50 Cent ft. Olivia- “Best Friend”
It’s finals week right now for me, so this is one of the songs I’ve been using to take my mind off of studying. A good song that most people can relate to, it’s soft enough to keep you in a calm state of mind, but still gets your head bobbin’. Enjoy!
A snapshot from John John da Don vs. Hitman Holla at Summer Madness 2
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of rap battles? Probably “8 Mile” with Eminem, right? In the movie, Eminem squares off with other Detroit MC’s by trading lyrical jabs over instrumentals for allotted time frames. That’s what I thought rap battle culture was.
Every year since 2007, MTV has developed a roundtable of hip hop experts and influencers in order to determine who the hottest MC in hip hop was for the last year. How do they do this? Based on the six categories of lyrics, sales, impact, style, buzz, and intangibles, each member creates their own top ten, which is then compiled into a master list. After that master list is in play, the roundtable discusses each person and votes on which MC should be in which spot. It is not a process that is free of flaw, but I don’t know that I could come up with a better way of doing it. The only problem is that this method reduces the voting to the opinions of those around the roundtable. With so many opinions out there, it is imperative that people who are passionate voice theirs. This year’s top ten looked like this:
Lil Wayne ft. Future & Drake
I’ve never considered myself a Lil Wayne fan. I say that because most of the songs he puts out, I don’t like. The problem is that he puts out so many songs that I’m bound to at least like some. As I reflect, I realize that there is a sizable number of Weezy songs that I really enjoy. This is definitely one. Wayne’s verses are alright, but the chorus with Future and Drake is the real selling point. Their voices combined is awesome on this song. On another note, Lil Wayne keeps getting more face tattoos and he looks crazier and crazier in each music video he releases.
This one should be a slug fest, like it always is in MSG
I’m really glad I decided to do this tournament this year. Doing it in the future, without the Big East in its recent form, just wouldn’t do the conference justice. It’s unfortunate that West Virginia has already departed, but the show must go on! For the past half decade, the Big East has been such an explosive conference, with so many talented and physical teams, that they almost beat each other up and out of national championship contention. Going forward, teams of the former Big East might realize greater success because they’re not beating each other up so much in conference play. Regardless, the conference has been a joy to watch, the conference tournament in Madison Square Garden has provided absolutely magical moments, and some of my favorite college basketball players hail from the Big East. Best of luck to all the teams going forward, and without further ado, Boobie’s Favorite Big East Basketball Players. Enjoy!
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Tayyib Ali- “Keystone State of Mind 2″
Personally, I’ve been waiting for this one since I finished listening to “Keystone State of Mind” for the first time. Hailing from the Keystone State, Pennsylvania, Tayyib Ali is an up and coming rapper who I expect big things from in the future. He maintains a ridiculous level of consistency, doing so by spitting hot verses about his path of life over some of the smoothest instrumentals out. I highly recommend downloading this mixtape and I am eagerly awaiting an album from Tayyib Ali.
Soulja Boy- “Donk”
I recently reminisced on the Soulja Boy days due to seeing his movie pop up on my NetFlix interface. I’m not going to lie, reminiscing was a lot of fun. My buddy T-Vick and I cranked the Soulja Boy everywhere for a summer and made the sunglasses with our names on them. “Donk” is just a super fun song. Hope you enjoy the Song of the Week, regardless of how dumb it is.