As fast as 2015 came, it disappeared, but not without giving us a slew of memorable diss songs.
Social media beefing was at an all time high in 2015, but there was a handful of emcee’s that knew when it was time to hit the studio and handle their business.
I break down my personal choices below, and I’m sure some of you won’t agree. I based my choices off direct “shots,” song structure, choice of beat, and much more. Now, I know there were a few indirect disses on tracks this year, but I wanted to focus on the direct disses. Love it or hate it, sound off in the comments and let me know how you feel.
Who do you think had the best diss record in 2015?
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the Duck Down Records staff for many years, and was a fan of the music before the personal relationships. I’ve played fantasy football with them for years, and interacted with them on a monthly basis while I was at HipHopDX (07-15).
Hip Hop took a shot today and I’m not sure the wound will ever heal. In my opinion, Sean Price was an incredible guy, a unique personality, an amazing emcee and a hip-hop legend.
Some of you may not know this, but Sway and King Tech of the Wake Up Show used to make music together. And they were DOPE!*
Yes, this is the same Sway from Shade 45 and MTV. The man who Interviewed President Obama and was told by Kanye West that he “didn’t have the answers.” The same King Tech that helped break some of the biggest artists EVER! I respected these guys tremendously, and that was before I was blessed with the opportunity to work with them.
BUT….I’m not gonna front, I wasn’t too familiar with their music in the past, but after doing my research, I was blown away.
Over the years, but especially lately, I have been carefully watching how they interact with artists and it’s clear they genuinely care for them and the future of Hip Hop. After visiting Shade 45 for Sway In The Morning with South Philly emcee’s Blessa + Nico The Beast, it all made sense. Sway and King Tech are artists at heart, and want to extend the love and passion for Hip Hop that they have had their whole lives. They are a rare gem in a game and industry that is dark as coal.
So with that said, take a listen to 7 of their cuts that I personally dig. Peace!
*Not that these guys need validation from Mike Trampe, but I wanted to big em’ up anyway!
If you’re not familiar with the song “CoCo”, you been sleeping under a rock. Now, the song isn’t anything great, but it’s catchy as fuck. So catchy numerous people remixed it, if you want to call it that.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 Parodies of “CoCo”. What would you make your Parody about?
Yizo! So I put together another list tonight and wanted to share it with ya’ll. I have been listening to a lot of New York Hip Hop lately and figured i’d share a list of some stuff I have been listening to.
Now, I don’t claim to know every “dope” New York rap song, so forgive me if I didn’t include your favorite joint from 95 on my list, LOL. I know how people get with lists, so sound-off in the comment section and tell me what your favorite NY joints are.
After watching the Hammer Head shark on Monday night, it got me thinking: Hip Hop is sort of like the ocean and its shark population. It’s very competitive; there are larger and more aggressive rappers in the culture, as well as low-key, serene rappers. At the end of the day, just like sharks, rappers are trying to survive in a jam-packed culture.
After doing some research, listening to numerous records and picking my favorite joints, I put together a list of The Top 7 #SharkWeek Rap Songs. Unfortunately, the Cool Kids have not released their Shark Week project yet, but if they did that would have definitely made the list.
Hip Hop is supposed to be fun, so chill out from the drama and competition for a day and enjoy #SharkWeek.
I remember my homie Bernz (R.I.P.) showing me these back in 2003. He would bring them over to my apartment and we would eat like ten $.25 bags each. We would also chase them down with an O.E. 800. Ahhh, those were the days.