North Carolina native and 9th Wonder protege is Rapsody the femcee. Rapsody releases her latest mixtape, She Got Game. The mixtape involves features by Chance The Rapper, Raekwon, Raheem DeVaughn, Mac Miller, Wale, Common, Nipsey Hussle, Ab-Soul, Phonte, Jay Electronica, among many others. An ode to a classic 90's Hip-Hop is what "She Got Game" in representing Rapsody's art of 16 bars throughout 16 new tracks.
01. A Song About Nothing (Prod by Eric G)
02. Coconut Oil ft Raekwon & Mela Machinko (Prod by 9th Wonder)
03. Thank You Very Much (Prod by Khrysis)
04. Lonely Thoughts ft Chance The Rapper (Prod by Denaun Porter)
05. Caught Up ft Raheem Devaughn (Prod by Khrysis)
06. Generation ft Mac Miller & Jared Evan (Prod by 9th Wonder)
07. Special Way (Prod by Khrysis)
08. Dark Knights ft Wale (Prod by EJones)
09. My Song ft Mela Machinko (Prod by 9th Wonder)
10. Complacent ft Problem (Prod by 9th Wonder)
11. Lover After All ft Gwen Bunn (Prod by 9th Wonder)
12. Kingship (Prod by DJ Premier)
13. Feel Like (Love Love) ft Common (Prod by Kah)
14. Never Fail (Prod by Eric G)
15. Never Know ft Nispey Hussle Ab-Soul and Terrace Martin (Prod by 9th Wonder)
16. Jedi Code ft Phonte & Jay Electronica (Prod By 9th Wonder)
Another new Jay Electronica verse, but don't let that overshadow the rest of "Jedi Code" as all parties involved do their thing on this raw, lyrical cut. I like Rapsody a lot in the middle too, not only for her verse alone, but also as a placement between Phonte & Jay Elect. Sit with this well-produced 9th Wonder "Jedi Code" today and be on the lookout for She Got Game — the full project dropping later today.
"I like the song and the stir it’s causing. It's good for rap music. A month or two ago, Big Sean asked me to be on this record with him for his album. He had a demo hook on it at the time. I did my verse and sent it back. I found out a couple days before it was released that Kendrick had put a verse on it." - Jay Electronica
So tonight, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Electronica got Twitter acting all sorts of crazy as Sean let loose of a track that was meant for his upcoming album, Hall Of Fame, but couldn't make it due to sample clearance.
Dubbed "No I.D.""Control", you can hear this epic, 7.5 minute track where all three emcees straight rap. No hooks. Just dope bars after dope bars.
UPDATED: Dirty, no tags, CDQ.
What grabbed everyone's attention: Kendrick Lamar giving much respect to every big-name emcee in the game today... and then proceeding to declare he's going to murder them (rap talk, of course). That's what got everyone in a stir tonight.
The whole song from beginning to end is dope. Everyone's talking about Kendrick, and rightfully so, but are we a little caught up in the moment? Sean and Elect were no slack as well. Whatever your thoughts, it's a great night in hip hop on this alone, and for that, we thank you *Tosh voice*
What are your thoughts on the "No I.D." Freestyle? Your favorite verse is __________.
Whooo. What a pleasant surprise outta nowhere tonight. This Big Sean track "No I.D." didn't make the upcoming Hall Of Fame album because of the sample... and surely not because of guest stars Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica. Sean kicks off the 7.5 minute track with some real dope flows and rhymes himself with K. Dot & Jay Elect to follow suit soon after.
My favorite part from K. Dot: his intensity in sharing his respect for all the buzzing emcees of the next class, but that he's comin' for 'em... namely, "murder" all of them (rap talk murder, of course). There's that competition we're always yearning for. I hope we see a domino effect in the game stemming from this hotly discussed new verse from Kendrick Lamar.
And I'd be remiss not to mention that Jay Elect is fire also. I love all the God/Christ allusions and think his verse gets better as it goes, with this being my favorite of his rhymes:
Jay Electricity, PBS Mysteries in a lofty place tangling with Satan over History.
- Jay Electronica
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UPDATED: Dirty, no tags, CDQ (above, too). Also... it's officially called "Control".
I know, I know. Many Jay Electronica album updates will be taken with a grain of salt until we hear something from the album actually out, and even better: an iTunes pre-order (the "for certain" sign of no more pushbacks). But considering this info came from perhaps Jay Elect's closest collaborator the past year, London singer/songwriter The Bullitts, I think it's newsworthy. Alas, as spoken to NME...
"Honestly, it’s in the last stages of recording. It’s just tinkering. Just putting the final… you know when a builder builds a house? And when he’s finished the walls he gives them one little brush over, like a once over? And then the album will be done.
His album is amazing, it’s remarkable. It is the perfect… It goes hand in hand with ‘Yeezus’ and ‘Magna Carta…’. They go hand in hand… Also, also… It’s weird how Jay Z is intricately involved with all of us, but all the albums sound so different."
- The Bullitts
What do you all think? Still excited for a new Jay Electronica album?