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Look At Lil Chano From 79th: #Chance3

Three is the magic number for Mr. Chancelor Bennett a.k.a. Chi-Town’s very own, Chance The Rapper. Chano has had quite the year so far: not only did he make a Saturday Night Live appearance with Kanye West, but he got to perform with Kanye, side-by-side; someone who he’s idolized since The College Dropout era. Chano also spent majority of this year so far working with Kanye on his now infamous album, The Life of Pablo. Chance co-wrote Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1, Famous, Feedback, and Waves; a song that only made the album because Chance really wanted it to be on it. (Thank you Chance!) As mentioned on my previous post (see the post here!!!Chance spit some of the most memorable bars on Ultralight Beam; the first track off TLOP:

I made Sunday Candy, I’m never going to hell
I met Kanye West, I’m never going to fail
You said ‘Let’s do A Good Ass Job with Chance three,’
I heard you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy
Let’s make it so free and the bar so hard
That a day one, gosh darn, part you can’t tweet”

Since Chance The Rapper confirmed via his Twitter, that his third project will be entitled Chance 3, fans can expect it to be a mixtape because of the similarity the artwork has to his previous work Acid Rap, which was released in 2013. For those of you who’ve been living under the sun, here is the artwork for that particular mixtape:

Chance_the_rapper_acid_rap

Now if you’ve paid any attention whatsoever, you can identify that the Chance 3 artwork is comparable to the Acid Rap mixtape cover based off the background of the skies and the way Chance is perceived as drawn out of pastels or of something of that creative nature. Another interesting thing to point out is that Chance is actually wearing the same long sleeve shirt that he wore when he performed on SNL with Kanye West, The-Dream, Kelly Price and Kirk Franklin on the Chance 3 artwork. I guess he must really dig that outfit.

Any who, here’s The EinsteinOfRap’s Top 3 Things To Expect On Chance 3 which at this point, could be released any day, out of the blue so to speak.

#1. Kanye West

I think it’s safe to say since Kanye received help from Chano for a good portion of The Life of Pablo, it’s only fair that ‘Ye returns the favour. Besides, Chance has a lot to live up to with the success of being apart of Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment‘s SURF and lets not forget about that random yet entertaining collaborative mixtape Chance did with Lil B The Based God. Needless to say, I can definitely see Kanye producing or lending some vocals for a verse or a hook or a combination of the three. Maybe Kanye will reform the Ultralight Beam team because how cool would a Ultralight Beam II sound? Maybe start that song for Chance 3, have Kirk Franklin speak and have Kanye end the song instead. These are just ideas though, don’t take my word too literally!

#2. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

It’s obvious that Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment are in sync. You can’t really mention one without the others, and they have made some incredible works together. Some of my favourites in the past are Long Time II, Sunday Candy, Coast Is Clear and Warm Enough to name a few. It would not be a surprise to me if you hear Nico Segal a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet, toot away on his instrument when Chance 3 finally drops, and supporting Donnie, The Social Experiment. What would be a surprise however, is if Chicago native Vic Mensa is featured some how on Chance 3. Vic and Chance are indeed good friends and are apart of the SAVEMONEY collective, plus, we haven’t heard from Vic since No Chill dropped with Skrillex.

#3. Taylor Bennett

Many of Chance The Rapper’s fans don’t know that Lil Chano from 79th has a younger brother named Taylor Bennett. In fact, Taylor is an artist himself, following in the footsteps of older brother Chance. Just last year, Taylor released his debut album for FREE, entitled Broad Shoulders. For the first time in Taylor’s hip-hop career, he collaborated with Chance on the last song off his debut album, a track which is also called, Broad Shoulders. The song is reminiscent of the vibe fans felt from track number five Brain Cells off Chance’s first mixtape, #10Day. Here’s Broad Shoulders:

Again, since Chance was featured on Taylor’s album, I think it would only be fair to have Taylor spit some bars on Chance 3. It will introduce Chance fans to a new artist and it will help Taylor get more recognition as an artist, since he too is on the rise.

I hope Chance 3 drops soon, maybe some of my predictions will come true (really hoping for a Ultralight Beam II as an intro) and whether Chance 3 is free or not, I will definitely be getting my hands on it one way or another. Speaking of getting your hands on things, you can visit chanceraps.com right now and purchase some limited edition posters. Until then, stay zen and prosper as always!

