evan Lowe

Diggin’ Through the Crates: Pharoahe Monch “Agent Orange”

Artist: Pharoahe Monch

Song: “Agent Orange”

Album: The Awakening (2003), a mixtape that preluded his second studio album (Desire). Free download here.

Before we begin, let’s just start out by introducing a lot of you to Pharoahe Monch, as not many I’ve spoken with have had the pleasure of listening to this hidden star of Hip-Hop. While not achieving a lot of commercial success, anything that comes out of Pharoahe’s mouth is lyrical gold. Starting out as half of the group Organized Konfusion, Pharoahe quickly gained the reputation of being a cerebral and entertaining emcee. Since his solo debut in 1999, Internal Affairs, Pharoahe has blown up the independent scene, tackling social and political topics with such clarity and hilarity.

Lyric: “It’s not a Game Boy, X-Box or PlayStation/It’s Resident Evil when every President’s a mason/ Robbin’ y’all fools like Dick Grayson”

Meaning/Character Reference:

Holy “Agent Orange,” Pharoahe Monch! That sure sounds scary and intense. In the mixtape leading to his second album, Desire, he reminds listeners that he is not only a wordsmith but is quite comic savvy, as well. “Agent Orange” is a song portraying the horrid war-time nature the United States government has been proved to display, referencing the US’ use of herbicidal warfare in the Vietnam War that left hundreds of thousands civilians starving and/or permanently physically deformed. When Pharoahe Monch starts listing off the game systems of our past, present, and future, he is basically throwing a brick through Congress windows with a note attached saying, “NOT TODAY, GOVERNMENT! DO I LOOK LIKE A BRAND NEW MORTAL KOMBAT VS. DC UNIVERSE GAME? BECAUSE I AM NOT TO BE PLAYED WITH” – sassy finger snapping ensues. Gloriously, Pharoahe Monch reaches out to the comic book world and pays homage to a superhero that only seek one thing – justice. Don’t lie; you said justice in your best Batman voice, didn’t you? What he is saying is that the system is robbin’ knowledge, power, and all that other good stuff from We, the People. For those of you out there who are wondering who Dick Grayson is, he is the only dude who can look badass in a red speedo, green gloves and a yellow cape, ROBIN! Boom, there is that AHA moment!  Pharoahe Monch is similar to Robin because they are both underrated and underestimated. If Dick Grayson can evolve from Robin into Nightwing, then maybe, just maybe, Pharoahe Monch can turn into Ra…sure, let’s go with that.

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Fun Fact: In Eminem’s “Rap God,” which we featured on last week’s “Diggin’ Through the Crates” piece, actually references Pharoahe Monch, a heralded Hip-Hop artist in the underground community. As a lifetime fan of both, it’s refreshing to hear that even a pop legend like Eminem knows who the real artists are: “I know there was a time where once I/Was king of the underground, but I still rap like I’m on my Pharoahe Monch grind.”

That does it for this week guys! Check back next week for more nerd-infused Hip-Hop. Also, if you’re interested at all in learning more about the artist or the subject matter in our posts, don’t hesitate to ask. Pharoahe Monch’s fourth solo album, entitled P.T.S.D., is slated for a release January 2014. Be sure to check us out for a comprehensive review on that! Til next time, nerds…

Written by Evan Lowe and Sherif Elkhatib

Diggin’ Through the Crates: Eminem “Rap God”

You know what’s more gangsta than some Hip-Hop? Hip-Hop with lyrics about comics! You may not know it, but there are tons of artists out in the world that are nerdy at heart. Underneath those expensive jackets and gold chains lie Superman S’s, Batman spotlights, and Spiderman webs that slide ever so subtly out of rappers’ mouths. Little do you know, those kids reading comic books in class are going to grow up to be rappers…yup…rappers. So it comes with great pleasure that I present to you all an addition to Hush that involves my two great loves – Hip-Hop and Comics, YO!

