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New Music: Joey Bada$$ – “My Jeep” Feat. Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, and Chuck Stranger

28 Oct


Joey Bada$$ and his his “Beast Coast” affiliates (Issa Gold of The Underachievers and Meechy Darko of Flatbush Zombies) link up on the Lee Brandon produced, “My Jeep”. The mellow posse cut is set to be on the retail release of Joey’s Summer Knights mixtape. The commercial version of Summer Knights will drop tomorrow and “My Jeep” is one of the two new songs featured on it. Tracklisting and the remaining Smoker’s Club tour dates are below:

Summer Knights EP Tracklist:
01. Hilary $wank
02. My Yout feat. Maverick Sabre
03. Sit N’ Prey feat. Dessy Hinds & T’nah Apex
04. 95 Til Infinity
05. #LongLiveSteelo feat. T’nah Apex
06. My Jeep feat. Meechie Darko, Issa Gold, Chuck Strangers
07. My Yout feat. Collie Buddz

The Smoker’s Club Tour (Featuring Pro Era, Ab-Soul, and The Underacheivers)
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/30 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/01 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
11/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/06 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
11/09 – Santa Ana, Ca @ The Observatory #
11/11 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/12 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
11/13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
11/16 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse LIve
11/17 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East #
11/20 – Tallahassee, FL @ Coliseum Tallahassee
11/21 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
11/22 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central
11/23 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live!
11/26 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts


The Pro Era Cypher

19 Oct

Tis the season for …cyphers. After being overlooked by the BET Hip Hop Awards, Joey Bada$$ and a multitude of Pro Era affiliates decided to take matters into their own hands and create the “Pro Era Cypher”. The cypher was shot in Statik Selektah’s basement in black and white with Statik Selektah on the 1’s and 2’s, and was of course heavily influenced by the 90’s. Honestly, this cypher turned out to be much more entertaining than many of the lackluster performances presented in the Hip hop Awards cyphers this year. *Here comes the plug* If you find yourself feening for even more cyphers get ready for the sickerthanyouravg cypher, coming to you soon; you will not be disappointed. Watch the Pro Era Cypher as well as the most talked about cypher of the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards (TDE’s) below.

Memorial Day Rewind: Last week in music

28 May

If you’re wondering about the lull between this post and the last post made on sickerthanyouravg blame it on the struggle called life. (lol) While I’m wrapping up last weeks of school—finals and all—Chisom just moved out to New York to intern for the one and only XXL magazine (WOOT WOOT). With that being said I thought that it would be nice to take a moment and look back at last week in music;whether you’re letting your Memorial Day barbecue digest or scoping out some memorial day online sales, like me.

Beyonce releases the full version “Grown Woman”:
While we had heard snippets of Beyonce’s single, “Grown Woman” fans were feening to hear the full CDQ version of this song. Well the fans finally got what they wanted; I love Timbaland’s fun production on this song and the African influences. I can’t wait for the music video to this track. Go head Queen Bey.

While speaking of Beyonce, the Dream teamed up with Beyonce and 2Chainz to drop “Turnt”—a song that already had bloggers buzzing before even coming out. The song was definitely not what I expected but is a nice collab and makes being ratchet sound surprisingly smooth. While IV play is set to officially drop tomorrow it seems like you can listen to the entire album on Vevo.

Ciara Teams Up With Nicki Minaj
Ciara drops a new song from her upcoming self titled album, CIARA featuring the eccentric first lady of YMCMB. The song drew attention due to alleged shading of Rihanna by both Ciara and Nicki. I’m not really feeling this one but I love hearing R City’s touch on this, check it out yourself.

On the hip hop tip the Black Hippie crew dropped a dope remix to Rocko’s (controversial) “UOENO”. I must add that it was nice hearing Jay Rock snap on this track since he seems to have been in the background for a quite a while. Every member of TDE equally did their thing.

“Mojitos and Little Dragon”
Brooklyn’s own renaissance man, Melo-X drops a new summer tinged single, entitled “Mojitos and Little Dragon” produced by Abjo. The song is the first single from Melo’s upcoming EP GOD:HiFi (a follow up to GOD:LoFi), set to drop next month.

“100 Grand” (Remix) Music Video
The Bay’s own, Iamsu dropped a music video for what is basically one of my favorite songs out, “100 Grand” (Remix) the song features Californian rappers Kool John (The Bay) and Problem (LA) and also New Orlean’s Juvenile. The video was directed by Giovani Hidalgo and mainly features performance clips. I loved seeing an OG like Juve show love to up and comers from a different region and hearing how Juvienile’s flow complimented the track in general.

Chuck Inglish’s new solo EP
Chuck Inglish dropped his free ep Droptops, something that I was looking forward to. This tape would fit in at almost any Memorial Day kickback giving great summer music. Although lyricism isn’t Chuck’s strongest point, his music automatically puts you in a “cooler than” mindset; combine this with Chuck’s top notch production and this EP makes for a quality listen. My favorite songs at the moment are “Drops” and “Dangerous” I give this tape a rating of 4/5.
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“In A Minute”
Chuck Inglish isn’t the only ex Cool Kids member putting in work. Sir Michael Rocks drops a new song called, “In A Minute” featuring Dash and Ab-Soul, produced by Mac Miller aka Larry Fisherman. I love Larry’s trippy production on this song and how it compliments Ab-Soul’s voice. The track is off of the upcoming While You Wait project which serves as a prequel to the also upcoming Banco.

