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Kendrick Lamar: God is gangsta

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2013 BET Cypher grades

Spride gets an A+ for after-effects advertising.

Kendrick A

Jay Rock B+

Schoolboy Q B

Wax B-

Rittz A-

John Connor B

A$ap Ferg B+

A$ap Twelvy B

A$ap Rocky B

Joell Ortiz B-

Crooked I B

Action Bronson B+

Lil’ Kim B+

Not really freestyles, but it’s nice to see good artists throwing verse against verse.

I would love to see Killa Mike, Black Thought, some of those rad battle cypher rappers.

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Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar: Nosetalgia

Pusha T’s album comes out in a couple of days.  It was streaming on a few spots.  I listened and was pleased.  Nice video with wunderkind Kendrick Lamar and salty veteran Pusha.

1. Single-shot steady-cam shot is an excellent back drop for drug rap video.

2. A lot of Ivan Drago (Rocky IV) references these days.

3. At first Kendrick Lamar plays the counter to Pusha’s proud drug dealer persona with his L.A. tragedy rap.  Then comes the turn.  “Go figure motherfucker/every verses is a brick.” Zing.

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Talib Kweli, Curren$y and Kendrick Lamar – Push Thru

In case you were curious I think Curren$y wins this one, but Kendrick Lamar is fan-freaking-tastic.

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