Monday, March 18, 2013

"Up in the Clouds, Me and My Spouse"

How do you continue the buzz on a classic album? Start accepting offers from Hall of Famers to drop verses on tracks that made the album what it was, an undeniable piece of Hip Hop art. On the original good kid, m.A.A.d city, the were three, count that three cameo verses on twelve tracks, which allowed a whole lot of real estate for Compton's Prince, @kendricklamar, to shine.

That's what made the album so special, he did it mostly by himself lyrically. You could argue that he did get a good deal of help production wise from the likes of @Pharrell, @Hit_Boy, @drdre, @SCOOPDEVILLE and @JustBlaze, but he didn't need to craft his narrative with flashy radio friendly hits and superstar cameo verses. It's admirable because he had his own formula that went counter to pop culture trends and he executed it flawlessly. The end result will eminently have a lasting impact on Hip Hop and influence the way a whole lot of upcoming artists go about trying to be successful in Hip Hop.

You may have caught it earlier this week, but @Young_Guru debuted the remix below a few days back in Austin with @JustBlaze by his side. That was before he performed to a capacity crowd at SXSW, further cementing his influence on music culture as a whole. In summary, I'll put it like this...when you add an @s_c_ verse and bridge old and new Hip Hop gap with two well respected artists that have never collaborated before, it's no surprise the the track has over 323,000 plays on Soundcloud in the first five hours...#TDE

Kendrick Lamar feat Jay-Z - B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)


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