Source Magazine last night revealed the top 25 best mixtapes of 2013, some of the revealed tapes I strongly agreed on and some I did not quite understand why certain tapes were even on the list.
Firstly I was confused as to why Joey Bada$$ Summer Knights was placed at number 16, I do believe Joey’s 1999 was a fairly high percentage better than Summer Knights, however Summer Knights was still an immaculate piece of art. Speaking on Joey, I was shocked that his fellow Pro Era member CJ Fly was not even mentioned in the discussion, as Thee Way I See it was a crazy mixtape.
I was happy with the top 5 list (in order):
#1 Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap
#2 Vic Mensa - Innanetape
#3 Action Bronson - Blue Chips 2
#4 Casey Veggies - Life Changes
#5 Curren$y - New Jet City
I would switch up, New Jet City with Life Changes, but nevertheless!
I noticed Meek Mill’s Dreamcasher 3 was in that selection, personally I don’t think it should of been mentioned in the list alongside other mixtapes such as Young Thug, Iamsu & DJ Mustard. I mark DC3 as one of his worst Dreamchasher tapes yet, as I hate to admit only one song on the mixtape caught my attention, which was ‘Its Me’ Featuring Nicki Minaj, Fabolous & French Montana. MMG star Stalley was placed in a respectable position being #10 with Honest Cowboy. A tape that will be one of Stalley’s best work, a bombshell was that Migos ‘Young Rich N****a’ was placed above Honest Cowboy at #9.
Rudy Gay to Sacramento, GOOD OR BAD?
A player I’ve always thought was the missing piece for the Raptors was Rudy Gay. Previously traded from Memphis Grizzlies back in mid season of 2012/13 to Toronto Raptors has reportedly gone through a 7-player Sacramento kings exchange deal.
image courtesy of latimes
Players that have also gone along with Gay, is Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy. This could be a win situation for Kings who are currently not doing too bad, this season. Having Rudy Gay and Demarcus Cousins as Kings two big men could impact on the team.
A$ap mob’s A$AP Nast ft Method Man - Trillmatic
Tribute to Paul Walker
An actor who I adored, favoured and enjoyed watching on the big screen was Fast and Furious star Paul Walker. Paul Walker aged 40 passed away 30 November 2013 in a severe car crash in California. Walker starred in several movies such as Fast and Furious, 2Fast 2Furious, Fast and Furious 4, Fast 5, Fast and Furious 6, Eight Below, Takers and more. What is heart breaking with this tragic death is that Walker had been currently preparing and filming on set for his new film fast furious 7 with co actors Tyrese Gibson, Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and more. Paul Walker has a 13 year daughter who is an only child.
Co Actor Ludacris paid tribute to icon Paul Walker via instagram
Paul Walker is known for being one of the humblest actors out there in Hollywood industry, having shown a lot of suppot for different charities that meant a lot to him.
Rest in peace Paul Walker
12 September 1973 - 30 November 2013
Action Bronson Blue Chips 2
A current mixtape I’m constantly repeating and listening to is one of my favourite current new yorker rappers Action Bronson. He’s previously brought out Rare Chanderlier which was also a work of art from bron.
Being a huge NBA fan from England is a struggle, as most of us fans have missed the beginning of the season. Fortunately thanks to new channel BT sport that also partners with ESPN and was substituted by ESPN America in the UK, have signed a multi year deal with NBA to air full matches, NBA tonight and new show to the UK Inside Stuff and NBA action.
NBA Star Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young & Rapper Iggy Azalea
Laker’s new signing Nick Young aka Swaggy P back in september revealed he’s WCW (Women Crush Wednesday) was Aussy rapper Iggy Azalea.
image courtesy of nick young’s instagram: swaggyp1
Swaggy P’s dream came true as TMZ caught the two out on a date in LA, at a carnival, the suave player is known for his funny charm, which maybe he won Iggy over with. Iggy previously dated Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky
Mr & Mrs Anthony
The prime knicks player Carmelo Anthony and beautiful wife Lala Anthony Recently seen at Vogue Fashion fund raiser
The power couple are known for their suave and stylish fashion. Lala is wearing Michael Kors, alongside Carmelo Anthony rocking Armani.
Knicks player recently struggling with he’s team, but as it is only begin on the season, knicks cannot be judged yet. Talks of Carmelo going to free agency are frequent, but Carmelo has revealed that this doesnt mean he wants to leave New York
Lala Anthony outfit
Loving Lala Anthony’s outfit, the dress compliments the belt so much, which then the belt matches the shoes, bag and bracelet! 10/10 outfit as per from Lala Anthony
Pusha T and Kelly Rowland?!
Pusha T is currently promoting his new released album “My name is my Name" which will be a forever remembered and classified legendary album credit to Kanye West. A show that is known for promoting music in their controversial ways is New York’s Power 105.1 Breakfast Club. Pusha recently stopped by and was asked the question that many fans were intrigued to find out. This was if he was dating Destiny Child member Kelly Rowland after the eye catching pictue that was posted in Kelly’s instagram of them two close together, portraying a fair amount of strong chemistry. Especially the caption “I love you baby”!
Pusha T confirmed unfortunately he was not dating the beautiful singer and now X Factor USA judge. He claimed he stopped by to support her at a club and had been working with her regarding her album and his own MNIMN album
Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly & Kirk Knight kick a freestyle with Boss LadyPosted by Jay
So I just had a cardiac arrest listening to CJ’s Joey’s and Kirk’s freestyle with hip hop nation. It’s crazy how young these guys are and are talented AF! Of the top stuff!
Top 5 Artists to look at for 2014 (artist number 2)
Pro Era’s finest producer and mc. Kirk Knight aka creeper is part of the well known Brooklyn crew Pro Era, featuring young lyricist Joey Bada$$. Creeper has produced several of pro era’s songs as well as being one of the most creative and illest lyricist in the group.
Knight has not released a mixtape but is featured in the Pro Era tape Peep The Aprocalypse.