its the real.


One Be Lo has always been one of my favorite rappers. Just by the way he expresses himself through his lyrics its crazy. He has one fucking sick flow, he coasts the beat so well. Its far from being the typical rap you hear everyday, you gotta put your underground hiphop glasses for this one. But believe me, this is reaaaaal stuff right here, no fake gangster shit. You wont find any addictive hooks or any electro beats to please your hipster ears. Its pure hip hop, the way it was like when it started and the way it should still be. Back to the lyyyricsss maaaan

He first started his career in a rap duo with Senim Silla. The duo was called Binary Star and their fist album, Waterworld, came out in 1999. The story behind this emcee team is quite interesting. They were both doing time in jail ; Senim at some correctional facility and One Be Lo was in an upstate jail. He got transferred to the same place as Senim and since OneBeLo had already gotten respect for his emcee skills at his other jail, it didn't take long that both em met and decided to kick it hard.

When they both got out, they produced the album Waterworld with a budget of 500 $ and touring only Michigan cause they were both on parole and couldn't leave the state. After gaining some respect and more money they remixed the vibes of the 1st album, added more quality and started to get more attention in the underground hip hop scene. They sold 20 000 copies of Masters of the Universe, which is quite good since mp3 piracy didn't really exist, plus they were mad underground but their music style and their way to rhyme as a duo on the beat impressed people. Anyway fuck the blahblah, listen and learn.

Binary Star - Wolf Man Jack
Binary Star - Honest Expression
Binary Star - Reality Check


2 Live Crew - Me So Horny



Under the Bridge

The LOL Boys feature got taken down, but will be back up by the end of the week, don't you worry. For now, enjoy a little trip down memory lane. Feelin' rather nostalgic these days.

T.I ft Pharell Williams- What's Yo Name

Before T.I. made it big, his Southern drawl was a lot more apparent, especially in tracks like Dope Boyz and this one, off of his first album, I'm Serious. Talk as much shit as you want, but early T.I.P is fuckin' classic in my books. His rhyming and swagger was unfuckwithable back when he was rappin' like he was hungry. This song features classic Neptunes production and a vocal assist from the great Pharell Williams, which compliments T.I's smooth pimp rhymes perfectly.

DJ Mouse- Amantes de la Waracha (Original mix)

Post-apocalyptic tribal guarachero, baby. Tribal Guarachero is a genre of music that is a melting pot of reggaeton, cumbia, electro, trance, salsa and house, all hammered into a young South American abomination made on old versions of Fruity Loops, and is played in underground raves with children toting AK-47 and sniffing glue. I love these obscure regional sounds.

Khia- My Neck, My Back (Shlohmo remix)

Shlohmo is a young producer out of L.A who makes music much in the vein of FlyLo, HudMo et al. It's just fantastically weird downtempo instrumental hiphop for stoners, to describe it as accurately as possible. He transforms Khia's nasty ode to oral sex into a stuttering glitch-bass track. Great stuff.

Hot Dollar ft Shawty Redd- Get Naked

I mean, the title is pretty self-explanatory. Get Naked. Vibe music for days.

Adele- Hometown Glory

I don't care if this is overplayed or overblogged or overdone. If Adele's voice doesn't give you chills, you have no soul. She writes beautiful and haunting melodies and lyrics, and this song is a bloody classic. Remember, songs that get popular aren't always byproducts of record labels and PR. Sometimes, the songs are just too stunningly beautiful to ignore.

Kirby the Hottest- White Friends

My swag can't be legal, rockin' American Eagle...? The most ridiculous hook of the past few years, probably.




Back To Basics Pt. 3

I'm back on that hip-hop shit today. Seems like no matter how much I get into electro, techno or whatever other type of music, I'll always go back to hip-hop. You guessed it, that's the reason for the title.

Strong Arm Steady Ft. Crooked I, Jay Rock & Turf Talk - One Step Remix

Esso - New York New York

K. Sparks Ft. Beyond Belief - Queens

Young Buck - Soon or Later

Donnis - OD (Prod. by Needlz)