Artist: Eminem

Song: “Rap God”

Album: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)

Lyric: “Dale Earnhardt of the trailer park, the White Trash God/ Kneel before General Zod; this planet’s Krypton – no Asgard, Asgard/ So you be Thor and I’ll be Odin/ you rodent, I’m omnipotent”

Meaning/Character Reference:

“Rap God” is one of the newest hits that’s come from Slim Shady and it’s obvious that not only does he do his comic research and he is not ashamed to show it, but he also understand the chain of command in both the Marvel and DC world.

Let’s break it down: “Kneel before General Zod this planet’s Krypton, No Asgard, Asgard.” As many of you know, General Zod is the warlord of the lost planet of Krypton, and one of Superman’s ultimate enemies. Eminem has always portrayed his alter ego as the “Bad Guy,” so it would seem that General Zod is very appropriate. One of General Zod’s famous lines in comics is “Kneel before Zod” which is something he says to those he believe is inferior – which is everybody. Fun Fact: Michael Shannon, who plays the role of General Zod in Man of Steel, also plays the boyfriend of Eminem’s mom in 8 Mile…..OH SNAP!!

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Seamlessly, Slim moves through universes and dimensions and winds up on Asgard, Asgard (which I can only assume is the capital of Asgard). Now that we are here, who would you think is the biggest badass in that universe? Thor, right? WRONG! Even though Thor is a powerful demi-god, and a premiere member of the Avengers; however, he is not the god of all gods. Odin, Thor’s father, is the greatest of them all. Even Thor knows his place in this world and bows to Odin. Eminem clearly wants the rap game to know that other rap god are still beneath him

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BONUS LYRIC:

“And I should not be woken/ I’m the walking dead, but I’m just a talking head/ A zombie floating.”

Boom! I gave y’all a bonus lyric just because I can. Once again, Eminem displays his nerdiness by referencing a great comic book series and television show, The Walking Dead. In this rhyme, Em’ is basically saying that if you disturb him from his slumber, it’s only going to be bad news for you. Slim is immortal, y’all! Even if you cut his head off, it can’t stop him. He will still be a floating head inside the Governor’ fish tank rap battling any other undead head that challenges him. Eminem prove to be a rap god to the casket and past it.

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That’s all for now. Check back next week for more Hip-Hop and Comics!

Written by Evan Lowe

“Rawr, Rawr like a dungeon dragon!” Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes are back on a collaborative mix tape

I was a freshman in high-school when People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm came out. My family had been in Denver for a few years after moving from New York, and I was desperately in need to connect with the culture we had left behind. I went from being immersed in a pure Hip Hop culture, to struggling to find b-boys and emcees.

One day, my buddy Christian popped in a tape. Back then, unwrapping album art was like opening a Christmas gift. I was amazed. Before Push it Along even began I was a fan for life. A Tribe Called Quest single-handedly gave me part of my essence back. For that matter, so did the entire Native Tongue family. Groups like De La Soul, and Leaders of the New School spoke to me almost directly. They embodied what it was like to be a nerdy street kid. Busta Rhymes’ delivery was refreshing. He rapped like an unchained beast. He was every bit a creative genius as his Abstract and the Dragon counter-part, Q-Tip.

The pair have been friends for decades and collaboration is long over-due. Q-Tip has teamed up with Busta on several different projects. We have all belted out the now classic line, “Rawr rawr like a dungeon dragon!” verse on Scenario. Q-Tip’s first solo project, Amplified, was disappointing but also featured our dragon emcee. There are some real old school gems on this project, but not nearly enough new work. Standouts like We Taking Off and Butch and Sundance will get notable rotation in your playlists. Consequently, I’m not a fan of the lead off track from this project, Thank You. Lil’ Wayne and Kanye provide slight vocals on this club friendly joint, but don’t add any flavor to the already lyrically heavy song. Personally I didn’t see the point of having them on the record at all. Anyone remotely interested in this project would be happy enough with Busta Bus and Kamaal. Q-Tip’s partnership with G.O.O.D. Music is clearly the reason for the Yeezus appearance.

