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Meek Mill – “I Get It” (featuring Travi$ Scott)

May 7th, 2012 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

Oh do we have a fire hip-hop track for you today! Meek Mill collaborates with our favorite new rapper Travi$ Scott to create an awesome new sound called “I Get It”. We have been praising Travi$ Scott quite a bit the last few months and for good reason. He is gaining lots of credibility from many big names in the hip-hop game and we see many similarities to the one and only Kanye West. Expect more from these two in the very near future. Enjoy!

Dave Patten – Gone (album) *feel good music

March 2nd, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Pop |

Dave Patten is out with his new album, Gone (iTunes / Amazon), which was released earlier this week.

It’s 13 tracks, all produced by Dave, except: The One (featuring Meek Mill, produced by Jahlil Beats) and Believe Me (featuring Meek Mill, produced by Sap).

There are songs of fun, songs of frustration, songs of humor and songs of heartbreak. There’s even a dubstep influenced type track on here. Several of these songs have been featured on Before Bigs in the past (“Just for Me“, “Miserable“, “Come Over” and “Believe Me” as we are big fans and believers in Dave Patten‘s potential. This album is a must-listen and will prove to you that Patten will be heard on national airwaves this year!

Stream and DOWNLOAD my favorite song from Gone, “Believe Me”.

Previous: Video: Dave Patten – Just For Me

Wale & Meek Mill – 100Hunnit

May 8th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

My favorite rapper from DC, Wale, and one of my favorite new artists out of Philly, Meek Mill, collaborate to release “100Hunnit”, a feel-good rap song with rapid fire verses back and forth from each of the Maybach Music Group MC’s. I love this song mostly because of how the rapping is done and that it doesn’t sound like every Rick Ross song. Listen and download below.
Wale & Meek Mill – 100HUNNIT

2011’s Freshman Class Mixtape + my faves not on mix

March 25th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

I wish somebody told me which tracks on the XXL Magazine 2011 Freshman mixtape were good because most of them had gun shots, DJ shout outs and sub-par rapping (thanks YG, Lil Twist, Fred the Godson and Lil B). However here’s the few good songs off the mixtape:
Mac Miller – Futuristic Funk (Prod by Teddy Roxpin)
Kendrick Lamar – Outrageous
Meek Mill – I’m Not A Star
Meek Mill – Professional Money Getta
Besides these tracks the best part of the mixtape might be the three cyphers featuring all the rappers so I do suggest to Download the mixtape. Here’s the tracklist to see all the nonsense on this mixtape.

Read more to hear several of my favorite songs from the members of XXL’s Freshman 2011 list. (more…)

XXL Freshman 2011 (cover) + website news

February 21st, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

A month before it’s official release, the XXL Magazine Freshman 2011 cover art leaked with the list of 11 up-and-coming hip-hop artists featured on the cover. The artists on the cover are Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi The Prynce, Lil Twist, Yelawolf, Fred The Godson, Mac Miller, YG, Lil B, Kendrick Lamar, and Diggy Simmons.

My 3 favorite choices are Big K.R.I.T., Diggy Simmons and Mac Miller. What are your thoughts? Any major snubs (I got a few)? Let us know in the comments, chat box, facebook or twitter.

We would love to hear your feedback since we are putting out our own 11 hip-hop artists to break out in 2011 in early March with a mixtape of all the artists best songs. Don’t want to give you any hints but at least 1-2 artists on XXL Magazine’s list will be on our list.

In other news, you may noticed a related posts widget we added on individual posts. We’re still working on it and hoping that our complete redesign will be done by March.

Hidden Gem: Dave Patten & Meek Mill

January 23rd, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop |

First Dave Patten sent me “How Good” (video above) and I thought it was dope, but I wanted to hear at least one more before I can declare these guys being hidden gem’s and having real potential to become stars. Then he sent me “Believe Me” and I became a believer (sorry for cheesy pun), now I’m a huge fan.

Download “How Good”
Download “Believe Me”

If Dave Patten and Meek Mill continue working together, I only see their exposure growing and becoming even more mainstream. Follow Dave Patten and Meek Mill on twitter to find out what’s next for the alternative/hip-hop duo.

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