92) “New Slaves (Freestyle)”

92) New Slaves (Freestyle)
By: Johnny Blaze ft.Kanye West & Frank Ocean

[Verse 1: Johnny Blaze]
I’m a slave to the kicks I’m in,
Convinced that the comfort of these Converse make me win
No such thing, I walk to the rhythm of a drum,
Mind in the stars,
Body in limbo; going round and round like a bun
You see there’s a major identity issue in the place I’m from
That means that some people are stupid and put up a front
What’s ya life like boy?
Buying gold Michael Kors?
Stussy and snaps?
All you douches, look so fuckin’ wack
Used to always look “Fresh!”
Now my whole closet’s a mess
Spendin’ time in class,
When I should be making cash,
Guess I’m a, new Dave

[Bridge: Johnny Blaze] (x2)
You see there’s liars and there’s cheaters,
But I rather be honest than be a schemer
You see I’m classic and they be slapstick
Thinking what goes around doesn’t come around is just manic

[Verse 2: Johnny Blaze]
What’s my prophecy?
To look

[Sample: So Fresh, So Clean by OutKast]

“So fresh and so clean (clean)
That don’t mean much to me,
And I don’t want to seem,
Like a narcissist but believe,
Me when I say You are what you wear,
So I’ll just rock hoodies and Dickies ’cause I really don’t care,
About my style but look,
You can stare but don’t jook,
My style ’cause even though I’m not stylishly,
An icon, doesn’t mean you should copy me
Just paste your mind to the rhythm ever so effortlessly
And recognize my skin tone doesn’t mean I’m not part of slavery
We slaves to the jewelry,
Brands, school and the governmental industries
I know that education is free,
I rather be making music at ease
Y’all be selling your souls for stacks,
I be on that “Stay Zen & Prosper” track
Throw some keef into my Ashley then light a match,
Burn my worries into stone, promise I won’t even feel a scratch!
I’m a slave to this dankery!
I’m a slave to weed!
I’m a slave to weed!
I should pack another bowl, rip(r.i.p.) to the lost ones holmes!
I mean the ones that are done,
I mean I’m suppose to be King,
But people address me as God’s son
See my identity is in question,
Am I really a human or am I slave to the world’s worst blessing?
Meanwhile the c-o-p’s,
Keep killing screaming teens,
Black, hispanic, and other ethnicities
They try to control us with rage,
Then we become the new slaves
So let me get this straight,
Got enough heart, so let me explain
How can we break from this institution,
If it’s designed to screw us?
Fuck the higher-power authorities,
I’ll kidnap your daughter and fuck her sorority
‘Cause girls are slaves to the d-i-c, -k,
And they love to say,
Stupid shit like “All guys are the same”
Who told you try them all?
Who told you to drink ethanol?
Get your mind fixated,
We are all slaves, soon to be blazed man..

[Outro: Kanye West & Frank Ocean]
I won’t end this high, not this time again
So long, so long, so long, you cannot survive
And I’m not dyin’, and I can’t lose
I can’t lose, no, I can’t lose
‘Cause I can’t leave it to youuuuuu-ouuuuu-ouuuuu-ouuu, ouu
So let’s get too high, get too high again

[Frank Ocean:]
Too high again, too high

[Johnny Blaze:]
I am the sun but too tired to shine,
Slept in the deep, green sombre that I call mine,
Light earth with fire and let it blow with the wind,
Watch as it evaporates into air; smoke away your sins…

77) “The Poem About Nothing”

77) The Poem About Nothing
By: Johnny Blaze

The philosophy behind my posts,
Has some sort of blurred line or so,
Everyone hopes
People tend to live life,
Openly
Even those who go to sleep are
Mesmerized by the potency
And so it should,
Be
On & on we continue, but it’s up to,
U to change; Captain Ginyu
That will do,
Nah, they disappear, magic; ta-dah!
Opportunity is just a tune to me
They can’t force me to hear a eulogy
Here lies a man with a plan
Inception is the question,
Never doubt what your
God can offer; Easter is in session

63) “A Twitter Cypher Pt. II”

63) A Twitter Cypher Pt. II
By: Johnny Blaze ft.JDF

[JDF:]
Where my cypher nigga at?

[Johnny Blaze:]
Whaddup? It’s JDF & DLP, the sequel to A Twitter Cypha
Gather ’round everybody, make a circle and we’ll decipher
-Our lyrics,

[JDF:]
This shit I’m spittin’ is a freestyle; no written,
-Composition, it’s the G style,
It’s been a while,
-Since DLP n JDF freestyled

[Johnny Blaze:]
You already know homie,
I got haters who are jerks; masturbators,
But they don’t know me
So what should I do? Kill them slowly?

