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Thursday, March 5, 2009

WOW....XXL WENT IN!

The Leaders Of The Leaders Of The New School
NEW Thursday Mar 5 8:10 AM CST posted by xxl staff

A few months ago, XXL Magazine once again dubbed 10 young artists “The Leaders Of The New School.” Here we are five months later and after a little spotlight, we can now take a step back and look at all of these artists’ accomplishments and see who’s really decent.

Here’s the 5 XXL got right, and why you should be listening to them right now.

Charles Hamilton: This dude is one of the best out there doing it right now period, let alone for a rookie. Hamilton is a complete breath of fresh air for the rap game, as his love for music shines on every single track he records. He’s amazing on the beats and has unbelievable lyrical talent, but do not go into any of his mixtapes/projects waitin’ for that gangster sound, as this guy’s sound and style isn’t really like anyone else’s (I’ve heard comparison’s to his vocals sounding like Slim Shady and some of his beats resembling ‘Ye). The Sega loving blogger started out as a 19-year-old former heroin addict, until his first project “The Pink Lavalamp” unleashed a bidding war which resulted in the color pink-obsessed nerd to get picked up by Interscope. Now the 21-year-old Cleveland-born, Harlem-bred rapper has 12+ albums/projects/mixtapes out there on the web for download - including the Pink Lavalamp album
- and it’s all crack. Check him out.

Songs, no wait, Albums, you should be listening to:
“The Pink Lavalamp,” “Crash Landed,” “And Then They Played Dilla”

Cory Gunz: This dude is sick. His old stuff is decent but now this kid has nearly perfected his craft to become a beast on the mic, and has his own flow that no one can touch. The son of Peter Gunz can rap faster (and sound better) than Twista, with lyrical content years ahead of most MCs. He will make your head spin. Keep your eye on this kid. Check these songs out below, but also youtube this guy, because he got some sick freestyles on there.

Songs you should be listening to:
“Body Bags” feat. Cassidy, “Box Full Of Bullets” feat. Square Off

Asher Roth: This kid is good, and when he’s on the ball, he makes great music. He’s also original and hilarious, and his lyrics remind me of a ‘05-’06 Lil Wayne, even though a lot of people say he sounds like Eminem (is it a white thing?). I’m not sure how he got on a mixtape with Don Cannon & DJ Drama while basically unknown, but the Greenhouse Effect is a solid effort. It’s looking like he’ll be the first of these 5 with a retail album. Watch for Asleep In The Bread Aisle to drop in April.

Songs you should be downloading:
“Silly Boy,” “The Lounge,” “I Love College”

B.o.B: B.o.B is good and has talent, but it’s hard to say if his album stuff is gonna be decent. It could be good, but it could be weird as fuck, or that ringtone rap garbage. He’s got some jams, and some fuckin terrible songs. He even dropped a video for a song that sucks dick. But his ones that are good are fuckin great. You make the call.

Songs you should be downloading:
“Hip Hop Ain’t Dead (The Future),” “Generation Lost”

Mickey Factz: This guy can spit. His freestyles come off like a lyrically gifted poet, and the dude got bars. And while he does rap about real shit, the question remains on his flow, his musical talent, because what I’ve seen so far hasn’t been perfect. But we gotta remember he’s still a rookie and that’s the point of the article. The question is can he work on that shit and drop something to listen to. We’ll see.

Song you should be downloading:
“Incredible”

A couple of these guys have come up with some collabs, and they’re pretty dope. In fact, I wanted to mention them separately because they’re so dope. “Change Gon’ Come” with Charles Hamilton, Asher Roth and B.o.B tearin’ it up “Neh Neh Neh” by Charles Hamilton and Cory Gunz. This shit is crazy.
“Swagga Like Us Freestyle” with Mickey Factz & Cory Gunz. No idea where I found this, but it goes hard.

Now who were these other 5 that won’t last?

Wale: He’s okay. But his lyrics are average and the dude lacks flow. His “Mixtape About Nothing” is overrated as shit.

Blu: See Wale, but replace “Mixtape About Nothing” with “Her Favourite Colo(u)r” and “overrated” with “whack”.

