Hip-Hop Rap-Up: Tyler, The Creator, Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, KMD, DMC LA

Posted by Billyjam, May 8, 2015 09:15am | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five Chart 05:08:15

1) Tyler, the Creator Cherry Bomb (Odd Future)

2) Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly (Aftermath)

3) Action Bronson Mr Wonderful (Atlantic)

4) KMD Bl ck B st rds (Metal Face)

5) Joey Bada$$ B4.DA.$$ (Cinematic Music)

Topping this week's hip-hop chart at Amoeba Music Hollywood is the latest solo full-length from hometown, super-talened member of OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) - Tyler, the Creator's Cherry Bomb. The self-produced album has been well received by both dedicated fans of the artist and his collective, as well as new fans just now catching up with the artist's trademark cacophony of in-your-face sounds and his off-the-wall, typically explicit lyrical assault. Among fans' favorite album tracks are "F**king Young" (see video below) and the song "Smuckers" that features verses from both Kanye West and Lil Wayne and clocks in at just under six minutes. According to Billboard magazine, Tyler had originally planned on the song being used by Jay-Z and Kanye West, but then at last minute decided that he would include it on his own album.

Other chart entries include the latest must-get Action Bronson joint Mr Wonderful (check the video below for the album track "Baby Blue," featuring Chance The Rapper), the Record Store Day reissue of the slept-on KMD album Bl ck B st rds (featuring a very young MF Doom), Joey Bada$$' B4.DA.$$, and the amazing and universally applauded new Kendrick Lamar album To Pimp A Butterfly. Heralded as a "landmark" album and an "instant classic," critics praise To Pimp A Butterfly tracks such as the Pharrell Williams / Mark "Sounwave" Spears-produced "Alright" and the retro flavored "King Kunta," the video for which appears below along with tracks off of the other top five chart entries.

Battle DJ fans in the Los Angeles area should make note that this weekend the LA Regional 2015 DMC battle is happening. It jumps off on Sunday, May 10th from 5pm until midnight at The Federal Bar 102 Pine Ave. Long Beach CA 90802. Like the recent San Francisco DMC, this event is also an all-ages one, which is the way it should always be since so many DMC participants and fans are under the legal drinking age. In addition to the regional DJ battle (with judges including the Arabian Prince, P-Trix, Nando, and Icy Ice) there will be the 2015 DMC USA Scratch Competition, plus a showcase set by 2014 DMC World Supremacy Champ IFTW. Also scheduled for Sunday is an exhibit by HEX ONE at the battle, which will be hosted by Toquon Tha MC. Advance tix here and club info here.


Tyler, The Creator "F**king Young" (2015)

Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta" (2015)

Action Bronson feat. Chance The Rapper - Baby Blue

Joey Bada$$ "Like Me" ft. BJ the Chicago Kid (2015)

KMD "Smokin' That Shit"

Pete Rock @ Amoeba Hollywood (2008)


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The Creator (5), Tyler (5), Dmc La Regional 2015 (1)