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[Hip-Hop/Rap Origins:] Wiz Khalifa’s more “indie & underground hits” // PRE-Celebrity Wiz // [Conscious Hip-Hop / Intelligent Rap:] Common – The Game


Keep the Conversation – Wiz Khalifa

To keep the conversation light, I tell the girl a comical line…

Off of one of Wiz’s earliest mixtapes, Show and Prove, “Keep the Conversation” is a favorite with it’s smooth use of sampling and the very original, unorthodox beats that Wiz often rapped over in his days of coming up. Wiz’s production team was just as fire as the rapper himself and delivered top-quality music that would set the course for a new direction in hip-hop music that began when Wiz emerged (from 2006 onward) and ushered in an era of “unorthodox” rappers such as, Kid CudiCurren$yCharles Hamilton, J. Cole, Wale and many more.

Other notable smash-underground tracks by Wiz include: Moolah and the Guap, Homicide (Remix), Still Blazin’, Won’t Land (with a Lucini sample) and Stu (feat. Juicy J)


The Game – Common

It’s global warmin’,
the world is shifting
watchin’ Sweet Sixteen,
bitchin-ass rich kids!

The ever-classic Common is one of the rappers at the forefront of the “conscious hip-hop” movement or “intelligent hip-hop/rap” as I also call it. Music in this genre (and subsequently, in my playlist of the same name on my iPod) are focused more around the message of the lyrics, use more old-school style or soulful beats or are otherwise non-mainstream.

Common’s Finding Forever was a very iconic album for many reasons and some would say it was the album that jettisoned Common onto the national and international stage. It also signaled his induction into Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music group. He collaborated on the album with British Pop/Hip-Hop songstress Lily Allen (Drivin’ Me Wild), Kanye West (Southside) R&B singer D’Angelo and the late legendary beat-maker, J Dilla (So Far to Go).

So Far to Go (feat. D’Angelo & J Dilla) – Common

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[Trap Hip-Hop / ATL Rap:] Chedda Da Connect – Lost Count (feat. Sy Ari Da Kid)


[Hip-Hop Rap / ATL Rap:]

Chedda & Sy Ari team-up with help from Zaytoven
Chedda Da Connect & Sy Ari Da Kid’s “Lost Count” Produced by Zaytoven

By now you’ve no doubt heard one of the latest nationwide meme crazes “Flicka Da Wrist” by Chedda Da Connect. The unsung underground single sprung into popularity following several viral videos and top vine lists of people showing their own takes and methods of ‘flicking their wrists”.

Chedda Da Connect (Houston born), doesn’t just make meme music. His mixtape, Chedda World showcases his rapping talents over trappy, street-style beats with a bevvy of feature artists from his hometown, as well as Atlanta.

Notably, he collabs with up-and-coming Atlanta rapper, Sy Ari Da Kid on the tape. The two team up on “Lost Count” ; a ridin’ in the whip trappin’, but not in complete turn-up mode track one would sit back and ride low to, or procede to count yo ‘hunnits to. Chedda World also receives back-up from rappers the likes of fellow Vine rapperT-Wayne, Kirko Bangz and Rizzo.

Chedda Da Connect’s Chedda World:
Link (courtesy: LiveMixtapes.com)

Sy Ari Da Kid:
Soundcloud


Check out this music video from Sy Ari Da Kid that’s over 8 minutes long featuring verses from many of ATL’s top rap groups and emcees “300 Spartans” featuring D Dash, Translee, Verse Simmonds, Que, K. Camp, Stuey Rock, Tha Joker, Jose Guapo, Chaz Gotti, Bo Deal, Bambino Gold, Dae Dae, Doe Boy, Scotty ATL, Issa, John John Da Don, Fly Guy Veto, Migos, Tabius Tate, Zuse, Kidd Kidd, Nyemiah Supreme, Jacquees, Retro Jace (Two9) & Fort Knox.

[Funny Trap Anthem] Little Einsteins Theme [886Beatz Trap Remix] – Matthias Gohl & Billy Straus


Blowing up all over Vine and YouTube right now are the #littleEinsteins videos, vines & memes. Set to a trap remake of the original theme song, hailing from the Disney kids’ show of the same name. Producer 886Beatz made the song a trap anthem over a year ago back in January 2014 while practicing sampling. The song recently began skyrocketing into popularity following several mash-ups and humorous viral videos set to the what might become a new trap anthem. EDIT: 886Beatz mentions on his Youtube video that Kenny Knox was the original producer of at least the beat (instrumental) itself, it is unknown at this time if 886Beatz added the Einsteins sample or changed the remix at all).

Remixing or sampling kids theme songs, although not new by any means (see below for a few more kids show remixes) have been getting a lot more attention as many users of the Internet inject children’s songs into Vine videos and other “funny meme” clips. Viral videos and memes have taken heart to iconic kids TV shows (many from the 90’s) such as Spongebob Squarepants, Arthur, Caillou, Doug, Rugrats, That’s So Raven, All That, The Fairly Odd Parents, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Proud Family, Pepper Ann, Jimmy Neutron, Pokemon and more… SEE MORE KIDS SHOW REMIXES BELOW

If you haven’t seen them, here is one good example of the funny viral videos spawned. ^


A quick history lesson: SWAG SWAG, I’m Caillou

NSFW: Caillou Remix Theme/Swagg Version . Back in 2011 I had the good fortune of having my cousin introduce me to Yung God’s “based” remix of the Caillou theme. The song is often incorrectly credited to Lil B “THEBASEDGOD” but is actually by another “based” rapper, Yung God.

Spongebob Krusty Krab Trap Theme (2014)