Ace Hood: DJ Khaled thinks he can give us anyone on his tracks. This kid sucks dick. The Khaled/Miami/Ringtone fascination is over. Not to say Miami doesn’t have some talent, Brisco should have been on this XXL cover, but Ace Hood just fucking sucks.

Curren$y: This kid does have talent. He can make songs, and his lyrics can be clever. But 95% of what he comes out with is average. I don’t care how many mixtapes he drops, he should have stuck with Lil Wayne, because now he ain’t goin nowhere.

Kid Cudi: This whiny little mother fuck ain’t even on yet, and he actually complained about his placement on the physical XXL cover itself. This kid can eat a dick. His one song is garbage and it’s still his only song anybody knows after 2 years on the scene.

So with that being said, at a 50% ratio, XXL did okay. So the question now is, who should have been in the other 5 artists to blow up?

Brisco: Fuck Ace Hood, this guy makes real goon music. While his message may not be revolutionary, his flow is, and I’ve heard him say some pretty clever gutter shit. His Underworld Rise mixtape is bomb.
Songs - “In The Hood” feat. Lil Wayne “This Is My Life” “I’m Back”

Bishop Lamont: This guy is pretty dope, and a perfect representative of the new west coast. He been around makin mixtapes for a minute, and they’re all pretty dope. I’m fairly certain he’s gonna be the Hittman of Dr. Dre’s “Detox”
Songs - “Kissin’ Tha Curb” feat. Busta Rhymes “Grow Up” “Missle Testing”

Black Milk: Black Milk is original, and his beats are crazy right now. I love an MC that puts their whole song together, and this guy does a fucking amazing job of it. His first album, “Popular Demand” was decent, but his latest effort, “Tronic” is fire. It has something for everyone, but most people could enjoy the whole thing as much as I do.
Songs - “The Matrix” feat. Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price & DJ Premier “Losing Out” feat. Royce Da 5′9″ “Give The Drummer Sum”

Glasses Malone: With Crooked I making it in last year, this guy needs in this year. If you ask me who leads the new west it’s Crooked I, Bishop Lamont and Glasses Malone. I doubted “Certified” (feat. Akon) and joked on it for some time, until I heard him on a couple tracks (”I’m Cold” with Crooked I and Hard Head & Big Baller (remix) with Mack 10 and Birdman). Then he dropped this mixtape, “Fuck Glasses Malone” and it’s absolutely crazy.
Songs - “Grown Man Anthem” “Haterz” feat. Lil Wayne and Birdman “Lonely At The Top”

Killer Mike: An intelligent rapper from the south that isn’t associated with Outkast?? Oh…he was associated with Andre 3K and Boi, but since going independant with Grind Time Rap Gang this guy has dropped some bangers. I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II is one of the best albums that dropped in 2008, hands down.
Songs - “Pressure” feat. Ice Cube “God In The Building” “2 Sides”

There’s still lots of dudes that I woulda have love to put up there, but they all seemed like they been around the game too long (Gillie Da Kid, Joe Budden and Royce Da 5′9″ all come to mind). Some of you are gonna agree, but I imagine most of you don’t, so what do you think, how wrong am I?-Nibs

25 comments:

Phil said...

I agree with 90% of it. Wale's mixtape WAS overrated. I can't dismiss Blu for one wack record, though, when he put out THREE dope albums.

Mo Betta said...

WOW, I'm gonna enjoy telling XXL I told you so when WALE does his thing. I got his back and the rest of the city needs to get behind him as well we can't fail as a area. It would be a long time before we get another chance.

Anonymous said...

WOW!

JUST ANOTHER DIRTY TOPP DOGG said...

CHUUCH!

I CANT GET DOWN WITH CHARLES HAMILTON THOUGH....

RiZion said...

wow. I see we still got a lot of fighting to do...

DJ Torkaveli said...

Wale and Cory Gunz are my top 2 of the bunch.

B.o.B. is growing on me (pause LOL)


I wish Asher Roth and Hamilton would just go away lol

DDotOmen.com said...

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO. man if ya'll only knew.

De-U.c.e. Double said...

Damn they went on U're man WALE like shit...lol!!! I think WALE, Charles Hamilton, B.O.B., Asher Ruth & Cory Gunz are da only 5 rappers on dat cover who will still be relavent 2 or 3 years form now.