New York’s own Joey Bada$$ announced on twitter that he will be dropping a new ep on June 12th entitled “Summer Knights”. June looks like it will be a busy one for new hip hop releases…

summer knights

Goodie Mob drops new music
Atlanta’s Goodie Mob drops a new single “Special Education” with Janelle Monae on the chorus. The song surprised many with Cee-lo rapping and not singing once in the song. I love the message and overall feel of this one. There was also an announcement made that Goodie Mob will be dropping a new album called, Age Against the Machine; the first album featuring all four members since 1999.

Macaroni Time
In the midst of Chief Keef’s eventful life ie. Getting arrested in Atlanta, allegedly getting engaged to a video “model”, etc. Keef makes time to drop an amazingly uneventful video for his new song “Macaroni Time”. This video differs from his older videos that were shot in his house due to him being on house arrest being shot instead in a…backyard. I’mma have fun trying to decipher this one, 3hunna.

Animal Pharm
Another Chicago native who is also quite controversial in his own right, Lupe Fiasco surprised listeners with a new track called “Animal Pharm”. Lyrically dexterous as ever, this is definitely full of “rewindable” wordplay.

Travi$ Scott drops Owl Pharoah
Freshman class member, Travi$ Scott drops his long anticipated Owl Pharoah. In my view this record is more of a free album rather than a mixtape. I have not been able to listen to this album thoroughly enough yet for a rating but it’s something worth listening to. I also had the pleasure of watching Travi$ perform for the time, this weekend at CSU East Bay’s Springfest.

Wale drops new music
I hate referring to an artist as old versions of themselves (ie. “Old Kanye”) but Wale’s new song “Love Hate Thing” featuring Sam Dew, reminds me of “old” pre MMG Wale. It has the soulful, slightly introspectiveness without coming off as simpish or forced–and best of all no “maybach” drops in the background.

Pharrell is Happy
The ageless Pharrell who produced the Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack which is set to drop next month, releases the infectious song, “Happy” from the soundtrack. Skateboard P’s vocals on this song are so sweet, combined with the positive lyrics that it almost forces a smile from the listener.

Biggie’s Birthday
The late Christopher Wallace AKA Biggie Smalls would have turned 41 on May 21st. In his honor Hot 97’s now infamous DJ, Mister cee dropped a special Birthday Mix
OF’s Earl Sweatshirt joins Mac Miller to drop his new song “Guild”; the song even has a basedgod shoutout and features a very different sound for the two MCs. I wonder when Doris is dropping…

and last but not least YMCMB apparently has signed Paris Hilton.
…enough said
-Christine Ahamefule (@Cleanyournyash)

Sunday Seven: This Past Week In Music

6 May

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This week in music has been quite an eventful one. We over here at Sicker Than Your Average decided to take a look at some noteworthy news items and releases from this past week, for anyone who missed anything. Enjoy!

-Chisom Uzosike

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XXL 2013 Freshman Cypher Round 1: Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Travi$ Scott

27 Apr

For those who haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the first round of XXL Freshman Cyphers. Looking at the MCs in the lineup, I was afraid Travi$ Scott might get left in the dust, lyrically. However, I must admit…he held his own. Check it out! We’ll be bringing rounds 2 and 3 to you shortly.

-Chisom Uzosike

New Music: Joey Bada$$ – “Day In The Life”

4 Apr


Hot 97 DJ/Host/Hip Hop Head Peter Rosenberg will soon be releasing his anticipated mixtape New York Renaissance. Mr. Rosenberg has decided to up the anticipation for his upcoming project by releasing the opening track. Who better to start off New York Renaissance than a young MC who strives to recapture that era – Joey Bada$$. “Day In The Life” features intricate lyricism, fused with a beautifully haunting instrumental (crafted by producer Harry Fraud). I’m excited for what New York Renaissance has to offer.

– Chisom Uzosike

New Music: Joey Bada$$ Feat. Chance The Rapper – “Wendy N Becky”

26 Feb

Wendy N Becky

It’s a special occasion when two members of our Freshman List decide to collaborate. Young MCs Joey Bada$$ and Chance The Rapper combine their powers of lyricism to bring us “Wendy N Becky”This collaboration is especially exciting for me – For a while, I’ve  been wondering what a collaboration between these two MCs could sound like. Their respective styles compliment each other beautifully. Chance’s quick, witty, and effortless delivery serves as a welcome contrast to Joey’s methodical, deliberate, and subtle lyricism. I sure hope this is the first of many collaborations between these two.

– Chisom Uzosike

Joey Bada$$ & Pete Rock: Classic In The Making

20 Feb

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Joey Bada$$ has NO intention of slowing down. Earlier this year, he released “Unorthodox”, a track produced by the legendary DJ Premier. Now he’s in the studio with another legendary producer – Pete Rock. For those of you who are new to Hip Hop, Pete Rock and DJ Premier are, arguably, the two most influential producers in the history of East Coast Hip Hop. The fact that Joey has enlisted both of these legends means the following:

1. He has earned some serious respect. Remember…these guys worked with Nas…on Illmatic.
2. He doesn’t plan on selling out any time soon.
3. He intends for his upcoming debut album to be a CLASSIC.

Needless to say, I’m pretty excited.

-Chisom Uzosike

Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Prod. by DJ Premier)

25 Jan


I’m a little late (11 days to be exact) to this, but it’s cool…after all, this site just came into existence a couple days ago. This track is special, as it features one of my favorite new MCs teamed up with my favorite legendary producer. I proudly present to you: “Unorthodox”.

– Chisom Uzosike


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