Posts Tagged ‘Scarface’

Alpoko Don – Set The Record Straight Ft. Scarface (Prod By Cory Mo)

Friday, February 21st, 2014
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Hard to imagine a more perfect feature for Alpoko than Scarface, and Cory Mo’s supplies exactly the kind of swampy blues backdrop that I hoped Alpoko would adopt when moving beyond acapella rapping. It’s not quite as starkly effective or unique as his previous work, but it is some excellent country rap.
 

 

Scarface ‘Dopeman Music’

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
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INDEED. How don’t these beats end up on the album?

01. Picking Up The Pieces
02. Dopeman Music (Feat. B. James And Monk Kaza)
03. Lyrical Assault (Feat. Malice And Mr. Lo Key)
04. FaSho Money (Skit)
05. Gwap (Feat. B. James And Monk Kaza)
06. Get Lost (Feat. B. James, Monk Kaza, And Rodney Gant)
07. The N Word
08. The Ghetto Report (Feat. B. James And Monk Kaza)
09. 2 The Beat (Feat. B. James And Monk Kaza)
10. Wanted
11. Hustle Game
12. Riff Raff (Skit)
13. In my Blood (Feat. B. James)
14. Bad Man (Feat. Papa Reu)

ENJOY

Jammin’ New Scarface

Saturday, April 24th, 2010
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Rapper retirement.

I don’t know anything about B.James or Monk Kaza (of course they rap first), but I do know that this beat is 100% flames. Face sounds great.

Dopeman Music
should be out next week.

1. Picking Up the Pieces
2. Dopeman Music f. B. James & Monk Kaza
3. Lyrical Assault f. Malice & Mr. Lo Key
4. FaSho Money (Skit)
5. Gwap f. B. James & Monk Kaza
6. Get Lost f. B. James, Monk Kaza & Rodney Gant
7. The N Word
8. The Ghetto Report f. B. James & Monk Kaza
9. 2 The Beat f. B. James & Monk Kaza
10. Wanted
11. Hustle Game
12. Riff Raff (Skit)
13. In My Blood f. B. James
14. Bad Man f. Papa Reu

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Magneto’s 10 Greatest Rappers Ever (First Entrant)

Friday, April 16th, 2010
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When I originally thought of creating a list of the top 10 rappers ever, I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into. This process took a lot of time and effort, as I went back and listened to a lot of albums over the last few weeks. Some of these albums I know like the back of my hand I listened to them so much, and others I rarely if ever played. However, in order to get a truly accurate and non bias list of rappers who belonged on this list, I forced myself to sit through albums that are not just bad, but should not have even been released for public consumption.

After doing that, and making changes to the list about 5 times to finally get it right, I believe I created the most accurate top ten that can be made. Of course, that’s just in my opinion, I’m sure right off the bat there will be people who will disagree with rankings, and feel some of their favorites should’ve made the cut. When this ten week process is over, I will gladly explain to you why certain legends or other well respected rappers didn’t make it on the list.

I will be posting a new entrant onto the list every Friday, the rankings will be based off four main factors

Material – This includes everything from albums, mix tapes, unreleased tracks, features etc…Basically, any thing the artist made, that I heard, counts.

Longevity – How long was this rapper on top, and I don’t necessarily mean selling records, more about the quality of their releases and the ability to maintain their talent

Influence – The importance they had in the game and to other MCs

Skill level – Talent level of the rapper. How skillful was he in putting songs together, wordplay, rhyme schemes, vocab, etc…all the nerd shit us internet rap fans love.

Each one, will be graded by a score of 1-10 (10 being the highest) in each category, and will add up to a total score.

Without further adieu….

10. SCARFACE

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Coming straight out of H-Town, Texas, Scarface has been one of the most influential rappers of the last 20 years. A part of one of rap’s all-time greatest groups the Geto Boys, Scarface has created a legacy of music that stands up to any other southern artist ever.

Material – 8/10 – Scarface as a solo artists, as one undeniable classic which is The Diary, and another debatable one with his debut “Mr. Scarface is back”. His material with Geto Boys is what really puts him in the elite status as far as catalog of material goes, with Grip it! On That Other Level and Resurrection being their apex as a group. However, Scarface did a have a few missteps in his long career (The Untouchable, yeah, exactly) , and a period between 1996-2001 (The Fix) where it was pretty thin on memorable moments for Mr. Face.

