(Artist spotlight) A Gem from Lauryn Hill (By G. Othello)

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A Gem from Lauryn Hill
An Appreciation Piece by Othello

I was 10 years old in 1998 when Lauryn Hill released “Doo Wop (That Thing)”. That song was from her debut album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. At the age of 10, I quite didn’t pay attention to the message of the song. I was more concerned with going outside to play and watching cartoons, but I knew I liked the song because of her beautiful voice and the beat. As I began to listen to the album and that song for years to come, I began to understand more the message that she was trying to portray. Continue reading “(Artist spotlight) A Gem from Lauryn Hill (By G. Othello)”

(Artist Spotlight Ft Pusha T) From Re-Up Records to President of G.O.O.D Music (By G. Othello)

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From Re-Up Records
To
President of G.O.O.D Music
Appreciation Piece by Othello

“Been two years, like I was paddy wagon cruisin’
The streets was yours, you’re dunce cappin’ and kazooin’
I was just assumin’ you’d keep the coke movin’
But I got one question, fuck y’all been doin’?”
-Pusha T “Mr. Me too”

If you are a fan of hip hop you know who Pusha T is. I enjoyed his music when he was working with his brother No Malice (formerly named Malice). When he signed as a solo artist to G.O.O.D music, I was excited. Looking back on his stellar career from forming Re-Up records with his brother and becoming one of the most respected rap duos; to his successful career as a solo artist and becoming President of G.O.O.D music, we can say he has come a long way. Continue reading “(Artist Spotlight Ft Pusha T) From Re-Up Records to President of G.O.O.D Music (By G. Othello)”

What If Jay Z Never Returned To Rap After Retirement? (By TonyBeenChi)

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Shawn Carter better known as ‘Jay z’ is a musical legend. I of course would have told you this in 1998. But i was 3-4 years ahead of mainstream hip hop critics who considered him a hip hop legend after the release of “The Blueprint” in 2001. And i can’t pinpoint the exact time when in general mainstream music began considering him a musical legend, but it was definitely after 2001, i know that much.

Maybe after “The Black Album” was released in 2003.But again i would’ve told you this in 1998. Speaking of “The Black Album” that was originally supposed to be Jay z’s final album. (Thank the good lord that it wasn’t). But it was supposed to be. Continue reading “What If Jay Z Never Returned To Rap After Retirement? (By TonyBeenChi)”