Thursday, March 10, 2011

Week Six (Sort Of... Sorry)

Hey all, it's been a long time since I last posted, but I hope you'll forget that and just go along with it. This week my album is Blue Collar by a rapper from Chicago named Rhymefest. Not many people know who Rhymefest is, so it can give you some major hip hop credit knowing him. Blue Collar contains some funny tracks, but also a lot of social commentary and songs addressing some really heavy stuff. It also has collaborations with major artists such as Kanye West (whose song "Jesus Walks" was actually co-written by Rhymefest) Wu Tang Clan's Old Dirty Bastard, and Citizen Cope. Rhymefest likes to tell stories with his songs which means that most of his lyrics are perfectly understandable, unlike a lot of rappers who some people have a hard time understanding. He doesn't overwhelm you with beats, but really makes you focus on the words. My 2 favorite songs are Bullet Feat. Citizen Cope and Sister, which isn't on youtube, so get the album, it's incredible. Blue Collar was put out by J Records in 2006. Keep listening to music and expanding your knowledge. Stephen

1 comment:

  1. Did you hear that song on the mix CD Simon made for you? Love it!!!