This week was definitely a funny one; and it was yet more proof that 2013 might just be the craziest year in hip-hop so far. Miguel leg-dropped a chick during a show, fuelling hilarious memes for days to come; Tim Dog, as it turns out, didn’t actually die; and the evermore disconnected-from-reality Young Money signed their most laughable artist to date: Paris Hilton. Oh, and Kanye West had his face projected on building walls for the second week running. June 18 can’t come soon enough.
For this week’s underground picks, we’ve got some gems. On the heels of his mildly underwhelming Ransomnia project, Ro Ransom dropped “Lesbian Girl” (I need a download link stat); Jay Rock proved he’s still got it on Noah Jones‘ “When The Goons Come Out”; Papoose silenced the jokesters with the video for his Premo-powered “Turn It Up”; Rilgood grabbed Fat Tony and Chase N. Cashe for a dope new track; and Toronto newcomer Derek Wise dropped the best video I’ve watched all week: “CLAYCO.” Keep an eye on that guy.
1) Ro Ransom – “Lesbian Girl”
2) Derek Wise – “CLAYCO”
Directed by: Zac Facts
3) Noah Jones & Jay Rock – “When The Goons Come Out”
4) Papoose & DJ Premier – “Turn It Up”
Directed by: Gabriella Loutfi
5) Rilgood (feat. Fat Tony & Chase N. Cashe) – “God Bless America”