- Mr. 40. Watt -

youtube.com/mr40watt

KT said...

anyone who thinks that wale flow is average CLEARLY doesnt understand the key punchlines he has which makes an average rapper extraordinary!! (like my flow, lol)

Ardamus said...

I dunno about the comment about Blu. Homie's kinda nice with his.

Anonymous said...

WALE NOT LYRICAL?? XXL LUNCHIN,THAT NIGGA SPIT SHIT I DONT GET UNTILL A WEEK LATER....MAN D.M.V BOUT TO BLOW..I WAS AT TABI PRIMERE LAST NIGHT AND THE JOINT WAS SICK!!! EVERYBODY SHOWIN LOVE,NETWORKING, AND JUST TRYING TO HELP EACH OTHER OUT...AND THATS WHAT IT IS ABOUT,IF WE EVER EXPECT TO TAKE OVER THE MUZIQ SCENCE,THATS WHAT WE GOTTA DO,LINK UP AND DO THIS SHIT!!

WE GOTTA SUPPORT EVERYBODY, YOU DONT GOTTA LIKE THE PERSON BUT IF YOU LIKE THE AREA,IT SHOULD BE SOME TYPE OF SUPPORT! IM BEHIND EVERYBODY IN THE POSITION TO HELP AND SPEAD LOVE! ALL THIS HATIN BULLSHIT IS GAY, IF YOU REAL AND YOU WANNA MAKE IT, U GOTTA PUT ALL THE NEGATIVITY TO THE BACK AND SUPPORT TO THE FRONT!!

D.M.V BOUT TO BLOW!!! I WONDER WHEN IT DOES,HOW MANY ARTIST WILL STILL BE HATIN OR WILL BE ABLE TO BE APART OF THE MOVEMENT...!

AINT NOUTHIN LIKE MARYLAND MUZIQ-TAE BARZ

DDotOmen.com said...

Here is my fully response to this nonsense.

http://www.ddotomen.com/?p=1029

judah if you planned on posting it then disregard the comment but everyone else feel free to read and comment.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of whether he is from the DMV or not....Wale is over rated...period... and time is showing...and everytime someone expresses their opinion yall call it hate...is the DMV movement a cult? Like really, if he aint tight, he aint tight. I hope he is successful, but I can name at least 5 rappers in the DMV that is better than him...

Ernie Davis

Anonymous said...

I dig Wale but he comes off as someone who acts 3 years ahead of where he is at in the music game..I just dont see the humbleness in him..I maybe wrong but my thoughts are not only my own..many people feel as I do..point blank that he is too cocky..He may be the type of guy to give you the shirt of his back but when you see him blogging comments like he cant stand interviews and he cant stand when producers and rappers approach him then it makes him seem ungreatful..he is lyrically gifted but I wish he would take a page out of Judah, Whitefolks or Ra's book when it came to his humbleness

DDotOmen.com said...

I'm not the biggest Wale fan, but this shouldn't even about whether you like him personally or his music

this was flatout disrespect to not just Him, but our music scene as he represents the DMV hip hop scene WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. His success MATTERS for these so called people you can name that are better than him to even have a chance to fucking make it.

what kinda nigga mentality are ya'll trapped in?

Not only was it a slap in the face to Wale and the DMV hip hop scene. it was spitting in the faces of up and coming mcs in this era of hip-hop where yall bitch ass hip hop elitists and purists complain "theres nothing new" "ringtone rappers" "blame the south" "hip hop is dead" blah blah.

Then when NEW TALENT who IS DIFFERENT (Wale, bLu, Mickey Factz etc.) ya'll let the industry treat them like this? the FUCK?

Swear I just wanna rip ya'll niggas arms off and beat you over the head with it like a tribal ceremony in Africa.

Anonymous said...

DDOT...shut the hell up...Wale is an individual. And the statements made was not made about the DMV it was made about his ugly ass flow and his lack of talent. The success of the DMV does not rise or fall on his success...yea we want him to be successfull...but come on!!! There isn't even a DMV sound. I could see if all DMV rappers sounded similar and they went on Wale...then that would mean that they aint messing with the DMV music scene...BUT... everybody has their own sound so he doesn't represent anyone...and all that frustration you throwing out through the internet needs to stop for real...you sound ignorant and everybody knows you SOFT!!

