Thursday, 29 October 2009
BET Hip Hop Cyphers
Nikki Minaj is just sexy. Guess she can rap, never heard anything apart from this though. Her buzz is extreme, but I'm more interested in Google'in her images if I'm honest.
Joe "Bludgeon" Budden killed that!!! The "ohhhhh" added a live dimension to the pre-recorded spittin. His personality is a bit erratic, but his talent in undeniable. Mood Muzik 2 is one of the greatest mixtapes this century (decade). A real rapper who can do everything; introspective tracks (Old School Mouse), storytelling (3 Sides To A Story) to straight up battle tracks (see Saigon and Ransom) and drop punches galore (Dumb Out). Check the interview I did with him earlier this year for the release of album Padded Room http://marvinsparks.blogspot.com/2009/03/joe-budden-padded-room-interview.html
Em killed this one!!! Was surprised to see him up there. They don't usually have guys of his stature. Mos Def and (one of the most underrated) Black Thought on this also.
Sadly there wasn't a UK cypher or award. Try take us for fool after we finally start making noise commercially, it may have meant a bit more to mainstream this year (2 lines in entertainment section in a national paper is better than nothing). Come like they didn't see what the skeng done to the tree, alie Skepta?