Author: naimarei

Fun hip hop lover, bartender, and a bunch of other stuff...

Family Business 🙌🏾

   Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy…. man, two of my favorite NOLA artists. Their new project,,Family Business, is truly a dope way to start off 2017. From the instrumentals to the lyrical content, this project reminds me of cruising down Chef Menteur Hwy in New Orleans east pre Katrina. It reminds me of the days me and my brother Khalil used to walk to Six Flags NOLA from my grandmother Momae’s house. It reminds me of daiquiris, king cake, and the 504 boys. This mixtape really brings me back… check it out: https://itun.es/us/L1RGgb

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I Decided. 

         I purposely distance myself from “commercial” artists, especially in the hip hop realm… but this new Big Sean album though. Bruh.. I’m super impressed. Sean’s latest project, I Decided, is a refreshing and well crafted lyrical experience for my ears. With only five features, this fourteen track album pretty much hit the mark for me. Not to mention, Eminem’s verse on No Favors is like the icing on the cake. Same Time, Pt. 1 is also a dope one.. check it out here: 

https://itun.es/us/R6NXgb

Live in Concert: Wiz and Curren$y

   Live in Concert is probably one of my favorite Curren$y and Wiz collaborations. I’ve been an avid follower of Curren$y that Hot Spitta’s music for almost 12 years (Wiz for almost 7), and I have no plans on stopping the music train.
  I love the fact that this project takes a simple, and raw approach as far as sampling is concerned. Live in Concert  is all about good vibes, relaxation, as well as powerful fusion jazz samples that will make your dad reminisce on his college days. 

 The retro 70’s vibe shines through with samples from Bobbi Humphrey’s Fancy Dancer album. That element alone is how I snuck Curren$y into my 65 year old dad’s playlist (hehe 😐). Check it out below: https://youtu.be/BINiRPGUJrk

Mini Album Review: Indie 500

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After a typical Saturday night behind the bar I decided to do some digging for new music. Now, just incase you didn’t know this about me, I definitely have a go to list of artists and musicians that I keep tabs on. I’ve been jamming these talented individuals for years, and if you rock with me then you would probably know at least a few names on this list.
Anyway, I started thinking about what I wanted to hear, and it didn’t take very long for me to recall an article I read online a little over a month ago about two of my favorite hip hop artists collaborating on an album. Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 album dropped November 6th of this year, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Talib’s poetic lyrics flowing on top of 9th Wonder’s melodic, and timeless tracks creates the perfect “this is a future classic” body of work.
The albums collabs shouldn’t go unnoticed either.Tracks like, “Pay ya Dues” featuring Problem and Bad Lucc undoubtedly adds extra flavor to the album.
Although I’m very much aware of how jacked up the industry is, I still wish Indie 500 would’ve received the same exposure that other 2015 albums did. This collaboration is so important to the Hip Hop music community. Music like this is a reminder that Hip Hop is still alive and well. I hope y’all hear this s***.