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[G House:] SONNY BANKS – Good Girls


[Gangsta House:]

The genre of house continues to evolve every day. Contained in the same sub-family as Bass House is G-House, house that frequently samples gangsta rap vocals alongside heavy bass. These types of songs are filthy, dirty and exactly the kind of tracks you’d hear in the deeper cuts of a rave, or somewhere they don’t play pop EDM.

Sonny Banks “Good Girls” is a great example of pumped up G-House (some of it is more downtempo) and is expectable from fellow Confession label mate to Dustycloud and Loge21.

Check it out above.

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[Throwback: Emotive Hip-Hop] Best of Joe Budden: Sidetracked // Other Deep, “Emo” Rappers – Cudi, Cinos, Charles Hamilton


[Emotive Hip-Hop Throwback:] Joe Budden – Sidetracked // More deep-emotive hip-hop at end of this post:

[Coldplay “Lost” sample:]

Just because I’m losin’
Doesn’t mean I’m lost,
Doesn’t mean I’ll stop
Doesn’t mean I will cross…


From The Dope Chronicles (Feb 2015)

Song: Sidetracked |
Album: Halfway House |
Year: 2009

“I’ve lost so many relationships, is it, just because I don’t relate to shit?”

Source: Best of Joe Budden v.2: #28 Sidetracked

Joe battles with an inner issue in this song. Is there something deeper in this song that what’s on the surface? Maybe. To me, it seems like his old friend depression is the cause behind his lack of focus and flip-flop of things.

At times he’s pumped, he’s motivated, he’s ready to hit the studio but then there’s days where he doesn’t want to do that. He sees it as pointless. It’s a waste of time.


This throwback post recalls one of Joe Budden‘s “unreleased” tracks from his 2009 mixtape Halfway House, an EP many speculate, Budden wrote while depressed. As someone who has dealt with bouts of the ailment myself I can relate in parts of his “Sidetracked” song [Sometimes I wanna make music/sometimes I feel it’s just useless…] a deep recollection of the darker side to fame over hip-hop beats (and a sick Coldplay sample).

In general, I try to avoid depressing music but there are times when it feels right to me (especially during the colder months). Sometimes the raps can hit close to home and stir emotions, at other times (to me) these songs may be sonically great, or have a sick beat/sample but the depressing lyrics turn the would-be banger into a “pity-party” that I probably wouldn’t play around other people at least not for cranking round the city or getting ready to hit the clubI feel neutral as this music certainly has it’s place; some of Kid Cudi’s greatest tracks are fairly sad. But, Cudi balances it pretty well.

This mixtape of Budden’s, a lot of Charles Hamilton’s music, almost all of Cinos‘ songs I’ve heard (apart from Rain Zone) and even some from Lil B squarely fit this bill. How do you feel about songs that are sad?

Other Good Sad and Emotive Rap Highlights:

Kid Cudi – Going to the Ceremony

Charles Hamilton – Happy Ending
https://www.youtube.com/bP4yaxRVIjg

Cinos – Lighthouse Zone

Cinos – Rain Zone (not emotive, but just damn good)

Cage – Blood Boy

Some stylish music for rap/choreo. Parov Stelar’s “Booty Swing”


Parov Stelar – Booty Swing [Classical EDM Music]

I like me some Parov Stelar. He produces some great stuff with a jazz, classical vibe mixed with electronic influence. Many of his songs feature saxophones used in ways even my dad might appreciate (and he hates my music, or at least he used to).

Funny my grandfather was a saxophonist…..
This song & Chambermaid Swing (from the alcohol commercial) are two personal favorites. You can find Youtube Videos for each and Youtube Remix Music Videos (where people synced old-timey dance video’s with Stelar’s neo-classical elecrtro-dance songs).

Again not local ATL sorry, but good music nonetheless. Local acts coming soon!!