Here is the Bonus Track from Royce Da 5’9′s Success Is Certain, in stores now. Bootleg Watch The Throne and buy Success Is Certain.
Six weeks ago, Chairman Mao of XXL and Ego Trip fame, compiled a list of the 30 Greatest Hip-Hop Demos of all-time. Though the litany inspired the usual bickering about order and exclusions, the feature was as comprehensive as anyone could rightfully expect. Presumably, only a minor fraction of people reading this had heard demos from Organized Konfusion, DJ Shadow, Biggie and Mobb Deep.
There was a time long, long ago, just after the wheel was invented, that rappers would record their voices on these things called “tapes”, and then they’d try to get record execs to listen to their “demo tape” and sign them to “deals”. Virtually every rapper you know over 40 had went that route. I know, crazy huh? While the days of careers made or broken on the strength of some Memorex are deader than bin Laden,
Thankfully the good folks over at Complex put together a pretty fucking dope compilation of 30 of the greatest rap demos, and from early Biggie to Common, Public Enemy, Lord Finesse and much more, this should be mandatory listening for any true scholar of the art form. It’s crazy how much some rappers have changed – Eminem barely sounds like the Eminem we know and love. Do your homework and get to downloading. You’re welcome.
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The Notorious B.I.G. – Guaranteed Raw
Common – 2 The Temple
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The BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night with a lukewarm reception. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) the hightlight of the show was a series of old school rhyme ciphers featuring DJ Premier, Mos Def, Black Thought, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Buckshot, Crown Royyal, Joe Budden, Wale, Nipsey Hussle, Gsan & KRS-One.
Eminem and Joe Budde OMG!!!
Eminem strikes back against Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Canon with new diss record Warning (Produced by Dr. Dre). Em goes in on Mariah insinuating that she was the obsessed one and he has taped phone calls to prove it. He even goes as far as to give a Nick an F-U.
The track is dope and the disses are hardcore. Eminem 2, Mariah/Nick 1.
Eminem – Warning
1 I get it in (Engineerz rmx prod by pk)
2 Try me (Rick Ross diss)
3 In god we trust
4 Shut ur bloodclot mouth
5 I”m a hurt you
6 Fully load clip (Engineerz rmx Prod: by PK)
7 Play this on the radio
8 Lloyd Banks M.B.A.M
9 Lloyd Banks Holy Matrimony
10 Lloyd Banks mind on murder
11 What up blood (Engineerz rmx Prod Pete Twist)
12 Heartless monster
13 Crack a bottle feat Eminem & Dr. dre
14 Back down (engineerz rmx Prod: Pete Twist)