[JDF:]
It’s a fact we bubble wrap niggas,
I’ll rap ’till I trap niggas,
I’ll do what it takes to stack figures, can’t you see I’m making fixtures?

[Johnny Blaze:]
I think these lames need a fix sir,
A chemically imbalanced mixture,
Destroy their mind-frame,
I’m painting a vivid picture

[JDF:]
I’m cooking just to cop it,
Anything for profit
It’s a big picture you can’t crop it
The hot topic, you better stop before I pop it

[Johnny Blaze:]
We Breaking Bad like Heisenberg & Jesse Pinkman
Our methods can’t be corrected,
‘Cause we are bright, don’t blink, damn!

[JDF:]
The method’s simple:
Add DLP then multiply with JDF,
Now you got a rap crew that hits harder than meth,
Gonna steal the crown, no theft

[Johnny Blaze:]
My brain’s on auto
-Pilot, I might be quiet,
But question my ability and I will cause a riot
Hungry for more like I’m on a diet

[JDF:]
You can’t repair what’s been broken twice,
I lost my soul twice, now I’m rappin’ without a life,
I’m dead, spittin’ blood on my bed

[Johnny Blaze:]
Can no longer contain these thoughts in my head,
I write, hoping it can help me get bread
Or else I’ll be toast,
-With no hope

[JDF:]
These fucking thoughts are growing
It’s no wonder my hairs getting long, I got a song to put you to sleep, but it ain’t no lullaby

[Johnny Blaze:]
All I do is rhyme
Bitches “watching me” like that Young Buck line
I’m,
Just grateful
Though I’m white, I’m brown; no racial

[Outro: Johnny Blaze]
Hol’ up let me say this before my time is up
Breaking 140 characters, I’ll lay the Smackdown ’cause I’m RAW, uncut
The Ebola epidemic has been forgotten
I was sick for two days and this bitch at work approached me with caution
I often think ignorance is bliss,
So quit judging me if you don’t know shit!
You sloth looking chick,
I’ll throw you off a cliff,
Watch you fall to the bottom,
Then I’ll visit your body; it will rot by Autumn
This time around the Twitter Cypher was darker than Wesley Snipes in “Blade,”
Part II,
-Brought to you,
-By JDF & DLP; a.k.a. Johnny Blaze

2014 Year-End Review: The Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes/EPs

2014 Year-End Review: The Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes/EPs
By: David Lazo-Pineda

Welcome to my first ever Hip-Hop year in review! Today we’ll be looking at a variety of mixtapes/EPs that took the year by storm. Some artists included in this review are Mac Miller, J. Cole and Childish Gambino to name a few. Also, at the end of this post, I will share what I believe is the best Hip-Hop mixtape/EP of the year. So lets break it down shall we?

1) Cilvia Demo (EP)
Released: January 28th
By: Isaiah Rashad
T.D.E’s new boy Isaiah Rashad kicked off the year with this 14-track EP titled Cilvia Demo. Songs like Cilvia Demo where he raps “Now sometimes I be gettin’ higher than a bitch, smoking on my lows, put the fire to the spliff, what up?” introduces to listeners that young Rashad is indeed a stoner which is great. He follows this track with R.I.P. Kevin Miller where he states “Y’all live for bitches and blunts, we live for weed and money” but it was the song West Savannah ft. T.D.E’s first lady SZA that really grabbed my attention. This soulful, relaxing tune pays homage to OutKast not only because of the song title, but also because Isaiah sings “Now can we fall inlove with Southernplayalistic bangin’ through the night?”

Isaiah Rashad showed the world that he’s talented as hell and this EP proved that. Great things are on the rise for this artist.

2) Revenge Of The Dreamers
Released: January 29th
By: J. Cole

The mixtape begins with a song titled Lil’ Niggaz which reveals a snippet of J. Cole freestyling on Tupac’s Ambitionz Az A Ridah. Listeners then get to hear from J. Cole’s Dreamville label mates. Bas spits some wisdom on Golden Goals, Lit and Ceelo With The G’s. Omen raps on a track titled Motion Picture, where the beat is a simple slow-paced kick drum and also shows his flow on the song Henny Flow. New artist Treasure Davis got the honour of exchanging hooks and verses with J. Cole on May The Bitter Man Win. Cole also expresses some lyricism on the song Revenge of the Dreamers where he vents “Ayo I walk along this long harbour of life and sit on the pier, reflect on my pain and shit on my fears.” I can guarantee listeners will have fun listening to track 9 titled Bitchez ft.Bas & Omen not only because the beat is insanely dope and the hook is hilarious, but these three artists created a masterpiece that friends can enjoy rapping when they are together, perhaps at a party:

Cole ends the mixtape the same way he started it; by rapping on another Tupac beat (Str8 Ballin’.) This time, he reveals the original version of his hit song from Born Sinner titled Crooked Smile and it’s a nice way to end the mixtape. Look out for Revenge of the Dreamers 2 in 2015!

