Takin’ Em Back – 12/5

5 12 2008

Common – I Used To Love H.E.R.

Like yesterday’s Be blog, I’m posting another entry in honor of the release of Universal Mind Control this Tuesday. Before “The Light”, “The Corner”, or “The People”, Common made one of the best hip hop tracks of all time. “I Used to Love H.E.R.” tells the story of hip hop’s evolution, except Com is referring to hip hop as a girl. Common even references the west coast era of hip hop in this track which sparked the unlikely feud with Ice Cube. This track is purely timeless!

Dope or Nope 12/4 – New Em!

5 12 2008

Eminem – Crack a Bottle

illRoots came thru with this unreleased Em joint off an upcoming Big Mike mixtape. Em spits Dre’s verses over a beat that was produced by Dr. Dre. Is it safe to say Eminem is back?
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Rest In Peace: Pimp C

5 12 2008

Believe it or not, it’s been a year since Chad Butler aka Pimp C was found dead in his Hotel room from an accidental overdose. He was one half of the Houston duo UGK, and built a reputation pimp filled lyrics and being outspoken in interviews. UGK fans wondered if the death of Pimp C would have an effect on UGK’s music, but Bun-B is still hard at work on the duo’s upcoming album UGK 4 Life. Read the rest of this entry »