After a live performance at the Grammys, Dr. Dre finally releases the official video for “I Need A Doctor.” I really like the beginning of the video, where we get flashes of Dr. Dre’s early days and how he got started in the game. With the steady release of new material, it looks the long awaited Detox is finally going to become a reality. About time.
It’s always good to see two of hip-hop’s brightest new acts link up and create some good music. “In The Morning” was featured on J. Cole’s amazing Friday Night Lights mixtape. While this may not be Drake or J. Cole’s finest lyrical work, the song and video are still both worth a watch and listen.
Wiz and Snoop really are the new Cheech and Chong. The highest duo in the game give us the visual for “That Good” which is one of the songs featured on the soundtrack for their joint (get it) movie High School. The flick goes straight to DVD on April 20th, so hopefully we get more of the soundtrack before then.
Curren$y has got the holiday spirit. A day after Christmas the Hot Spitta drops the video for “Hold On” off of his sophomore album Pilot Talk 2. This was one of my favorite tracks off the album so I’m glad its got a video to go along with it. With the quality of his 2 albums, and the constant flow of videos and features, Curren$y has got to be in the discussion for Hip-Hop’s Rookie of the Year.
In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Ricky Rozay grabs Birdman and the newly free Lil Wayne to put together this track. The video is nothing special but the song is dope. I’m pretty sure this marks the start of Weezy taking over hip-hop again. Welcome home Lil Wayne!
And the G.O.O.D. Music takeover continues! Big Sean gives us the video for “Final Hour” off his mixtape: Finally Famous Vol. 3. It may not be that long of a video, but its better than what a lot of “artists” will put out. Hey #8 Hottest MC in the Game (according to MTV), I’m talking to you.
Mr. Jets Over Everything takes us on a trip with his new video for “Audio Dope 2″ off his debut album Pilot Talk. This video reminds me off the T.I. video where he’s packaging his album and getting ready to distribute it. Curren$y keeps it old school though and moves his “Audio Dope” through cassettes. I wonder if some of the kids that see this video will even know what they are… Be on the lookout of Pilot Talk 2 on November 16th.
Here’s a video for “Down For Mine” off the late Pimp C’s first solo album The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones. The video gives you a little behind the scenes access to the life of Pimp C and U.G.K. The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones is in stores now so make sure to support the late legend!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Nelly, and now he comes out with a video for his latest single “Just A Dream.” Nelly’s line “Tryin’ to get my Usher on but I can’t let it burn” basically sums up the song and video. I mean things burning in the video, singing about a girl that he used to know, regrets, etc., by definition that’s Usher. I like the song, and apparently a lot of other people do too. “Just A Dream” has been on the charts for 5 consecutive weeks and currently is sitting at number 8. All I’m hoping is that the rest of Nelly 5.0 has less of an R&B vibe to it when it finally drops.
The fact that Lil Wayne has so much material that he can keep putting out even while he’s locked up is just a testament to his work ethic. Seriously its like he hasn’t left. That being said, what is this? The biggest problem with the Young Money camp is that most of their videos are garbage and this one is no exception. The only good thing about this is at least Weezy stayed away from the green screen and this video has a little bit of creativity to it. Some people may like this but I’m not a fan. Hopefully the rest Wayne’s upcoming I Am Not A Human Being is better when it drops September 27th.