Sunday, October 3, 2010
I know you missed me. Unfortunately I didn't have time to update, I hope you'll forgive me. But now, music and me. Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and André "André 3000" Benjamin, OutKast. The duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having received six Grammy Awards. Over 25 million copies have been sold of OutKast's eight releases. So respect em. I recently rediscovered this group when I decided to update my music library. At the beginning in 1990s their musical style was a mixture of Dirty South and G-Funk. Since then, many musical elements have been added. Now they represent hip-hop, funk, soul and even electronica. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a double album. Big Boi's Speakerboxx is largely a funk and Dirty South blended party record. André 3000's The Love Below presents elements found in funk, jazz, electronic music and of course R&B. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 albums chart at number-one and stayed there for several weeks. When I think of OutKast, I find myself thinking about this album aswell. Songs stand out with a flow like no other. Listening to this, just think about good things and let yourself go. This is OutKast
Monday, September 27, 2010
It is the second studio album by Breathe Carolina. The album was released in 2009 and peaked at #43 on the US Billboard 200. The band is not very well-known and that's why this album did not gain much mainstream success. But I find this album rather exciting with it's electronic and crunkcore style. I'm positive that most people wouldn't enjoy this kind of music. So prove me wrong. I discovered this duo by accident and from that point I just can't get enough of them. Listening to their songs over and over again and still enjoying the music they make.
Krizz Kaliko is responsible for releasing Genius. And I'm not saying it in a bad way. It's just that I thought he was a sidekick, with no actual meaning. This album proved me wrong. When I heard Misunderstood for the first time I got addicted to it, the repeat button got stuck. It was the first single for me to actually hear and I have to say that I was impressed. But it's not the only song worth listening to. Krizz Kaliko can rap and sing, doing both without making a fool out of himself. His voice is so smooth and gentle and you just got to love his style. Representing Kansas City.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
He is the Kansas City King. One of the most successful independent rappers in the world. He has been doing his thing for the last 20 years, releasing 12 studio albums and 10 of them under his Strange Music record label. In 2008 he hit the milestone in his career, over a million album sales to date. As an independent rapper he is doing music that he wants, much respect for that. Recently he has more mainstream success and might even do songs with Lil Wayne and Eminem, N9ne is not a sell out, it's my true belief. He'll never drop his game. He owns the record label Strange Music and the label does what he says not the other way around. I can't review his albums, mainly because I just can't pick one out. He has his own style, his own flow. Tech N9ne doesn't repeat himself, doesn't talk about the same *hit all the time. Tech has come a long way, I feel chills when I listen to some of his songs, he really has something to say. He is unique, on one track he is talking about death and then a complete 180, party songs, songs you might hear when you pull up at a club. You'll love him, look this guy up. Much love
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Greatest hits album by Kottonmouth Kings. I discovered this hip hop group few days ago and I'm just blown away. Group was officially formed in 1994 but released their debut album not until the summer of 1998. They gain their mainstream success with their third album High Society in 2000. Greatest Highs includes songs from 1998 to 2007. Band describes themselves as ''psychedelic hip-hop punk rock'' and that's just what they are. Basically their songs are about Smoking Weed, at the same time they're proud and ashmed of it. This album is the best of Kottonmouth Kings but some songs really should not be on this album. Although Greatest Highs may seem like a party album, it's also full of pain and confusion. Keeping it real simple and that's what I like about them.