Brando's TOP HIP HOP SINGLES


Devil in a New Dress Promo Photo Kanye West - “Devil in a New Dress”

“The fact that in less than 72 hours there have been two freestyles over this beat should tell you something. Old school soul sample Kanye is what made the majority of us fans in the first place and for a two minute track that ends abruptly, I want more now. Whatever momentum anybody else HAD going into the 4th quarter was immediately destroyed once Kanye started this twitter thing, although constantly apologizing to Taylor Swift is a little...much? Either way - dope shit.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Sep 07, 2010
Loving You No More Promo Photo Diddy-Dirty Money - “Loving You No More”

“Leak was stuck in my head for the better part of two whole months. Nothing much has changed to move me either forward or backwards on the rating either. Great single.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Aug 30, 2010
Loving You No More Promo Photo Drake - “Loving You No More”

“Leak was stuck in my head for the better part of two whole months. Nothing much has changed to move me either forward or backwards on the rating either. Great single.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Aug 30, 2010
F*ck You Promo Photo Cee-Lo Green - “F*ck You”

“Calling Cee-Lo JUST a genius wouldn't give him justice for this one.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Aug 23, 2010
Power (Remix) Promo Photo Kanye West - “Power (Remix)”

“I'm breaking out the full monty for this one. The breakdown from the original S1 production into Swizz' (actually DIFFERENT) sounding "I Got the Power" interpolation makes me want to get up and dance like I'm at an old school house party. This might be Yeezy's most focused verse in quite sometime, even more straight forward and angry than the original. It's almost as if Jay turned into Gasol for this one and gave Yeezy his Kobe status, at least for now. And this may be something that makes people faint - but Swizz Beats gave Yeezy something to make Power better. Yes, Swizz.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Aug 20, 2010
Power (Remix) Promo Photo Jay Z - “Power (Remix)”

“I'm breaking out the full monty for this one. The breakdown from the original S1 production into Swizz' (actually DIFFERENT) sounding "I Got the Power" interpolation makes me want to get up and dance like I'm at an old school house party. This might be Yeezy's most focused verse in quite sometime, even more straight forward and angry than the original. It's almost as if Jay turned into Gasol for this one and gave Yeezy his Kobe status, at least for now. And this may be something that makes people faint - but Swizz Beats gave Yeezy something to make Power better. Yes, Swizz.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Aug 20, 2010
Power (Remix) Promo Photo Swizz Beatz - “Power (Remix)”

“I'm breaking out the full monty for this one. The breakdown from the original S1 production into Swizz' (actually DIFFERENT) sounding "I Got the Power" interpolation makes me want to get up and dance like I'm at an old school house party. This might be Yeezy's most focused verse in quite sometime, even more straight forward and angry than the original. It's almost as if Jay turned into Gasol for this one and gave Yeezy his Kobe status, at least for now. And this may be something that makes people faint - but Swizz Beats gave Yeezy something to make Power better. Yes, Swizz.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Aug 20, 2010
Sarah Green Sarah Green - “Dirty Rose”

“That's odd to hear about Gem, he was going by Demarco Castle when he was on this Dow Jonez cut featuring Drake I got a couple months back. Me and Nathan already talked about Lupe and his label choices, but I agree with Sarah Green. I remember one of the leftovers from "The Cool", which was "If You Let Me Know" featuring Verbal. Man I loved her voice on that record. This goes hard in the mfin' paint (c. Waka Flocka).”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Aug 07, 2010
Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco - “Dirty Rose”

“That's odd to hear about Gem, he was going by Demarco Castle when he was on this Dow Jonez cut featuring Drake I got a couple months back. Me and Nathan already talked about Lupe and his label choices, but I agree with Sarah Green. I remember one of the leftovers from "The Cool", which was "If You Let Me Know" featuring Verbal. Man I loved her voice on that record. This goes hard in the mfin' paint (c. Waka Flocka).”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Aug 07, 2010
Raphael Saadiq Raphael Saadiq - “It's a Shame”

“We're talking a classic Spinners record here. Ray Ray is probably the closest to top the emotion sustained by the original (sorry Monie Love). Every time I hear the original I have to sing it all the way through, it's had that kind of effect on me.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Jun 23, 2010
Turnt Out Promo Photo The-Dream - “Turnt Out”

“I anticipate this album becoming a bedroom staple, much like Love vs. Money was. Time will tell if it lives up to the first two releases though. And Z, you didn't like Make Up Bag? That jawn was top notch trickin' at its finest.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Jun 22, 2010
J. Cole J. Cole - “The Last Stretch (Freestyle)”

“To use one of Whoo Kid's adlibs: "Got dayum!"”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Jun 19, 2010
XV XV - “T.A.L.K.”

“I've proclaimed XV well deserving of any sort of major publication hype since "The Square In the Circle". T.A.L.K. only increases that sentiment.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Jun 16, 2010
There Goes My Baby Promo Photo Usher - “There Goes My Baby”

“Probably the most straight forward and easily accessable song from Raymond v. Raymond. It's still a strong staple on adult contemporary radio (102.1 in Houston plays it almost non-stop) since it's pre-release promo run so I can't complain at all that it's finally getting a stronger push for radio. Even though the album was much maligned for Usher doing way too much of what his contemporaries are doing, its cuts like these that show he can still stay ahead of the game.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Jun 13, 2010
No Love Promo Photo Eminem - “No Love”

“Nathan may take the minority residency here but it's understandable. The Haddaway sample is almost one of those samples you don't want to hear again due to the sheer "negative" reaction the original gets. However, Just Blaze continues to prove why he is a top ten producer and flips the sample. Surrouding it with some hard hitting drums and a little bit of oomph left over from Wayne's Rebirth sessions, he gives both Wayne & Eminem a palat to pretty much vent. Em's double (maybe even triple time) flow makes you want to run to the nearest lyrics site to pull up what he exactly said and Wayne drops maybe his most focused verse in ages. Let it be clear, Recovery is going to sell by the boatload and register as both a critical and commerical triumph.”

Brando's Rating:                     Posted on Jun 13, 2010

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