I know most of you hear us mention artists & tapes. You read but think “Hmm…yeah, I’mma just grab this old Beatnuts & K.I.M.” I know I’ve made it a mini-mission to push certain artists, but only because I fully believe these dudes have material worth listening to. I listen to it myself. I spent the majority of Tuesday listening to Testimony Of Gemstones, leaving this track on repeat several times.
So imagine my glee when FSD linked this joint. Dedicated to Gem & Lupe’s man Chilly, Gem speaks from the heart regarding past transgressions in life & in his lyrics. I’m one of those that if you can give me a solid opening track, I’m hooked. Gem did that early on in our relationship. Him giving straightforward, often repentant rhymes & me listening with an open ear. I’m glad I did.
Perhaps you should give it a try, too.
Lil Wayne – Best Thing
Drake & Lykke Li – Little Bit (Remix)
Jim Jones Feat. Lil Wayne, Noe & Twista – Jackin Swagga From Us
Mikkey Halsted – Who Am I? (Prod. by Kanye West)
GLC – I’m The Shit
EPMD Feat. Raekwon – Puttin’ Work In
Gillie Da Kid – Get Down On The Ground (Prod. by Bangladesh)