The best hip hop songs are the ones that make you feel like you’re in a good mood and remember the good old days. Music has always been a means of creating better times, and it can be a soundtrack for memorable moments. Summer, in particular, is closely associated with good times, and as the end of summer nears, this feeling will become even more relevant. If you love hip hop you have to check out Gin & Juice by Daneka Nation.
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
The song “They Reminisce Over You” is a classic hip hop track written by Pete Rock and CL Smooth. It was inspired by the death of Troy Dixon, better known as Trouble T. Roy of Heavy D & the Boyz, in 1990. The song became a staple of early 90s hip hop, reaching #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.
The song features a jazz bass line, constant sax riff, and the harmony of backup singers. The lyrics are centered around the hardships of growing up with a single mother. CL Smooth raps about his father not being there to help his mother raise the children. He suggests that the child needs a male figure who can step up to the plate and provide stability.
Empire State of Mind
Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” is a smooth and soulful rap ballad that features Alicia Keys. It was released on October 20, 2009. The track samples “Love on a Two-Way Street” by The Moments, a 1970s rap single. The song features references to New York and a piano loop running throughout.
The song’s music video begins with a black and white slide show of the city’s landmarks. This is followed by a black-and-white clip of Jay-Z performing on the street while wearing a Yankees cap and a sleeveless vest. In the background, there are images of street signs and subway stairwells.
“Empire State of Mind” was conceived to be bombastic and catchy, but it’s a cliched, cheesy mess of a song. The rappers’ aim was to conjure up an image of New York as a dazzling, glittering city. “Empire State of Mind” was a single that topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks and has sold over 5 million copies in the U.S.
“Empire State of Mind” was written in a period when rap in New York was undergoing an imperial phase. Jay-Z looked to the country for inspiration, and his No Limit releases like I Got the Hook-Up featured the likes of Philly rap legend UGK and multi-platinum superstar Juvenile. The song was produced by Timbaland and topped the charts in 1999.
We gon’ be alright
Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” is a politically charged and universal anthem. Written during the era of police brutality, this song focuses on the tragic problems facing the Black community. However, “Alright” is also a statement of hope.
The song’s meaning is ambiguous, but many listeners interpret it as a message of hope in a turbulent time. It has been called the unofficial anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement and the “New Black National Anthem,” replacing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” It is widely regarded as a lyrical masterpiece and one of the best hip hop records of this decade.
The Diary is the third studio album from American rapper Scarface. The album was released on October 18, 1994. The album is one of the few to receive a perfect rating from two different magazines. This album contains a number of hits that are well worth a listen. It is a classic in the rap genre, and is still popular today.
The album is about his youth, and it shows that he did not grow up in a very wholesome environment. When he was only fourteen years old, he attempted suicide. His attempt was a failure, but it was followed by a responsibility to live. He was raised in a violent environment, and learned how to kill as a survival technique.
His Diary’s themes are incredibly heavy and palpable. The rap legend knew that rapping was more than just poetry. It is a means to express a powerful somesthesia. On The Diary, he found a way to do this with a stylized performance. This gave him the ability to deliver a message of hope and the promise of a better future.
The Diary is Scarface’s third studio album and it was released on October 18, 1994. It was produced by Rap-A-Lot and Noo Trybe. It was one of the few albums to receive a perfect rating from two different music magazines. The album’s content has been compared to the work of many rap icons.
Nas’ “Made You Look”
“Made You Look” was a big hit for Nas in 2002. The song was built around an “Apache” sample from the Incredible Bongo Band and firmly established Nas’ direction after his feud with Jay-Z. Though it did not reach the same commercial heights as “I Can,” “Made You Look” was able to strike a chord with audiences.
The song features lyrics similar to those of Nas’ early 2000s work, and it has similar production values to his previous material. The beat, which was produced by Salaam Remi, was also used on Amy Winehouse’s “In My Bed.” In addition to Nas, Jadakiss and Ludacris also feature on the remix of “Made You Look”.
Nas brought out longtime collaborator Jadakiss for a rare performance of “Made You Look” (Remix) when he performed in New Orleans last weekend. The two previously worked together on “Made You Look” over two decades ago, and it was the first time that they shared a stage in years.
The song was used as the soundtrack for the trailer of the new Bel-Air reboot. Will Smith, who executive-produced the sitcom, is also featured on it. The show premieres its first three episodes on February 13, and new episodes will be added weekly.
Jay-Z’s “South Bronx”
In Jay-Z’s new video for “South Bronx,” Sauce Money and X go head-to-head in the backyard of a Rucker basketball team. The rapper has even arranged to have the team bus covered in images of the sneakers. He went on to be the general manager of the team. In the past, the Rucker squads have been packed with street ballers, but this time, he rounded up some NBA players.
During the 1980s, Fab helped spread hip-hop culture across the country by turning the South Bronx into Greenwich Village, and helped establish graffiti art. Hip-hop music quickly followed, too. Later, Fab hosted the Yo! MTV Raps show, and later formed a relationship with Jay-Z.
The New York rap scene has a rich history, and this is evident in the South Bronx. Rap music was born in the 1970s, and it began as a reaction to a lack of employment opportunities and crime. However, it has since grown into a genre of its own, and hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z and Eminem have risen to become the biggest stars in the city. Jay-Z has also established his own clothing and fragrance lines, and has a variety of business ventures.
While Yasiin Bey is busy working on the new Black Star album, he is also building a new art gallery in the South Bronx. The space will be located in a rebranded neighborhood known as the Piano District, which has deep ties to the early hip-hop culture. The new gallery is expected to bring a fresh blend of fine art and hip-hop.