I’m no agricultural expert, but I’d say it’s prime season for beef right now. This past week has been dominated by rap war headlines: 50 Cent versus Gunplay, Rick Ross versus Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane versus Young Jeezy (as you can tell, he’s not a popular fellow)–which is why we call for a good ol’ detox. In case you missed them first time ’round, please enjoy some fresh, wholesome and nutritious jams from Kids These Days, Main Attrakionz, Killer Mike and a few more below. Bon Appetit.
1) Kids These Days – “Who Do U-Luv”
Chicagi-based hip-hop/jazz outfit served up the second sample of their upcoming free album, Traphouse Rock (out October 30), with this super soulful, bluesy number, “Who Do U-Luv.”
2) Spaceman – “Gonzo”
Directed by: Ricky Shabazz
Not long after his groupmate Aaron Cohen released his MURK mixtape, Inner City Kids MC Spaceman made a welcome introduction to the masses with this cooky video for “Spaceman,” taken from his forthcoming Over It project.
3) Main Attrakionz – “Cloud Body”
Bay Area’s most blunted continued their promotion of their upcoming Bossalinis & Fooliyones LP with this dreamy delight, “Cloud Body.” Consider it Squadda B and Mondre M.A.N.’s official welcome package to cloud rap.
4) Haleek Maul – “88”
Directed by: Merchants of Def
16-year-old Brooklyn via Barbados MC Haleek Maul really had the blogosphere talking (or shall I say typing) this week thanks to his eerie and intriguing “88” music video. The track features on his Oxyconteen project, which dropped earlier this year.
5) Killer Mike – “Reagan”
Killer Mike pretty much cemented himself in hip-hop’s Hall of Fame this week for being one of the few motherfuckers who actually has something to say. Adult Swim-esque animations helped project his politically powerful “Reagan” anthem, taken from his R.A.P. Music album, to screens, and subsequently made it a strong contender for rap video of the year.