CyHi The Prynce - Black Hystori Project Cover

3) Black Hystori Project
Released: February 24th
By: CyHi The Prynce

G.O.O.D. Music artist CyHi The Prynce dropped this mixtape in February in honour of Black History Month. CyHi has previously released dope mixtapes but this is by far his best one to date, mainly because the mixtape was entirely produced by Kanye West so you know it’s bound 2 to be great (see what I did there?) Songs like Huey ft.King Louie, Mandela, and Napoleon are examples of beats that go hard, not to mention that CyHi managed to make a hook just by repeatedly saying “Nelson Mandela,” but it worked surprisingly. CyHi reminds fans that he is a true Emcee/lyricist with the song 3:16 where you guessed it, spits three 16 bar verses, because he’s just that good. What surprised me as well about this mixtape is that CyHi got Aftermath’s newest artist, (who was personally signed by Dr. Dre) Jon Connor, to lend a verse on the song February 29th so that was cooler than a Dragon Ball Z character. CyHi has a song titled Cydel Young, which is his real name and he expresses “Cydel Young they feel me in Belgium and when I die, I’m going back to the heavens I fell from.” I should also mention CyHi is from Atlanta and is a fan of OutKast, which is why he raps on the SpottieOttieDopaliscious beat and kills it on the song Good Night ft.Marian Mereba, who shares her beautiful vocals. Guitar Melody is a song that catches your attention like a thot catches feelings. The sample used in this song made me visualize that this is something slaves would sing and take it how you want it but the voice used in this song is a beautiful thing:

With production from Kanye West, in his corner, CyHi The Prynce created a classic mixtape that will forever be played every February which I now consider Black Hystori Month and for that, I thank you Mr. Cydel Young.

4) The Late Registration Of A College Dropout Who Had A Dark Twisted Fantasy Of 808s And Heartbreak
Released: March 18th
By: Jon Connor

You probably didn’t bother reading that long ass title, but Flint Michigan’s Jon Connor is the future and this mixtape hosted by DJ Drama, is a prime example as to why. Jon some how got the thumbs up to rap on a variety of Kanye West beats, I guess that’s the advantage he has when Dr. Dre is his mentor. Jon first raps on Kanye’s We Don’t Care beat from The College Dropout which is fitting since that was the first song on Kanye’s debut album and it’s the first song on this mixtape. Next, Jon murders the Power beat from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and even sings Dwele’s part. Power is followed by New Slaves where Jon raps “Rap done got so bad, everybody feel like they can do it too, Niggas droppin’ these songs and it’s droppin’ my I.Q.” New Slaves also features a sample of former WWE Superstar CM Punk because Jon’s whole motto is that he is “The Best In The World” much like CM Punk was when he was in his prime. Jon then spits on the Barry Bonds instrumental from Kanye’s Graduation album, then Workout Plan, then Flashing Lights then he absolutely slaughters the Black Skinhead beat better than Kanye in my opinion (I know that’s a bold statement.) If you weren’t already flabbergasted by Jon’s ability to kill beats, he raps on a Kanye West instrumental that I believe Kanye has never used which again, I would like to reiterate, having Dre as his mentor means Jon can get amazing connects. Doin’ My Job is a song that relates to anyone who has ever hated their job which is why it’s my favourite track on the mixtape and it might be yours as well. Jon continues to amaze by using ‘Ye’s Big Brother concept from the Graduation album where Kanye vented that Jay Z is his big brother:

Jon made this song to express his gratitude towards Dr. Dre with “My big brother is Em’s brother, Eazy-E, Yella and Ren’s brother. Who is Ice Cube brother, who is D.O.C’s friend and became my mentor now let the story begin.” Jon ends his #BestInTheWorld mixtape the same way Kanye ended his debut album; with Last Call. Let it be known if you weren’t a fan of Jon Connor’s before, listen to this mixtape and you will be I promise you this.

