“No, seriously, bow down b*tches.”
In between Miley Cyrus’ gentrification of twerking, and Too Short’s (very) brief run from the LAPD, and the leak of Lil Wayne’s I’m Not a Good Rapper 2, there were some pretty big drops this week.
Beyonce – “Bow Down / “I Been On”
Mrs. Carter started the week off by dropping this out of nowhere and pretty much disrupted the flow of the universe. Queen Bey’s shoutout to Houston and use of the b-word whipped the internets into a frenzy of debate, over-analysis, feminist blog posts, and probably a doctoral thesis or two. In other words, par for the course for anything Beyonce does. Before the end the week, there is already talk of a remix with H-Town all-stars like, Bun-B, Slim Thug, and Scarface.
Black Milk – “Sunday’s Best, Monday’s Worst”
Detroit beat-smith and MC Black Milk, gets us ready for his next album, due this summer. This is real headphone-headbanger music. Eff yo Beats by Dre’s. Don’t sleep on this guy.
Kendrick Lamar – “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” (remix feat. Jay-Z)
My first bad-grammered thought was, “this song don’t need no remix.” But SON…Not only do we get a quality verse from Hov, but two new stunning verses from Kendrick. K-dot obviously did not want folks saying he got ‘murdered on his own s**t.’ That didn’t stop the debate, though. I’m not touching it. Nice touch using a pic of Jordan and Kobe as the cover art.
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