Peace,
Ernie Davis

DJ Torkaveli said...

I don't agree with what the story said, but let's not get this out of proportion.

I don't think the writer's on a personal vendetta against the DMV come on lol. Wale's a national act, he's gonna get national praise, he's gonna get national criticism.

I think Kanye West is a homo, does that mean that I'm downing the entire rap scene in Chicago? no lol

DDotOmen.com said...

No one said anything about no personal vendetta against us. I said they DISRESPECTED US.

okay since Wale doesn't represent the DMV Hip-Hop, point out our other successful rappers who are signed to major labels and have a bunch of big name sponsors/endorsements??

??????

if this happened to Marky, I'd say the same thing.

it aint about talent or level of rap skill or what you rate the aforementioned. This separates who REALLY bout this DMV movement and who just dickhoppin cause we on the rise.
like I said, I aint biggest Wale fan I just listened to him forreal LAST year. Never seen or spoke to the nigga, matter fact most people that I know who know him say he an asshole

but again, that's neither here nor there.

Tork this would be like if you featured Dappa, Lyriciss, Wale, G*Two, Mouse and Nando on a mixtape and titled it "DMVS best up and coming" or w/e

then 6 months later you release another mixtape and say "I only put half them people on this one, the other niggas was wack idk how they made it on my mixtape"

aint no bamma shit in that? oh ok

I'M TRIPPIN. excuse me.
and ernest feel FREE to come prove I'm soft.

DJ Torkaveli said...

Another thing that got erybody panties in a bunch is overlooking the fact that a GUEST BLOGGER for the SCRATCH magazine BLOG on xxl.com wrote this story, NOT XXL magazine itself.

I love how people go nuts aboout stuff before checking it completely out

http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?cat=3

Bammas out here cancelling subscriptions and burning stacks of magazines in the streets Pahahahaha

and Omen get me some models joe lol

Anonymous said...

I don't have to prove how soft you are....everyone on here knows how soft you are. And you did the DMV movement some justice when you "retired" from rapping...LMAO!!


Ernie Davis

FreeHundreds said...

I do agree that Wale is overrated in a sense because of his lyrics, but his flow is very polished and one of the best out of the Freshmen. Whether or not Scratch, or XXL editors have it in for DC is a mystery to me though lol.

And lmfao @ "Kid Cudi: This kid can eat a dick..."
LMFAO!!!!!!

DDotOmen.com said...

Ok Tork I know that but XXL allowed the guest blogger from Scratch to write it. SOMEONE had to overlook it before they posted it. Atleast you would hope on a well known and respected hip-hop mag that niggas just aint typing anything.

it'd be like if Judah still had Barbie as a contributor on here and she said everyone judah post is wack except marky and ra.

JUDAH would HAVE to take some heat for that cause at the end of the day FTDMVO is HIS blog.

feel me? and yeah I just came in the house from being with a model, she was on her way to a management meeting ironically lol

and oh ernie, but I have not retired YET. I AM, and I'll be make sure when I drop my last 2 projects that you shit yourself so hard you develop a life long case of Mudd Butt. AND PLEASE, at any DMV event you see me at, come say hi.

DJ Torkaveli said...

Judah posted this too, does this mean he's in agreement too?

JUST ANOTHER DIRTY TOPP DOGG said...

I THOUGHT LOLA LOVE WAS THE ONE REPRESENTIN US?

LOL

Tone P of the BKS said...

Chares Hamilton: Good freestyler, makes bad songs. Brooklyn girl is terrible.

Asher Roth: Has talent but sounds waayyyy to much like eminem

Bob: Has talent like shit as well, but cant wash off andre 3000 swagger..sounds just like him especially his single "ill be in the sky"

Wale: Has great flow, but needs improvment on his delivery (we even tell him that). Excellent stage presense and is a very good MC...if niggaz today even know what that is anymore. DMV Stand up ..Wale, UCB, BKS been putting in that work.The album gone really change alot of peoples opinion about DC. Ice Cream was dope...Pretty Girls is next.. Shoutsout to BYB!

Corey Gunz: I Fucks with him hard, just needs to put out the right songs