5) Faces
Released: May 11th
By: Mac Miller

After Watching Movies With The Sound Off came out in 2013, it seemed that Mac was living under a rock. He even went under a new alias with Delusional Thomas but then he dropped this 24-track mixtape and fans were convinced; Mac was back. Mac reflects on his success thus far on the song Here We Go and proudly announces “I did it all without a Drake feature!”

Speaking of features, Mac has ScHoolboy Q on the song Friends, Earl Sweatshirt on the fast-paced track Polo Jeans, Rick Ross on the banger Insominak where Mac throws shade at Drake again with “I’m on my worst behaviour, Bad side piece with the perfect flavour. Mothafuckas never loved us, Comin’ for your money mothafucka, don’t trust us!” Mike Jones was featured on the trippy track titled Uber and Vince Staples on the 9th Wonder produced track titled Rain. This mixtape sufficed fans and needless to say, Faces was Most Dope.

6) House Rules
Released: May 21st
By: Slaughterhouse

With the success of Welcome to: Our House in 2012, Slaughterhouse returned to the mixtape game with House Rules. Joell Ortiz steps up to the mic first on House Rules (Intro) with “Ye niggas the gang is back again, Royce givin’ his beard a scratch again, Crooked lit a cuban, Joe actin’ like he tweetin’ but he do that once the track begin, I’m just nibbling on this plastic pen.”

SayDatThen is the second track where the theme is “You got somethin’ on your mind nigga? Say dat then.” Illmind Interlude is the third track and this time it’s Crooked I (now known as Kxng Crooked) and Joell Ortiz who take the stage. There are moments on this mixtape where the four members of Slaughterhouse instead of all being on a song have individual songs. For instance, Joe Budden teams with Emmany on Trade It All, Royce Da 5’9″ goes solo on the song Keep It 100, Crooked I expresses his demons on Struggle and Joell Ortiz describes his life on Life In The City. Nevertheless, whether they are all together on a song or not, House Rules undoubtedly reminded fans that Slaughterhouse rules; they are the juggernauts of this rap shit, like it or not.

7) The Beauty Of Independence (EP)
Released: August 25th
By: G-Unit

Watch Me is the first song we listen to from the revived rap group G-Unit which now consists of Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, new comer Kidd Kidd and leader 50 Cent. This 6-track EP was so necessary to Hip-Hop; it proved that not only are these five artists at the top of their game, but also that they can co-exist now more than ever despite all the issues they had in the past. I Don’t Fuck With You has such a nostalgic gangsta rap type of feel and they delivered with their lyrics as well. One thought that lingered on my mind while listening to this EP is can New Orleans’ Kidd Kidd hang with these Hip-Hop heavyweights? On the song Changes, he proved his writing ability with “Guess I gotta stop postin’ all this money on Instagram, they welcome you with open homes and open hands. I ain’t rich like 50, I just know the man, red emoji faces in your texts, I know you mad.” Kidd Kidd also drops some knowledge later in the song with “They say family’s first. But family’s the first to get you hurt. And these hoes even worse, all these riches is a gift and a curse” and that’s where Lloyd Banks picks up where Kidd left off perfectly with his unfuckwitable bars as usual:

It’s evident that I had doubts about the new G-Unit but they proved they remain cohesive enough to rule Hip-Hop once again. Look out for the sequel to this EP in 2015!

8) STN MTN/Kauai
Released: October 2nd & 3rd
By: Childish Gambino

STN MTN is Gambino’s seventh mixtape hosted by Gangsta Grillz while Kauai is his second EP. So first we’ll look at STN MTN (pronounced Stone Mountain) Fucks Given is exactly what you think it is; a song about not giving a fuck or as ‘Bino puts it “I came here to do my own shit; no fucks given.” Following Fucks Given is No Small Talk ft.Kari Faux who steals the show on this one because of her creative way of influencing women to shake the booty with “Make it bounce, make it bounce like Spalding.” Money Baby is cool because ‘Bino tells fans he likes to smoke weed whilst singing on the hook. Next, ‘Bino freestyles on Future’s hit Move That Dope instrumental. Even the skit Childish Gambino @ The Atrium is laugh out loud funny, we get a glimpse of Donald Glover’s comedy which fans appreciate because of his former role on the show Community:

The mixtape ends with a throwback; Gambino raps on the Go DJ beat and kills it obviously because low key, Childish Gambino has grown man bars. Conclusion? STN MTN is dope like a tweet from Jaden Smith

