On a day where a couple rappers I like drop terrible tracks, my underground appreciation keeps me surefooted. Ok, first off, the new Lupe Fiasco and Mr Muthafuckin’ Exquire tracks are weak sauce, Google that crap, you’ll be sorrily dissapointed. On the flip side, Pittsburgh’s #1 rap prospect, Beedie, hits another one out of the park. Now if the Pirates could only do the same. We caught up with the kid recently, in case you missed that, click here.
Beedie’s tour just got announced, a couple of those shows will include some other ZIF approved artists, including Too Deep. In case you missed our exclusive interview with Beedie, peep it here. Here’s hoping we can get the Pittsburgh saliva spitter a show in L.A. soon, working on it
I admire our ability to filter exceptional content for my readers, in essence, that’s why blogs have made it through the trend-heavy rise and fall of internet phenomenons. Nowhere is that more satisfying than sharing great music from an artist on the come-up. That brings me to this interview with Pittsburgh rapper, Beedie. There’s no doubt that Pittsburgh is finally on the rap map after the meteoric rise of Wiz Khalifa and the subsequent success of fellow Rostrum Records artist Mac Miller. When I was introduced to Beedie’s music I had no idea on where he came from, it didn’t matter. His sound can best be described as a contemporary take on Boom Bap combined with the steady swagged out flow you would expect from a young wordsmith intent on making power moves. He’s a throwback rapper in many ways and yet I thank the rap gods that guys like this still spit. As 1/2 of the rap duo Varsity Squad and formerly 1/2 of Ill Spoken along with Mac Miller, there’s little denying, Beedie stands out. When artists I respect have something to say, it’s always an honor to chop it up with them. Be sure to check out the interview with him in it’s entirety or broken down into three parts after the jump.
My fears lately have been that too many artists that I put my faith in for the ’09 are rapidly falling apart; perpetuating the notion that the new generation of young MC’s are a class below their forefathers. Between Wale, B.o.B. and Wiz Khalifa I’m not sure I can see 3 feet in front of me, let alone predict the future of rap. Wiz was my safety net, the assured pick, the affirmed torch bearer. Since his profile piece featured in Rolling Stone in 2006, Wiz Khalifa has inspired a new generation of hip hop heads, the Crackpackers! The Show & Prove mixtape will go down as a quintessential mixtape masterpiece. I challenge anyone to write a negative critique of that mixtape in under 500 words that doesn’t come across as pure rat dung. That being said, Wiz has been slipping hard of late, from abusing your Twitter to dropping the lackluster Flight School mixtape. It’s all very disappointing; there was once a time I would have picked Wiz to spit over one of our produced tracks over anyone else. Now? Fuck it, give me Nipsey Hussle and we’ll take flight from there.
Wiz Khalifa has been highlighted on Zebreezy a ton, frankly, he’s my favorite rapper. Peep all the Khalifa content you can get your hands on by typing ” Wiz” in our search engine. Khalifa has been dropping knowledge on wax/CD for almost 7 years now. Considering he’s only 21 and just signed a major deal with Warner Brothers it’s fitting that his latest “Mixtape” is titled “Flight School”, you know, because he’s taking off and all….
Peep and download “Never Ever” , new joint off Flight School which dropped today and can be purchased right here.