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The Abstract and the Dragon is a free mix tape. The tracks on this project are a mix of collaborations, previous songs from the 1990s and previews of tracks from new solo projects from Q-Tip: The Last Zulu and Busta Rhymes: Extinction Level Event 2. Busta gives narration in-between tracks to guide us through memory lane. If you never owned jean overalls and rocked one leg up, you may not appreciate this project. This mix tape is for the former African medallion wearing, Starter-Jacket rocking, high-top fade sporting, “Rap is dead now,” Hip-Hop heads. Truthfully, you should already have at least 12 of these tracks.

The album art is a tribute to the Low End Theory’s painted woman cover art. The cover was originally Q-Tip’s idea. He was inspired by The Ohio Players albums, but wanted to give Tribe an afro-centric, avant garde look. You have to admit, this would make a sick t-shirt design!

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This mix tape is definitely worth the zip file. I’m glad that they collected all of their classics into one project. You can download Abstract and the Dragon here.

Hushcomics gives Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip a B- for nostalgia, but let’s hope their solo projects revisit that Native Tongue sound we all love.

1. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Intro
2. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Busta Rhymes – God Lives Through
3. Q-Tip Feat. Busta Rhymes – Gettin’ Up (DJ Scratch Remix)
4. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Busta Rhymes & Redman – Steppin’ It Up
5. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip, Lil Wayne & Kanye West – Thank You (Kid Capri Remix)
6. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Always Add On (Interlude)
7. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract & The Dragon
8. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Busta Rhymes – Wild Hot
9. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Speaks (Skit)
10. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Busta Rhymes – One Two Shit
11. Bust Rhymes & Q-Tip – We Taking Off
12. Q-Tip Feat. Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & Lil Wayne – Renaissance Rap (Remix)
13. Q-Tip Feat. Busta Rhymes – Get Down
14. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Butch & Sundance
15. Shaheem Reid – Speaks (Skit)
16. Busta Rhymes – Pardon My Ways (ELE 2 Exclusive)
17. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming (Skit)
18. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip – For The Nasty
19. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Come On Down (Skit)
20. Big Daddy Kane Feat. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Come On Down
21. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – J Dilla (Skit)
22. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip – You Can’t Hold The Torch
23. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip & Talib Kweli – Lightworks
24. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Chris Lighty (Skit)
25. Q-Tip Feat. Busta Rhymes & Missy Elliott – Vivrant Thing
26. Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip – Ill Vibe
27. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Leaders Of The New School – Scenario
28. A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Hood & Leaders Of The New School – Scenario (Remix)

Written by John Soweto

The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Review

Have you listened to the music from the new The Great Gatsby reboot?  Why the heck not?!  It’s amazing.  My go-to station on Pandora is the Lana Del Rey station. The eclectic mix on there keeps it fresh.  So when I popped in the Gatsby CD, it was like listening to my favorite music already.  Artists ranging from, of course, Lana Del Rey (whose track “Young and Beautiful” is the main theme song of the movie, and of Gatsby and Daisy), Florence and the Machine, The Xx, Gotye, Jack White, Beyonce, Andre 3000,Fergie and Jay-Z.  And those are just the big names.  The album starts with Jay-Z.  Considering he is the Executive Producer of both the soundtrack and the film, I’m ok with it.  Honestly though, the only redeeming factor about the song is the sampling of quotes taken from the movie.

The rest of the soundtrack is a mix of upbeat, flashy old-timey music that has been updated, but not overly so, for the dub-step era and  somber slow songs that make one feel the weight of the world.

Beyonce and Andre 3000 cover Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” in a way that let’s me know they appreciate Amy.  Nothing will be as good as the original, but I have never heard Beyonce’s voice sound so silky and sexy.  Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” is sure to make anyone dance.  It has the rhythm of the 20’s with hints of modern beats to make old and young feel good about life.  Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” has the same effect on me as most of her songs do, like a sweet sadness has enveloped me, but that it will all be okay.  Basically like being a teenager on the verge of adulthood.  Jack White’s “Love is Blindness” is so wrought with anger that you can’t help but feel Gatsby’s anger at his luckless situation with Daisy throughout the entire film.

The best song on the soundtrack is “Where the Wind Blows” by Coco O.  I have never heard of Coco O. before, but believe me, I am glad I have now.  This song brings out my inner hippie.  It makes me want to dance barefoot in the morning dew. The song is just so dang happy-go-lucky, that you can’t help but sing along to it, and really for me, that is amazing music.