The Kauai (pronounced Ka-Why-E) EP has 7-tracks and begins with a song called Sober. Listening to ‘Bino sing “And now that it’s over, I’ll never be sober, I couldn’t believe, but now I’m so high,” followed by what feels like a nostalgic 80s dance beat but with modern production added to it, Sober is the kind of song that is not only relatable, but also catchy:

Jaden Smith makes his presence known on this EP near the end of the song Pop Thieves (Make it Feel Good) the only way Jaden Smith can: “They say you never say never, it’s real. Electric eels, in da water, we should probably not go deep.” Jaden makes another appearance on this EP on the song Late Night In Kauai where he storytells and rhymes here and there followed by ‘Bino spittin’ then takes a break and talks to the listener with “My nigga Jaden Smith droppin’ jewels and niggas don’t even believe him because he’s Jaden Smith.” The EP concludes with a Beach Picnic version of the song 3005 from ‘Bino’s album Because The Internet and it’s soothing. Basically, Childish Gambino gave us a mixtape and a EP both on one record and it was awesome.

Rapsody - Beauty and the Beast EP Cover

9) Beauty And The Beast (EP)
Released: October 7th
By: Rapsody

If you’ve been sleeping on the Femcee Rapsody, you suck. Just kidding, but seriously how many female rappers are out here that actually have talent? Exactly. You couldn’t even think of one (Iggy and Nicki don’t count because they suck.) Rapsody teams with her mentor 9th Wonder who produced this EP and Feel It is first off this 10-track EP and it’s totally rad. She spits “I’m still fresher than all of y’all, linen out the dryer, we don’t close pens, still hangin’ on every line I spit before ten.” There’s a song titled The World where it samples Nas’ If I Ruled The World ft.Lauryn Hill and Rapsody raps “My stomach growls, my hunger for wisdom is from the owls, wrap my body in towels like Ghandi and tell you all to bow.” Track 7 titled Godzilla is the banger of the EP where the hook is “Godzilla crushin’ y’all villas, Godzilla only God’s illa, amen.” She also calls out Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea with “I’m burnin’ yo city, they fear me, Black and I’m witty, while y’all still argue about Nicki, Iggy, I’m killing these biggies, Biggie.”

Despite all these dope tracks, it’s the song The Man that takes this EP to new heights. Rapsody tells the story of a boy who struggles to be the man of a house since his dad left and also gets picked on at school. There’s also a hidden song within this one and it’s something everybody needs to hear I don’t wanna spoil it. Needless to say, Rapsody is untouchable when it comes to rapping and this EP proves that Iggy and Nicki can’t come close to her mic skills.

10) Prohibition
Released: October 14th
By: Berner & B-Real

Prohibition is a mixtape for the stoners. The mixtape starts with Prohibition (Intro) in which you hear several TV breaking news stories about how marijuana sales have secured millions of dollars for the state of Colorado and that “business hasn’t slowed down.” The song Shatter is where Berner raps “It don’t matter what you smoke we smoke better, our joints are much fatter, girl scout, lemon shatter.” Later, B-Real from Cypress Hill pleads “If you should ever call the doctor and you need that medication, make appointments with my nurses they will serve up any patients.” Furthermore, songs like Faded ft.Snoop Dogg, Xanax and Patron ft.Demrick which is personally my favourite because that beat is fucking chill and Strong ft.Wiz Khalifa are tracks you simply blaze to, get in a daze to and feel great too:

Cover art

11) Burning Bridges (EP)
Released: December 15th
By: Ludacris

We have come to the last EP that made the list. Burning Bridges is an EP that Ludacris who’s real name is Chris Bridges, dropped just before the year ended and it features a handful of artists on this 6-song tracklist. New Beginning Intro transitions perfectly into Money ft.Rick Ross where Luda raps “I was told to go to school, graduate and get a job but I’m a Hip-Hop cash king, rapper from the south and everybody wants the easy way out.” Cee Lo Green is featured on Problems, G.O.O.D. Music’s John Legend is on In My Life where he shares his talented vocals as you can imagine and Jason Aldean on the self-titled song Burning Bridges which is my favourite off the EP. Luda vents about relationship issues and Jason’s vocals assist the song perfectly:

Miguel is also featured on this EP on the soft piano tune titled Good Lovin’ which is the last track on the EP where Luda vents about his past relationships with girls and how the energy with them is off. This EP is short but sweet and showed a more vulnerable Ludacris. At the same time, Luda reminded Hip-Hop heads that with his wide range of vocabulary words, he remains a veteran in this rap game and for that, I salute him.

