Jay Z ranked his own albums on his blog this morning. Ranking of albums? Kinda feels like an AP.net thread. Anyway, his annotated list is below ... agree? Disagree? He definitely got Kingdom Come right.
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album... fuck... Streets, Where I'm from, You Must Love Me...)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it's good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone...)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone... oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many...
Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way. On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a “plant-based breakfast” everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought…
Why now? There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas...
A middle schooler from North Carolina sent A$AP Rocky a nice letter for a school project. The spelling might not be great, but the sentiment surely makes up for it. Check out the letter in the replies.
Well, I'm doing a mix tape right now with everybody on the scene that's doing well. Danny [Worsnop] from Asking Alexandria, Andy [Biersack] from Black Veil Brides is singing on it. It's all rap, but they're singing all the choruses on it. There's Jacoby [Shaddix] from Papa Roach. There's Deuce, and we've got Craig Mabbitt [from Escape the Fate] singing on it. There's more too, but every track is going to be someone.
Hit the replies to stream a new track from Schoolboy Q titled "Man Of The Year." Word on the street is that we're going to be getting more information about Q's major label debut, Oxymoron, early next week.
Producer Ryan Hemsworth and rapper Starlito have joined forces to create an emotional break up song titled "Can't Get Over You" as a part of the Yours Truly and Adidas Songs From Scratch series. You can stream the track here and you can watch a video of the two in the studio in the replies.
You can now download or streamBlue Chips 2, the new mixtape from Queens rapper Action Bronson. This tape is the sequel to last year's critically lauded Blue Chips, and is Bronson's second collaboration with producer Party Supplies. Hit the replies to check out the track listing and the (NSFW) artwork.
Pusha T has unveiled the video for "King Push," which was produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix and Kanye West. The song is from the upcoming album My Name is My Name, out October 8th. Check it out in the replies.
You can check out the track listing to Danny Brown's upcoming album, Old. The record releases on October 8th but will stream a week early on Spotify. You can also view the video for a new song titled "Dip" in the replies.
01) Side A (Old) [prod. Paul White]
02) The Return (ft. Freddie Gibbs) [prod. Paul White]
03) 25 Bucks (ft. Purity Ring) [prod. Corin Roddick]
04) Wonderbread [prod. Paul White]
05) Gremlins [prod. Oh No]
06) Dope Fiend Rental (ft. Schoolboy Q) [prod. Skywlkr]
07) Torture [prod. Oh No]
08) Lonely [prod. Paul White]
09) Clean Up [prod. Paul White]
10) Red 2 Go [prod. Oh No]
11) Side B (Dope Song) [prod. Rustie]
12) Dubstep (ft. Scrufizzer)...
You can stream a new Jhene Aiko track titled "Bed Peace" in the replies. It features a verse from her boyfriend, Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. The track is off her upcoming EP, Sail Out, available October 29th.