Slaughterhouse “Flip a Bird”

Sample from Imogen Heap’s “Little Bird”

Before I start talking about “Flip a Bird” I want to make one thing clear: “Welcome To: Our House” is the best rap album of 2012. Sorry Kendrick, but it’s true. This album is great on so many levels. For one, it’s mixed like a movie. Literally, this album is a three part movie, and not some Michael Bay piece of crap, but a Martin Scorsese masterpiece. Second and most importantly, the lyrics are outstanding on verse after verse.  I could go one about this one for days, but let’s just talk about the track. “Flip a Bird” is the part of the story where the Slaughterhouse crew’s music fails and they are all forced back into dealing drugs. This is one of my favorite tracks on the album and I have to say the beat, produced by Black Key Beats, Zukhan, and Eminem, is out of this world. It samples Imogen Heap’s “Little Bird”. Check out both tracks below and let us know what you think.

Imogen Heap’s “Little Bird”

Slaughterhouse’s “Flip a Bird” 

Kendrick Lamar “Money Trees”

Sample from Beach House’s “Silver Soul”

After much anticipation, Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid M.A.A.D City” finally dropped about two weeks ago. I can’t remember a major-label debut album getting this much hype since 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin'”. That album ended up moving 10 million copies and became and instant classic. Kendrick’s album didn’t put up those kind of numbers, but it has been getting some serious critical acclaim. Did the album really live up to the hype? Some say yes, some say no  (whattup Shyne). Regardless, Kendrick absolutely killed “Money Trees”. Dj Dahi masterfully produced this track by sampling Beach House’s “Silver Soul”. Check out both tracks below and let us know what you think.

Beach House’s “Silver Soul”

Kendrick Lamar’s “Money Trees”

UGK “One Day”

Sample from “The Isley Brothers, “Ain’t I Been Good to You”

We’ve all heard gripes with southern hip hop in the past. They rap too slow, know one cares about what their saying, “I can’t identify with this”. Well frankly, the sub genre is the most under appreciated in hip hop today, and no one knows southern hip hop better than the Underground Kings themselves, UGK. The Port Arthur group did their thing for two decades until Pimp C‘s untimely overdoes and death. “One Day” is a heart wrenching track about loss in the lives of the group members. Weather it’s losing a friend for years in jail or losing a loved one in a terrible accident, in one day our closest friends could become memories. I love the pace and the length of this track. Yeah the they rap slow, but the music hits so much harder as a result.

The Isley Brothers “Ain’t I Been Good to You”
UGK “One Day”