When Lupe Fiasco came out with the title of this album, I thought of three things. One: the original Food and Liquor was amazing, and putting the title on this album SHOULD force him to elevate his game to that level once more. And Two: how much balls does he have to call this The Great American Rap Album, especially when he called the President of the United States a terrorist. Third: this has got to be better that Lasers, the electronic heavy mess he put out last year. [Read more...]
For those of you not keeping track we are about to enter the second half of the year, full of just as many exciting things as the first half. So far some entries have disappointed, some have surprised, and some have lived up to and surpassed expectations so far, so lets keep our fingers crossed that there will be more of the latter options in the months to come. So what are you excited for? Let’s give you some options to consider with this list of what the writers of HST can’t wait for. [Read more...]
Before I even knew the word “dubstep,” I knew Bassnectar. One of my friends in college just so happened to be blasting “Cozza Frenzy” through the halls, which immediately sparked my interest. Ever since then, I’ve been digging through his back catalogs, downloading most of his free library on his website, and blaring it wherever I can. It could be because of how infectious his productions are, or maybe it’s because it was different (at the time). But regardless, Bassnectar has been my personal #1 on the electronic dubstep scene. [Read more...]
The Fall is coming up on us soon, and with a new season comes great new music (Jacks Mannequin, Common, Drake, and Coldplay just to name a few). But until Autumn gets here, and in celebration of this past summer, we decided to put some of our favorite songs into one giant post. Just a note here: some of these songs are not from 2011, but still was enjoyable to listen throughout the blistering heat of this summer. Please feel free to post some of your favorite songs below, we’d love to get some feedback. Hope you enjoy the list, and check out these songs before the years up!
G.O.O.D. Music definitely has lived up to its name for a couple of years now. Founder Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was named the best album of 2010 by many, and the best in Mr. West’s career. Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, although receiving mixed reviews, was definitely a part of my Best Of list of the past year. Other artists, including John Legend and Common, have had explosive years, including Legends collaboration with The Roots, and Common’s “controversial” visit to the White House. But, in my opinion, G.O.O.D has been running laps around other labels (including Young Money).
Now, it seems like G.O.O.D is bringing out their ringer to shut the game down. Sean Anderson, also known as Big Sean, has been in the rap game for a while. Since 2007, Sean released three highly regarded mixtapes without putting out an actual full length. Now, after being delayed on numerous occasions, the album Finally Famous is out, but will it live up to the hype that he has made for the past four years?
Well, good news, it doesn’t disappoint. [Read more...]