Artist: Black Cobain
Track: Going Back to Cali
Directed By: BOA Films
This track is fire. I’m sure I don’t need to introduce the original sample of this song, shout out the Notorious BIG! In case you forgot, it starts with a little reminder, from the strip where Big was shot down. #COBIZZY stands on the corner and takes it from there. This black and white video, featuring throw back clips, is pieced together perfectly and really matches the original vibe of the song. Check it out and don’t forget to share!
DMV’s rap duo YSC is back at it with “Killa Swag.” This hardcore street track full of synths, deep basses, snares, and cash talk, is just a sample off their upcoming “Stunna Seasons” mixtape. StunnaB picks up the first verse ballin’ like his “name was Steve Nash.” Rapping about car’s with 22 inch rims, Stunna explains how he “loves to floss.” Brother Chase is no different as he talks of S classes, Gucci, Versace and more. The video which showcases a lot of cash, cars, and jewels among many other things, is a perfect example of how they stay true to their words. Check it out.
Yet another remix version of Gotye’s track “Somebody That I Used to Know.” This time, rapper Itz2eazy from Miami Florida goes in on a beat produced by friend Peter Jay, featuring the sample from the famous song. Evan “2EaZy” Hall, who is also connected with the DMV has been making music and performing all over the place. This music video, directed by The Connoisseurs, is a sample leading up to the release of his new mixtape “Daydreams at Midnight…2.”
Rapper Rich E. Rheu from Baltimore talks about his up coming mixtape titled, “The Yellow Tape.” Set to drop later this summer, this new mixtape will be the fourth release from Rheu. The DMV is budding with talent everywhere! Check it out and don’t forget to share.
DMV rap duo YSC, made up of brothers Stunna B and Chase, released their version of Kanye West’s song “Theraflu.” Starting of the song with the first verse, Stunna B spits a staccato style flow over the dark G.O.O.D. music produced beat. His fast paced rhymes take a sudden break as the song bridges to the second verse, which Chase carries to the end similar to the way Lil Wayne would. Being brothers to X Factor contestant Marcus Canty, you can expect great influences and features to help jump start YSC’s budding career. Check out the video above and keep an eye out for new material coming soon!
As Black Cobain continues to drop free tracks for his fans after his recent “Cheers” mixtape release, we run into something we’re already quite familiar with. The band “Fun,” has gained a large amount of popularity due to their song “We Are Young.” Becoming one of the theme songs for this year, the original song creates an image of a young generation who parties hard and lives their life to the limit.
Cobain sees this song as an opportunity to express what he has been going through this past year as an up and coming artist. He starts out the song by shouting out his record label “B.O.A.” and raps about how their come up as a young group has led to many new experiences, witnessing haters and non believers along the way. With the end of his first verse we see that after everything Cobain has gone through, the outcome has been “more brown liquor in [his] kidneys.” He is implying that he doesn’t care about the obstacles he faces in life. He’s getting paid and chooses to spend his money for his enjoyment. Check out the track below and leave a comment. Don’t forget to share.
With a new album on the way, Baltimore’s “Smash” releases his latest mixtape titled “King Jaffe.” The 16 track mixtape was Mixed by WPGC’s own DJ Reddz and hosted by DJ Jabril . Along with Smash are featured artist such as Alley Boy, Skarr-Akbar and Comp as well as a production team including J Feddy , J Oliver ,Ghost and more. Stream and download the mixtape below, as always please share and comment.
Excited to welcome Baltimore Emcee “Smash” to his first time feature on Gold Star Critic. What better way to introduce an artist then counting down to the release of his new mixtape? The mixtape, titled “King Jaffe,” is set to release on May 8th, 2012. The tape is said to feature 14 tracks including his newest released single “Goons” featuring Alley Boy. Check out the new single below as well as Smash’s music video to “Thank God.”
Logic drops his newest mixtape today titled “Undeniable.” Stream and download the album below and also check out the dope interview. Don’t forget to comment and share this page with your friends!
-I’ll be writing the review for this once i’m done with finals. I’m listening to it now and i’ll tell you it sounds – DOPE!