Now that we covered all of that good stuff, it’s time for I, the EinsteinOfRap, to declare that Jon Connor’s The Late Registration Of A College Dropout Who Had A Dark Twisted Fantasy Of 808s And Heartbreak is the best Hip-Hop mixtape of 2014 no doubt about it:

There you have it folks, thanks for reading my review and if this blog post made you want to go download, buy and listen to any or all of these mixtapes/EPs, then my job here is done!

59) “A Twitter Cypher”

A Twitter Cypher
By: Johnny Blaze and JDF

[JDF:]
Me and my homie DLP we go way back,
We attack wack emcees who are straight wannabes,
We on the A track,
This ain’t no play back,
Better stay back

[Johnny Blaze:]
Pack a mac in the back of the ‘lac like I’m Big Pun
No I lied, I’m Johnny Blaze this is the ordeal son
Smoke loud my ears rung

[JDF:]
My ears rung it ain’t over but the fat lady sung,
How can I lose when I’m God’s son?
We murder the alphabet and we don’t got a gun

[Johnny Blaze:]
All we got is one what?
One love, one life, one heart
So why should I sell my soul?
To make myself seem smart?
Damn retards

[JDF:]
Everyone plays their parts,
No slackers on my team, we hittin’ the charts
DLP and JDF,
Hella noise making people go deaf

[Johnny Blaze:]
Somebody call a ref
‘Cause this fuck boy just illegally gave me a body check!
I embody stress and release THC from my breath

[JDF:]
Smokin’ loud but my voice is louder,
Blowin’ flames like I’m fuckin’ Bowser,
Search all you want for talent but this ain’t a browser

[Johnny Blaze:]
Wowzers
“Yeah baby yeah” call me Austin Powers
No never that, I grew up in the six
But my origins is legit
503, E.S. I’m slick

[JDF:]
“Ouuu kill ’em” no don’t do that, just fill ’em with envy
I could load up these clips and start to empty
I move heavy no chevy

[Johnny Blaze:]
Niggaz love to wear Religions or Levi’s
But I would rather wear some Dickies no matter what size
I’m me, fuck dem other guys

[JDF:]
Trueys on no religion
These niggas birds; fuckin’ pigeon
Catch me cookin’ in the kitchen,
Not talkin’ baseball when I say I’m pitchin’

[Johnny Blaze:]
I dislike it when bitches don’t pitch in
-For the weed I mean,
I once tripped out ’cause I sipped on lean
Win like Charlie Sheen

[JDF:]
Lean got me leanin’,
Kush got me seein’,
Shrooms got me fienin’
But these bitches got the demon,
Understand the meanin’
Stop dreamin’

[Johnny Blaze:]
Rather plot, stay schemin’
And fuck French Montana!
He’s trash like a white bitch who swallows dick like a banana

[JDF:]
‘Bout to go bananas,
Two sides to my life like Hannah’s,
Rap ’bout anything,
Flow’s so sick it goes with everything
Why you tryna sing?

[Johnny Blaze:]
If you singin’ man I don’t, fuck wit, you!
Deez stupid ass bitches steppin’ on my shoes!
Kick them to the curb ’cause that’s what I do

[JDF:]
Ain’t no melody,
You just a fella b
-Who thought he felt the beat,
Another defeat,
Me and DLP,
Kill the beat, we keep it discrete

[Johnny Blaze:]
I stay low key ’cause my soles ain’t free
‘Cause I’m a real OG from my head to my feet
And if a bitch hate me she can kiss her teeth

[JDF:]
Eat beef no steak,
Everything on the line but nothing at stake
I might bend but I won’t break
You’re fake, it’s time to wake n bake
Fuckin’ snake

[Johnny Blaze:]
Too many of them in the Garden of Eden
A Freestyle About Nothin’ mentioned my blog is viewed from Canada to Sweden
I’m sweet, eh

58) “A Freestyle About Nothin'”

