Friday, December 9, 2011

D-Why - "Kate Upton is the Motto"


A lot of rappers are trying to be D-Why. He's just being who he is. Funny how that works out.

I enjoy D-Why's music. There's plenty of posturing and braggadocio just as any other rapper but D-Why is, for me, the equivalent to walking into a NYC bar full of "Hipsters" and tapping someone at random with a magical wand of rap mastery. The WVU grad is as legit as they come in both honesty and ability. That's just dope ... because it's different. Different without effort.

On "Kate Upton is the Motto" he gives a little mack game to the lady listeners over "I Save Strippers'" "The Motto" and then segues into a "freestyle" over the infectious "Rack City" instrumental. Check it out and enjoy.

D-WHY - "Kate Upton Is The Motto" by RoxFontaine

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Soul Khan - "Mr. Governor"



Soul Khan drops another great track today from his latest EP Pursuance, also debuting today. The six song release is heavy on soul samples, Fat Beats (pun intended) and dope rhymes.

This is when I love the "traditional" underground sound. Soul Khan is not trapped in the backpacking for the sake of backpacking styling of many underground rappers. He really has an ear for good music. It's the Boom Bap that purists love but has the sonic quality that any Rap fan can love.

Akie Bermiss adds a Cee-Loesque hook and Khan delivers his usual gritty "fear the beard" flow. It works perfectly together. Check it out and the link below and, of course, support the artist and BUY.