I saw some glimpses of this potentially emerging trend last year and I’d have to say that I was really turned off. Attempts at slappin’ a rapper on top of some dubstep production just didn’t seem to work in my ears; a disaster in the worst sense. Then I come across the work of these dudes from Atlanta and I maybe, just maybe, there’s hope for the legion of adventurous hip dubbers (brutal, but that’s what I’m gonna go with for now). With their Transformers N The Hood mixtape on the horizon, FKihave let loose their latest ‘I Think She Ready’ for the masses. Known to label their tracks as ‘hip hop dubstep’, the group has taken a more conventional approach for this cut with DiploandHeroes x Villains handling production duties. The song features Australian female MC Iggy Azalea, so all the more reason to click play below.
Hey, welcome to the twenty-seventh edition of #FreshFridays! The set’s more heavy on the electronic but features some new releases from Laidback Luke, Spencer & Hill, and Tiesto to keep things super fresh. Start you weekend playlist below.
Well our favorite dirty south rapper is back to his usual antics. Gucci Mane will be headed back to jail for a misdemeanor battery charge. What went down exactly? Well I’m glad you asked………
So it went down like this; Gucci picked up a girl at the mall and asked her out for some breakfast. He then offered her $150 to go back to his hotel for the normal Gucci shenanigans. The woman refused and Gucci subsequently threw her out of a moving car. The woman was okay but suffered some “soreness and pain” from the fall. Full details of the event here
Oh Gucci, try pleading mental incompetency on this one and see how that works for you. Wait, it worked before? Check out the story, it’s quite entertaining and involves pepper spray. Check it here
I don’t even know what to say this time, except that it’s time to bust out the FREE GUCCI tee shirts. Burrrrrrrrr
Due to the overwhelming popularity of last week’s Thrashing Thursday, it returns today in the form of a Thugstep post! Thugstep is essentially rap over grimy bass lines, Thugs + Dubstep = Thugstep. That’s the easiest math I’ve done in months. Without further adieu, here’s your weekly fix bassheads.
First track here is a Diplo remix of a Travis Barker song released from his solo debut album Give the Drummer Some. A star-studded rap line-up is featured in this song, with hooks from Swizz Beatz and verses from The Game, Lil’ Wayne & Rick Ross. There’s a whole lotta boom when the drop hits (1:02).
Amazing tune featuring verses from two-time BRIT Award winning rapper Tinnie Tempah and melody from the golden-voiced Ellie Goulding. This remix rips the original track apart and threads it back together with grimey string.
Trap or Dub is a project taken on by producers and musicians The Kickdrums. “I put together “Trap or Dub” one weekend last March. The whole concept was to make a Dubstep mix from a Hip Hop mixtape point of view. I paired the instrumentals with rappers Jeezy and Gucci because it had an overall dark grimey feel. I tried to make all the mixes make “sense.” Good call fellas, Jeezy and Gucci have some of the thugest flows in the game and the dark basslines provide a perfect background for their street hardened raps. To download the entire mix for free, click http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/12386/trap_or_dub.html
I’m withholding one key song from this mixtape so if you dig what you hear, keep checking in on SpacePack and it’ll be posted.
Last track for this post comes from a group that’s bigger than hip hop. I always associate that sliding bass hook with Dave Chapelle’s entrance music in his show. Man, I wish that dude would keep making us laugh, where is he nowadays anyways?
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I’m mad tired so not really interested in typing on for too long (and no one likes reading lots of pointless info anyways). Here’s 6 projects being released between right now and about early March that have me most excited for 2011 in music. Follow me on Twitter.
January 25th: Talib Kweli – Gutter Rainbows
The Truth’s fifth solo album features production from the likes of 88-Keys, KHRYSIS!, and Ski Beatz. I showcased one of the singles off the album last month on the blog, so the hype has obviously been building for me. For those looking to listen to someone rap about something other than hoes, clothes and shiny cars, I point you in this direction.