Staples Skills

September 26, 2014

When we did our 13 for 13 end of the year list on NahRight last December, I included Vince Staples as one of the 13 rappers to watch for in 2014. And so far, he’s making me look good for including him! Dude got a huge feature on Common’s single “Kingdom” (which just got remixed with an ill Jay Electronica verse tagged on at the end), and he’s quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about rappers in the game. Following his show in NYC earlier this week, Vince paid a visit to Sway in the Morning, and was asked to spit a freestyle. And whoa, did he kill it. Straight off the head shit, too. So dope. Peep above, and then check out the “Kingdom (Remix)” below.

Dicky Freak

September 19, 2014

I’ve been hearing about this dude Lil Dicky for a while, but nothing really struck me until one of my co-workers showed me this video earlier today. Shit is off the hook. His ability to bring the story and conversations in his verses to life in the video is amazing. Mad funny and clever and just a great watch overall. Not the type of shit I would thump in my whip, but I give him nuff props for this. Enjoy.

Butterfly Effect

September 19, 2014

It looks as though The Underachievers and Flatbush Zombies have teamed up to form a supergroup called Clockwork Indigo. Their first release “Butterfly Effect” bangs. Check it out.

Kendrick Crack

September 14, 2014

According to producer Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar wanted this song to live on his upcoming album. I can see why, this shit is next level. But it sounds like FlyLo’s saving this one for his own project. Oh well, as long as we get to hear it, that’s fine with me. Give Kendrick’s latest gem “Never Catch Me” a listen above.

Rap Diablo

September 14, 2014

I like this Mac Miller track. It’s off his latest project Faces, and features a pretty ill jazz sample.¬†I’m continuously impressed by Mac’s production, dude is quietly one of the nicest young rapping producers behind the boards, and this is more proof. Video is dope too. Good stuff, Mac.

Norm & Sandler

September 4, 2014

I’ve been catching up on a bunch of podcast episodes I missed these past few months, and I just listened to this Norm Macdonald interview with his SNL pal Adam Sandler yesterday which is great. It’s a fun hour of them reminiscing and popping shit together¬†like only old friends can do. Watch the video above of the full interview above (starts about 11:00 in after the first break), or download the podcast here and give it a listen. Good stuff for peeps like me who grew up watching Norm and Sandler on SNL and in movies. These guys are living legends to me.

Westchester Knicks

September 3, 2014

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Yes! The new Knicks D-League team has a home in White Plains! This is my new favorite sports team, straight up. I can’t wait to take my kids to a game at the Westchester County Center. Go Westchester Knicks!!!

Think you got enough skills to make the team? Here’s the tryout info. And peep the intro video with Allan Houston at the County Center. Siiiiicccckkkkkkk.

Blush

September 3, 2014

I first heard of Twin Sister after discovering that their song “Meet the Frownies” was sampled on Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre’s “The Recipe.” Now, they’re known as Mr. Twin Sister (so formal!) and they’ve got a new song out that I’m currently in love with. This is some down-tempo, chill-out shit ideal for getting ultra-blazed to on a hazy day. Amazing track, totally my speed.

Dream On

September 3, 2014

If Your Old Droog is the Rap Rookie of the Year for 2014, then Cozz is probably the runner-up. Straight out of L.A., Cozz is J. Cole’s label Dreamville’s newest artist, and you’ll understand why Cole wanted to sign him with one viewing of his “Dreams” video above. This is the hardest joint I’ve heard from a new West Coast artist in a long time. Dude is nice with the rhymes, too. Here’s hoping there’s more to come from Cozz. Good shit.

Dope Duets

September 3, 2014

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Okay, I’m still getting back into the swing of things here at Westcheddar, and figured it would be a good idea to do a little rap roundup of sorts. Gonna focus in on some of the dope duets that have surfaced recently. Let’s get it.

Cormega ft. Black Rob “Home” (Prod. by Large Professor)

Throwing this up first because it’s my favorite rap song of the summer. I’ve been thumping it nonstop. Large Pro, you did your thing on this! This is one of those beats that makes me want to rap. And I must say that in general I’ve never been a huge Black Rob fan, but he sounds ill on this track alongside Cormega. Oh, and shouts to Ron G on the intro!!

Related: Pick 6 with Cormega | Mixtape Memories with DJ Ron G

Knowledge the Pirate & Roc Marciano “Respect the Shooter”

Another nice track from Roc Marciano and his Co-D Knowledge the Pirate. Always good to get new music from these two guys. Keep it coming!

Related: The Making of Marcberg with Roc Marciano | Roc Marciano & Knowledge the Pirate “Slingers” (Live in Chicago)

Your Old Droog ft. Prodigy “Hoodie Weather” (Prod. by Marco Polo)

I recently wrote about Your Old Droog on here as an attempt to make up for lost ground on Westcheddar. He’s definitely the most exciting rookie in rap right now. And he continues to deliver heat with his latest leak “Hoodie Weather” featuring one of my favorite rappers of all-time, Prodigy of Mobb Deep. This shit knocks. Big ups Marco Polo on the beat, he laced it. Perfect timing on the song drop, too.

Related: In The Lab with Marco Polo

Bonus: 10 Songs You May Have Slept On in 2014 (So Far) | NahRight

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