Every week, Daniel and Gus pick five songs to share called The Starting Five. This week, they’re personally sharing these tracks as a feature.
UGK -“Diamonds & Wood”
“Some get erased and misplaced, trying to win the race/ Some try to hold on to they place, by smoking wit’ lace/ But see drugs and plastic thugs ain’t gon’ change the hood/ I’m smoking skunk and popping the trunk to make me feel good” –Pimp C
Truck North -“Capital Crime”
Another classic posse cut from Philly rap royalty and…Asher Roth who totally holds his own.
Groovy, funny and oh so real, just like she is in person.
Stephen Marley -“Iron Bars”
This one is for you Justin Offerman.
Skrewtape -“Run CMD 2012”
“Apply pressure to the competition with this shit written in my composition, and I am too hot for niggas not to listen/ Intelligent rap, I’m fire-flame spittin’ cause my brain’s different/ This is what the entire game is missin”
J Dilla “Reality T.V. (feat. Black Thought)”
“While the soldiers bleed, the economy recede/ And all she want to watch is reality TV”
Dr. Dre -“Bang Bang (feat. Hittman & Knoc-turn’al)”
“Johnny got a shotgun/ And he ain’t even strong enough to cock one/ Fuck tryin to job hunt”
Doomtree -“Bolt Cutter”
On point instrumentals? Let’s go.
Ugly Heroes -“Ugly (feat. DJ Eclipse)”
Hip-hop is alive and well.
Childish Gambino -“Silk Pillow (feat. Beck)”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pNr3XGV7vQ
I had no idea Beck could spit bars.