Last week at New Era's downtown flagship store in Chicago, we sat down with Big Boijust before getting an exclusive listen to his upcoming album, 'Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors'!
In a collaborative video with our friends at Rap Genius, GY312 talks to Big Boi about how personal the album is to him - find out how the title is derived from the ATL emcee's grandma. We also get a genuine reaction from Big Boi about the creative GIF-style artwork for the album, the fun behind his bowling name (yup, Big Boi bowls in a league every Wednesday with his studio mates), and last but not least, a lyric from "In The A" is officially verified for Rap Genius. Catch the line in a slick graphic in the video and then hear the song for yourself here.
Lastly, catch a glimpse of the listening party itself with footage of the happenings at New Era, including a sneak peak at how the album monumentally starts off at the very end of the video. Other tracks to look out for: the fast-paced flows on the B.o.B collab "Shoes For Running", another Sleepy Brown feature that connects in "The Thickets", and (released earlier today) "She Hates Me" featuring Kid Cudi. The album has an impressive variety of sounds and I can't wait to sit down with it myself on December 11th.
One last shoutout to Rap Genius and GY312 as the groove maker just moved to NYC this weekend to build with RG. Follow 'em both closely for more major moves to come. Groove!
After much anticipation, we give you TigerEye’s freshman mixtape, The Explanation, brought to you by RapGenius.com. Your boy Warren Lotas of Watertown, MA, who dropped a crazy promo video prior to this first major project of his. Having watched him first-hand in the studio laying down some of these verses I can assure you that it’s worth a download, for this kid has put his heart into these six tracks. While this is just a taste, there is much more to come. Lotas’ flow is unique and his rhyme schemes and bars overall are top-notch, spitting impressive, meaningful lyrics on every song he’s on. For more of his music, visit Warren’s Soundcloud. Support the movement by liking his Facebook and following him on Twitter. The tracks were produced by Stan the Beatsmith, Gate City Squad, and Skin&Bones.
If you appreciate lyrical, meaningful hip-hop, peep this video. It's the promotional video for TigerEye's freshman mixtape The Explanation, brought to you by RapGenius.com. Boston rapper Warren Lotas is an oustanding worsmith with an eccentric flow. If you're unfamiliar with his music, check out his Soundcloud. Check back here September 9th for a great mixtape from the kid with an explanation.