Longevity – 8/10 It’s hard to find many rappers that can match Scarface in this department. Scarface has been rapping in the limelight for over 22 years, and only a 5 year period of mediocrity, before coming back with a great album (The Fix). Currently, he is coming back with another album, which I don’t have high hopes for in terms of quality, but if anyone should be given the benefit of the doubt …

Influence – 7/10 In today’s climate, Scarface’s impact isn’t really that felt because his legacy was created in another era. HOWEVER, ask any of your favorite rappers from the 90s where most of their ideas come from, and concepts for their album cuts, and it goes directly to Scarface and The Geto Boys. He has left a very strong influence on the game, and even though many of the rappers of the last decade may not be directly influenced by his material, the rappers they look up to are. In other words….Scarface is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.

Skill Level – 6/10 This is where Scarface takes a hit. While he has tremendous material, and has been very innovative, he lacked a lot in terms of raw talent. A lot of his rhymes were straight forward and simplistic, which is not a bad thing, when you have such a fearsome delivery that makes the lines come to life. However, when it comes to evaluating the skillfulness of putting these rhymes together, that causes issues for the Texas legend. As far as rhyme schemes, vocab and other technical aspects of rapping, he is far behind a lot of his peers on this list, and that knocks him down a few notches. One factor that does help is that he was one of the great cinematic storytellers in rap history. Every line is intricate part of the story, and he leaves you always entertained. That counts for a lot.

Overall, Scarface ends with a 29/40 rating.

Best song: Jesse James
Best album: The Diary

A Jigga Tuesday

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
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It’s been awhile since some of us gave a f*ck about Jay and our interests may never completely return but here’s a 20-track compilation to reminds us of why he was once the man. Thanks to HipHoppin for the assist. –Philaflava

01 04:38 Jay-Z ft. Beanie Sigel – Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)
02 03:19 Jay-Z – U Don’t Know
03 04:06 Jay-Z – Can I Live
04 03:54 Jay-Z ft. Jaz-O & Amil – Nigga What, Nigga Who
05 03:54 Jay-Z – A Million & One Questions (Remix)
06 05:25 Jay-Z – Say Hello
07 05:36 Jay-Z ft. Beanie Sigel & Scarface – Some How Some Way
08 03:48 Freeway ft. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel – What We Do
09 03:47 Jay-Z ft. Mecca – Feelin It
10 02:53 Jay-Z – Public Service Announcement
11 02:53 Jay-Z – Dear Summer
12 04:48 Jay-Z ft. Beanie Sigel & Scarface – This Can’t Be Life
13 04:25 Jay-Z – Dead Presidents 2
14 04:00 Jay-Z – So Ghetto
15 03:50 Jay-Z ft. Memphis Bleek & Freeway – 1-900-Hustler
16 04:53 DMX ft. The Lox & Jay-Z – Blackout
17 02:27 Jay-Z – Early This Morning
18 04:01 Scarface ft. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel – Guess Who’s Back
19 02:48 Jay-Z – If I Can’t Do It (Freestyle)
20 03:56 Jay-Z – Never Change

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BK-One with Benzilla – Rádio Do Canibal (2009)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
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A few tracks from Radio Do Canibal by BK-One (Brother Ali’s Dj) and Benzilla (namesake of either a monster truck or a specialty cheeseburger). This album features Brazilian themed production and a whole bunch of rappers you probably heard of before. It will be released officially on October 6th.

BK-One – The True and Living ft Raekwon and I Self Devine

BK-One – American Nightmare ft Scarface and Brother Ali

BK-One – Philly Boy ft Black Thought

Here’s the full tracklist:
01 01:37 Ivan Tiririca (Intro)
02 03:36 Gititit Ft. Slug & Brother Ali
03 03:58 Mega Ft. Aceyalone Myka 9 & Abstract Rude
04 00:44 Caetano Veloso (Interlude)
05 02:58 The True & Living Ft. Raekwon & I Slef Devine
06 04:26 Here I Am Ft Phonte Brother Ali & The Grouch
07 03:26 Tema Do Canibal Ft The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
08 00:39 Ivan Tiririca (Interlude)
09 03:19 Philly Boy Ft. Black Thought
10 01:49 Blood Drive Ft. Slug
11 03:25 A Day’s Work Ft. P.O.S.
12 04:07 Face It Ft. Toki Wright
13 02:46 Love Like That Ft. Aby Wolf
14 00:43 Hyldon (Interlude)
15 02:39 Blue Balls Ft. Blueprint
16 03:01 Eighteen To Twenty-One Ft. Murs
17 03:45 Call To Arms Ft. I Self Devine
18 03:53 American Nightmare Ft. Brother Ali & Scarface
19 00:20 Tom Ze (Outro)