Sunday, March 11, 2007

I Am The Ballot In The Box, The Bullet In The Gun

For all you readers out there, you know I'm here to keep you up on what's real good out in the hip-hop world. Now it's your turn.

I'm looking for readers to send in what they think is hot out there. You can recommend posts and topics, you can comment on what you think I've done right, and tell me what you like and what you didn't like so much.

Most importantly, I want to know specifically what new songs you think are hot out there; any fresh joints that might have slipped passed my radar of dopeness. I want to be able to post not only what I think is nice out there; I want to share all your ideas too, with your due credit, of course.

Drop me a line at, or even better, comment my blog itself. Props to Timmy Wang for the idea.

March Madne$$

If you haven't seen the show, you're missing out. Huey Freeman is one down to earth brotha. This song gets me every time.
Asheru - Boondocks Theme Song

I posted the orignal Not A Criminal last month and here is Chamillionaire's remix to the joint. I'm not sure which version I feel more.
Chamillionaire ft. Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes - Not A Criminal Remix

If this was a rap supergroup, they'd be tearin' it up. Nice callabo put together by DJ Khaled with many note-worthy artists.
DJ Khaled ft. Akon, T.I., Baby, Lil' Wayne, Rick Ross - We Takin' Over

If you like Fall Out Boy, Kanye's verse might not me the thing for you. In this unofficial remix, Kanye knocks on FOB with a more uptempo backgroup track.
Fall Out Boy ft. Kanye West - This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race Remix

As a fan of Fort Minor's work and their collaboration, I was highly impressed by what they produced here. Even Juelz was able to stand up to the mic without lookin' like a fool around this group of heavy-hittin' lyricists.
Fort Minor ft. DemiGodz, Juelz Santana - From Top To Bottom

As much as I regret to admit it, I'm sort of a closet Gym Class Heroes fan. This song mixes their rock flaire and smoothe, hip-hop lyrics quite nicely.
Gym Class Heroes - 4th Period, Clothes Off

Ever since Get Lifted, I've enjoyed listening to John Legend and his soulful sounds. With The Clipse on his newest single, no one can go wrong. Heaven only knows.
John Legend ft. The Clipse - Heaven Remix

While we can count on J.T. to get in touch with the ladies in a more understanding way, Rick Ross and Pitbull keep it real, rappin' about gettin' ladies and the occasional affair.
Justin Timberlake ft. Rick Ross, Pitbull - What Goes Around

I can't tell you why it is I like this song so much, but Lil' B holds it down without his other three Pack members and he lets the ladies know just what he wants. As straight forward as these lyrics may be, I still had to get on this joint.
The Pack (Lil' B) - Drip 4 A Stunna

I'm sure we all have a little love for Disney in us, but leave it to the West Coast rap group, The Pack, to turn it into something real for all you ladies out there.
The Pack - Show You The World

This dude can hold it down. Concentrating mostly on an electronic/house feel to the rap game, Pase Rock of the group Spank Rock, keeps his lyricism together from start to finish.
Pase Rock - Bloc Party Freestyle

One of my favorite songs of the month of March. R.Kelly tells it how it is, TI keeps it gansta and T Pain makes sure all of us remember that he was once in love with a stripper.
R.Kelly ft. TI, T Pain - I'm A Flirt Remix

After working with many big name artists in his career, it's tough to come back to the game and keep steady. This track is the first released of his newest album Red Gone Wild, which is coming out March 27th. To tell you the truth, I won't be pickin' up a copy or downloading the album myself; maybe a track here and there.
Redman - Walk On

As well-respected and talented as Saigon is an underground rapper, it's not easy job to follow up a air-tight verse by the The Game. The first verse is definately the strongest all around, but the rest of the song tells one hell of a story.
Saigon ft. The Game, BG - Pain In My Life Remix

This was a dope song to begin with and the remix by Ratatat makes it that much doper.
Slim Thug ft. Bun B, TI - 3 Kings Remix

The Streets is a rapper from overseas, England to be exact. You're probably not used to him delivery; the quick flows and almost foreign diction makes him a killa on the mic. Ghost definately knows how to seal the deal.
The Streets ft. Ghostface Killah - Thrilla Remix

This has got to be one of the toughest songs out. Not only is Three 6 one group of hardcore dudes, but this track is straight from the Rocky Balboa Soundtrack. Now if Rocky is gonna get up to this song, then why not give it a listen.
Three 6 Mafia - It's A Fight

Wu-Tang affiliated Wisemen have a definately underground feel as they rap over an almost elementary background track. They definately do a good job of makin' the Clan proud.
The Wisemen ft. GZA - Associated

This is just a snippet of the song 9mm's remix. I'm on the look-out for the full version because I'm definately impressed by what I heard so far. Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuttin' to f*%# wit'.
Wu-Tang - 9mm Remix

I guess this is the year of the remix. The original track got our speakers bumpin', the remix has got most of the same lyrics we loved the first time. With a bass-boosted track and a line-up of lyricists to help Jibbs hold it down, this track is better than the first.
Young Jibbs ft. Chamillionaire, Lil' Wayne, Yo Gotti, Chingy - King Kong Remix