One of my favorite new emerging artists, Don Trip, drops a couple of verses over this Cool & Dre produced track. Don Trip is growing on me for his ability to keep it real. I know that’s a loose term nowadays but I feel like you can feel the passion, determination, and struggle in his voice. It’s something that you yearn to hear in new artists. This track will be on his upcoming mixtape Guerilla.
If you watched the Miami vs. Chicago game you know that LeBron James biked his way to work yesterday because the Miami marathon was blocking traffic. Here’s an actual pic of LeBron on his way to work. If you look at the pic, you can assume that the people didn’t even know James was in the background. Imagine if you were in your whip and you saw him pull up next to you.
No offense to Sean C’s defense of 2003, but I think he’s a bit delusional about the most important year for hip-hop. The answer is 1998, and I think it may have been the best year for any genre since Rock during Woodstock. 1998 was to Hip-Hop what 1969 was to Rock. It was the starting point for a lot of the serious divergence of subgenres, was a major triumph for Soundscan (without the cop-out selling out that came post-50 Cent), had a trove of classic albums throughout different subgenres, and served as one of the most memorable debut years in hip-hop history.