Phat 5 Joints of The Week
Fresh off the shores of the military, Bis is back! "My control" chronicles the master lyricists's fluctuation in the game since God first threw him at us in the late 90's. His insatiable hunger is unmistakable here. The only thing that'll keep heads wondering on this song is the bouncy 80's production and Canibus' crispy delivery.
#4. Introduction 2 Tha Illest Function - Custom Made
What this CA group refers to as an Introduction...is actually the summary of dopeness. A sparsely orchestral instrumental serves as the background for unadulterated lyrical exercise. This single from Custom Made's upcoming Pillow Talk CD which will include appearances by Mobb Deep and Jedi Mind Tricks, is nothing short of a teaser.
#3. Cold War - Joe Budden
On "Cold War" Joey spits enough heat to give the listener a tan, unleashing his conscious side over a flagrant beat. If all the material on his sophomore album are on this pedestal or higher, then we have a solid CD in the making.
#2. Sunshine to The Rain - Miri Ben Ari ft Scarface & Anthony Hamilton
Miri's euphonic sound is the reason real heads have been awaiting the Hip Hop Violinist album since 2004. Kanye's protege not only has an irresistible appeal in the Good Music department, she also has a knack for recognizing talent, both new and established; Scarface dissects this song lyrically, while Anthony Hamilton flexes his vocal muscles.
#1. Diamonds - Kanye West
Remember when Kanyeezy went to 106 & Parks and said he saves the best beats for himself? Well, he wasn't frontin'. Mr. College Dropout is back with the most infectious song on the Hip Hop continent. Diamonds touches on Kanye's landmark debut and the Roc-a-fella split. He couldn't have chosen a more appropriate title.