Blood On the Dance Floor…

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I thought I was going to be the one to post the Esso video for his single ‘Don’t Stop’ from his new ‘Off The Wall’ mixtape, but I see that someone from the XXL office is fuxing with Esso as well. That’s good for Hip-Hop. I’m tired of talking about all of these old moufs trying to still rhyme.

The 2009 freshmen class is somewhat pared down in comparison to the 2008 group. You would think that with the internets being the powerful distribution tool that it is we would be seeing a bum’s rush of MySpace rappers coming to the fore. It ain’t happening though. The people that I am getting familiar with are the dudes getting their grind on the most classical way.

Being in the streets and getting on any microphone available. That is how I have come to meet six of this year’s freshmen. These dudes are really F.R.E.S.H.

Esso – The boy Esso hollered at me during an Asher Roth listening party. I like his style and his outlook on rap music. While his attitude is that of an old mouf rap purist his technique and flow are very new. Esso has the mind to be in rap for a long time. I hope he chooses the music that best complements his style. The ‘Off The Wall’ mixtape was a project that Esso spoke to me about several months ago. Too bad Esso had to kill Michael Jackson for it to be so good. Oh well, at least we know who’s blood is on the dance floor.

Che Grand – I run into Che Grand all the time with the fellas from Tanya Morgan. Che is another asset to Hip-Hop because of his background and worldly knowledge. Rappers from Africa have every reason to be as motivated by gangsterism and capitalism as anybody but these dudes usually rhyme about everything else other than bullshit. If American rappers would go to Africa I think they might be convinced into elevating their content as well. Che has a project called ‘Everything’s Good Ugly’ that should be on your to listen to list. Word to Dart Adams.

Nipsey Hussle – I’m not as familiar with Nipsey Hussle as I should be. I feel like I met son in an airport or somewhere random and he handed me a CD. Respect this man’s grind that he always has some product ready to distribute. Now I’m gonna spend the weekend digging through my apartment to find that CD.

Pill – Before any of you clowns claim I am hating on the south’s new artists I will shout out the homey Pill from the ‘A’. He’s another cat I met on some random shit when his manager caught me using the computers in the Apple store. Fuck my co-sign though since Killer Mike fucks with this cat hardbody. Y’all have heard of Killer Mike right?

Diz Gibran – Diz been on the radar of one of the best coast Hip-Hop blogs in the game – 2DopeBoyz. Just recently Diz was here in New York City putting in work shaking hands and kissing babies. That’s what I call politicking. Diz is nice enough to have caught the ear of Pete Rock and landed a track on the Jay $tay Paid project. Diz is poised to blow up for real for real and I hope he does because sonn is nice.

Wordspit – This is my dude right here. Don’t get it twisted either with his Star Wars and video game memes, he can really spit. I’m gonna do a project with this dude in the near future because I want to get him some exposure. I want to give exposure to all the rappers I just mentioned because they all maintain the vision that I have for Hip-Hop.

I apologize for not listing J.Cole here but my peeps at Pardon Me Duke hold him down hardbody. Is there anyone else that you are checking for that I need to listen to?

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    What’s poppin’ Dallas?

    I don’t know if any of these cats are new…I mean, is Skyzoo new? He’s been out for a bit but he hasn’t dropped an album yet [word to Saigon & Papoose].

    I guess Wale’ is last year too.

    I like The Cool Kids but they’re not really new either.

    Any “new” emcee that I hear is wack…then again, they’re all in their late 20s still trying to get on and performing at bars in white trash towns in the ‘burbs of Philly [no Asher Roth].

  • The Southern Comfort

    I’m from africa myself man and feel you on the quality you can get outside of the states (although there’s some real shit too). skwatta kamp from south africa have some banging tunes and there’s a dude in australia called Tehn Diamond who’s pretty interesting.

    other than nipsey and diz gibran i’m not familiar with these guys but i suppose that’s what the internet’s for!

  • Chris Cash

    What up Dallas. Yeah you should check for Fashawn,kid is dope.

  • Chris Cash

    What up Dallas. Yeah you should check for Fashawn kid is dope..

    • El Tico Loco

      It took that Soul Assasins new album to check him out, and by the way the whole album is fire is definitely a sleeper and he in it so that says a lot.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Ha! I knew you were in L.E.S./Chinatown!

