Unsung Monday [Mystery Of Iniquity x Lauryn Hill]

Song: Mystery Of Iniquity
Artist: Lauryn Hill
Album: Lauryn Hill MTV Unplugged
Rap Genius: The Mystery Of Iniquity

Lauryn Hill’s MTV Unplugged has been both heavily loved and heavily scrutinized. I have always found myself on the former side of the fence. My love of Ms. Lauryn Hill grew after hearing the sensitized lyrics of this production. The guitar accompaniments–which I love–only add to the groove and simplistic delivery of these complex mental soliloquies. But, judge for yourself.

Watch it in it’s entirety: Lauryn Hill MTV Unplugged

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UnSung Monday [The Healer – Erykah Badu]

Song: The Healer
Artist: Erykah Badu
Album: New Amerykah
Notable Single: Honey
Rap Genius: The Healer

The Healer is a great one from Ms. Badu. Of course, she can’t do much wrong in my book. Many say hip-hop is dead or over saturated with nonsensical ‘flows’ with good or repeat production. Badu asserts that hip-hop is not dead. In fact, it lives bigger than ever and crosses all religious bounds among others. Check it!

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UnSung Monday [Meet The Parents – Jay-Z]

Title: Meet The Parents
Artist: Jay-Z
Album: Blueprint 2: Gift & The Curse
Year: 2002
RapGenius: Meet The Parents x Jay-Z

This song tells the harsh reality of society in urban America. The story verbally depicts a father killing the son he never knew. Metaphorically, when we fail to reach and teach our young, directly or indirectly, aren’t we killing them still?

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[Video] Fan’s Eye Compilation Life Is Good Tour

Video Credits: B. Easley

This is a compilation of a few of the songs performed by Nas at the Life Is Good Tour Atlanta. As a long-time fan of the wordsmith, I was stoked about seeing him perform live alongside the incomparable Lauryn Hill! Almost twenty years in the game and still strong, the ‘Nasty One’ met 2012 head on with a dope album ‘Life Is Good’.

More dope concert vids to come!

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Hot Music Moment – “The Return”

This joint is like the perfect mix of smooth, upbeat pop and hip-hop classicism! From the live musicians to the black and white montage, the marriage of catchy swing and urban depth personified classically and tastefully consumated Justin Timberlake’s return. And HOV definitely stamped this with this lyrical seal. By the way, Jigga drank out of his Grammy last night.

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Originial photo source unknown

I tweeted:

If you ain’t doing this (insert above photo) don’t rap about your rap skills or power anymore!