An MTSU graduate, Classic Williams is a Nashville artist who has opened for Ying Yang Twins and released four records since 2011, the most recent being Epic Win. The 13-track album has three bonus tracks and three tons worth of comical self-promotion (“I’m so epic, bitch,” and “Baby, I’m so damn dope”). That’s one of the oldest rap/hip hop tricks in the book, but you can’t say Williams’ lyrics aren’t creative, and at times they’re so stupidly simple, they’re brilliant. And props to him, because it sounds like he’s perpetually having the greatest night of his life.
While I did like the featured artists on Classic Williams’ album #SMH, Epic Win’s beats are interesting and fun, and Williams’ lyrics never get stale, switching from raunchy to ridiculous to occasionally earnest and heartfelt. Sample a few sage pearls of wisdom below:
Now I chill with high-class bitches who swallow more than pride when they kneel – “Epic (Intro)”
Bitches in my dojo, they’re filling my mojo – “Tokyo Lights”
It must be your ass, cause it ain’t your face, in that case, turn around and shake – “Finna’ Shake”
If death comes quick and life is a bitch, than label me a son of a bitch – “21st Century”
It ain’t the right time, so she ain’t mine – “Starcrossed II”
All I do is eat sushi, f*ck bitches, stack money and repeat – “Repeat”
Tell me what it’s like to always be a loser, because I don’t know a thing about it ’cause I’m too epic – “Catch Sum Z’s”
Fairfield's own Jon Dough is back with a new video off his "Higher Learning EP." This time for his BrainTronic-produced track titled "ReUp" featuring fellow 707 rep, Young Mezzy. Directed by Will Blax. Check out the video below. #CashInGang
Audio: B.E.N.E.F.I.T. f/ Fred Da Godson - "Tag Along"
Courtesy Pub For Indie.
Lawrence, Mass MC Benefit has released another underground banger, this time with BX wordsmith extraordinaire Fred Da Godson called "Tag Along". From Benefit's forthcoming album Executioner Of Time, this Nox Beatz produced track has the boastful Benny talking about his affinity for snatching other dudes' chicks from under their arms. With Fred on the help out, Benefit is setting himself up for guaranteed success with his "institution inspired" release.
Soon to be 2 months since Kyle Bent released his highly-anticipated EP (Bent Rulers), We near the release of his latest music video "Live Forever". "Live Forever" is the second song on Bent's latest project available on iTunes, it has a catchy hook, topped with a powerful hitting bass that complements his intricate lyrics. Bent is working alongside Super 8 productions in order to make this his best release of 2013, in attempts to enter the new year with an all new rejuvenated buzz.
After 30 years, Sean Finn and Jay Frog discovered Tetris' famous melody again. The original melody was composed by the Russian Korobeiniki in the early 19th century. Tetris was Nintendo's biggest success and sold more than 70 million copies. The new club version appears on Tiger Records, one of the best selling labels and partner of Kontor, Spinnin and Hotfingers.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #249 is called Slim and None Went to Gates BBQ! Enjoy songs by Bobby Capri, Soul Khan, K.ris R.aps and Radio B among others! If you like this episode be sure to follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new show!
* Bobby Capri - Man of the Year
* Soul Khan - Praying For a River
* Ryshon Jones - Three Kay
* Rello f/ Neako - Remind Us
* Revelation f/ Kore, Strick 9 - P.I.M.P.
* Radio B - The Shining
* Chox-Max f/ DJ YRS Jerzy, Jus Daze - Yourself
* K.ris R.aps - Illuminati
* Savant a/k/a Stanstro - The Apology
Audio: Chuckie Campbell - "More Die of Heartbreak"
Courtesy James Moore.
Chuckie Campbell, quite simply, is hip hop with depth. An intensely dark and emotional release, he recruited Wu Tang members Cappadonna and Solomon Childs, Cole Jonique, Block McCloud, and Erin Breeding for guest spots on the album.