    Clovito what up! I want that hat! lol

    PEACE.

    The city that never sleeps…

  • Avenger XL

    My probelm with the new class is that many a solid rappers but they don’t entertain or innovate. They just fit into a neat package of what you expect indie hip-hop to sound like. Now there is nothing wrong with knowing your lane but there is something wrong with artists not taking risks at all. More cats need to find their own true voice and biting needs to be made a major offense again. Then rather than trying to sound like 90 or 94 they need to take that sound and try to push it in a thoughtful way that still respects hip-hops vibe. But most of these new cats just come accross as cypher kids in a collapsed music industry saying please listen to my demo PLEASE!

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    What up folks?!

    DP, I’m in the backseat with you. Nah, we ain’t there yet, but when we get there, we all we know…..

    I can’t really fux with a lot of newer cats. I try, but perhaps I’m just becoming an old(er) dude, stuck in my ways & want my hip hop how I want it. So be it.

    But, them cats out of Africa (no white people movie) do go in extra. There’s a genuine love that Americans lost awhile back.

    Nipsey’s cool, just a little too gangbang for me. Maybe it’s because L.A. Has desensitized me to that whole mentality/lifestyle.

  • GRAND PRIXX

    GOOD POST DP,I LOVE IT WHEN PEOPLE SHOW SHINE 2 THA NEW SCHOOL.95% OF THA MUSIC I’VE BEEN LISTENING 2 ARE FROM ARTISTS THAT POPPED IN DA 07 OR UP..OH N I THINK U SHOULD CHEK OUT DA KID GRAND PRIXX(ME LOL,SHAMELESS PLUG I KNOW)FROM DELAWARE,I SLEEP EAT N SHIT HIP HOP(NOT RAP)N THINK IM AS GOOD(LYRICALLY N CONTENT)AS AT LEAST 75% OF DA NEW SCHOOL CATS(N DATS BEING GENEROUS)THEY JUS GOT BETTER ENGINEERING.
    YOU CAN CHEK ME OUT ON IMEEM(TYPE IN GRAND PRIXX,”REVENGE OF THE NERD:THE KANYE TAPE)MYSPACE(GRANDPRIXX87,”SEEMS QUITE CLEAR”)N DA TOP BLOGS(SOON AS DEY CHEK DEY EMAILS LOL)
    ….OH N CHEK OUT XV(EVERYBODY’S NOBODY)BIG SEAN(HIGHLY UNDERATED)MIKE POSNER(NOT RAP BUT STILL A GREAT ARTIST)WHUZI(HEARD HIM ON MYSPACE,HIS SONG MAKE IT IS AS GOOD AS ANY I’VE HEARD DIS YEAR!)ETC

  • BIGNAT

    i know people are going to laugh at me but outasight everything he has come out with. is really feel good music and what is wrong with feeling good. that last song he dropped on the bangers section brand new day every one i linked it to liked it.

  • Ja$e

    DP as far as new cats J.Cole is that dude. The “Warm Up”(check “dollar & a dream” “get up” “lights please”) mixtape of the year so far IMO.

    Are Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa considered new artists? I mean they’ve been grinding forever. But they’ve been getting my chop a tree andhit the i-95 time. Also Big Sean and Kid Vicious(royce’s little bro so you know he got bars).

  • http://Aquilogy.blogspot.com AQUILOGY

    Mass influence are dope

  • http://www.xxlmag.com crisis

    FRESH DAILY DAMNIT!
    FRESH DAILY!!!!

  • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

    Yo DP, if you got time, give me a listen. Can I get a co-sign from the Commission?

  • chillin mayne

    look like chino xl was in N.Y. @ 7 seconds into ur video…im just observant like that

    http://www.myspace.com/dominoflowconnection

    hit the link if u please, if u dont want to dont bother

  • Grundz

    J. Cole is not be touched, that dude is gonna have Hip Hop in his hands…also I saw people said XV and the homie Big Sean, definitely people to watch out for…also K. Sparks, Fashawn, Quest, and Phil Ade…Yeah be on the lookout for those names you don’t hear yet.

  • Hiphophead

    you should check out this group called the Ashy elbows pardon me duke posts some of their stuff too but they are the originality that the game is lackin… dont be fooled by their name they have skill

  • hiphopper

    ashy l bowz check em out http://www.nolotion.com

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