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It’s hard to think about the thrills of sunshine and warmth, as each day adds on another layer of clothing to our crisp white tees, but Rye Rye rewinds us back to the pleasures of only a month ago with her video for “Sunshine”. The first single from her upcoming album Go! Pop! Bang! is a laid back as a summer day. Miss Fuck-Google-Ask-Me (aka M.I.A.) hook is reminiscent to the good ol’ Arular days of 2004. The star of the show, though is Rye Rye. The Baltimore rapper is here for a gold time, interchanging from a platinum blond wig to her natural cropped hair cut while, as she raps about snatching unsuspecting boys from their hater girls.

*Check 2:19 for an explosion of androgyny courtesy of the asian girl.

Catch the video after the jump…

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Since SeptemBRRR 28 is almost upon us, a slew of leaks from The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted have hit the interwebs. An initial blog post and personal favorite is “Haterade.” In it Gucci says to his haters, “I’m not listening. I’m not interested. My attention only focused on what I get.” Pharrell’s spaceman footprint is all over this record and Nicki Minaj is surprising effective, displaying a serious, toned down persona.

Download \”Haterade\”

“This is something special. This is something new.” Those are high expectations for any artist to live up to, but Kanye West and Co.’s “Lord Lord Lord” is definitely tiptoeing near those affirmations. “Lord Lord Lord” is another installment of Mr. West’s G.O.O.D. Friday series, where he promised via Twitter that he’d be releasing a new song each Friday until Christmas. To quote the man himself, “I’m calling it good Fridays. Y’all know every Friday y’all gone have a new joint from our family. We look at the game completely different now.”

Word.

The instrumental, which heavily sample Nas’ “Find Your Wealth”, is layered with silky synths and a heavy jazz beat. Mos Def’s opening verse stream of consciousness about the wonders of life suits the dreamy track. Kanye’s take is more of an appreciation for the female form, “Her heels set the mood/ where did you acquire those are liars/ when I met you I heard Jesus bells, strings and a choir.”Charlie Wilson’s contribution doesn’t sound as out of place as his previous G.O.O.D. Friday features.

The song is close to perfect until Swizz Beatz walks in with his lackluster verse. His interpretation of a Jay-Z verse fails miserably around the heavyweights around him. Luckily, the two-minute outro reverts from the previous speed bump and coasts smoothly until the end.

Grade:A-

Download \”Lord Lord Lord\”

When I first took a look at Big Sean,  I was immediately a hater. I didn’t know much about the Detroit raised MC except that he had signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. music label and was slated to be the next Kid Cudi. Even though I had drunk a good pitcher of Haterade, I would still give him a chance by downloading a couple of songs and seeing what I liked.

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Two nights ago, Kanye West announced via Twitter that he had just finished a track on his yet untitled album and had to share with the world the following day. Well he held true to his promise and leaked “See Me Now” Featuring Uncle Charlie and Beyonce on Angie Martinez’s radio show. The track is a mutant offspring of “Good Life” and “We Major” set to create havoc on Top 40 radio. There’s nothing outstanding about the track, but it does elicit a good time summer jam feel.

Keep listening until the end for Kanye’s quotable adlibs.

\”See Me Now\” Feat. Beyonce & Uncle Charlie

An Andre 3000 verse are like Elvis sightings. They rarely happen, but when they do the whole world freezes and watches. Here Andre spits a couple of verses that are semi-reminiscent of “International Player’s Anthem”, but it’s a bit difficult to hear with all the tags.

Andre 3000: \”I Do\”

Aubrey Drake Graham is an unheard of force of nature, in a matter of two years he has gone from being a part of the cast of Degrassi to being arguably the most popular hip-hop artist in 2010. How did he do it? Critics say that it has a lot to do with him being co-signed by Lil Wayne. Possibly. Other’s say that his outside appearance is more acceptable to the main stream and that’s why he’s become so big. And there may be some truth to that, but it’s important to give credit when it’s due and Drake does not only have an ear for music, but is a hard worker and you can tell that by listening to Thank Me Later.

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From fashion to Gucci. That’s why I love my blog. I don’t discriminate. You want your hood? We got you! You want your high class? We got you. Here at iconnico.wordpress.com we’ve always got you! Haha.

Even though I try not to support Gucci, you just can’t deny that there’s something about him.

Gucci Mane- \”Zone 6\”

This song is off of the mixtape Mr. Zone 6 with Gucci Mane and Dj Drama.

“I’m so good at ballin’.”

Killer Mike is a good rapper.

Killer Mike’s next album is entitled 16 In The Kitchen.

This is Killer Mike’s “Ready Set Go” featuring T.I. and produced by No I.D.

Listen.

There is too much going on in rap, so I hardly try to dabble into new artists. After I saw this video, though, I decided to endorse Pill. Hius next mixtape 11:40: The Overdose with DJ Drama will be release on the 1st of June. If it sounds anywhere as awesome as this video for “Surroundings” I’ll be the first to download.

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