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Best In Beats: The Year’s Five Best Posse Cuts.

Posted in reviews. by Jason Mekkam on December 22, 2010

pos·se cut [ˈpä-sē ˈkət]

– noun: popular form of song in hip hop music that involves successive verses by four or more rappers

Rap is a contact sport. It’s birth outta late 70s MC battles made it that way. As a fan of the genre, arguing why rapper X is better than rapper Y is half the fun. With rap transformation into big business bringing about the death of the beloved pastime however, the one remaining medium in which to judge rappers in context is the posse cut.

Personally I love em’. When done right they excite. With Yeezy’s star-studded G.O.O.D. Friday drops and BET’s cyphers doing their part to increase the awareness of group lyricism, we at the Dollar’s Make Sense figure it fitting to do our part as well by taking a look at the best five posse cuts of the past year.

In order to be considered, songs had to fall under the following criteia:

1) Has to feature at least four rappers
2) It has to be an original track (no remixes)

and..

3) It can in no way, shape or form feature DJ Khaled.

Because he’s an asshole.

As an added bonus we’ll also declare the best line as well was the overall winner.

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Best In Beats: 2010’s Eleven Dopest Hip-Hop Videos.

Posted in reviews. by Jason Mekkam on December 21, 2010

With the year just about done, it’s with great pride that I introduce Best In Beats, a cute little series showcasing the highlights the last 365 days in hip-hop had to offer.

In this edition, we take a look at the year’s best rap visuals. Unlike the majority of today’s hip-hop music videos showcasing the finest in rented cars/jewelry/women, these eleven picks don’t suck pickles.

For clarity’s sake, while the music itself is taking into consideration, the primary criteria for being included in this list first and foremost is based upon a video’s aesthetics, storytelling, creativity, and originality – as it should be. So no bullshittin (like in 2003 when Eminem was nominated for Video Of The Year at the MTV Movies Awards for his very basic Lose Yourself over the White Stripe’s far superior Seven Nation Army. I mean really, not to way off topic, but that pissed off me off like a ketchup stain on a crisp new Kirkland white tee. MTV stays on Eminem’s nuts super vicious and to be honest it’s always made me quite uncomfortable).

Anyways with that said, let the inane placing of other people’s creative hard work into a numerical hierarchy commence!

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I Just Had Sex.

Posted in smh. by Jason Mekkam on December 20, 2010

Shout out to all the girls who let us flop around on top of them. We appreciate.

Props: illRoots

Six Foot. Seven Foot.

Posted in music. by Jason Mekkam on December 15, 2010

I suffer from insomnia. No tall tale. It’s been worse than normal as of late – 7am sleeptime/3pm waketime. Silly right? But it’s not all no buneo. Because I have the internets (what those who suffered from chronic sleepless nights did before World Star Hip-Hop I know not). Tonight the gods of the world web were gracious enough to bestow upon me 6’7′ (via Twitter where Cory Gunz was a trending topic, which confused me, which led me to investigate, which led me to Nah Right).

Everyone’s favorite Martian slaughters newborn puppies on this track. Indiscriminately ruthless. But the real winner here is Bangladesh’s criminally hypnotic – I mean bust yo shit open – beat. For love of Poseidon, if I could wish for anything right now it’d be an entire Weezy spittin/Bangladesh produced album. Well that and more Trazedone..

“Black and white diamonds – fuck segregation”

Download: Lil Wayne – 6’7′ (Featuring Cory Gunz)

Crazy.

Posted in music. by Jason Mekkam on December 7, 2010

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Big Sean you slipping. Of course you should have known o’ girl is crazy.. because they all batshit crazy.

Every. Single. One.

Disclaimer: I’m just kidding ladies. You know I love y’all.

Crazy by Big Sean

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You Get No Beats: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Posted in reviews. by Jason Mekkam on December 1, 2010

Oh you know what it is..

Time once again for another edition of You Get No Beats. By now you kids know the drill: I pick an album, choose line(s) off said album track by track and then spaz.

Finally I conclude by issuing said album a verdict of either Beats or No Beats.

Beats = Album is fire.

or..

No Beats = Album is a bag of cold otter pops (but in the ‘being the literal opposite of fire’ sense; not the ‘mind blowingly delicious’ sense).

On the chopping block this go around is Kanye West’s My Dark Twisted Fantasy which dropped last week.

So without further ado, let’s get it in..

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