After a somewhat lengthy hiatus since dropping Save.Our.Souls last year, "The One Man Duo" returns with something dedicated to his loyal fans. One of the city's most slept on MCs, and that title has never been used more appropriately, Add-2 effortlessly delivers 17 tracks of the classic hip-hop that most of us rap nerds yearn for. Not to put him into a box because the list of features and producers show that Add is willing to experiment with his sound and his evolution is present in each new offering. Checked out More Missed Calls and let us know how you feel in the comments. Shout out to 2dopeboyz for the post and the host.
Possibly the most popular song in hip-hop right now has finally got a remix worth talking about. Even though the song doesn't have one of those classic verses from Trinidad the song is still as dope as the original. This beat was made for 2 Chainz and he killed it.
One of the most under appreciated artist from Chicago plain and simple. This song is just another example of his skilled and ability to out write a lot of artist from Chicago. If your still sleep on Add-2 do your homework.
For some reason this is a rumored track to be on Lil Wayne next album. If it doesn't make the cut then this will be another terrible decision to add to his growing list which already includes his new forehead tattoo.
I'm not 100% sure what I like about this song but it grew on me after a few listens. Smooth verses and hook, and a change of pace from the other music I've been listening to recently. Is it me or has R. Kelly been making his rounds in the hip-hop world recently.
That's this weeks Top 5 so let the disscusion begin. Feel free to let me know your thoughts.
The first new Add-2 track of 2013 is aimed at rappers to step their game up. His slick bars are setting the bar (hah!). Solid production and I'm stickin' around for the rhymes. Borderline *Tibs Fav. - I'll give it the 4-star nudge since I think with more listens, "The Eulogy" will only grow on me.
WBEZ & Vocalo Present: 5th Annual Winter Block Party
Sidewalk Chalk, Add-2, & Psalm One
Sat, 2013-01-26 12:00
Metro (3730 N. Clark St.)
event producer WBEZ & Vocalo
event sponsor Gowhere Hip Hop, City Of Win, & Local Chicago Vendors
WBEZ & Vocalo present the 5th Annual Winter Block Party.... Hip hop fans, keep this day open on your calendar.
During the day, stop by the Metro from 12pm - 6 for a celebration of hip hop arts complete with B-Boy/B-Girl dance battles, a screening of "Benji" from Coodie & Chike, a poetry/storytelling slam, and a hip hop marketplace filled with local vendors (say hi to us! Gowhere Hip Hop will have a booth. Get some fresh gear from City Of Win. And more!). These day events are FREE!
Then, come back at 8pm for a series of performances from Sidewalk Chalk, Add-2 - hosted by Psalm One, Vocalo's Jesse Menendez, & Kevin Coval. Hope to see you there!
The itinerary for the day events:
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Prelims
Upstairs || A screening of "Benji" directed by Coodie and Chike
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Semis
Upstairs || Screenings of selected local Hip Hop music videos
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Finals
Upstairs || Solo Tip: An Exploration of Hip Hop Theater and Storytelling (The Public Square and YCA)