HipHopDX is launching a new weekly Sunday series, Passing Me By: Songs Last Week. Every weekend we will provide readers with three songs from last week, at all levels and styles in Hip Hop that posted on DX, which we feel are worth your while. It’s the ultimate audio catch-up to the fast-paced climate of online Hip Hop coverage.
“Victory Laps (Madvillain Remix)” by DOOMSTARKS
Early last week, Nature Sounds Records revealed that “DoomStarks” is still happening. This is a new name to a five-year project recorded by MF DOOM and Ghostface Killah around 2005 or 2006. Originally believed to be for Def Jam Records during Jay-Z’s “Def Jam Left” string of signings – which included The Roots and others, the album was reportedly never finished, or cleared for release. The label that has released albums from J Dilla, Havoc and Blu noted otherwise this week, announcing news of release plans, and unloading a new “Madvillain remix” to “Victory Laps” . In 2011, anything is possible – just look at Saigon’s The Greatest Story Never Told.
“Royal Mega” and “Brain” by Black Milk and Jack White
Black Milk is a phenomenal musician, as we saw yesterday at the seventh annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival with Random Axe. The producer/emcee was on the radar of The White Stripes’ Jack White, who collaborated with the Decon/Fat Beats/Duck Down Records affiliate on two records “Royal Mega” and “Brain” . Reportedly belonging to a “surprise project,” who knows where this could be headed, but the Tronic creator deserves props in as many circles as possible.
“Sorry 4 The Wait” by Lil Wayne
In true Weezy F. fashion, Lil Wayne beat-jacked Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” for “Sorry 4 The Wait” , the title cut from his just-released mixtape. This record served as one of the tape’s better offerings, and a definite sign of the latest evolution in Lil Wayne’s six-year ascent from Hot Boy to one of Rap’s biggest and most commercial stars of all time.