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Spoken Thought / Blog

The Boom Bap

Whatsup! Excited to tell you that my new beat mixtape is out! You can download the album for free (although donations are always good). Check it out: https://spokenthought.bandcamp.com/album/boom-bap

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late - Album Review

So, what a surprise, right? Drake dropping a surprise album on us. I’m a little surprised no one saw this coming though. Especially in this day in age where if an album is leaked before it comes out, it can kill the hype. I’ve been going back and forth with Drake. While I do understand his appeal somewhat, he has yet to completely impress me. His appeal has gone down a little for me since he’s started getting way cocky. It shows in his rap and only seems to be getting worse. This is what happens to most emcee’s that make it as big as Drake has. With that said, let’s get into this album. Read entire album review: http://www.spoken-thought.com/blog-reviews/

J. Cole – Forest Hills Drive

So, I know, I’m a little late on this review. I’ve been listening to this album nonstop though, so I’ve had some time to really absorb the music. Before getting into the review though, let’s go through some things. First off, J. Cole has been steadily building his fan base. I’ve seen this dude go from mixtape, to getting signed, to selling a respectable amount of albums. He hasn’t really had another single like Who Dat. Sure, he’s had success with other tracks, but that track blew him up. And because of that, his first album Cole World: The Sideline Story was much anticipated. That album was certified Gold, which is great considering the Hip-Hop environment today. His follow up album, Born Sinner, wasn’t at all like the previous album. Which I’m sure got some of his fans disappointed. Personally though, I liked Cole’s more dark side on Born Sinner. Read entire review: http://www.spoken-thought.com/blog-reviews/

Nitemare's new single!

My man Nitemare has been back in the studio! Check out the new single "Feeling You", beat by Spoken Thought! http://www.reverbnation.com/nitemare785/song/22629989-feeling-you


Yo, DJ Krazy A got a new album coming out soon! I've got quite a bit of beats on this album! Yall should peep the promotional video!#NeedYourHelp! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx-DssRmOJQ


Spoken Thought fans! With your support, I won a placement in the COAST 2 COAST INSTRUMENTALS VOL. 68! I'll let you know when the mixtape comes out. Wouldn't have happened without the help of my fans! HUGE thank you!

Big K.R.I.T Cadillactica Album Review

Big KRIT is one of those anomalies in Hip-Hop. Although he is much revered in underground Hip-Hop circles and has had some success commercially, he has yet to make a “hit song”. Now, I don’t care about this. In all honesty, I’d rather hear emcee’s that are album worthy, not “hit single” worthy. Of course, tell that to the music industry, right? It’s a little strange though to think about how mainstream southern Hip-Hop has become and yet, K.R.I.T hasn’t been welcomed completely by the mainstream. Here’s the deal though. This guy is ahead of his time! His music seems to gather steam a year or so after he pushes out albums. This kind of reminds me of what happened in the beginning with Outkast. Outkast had a sound that was out of this world and ahead of its time. I won’t compare Outkast to KRIT, but you’ve got to see the parallels of the type of music they create. Big K.R.I.T’s album Cadillactica might silence a lot of skepticism from critics. K.R.I.T is one talented guy! It’s hard to find an emcee that can make beats as good as he flows, but K.R.I.T can do that. With that said, let’s get into this. See the whole review here: http://www.spoken-thought.com/blog-reviews/

Snagged first track on the Indie Top 50 Coast2Coast!

Yo! Looks like I snagged the first track slot on COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPES PRESENTS: INDIE TOP 50 #INSTRUMENTALS 63! Thanks to everyone that voted! Finally getting some attention for these beats! - Spoken Thought Check it out: http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx/indie-top-50-instrumentals-63

Coast 2 Coast Instrumentals!

Just submitted for another beat contest on Coast2Coast! Hopefully, this one will get picked up! I've been having good luck, so let's keep it going! PLEASE VOTE! http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/audiodetail.aspx?audioid=376180

Dilated Peoples "Directors of Photography" Album Review

With west coast Hip-Hop being dominated by Black Hippy this year, it’s nice to see some of the older guard coming back into the game! If you can believe it, Dilated has been around for 22 years! Amazingly, in that time they’ve only come out with 6 official albums. Their work tends to be intermittent only because they slowly build albums. Well, that and Evidence and Babu stay pretty busy touring and whatnot! I got turned on by Dilated People’s through listening to Babu and Alchemist heavily in the 90′s! It wasn’t until in the 2000′s that I realized Evidence produced a lot of Dilated albums. I gave mad respect to Evidence after that! Speaking of which, the production on this album is nuts! You’ve got Alchemist, Babu, Evidence, DJ Premier, Diamond D, 9th Wonder, Oh No, and Jake One! You want to talk about an all-star cast of producers! DAMN! With that said, let’s get into this album. Read the whole album review here: http://www.spoken-thought.com/blog-reviews/