58) A Freestyle About Nothin’
By: Johnny Blaze

When my mind reaches it’s full potential,
I have the ability to write what’s inside my mental,
Which is an essential,
The fundamentals of being a writer,
Is to be one with your mind and in due time,
You’ll be fine,
Drink coke with the lime,
Write another rhyme,
Don’t commit any crimes,
Just write a lot of lines about pussy, money, weed,
Happy 4/20! Will I get high? Naturally!
Actually, I rap drastically
Fans can call my style wicked and catastrophically, logically, and relatable too,
So you can listen while pissin’ in a urinal, it’s true
I’m a long haired warrior; Roman Reigns
A woman with beautiful eyes shall remain,
Sane, I’ll be your Superman, be my Lois Lane,
Dang,
Superfly like Jimmy, weed loud like Whitney,
I used to have a shaved head no Britney,
Can’t fuck a white bitch ’cause she reigns from Whitby
To be or not to be that is the question,
I’m just a human being, not aiming for perfection,
Rather suplexin’ anybody that tries to question my way of livin’
You think I’m soft, but watch, you won’t be saying grace on Thanksgivin’
Lord willin’ I don’t break your legs,
I’m peaceful, so to speak hoe,
You gotta go upside down and drink from the kegs
Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!
Smoking the ganja, grind up a nug,
You feelin’ real snug, pussy tight like the cocoon of a bug
10:40PM my brother eating CT crunch
Belly so big, you woulda thought he had lunch, brunch, and managed to squeeze in dessert and for the worst part,
He smells like a fat kid who acts ratchet
Bury me one and I’ll bury you son
I am the sun, number one, bound for greatness
I know a chick who will probably read this and say “I hate this”
Or we can pretend that I didn’t write that,
Knew from day one I’d be like Matt
Matt? Chubs?
He’s got a great heart and for the most part,
He just wants to get his dick wet for his better interest no taxes included,
Kinda like the government sending me tax influence
Fuck the government, if they send me money for real,
I’ll act like Evander; knock them into a Holyfield
At the beginning of this verse I mentioned a member from The Shield,
Roman Reigns? Lois Lane? Scroll up, you’ll remember the ordeal
EinsteinOfRap, Johnny Blaze or DLP,
Remember my name is my name look out for the D, LP
Grunt like Rick Ross? Stop it, you’re a cop aye?
Officer, Wale hands on him if Stalley has no Gunplay?
Reach a bill like Meek Mill
I see Rockie’s Fresh rolling with Maybach O, 
French Montana is a traitor, still fucking with Diddy and Bad Boy bro
I’ve never seen a rapper wear a chain with a peace sign,
They drive Bugatti’s, Ferrari’s, Maybach’s, but I’m okay with driving a Nissan
If this is Total Slaughter, ask Royce to bring five 9’s,
One for every member of Slaughterhouse, and one will be mine
Kendrick don’t go to School, boy, now his I.Q. Is Ab-soulutely Rocked like Jay,
I’m TBE, no TDE,
Floyd got money he doesn’t need no TD, G!
I’m so pale you could say I’m a bucket
But fuck it, your bitch basic, she loves butt fuckin’
Show your cards, your poker face? Man you bluffin’!
Stop cussin’ I’m bussin’ it to back to school
And duel any fool that claims their Blue Eyes got Dragons too
Ye, ye, went to Dragon beach in the Summer and smoked a blunt during the week
-end, KC came along, that’s Kryzanne Cristobal
No fortune, I’m tellin’ you she’s doper than a crystal ball
Write in a composition book? Sorry no thanks,
I know that’s Daniela Beca’s blog title
But there ain’t enough pages for me to write
-In, this a freestyle about noth-in’
Grow my hair like Asher Roth
Get all the Tangerine Girls and put one finger in the air just like this
Then I’m gon’ pull it, yes I’m gon; pull it, yes I will pull it, yes I will pull,
-The plug on the stereotype that taking a year off to work then go to College is something most slack in, then they won’t be eager to learn some knowledge?
Bullshit, do you even know who I am?
The procrastinating King dude I can do well under pressure; Dodge Ram
Bam, told y’all motherfuckers I would make it big
My blog doin’ numbers from Canada to Sweden kid,
I’m living Proof that being Bizarre is Kuniva
Open the Porter, see Eminem eat M&Ms, even a Kon Artist can be a Godiva
It’s safe to say, I ran out of material so I guess I’ll pick up this razor blade, cut space and go David Blaine,
So that mean I’m gonna disappear from the atmosphere
But this a freestyle from the top of my dome,
Told my Mama I ain’t coming home
Cause I’m King David, here I am, sittin’ in my throne
I’m so high up but watch out, I’m getting into my zone
Don’t judge me because I am stoned,
And yet somehow, some way,
My blog is going around the globe…

Woah.