Music Recommendation – Single – Ludacris ft. Miguel, Good Lovin’

If you don’t normally like Miguel’s music, this is definitely not the song for you. I can like his hooks depending on who he sings for/with, and Ludacris sounds solid. I like this song a lot, and since it was just released last night, I figured I would share it.

Luda has been leading up to Good Lovin’ with some real freestyles, and previews the sound of his new EP Burning Bridges which is due for release in December. This song is Ludacris’ attempt to become part of the new elite group of rappers, so does it do the trick?

Well, the song is absolutely a start. Obviously one song will not make us call Ludacris better than Eminem or Kendrick Lamar, but if he continues his pace and shows that he can rap hard on a fast track (which I know he can), then I could see him having a serious comeback.

I have hardly talked about the song, namely because it is everything you would expect of a song with Miguel on the hook. Similar to Lotus Flower Bomb, or even Power Trip, and more of the same. Ludacris changes it up, which is good. The song just induces yawning after a while though, but I am more lukewarm towards Miguel’s voice than most.

So overall I would rate the song at 8.75/10. You can give the song a listen over at HotNewHipHop.com:

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-Austin Heath

P.S. Special little celebration as this is post #200 to start November. I’ve got a couple of big albums I’m writing about this month lined up, so I think November will be pretty exciting.

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Music Recommendation – Single – DJ Drama ft. Future, Young Jeezy, T.I. and Ludacris, We In This

We In This is one of my favorite rap/hip-hop songs out there, and DJ Drama is one of the most underrated artists in the game. This track is sick and a real pump-up song. Every verse is consistently solid, especially T.I. and Ludacris, who absolutely slay their spots. The beat is hard-working and production was successful in making the song excellent.

This was one of the singles off of DJ Drama’s debut album, Quality Street Music. The sequel, Quality Street Music 2, is on its way and should be here next year. I will be recommending other DJ Drama tracks as time goes on, as overall some songs are not my thing but there are a few that are worth sharing. This is one of them.

Unfortunately, Jeezy’s verse is a bit bland and Future’s hook, while catchy, is impossible to understand. The song is very easy to listen in full, it is entertaining and definitely worth a listen. Overall I would rate it at 9.5/10. This is an all-timer for me, so I seriously recommend a listen below:

-Austin Heath

Music Recommendation – Single – DJ Khaled, Welcome to My Hood (Remix)

I listed the artists featured in the song below, as there are a lot. This legendary collaboration comes from DJ Khaled’s 2011 album, We The Best Forever. The first 10 ranked verses are pretty insane, and this 7-minute rap-fest is impressive all-together.

In the end, it was hard to rank some of these. Even at #6 I think Ludacris is one of the best verses on the track, but the others above him are still even better. T-Pain kind of ditches the hook after the first couple of verses, but it hardly changes the pace of the song.

Overall, I would rate the song at around 9.5/10. One of the best rap songs out there and highly underrated, Welcome to My Hood has a couple of disappointing verses but features some great talent from several notable rappers. Here are my rankings on the features in the song, which you can listen to below the list:

1. Ace Hood

2. T-Pain

3. Twista

4. Bun B

5. Busta Rhymes

6. Ludacris

7. Game

8. Jadakiss

9. Wake Flocka

10. Fat Joe

11. Mavado

12. Birdman

13. DJ Khaled

-Austin Heath