[Special Thanks:] iLLUMiNOUS music breaks top hit count from 2014!


Thank you to all those viewing, reading, sharing and supporting my blog, iLLUMiNOUS Music. Over a span of just 4 months, I have already broken my record of total number of hits for 2014.

Going further into 2015, I hope to continue to highlight and bring good music to those that are willing to listen, willing to experiment with things that are different and are willing to broaden their horizons. If there is anything anyone would like to see more of, do not hesitate to let me know!!

Thank you all,

-Darris

[Hip-Hop/Rap:] BJ The Chicago Kid (feat. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q & Punch) – It’s True (Remix)


Check out this remix of BJ The Chicago Kid‘s single “It’s True” receiving backup from the likes of Kendrick LamarSchoolboy Q, and Punch. This rap track was “It’s True (feat. Schoolboy Q” originally released by BJ at the end of last year in late December and received critical acclaim. The remix does not disappoint either. [NOTE: The video in the link has sped up the song due to copyright issues, search the web for the original version of the remix or buy the song itself and support your music artists)

The original song:

[Hip-Hop Throwbacks]: [Rap w/Trance Sample] Jeezy & T.I. – F.A.M.E. // Gucci Mane – Dope Show


Our two throwbacks today are from the hip-hop genre, as we revisit two standout tracks from ATL’s Young Jeezy, T.I. and Gucci Mane. The first is “F.A.M.E.” from Young Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103: Hustlaz’s Ambition, the sequel to TM 101 and 102. Comprised of some very unique, even calming beats, the track samples major trance artist, Above & Beyond’s “Air For Life,” a collaboration with fellow trance artist Andy Moor. This results in quite a moving track with none other than The Rubberband Man himself, T.I. delivering some great verses as well.


The next track is an old-favorite off of Gucci’s mixtape Lean, which he released in 2013 alongside two other mixtape projects, Gas and Molly. The three mixtapes are praised as being some of Gucci’s better works and his workmanship and resolve to putting out constant quality music as all three mixtapes were released at the same time. This business model is nothing new, artists the likes of Soulja BoyLil’ WayneLil’ B “The Based God” and many more also rode the hype of releasing constant streams of music and mixtapes, helping to keep them in the media spotlight and of relevance to hip-hop as a whole.