Below are some YouTube links for some the awesome songs.  I won’t go through all the songs as that would be boring.  Who wants to read about them when you can listen?!  Go buy the CD, if you are “old-school” like me, OR go download it on iTunes!

Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful”

Bryan Ferry’s “Love is the Drug”

Florence and the Machine’s “Over the Love”

Coco O.’s “Where the Wind Blows”

The Xx’s “Together”

Gotye’s “Heart’s a Mess”

Jack White’s “Love is Blindness”

Sia’s “Kill and Run”

written by Adrian Puryear

Album Review: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Who: Frank Ocean

Genre: R&B/Soul

Hush Comics’ Favorites: “Thinking About You,” “Crack Rock,” “Forrest Gump,” “Lost,” “Pink Matter (featuring Andre 3000)” and “Sweet Life.”

Hush Comics’ Rating:

Frank Ocean, although somewhat of a newcomer, has taken the industry by storm. With the R&B genre in a genuine drought of newcomers over the past few years (excluding Melanie Fiona and Janelle Monae, and maybe another I’ve forgotten to mention), Frank Ocean brings a strong presence in his debut album, Channel Orange.

Ocean had humble beginnings, growing up in New Orleans and forced to Los Angeles after his hometown studio was flooded and looted. He soon networked his way into a songwriting deal, eventually writing jams for John Legend (“Quickly”), Justin Bieber (“Bigger”) and Beyonce (“I Miss You”), not to mention co-writing two tracks on Watch the Throne. Although a huge step, writing for other singers is not what Frank Ocean set out to do. More networking eventually hooked Ocean up with hip-hop group Odd Future (OFWGKTA), a group in which he really is the odd one out. While Tyler, the Creator is an unapologetic, vulgar emcee, Frank Ocean is a swooning and thought-provoking soulster whose sound is very nostalgic of the 90’s greats like Babyface and Musiqsoulchild.

Frank Ocean released his first mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra (found for download and stream here), in February 2011. An album in a mixtape, Nostalgia was exploding with hits like “American Wedding” (sung to the instrumental of “Hotel California” and an instant skyrocket to fame), “Strawberry Swing” and “Novacane.” After his coming out party, Ocean furthered his reach by co-writing and featuring  in two tracks on Watch the Throne (“Made in America” and “No Church in the Wild”). The stage was set for Channel Orange and Frank Ocean seemed ready to deliver. The only knock I had on this album is that there are a lot of good songs, but not a lot that I think make up a classic album.

Channel Orange begins with perhaps the best song on the album, “Thinking About You.” It’s a romantic song about infatuation and a baby-making jam, at that. The beats are all melodic and never really seem to distract from or swallow Ocean’s voice and his lyrics hardly ever feel superfluous, which is a big flaw in most current R&B singers. In fact, what makes Frank Ocean was compelling is how personal he is in his songs. A lot of controversy recently has been centered around Frank Ocean’s coming out, so I was surprised to see him attack the issue head-on in “Forrest Gump.” While not as vulgar as Tyler, Frank Ocean is just as unapologetic about who he is as a person. He might be a rookie as far as studio albums go, but I think Frank Ocean has it figured out already. Channel Orange was an exceptional album all the way through.

written by Sherif Elkhatib

New Lupe Fiasco: Bitch Bad

Lupe Fiasco just put out another song for his highly-anticipated album Food & Liquor II that will be coming out September 25th. Following the release of his first single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” his new track is already one of my favorites. He released a video for it recently that you can find below.

“Bad Bitch” is a very blatant commentary on the downward spiral that the word “bitch” causes. It’s full of complicated metaphors and entendres. In short, it’s almost safe to say that Lupe Fiasco has put the dark shadow of Lasers behind him. Enjoy the audio on this video below.

I know we can all find way to download these songs – and for lesser-known artists, I do not mind posting harder-to-find tracks to promote the music – but when it comes to actually supporting the artists, the best way to do that is fiscally. If you really like the songs, please spend the extra $1.29 to download the track or buy the album in stores.

written by Evan Lowe