He knows how to put the blueprint out for you. I thought he dressed very weird, but somehow his music was enticing. From the original on 2013-12-07. Everything else is a spotty affair of hit and miss that ends up feeling much longer than the 52 minutes that are presented to our eardrums. Now, Rocky is ready for his comeback. From the original on January 15, 2013.
It's an interlude really, a nice one, and a conversation between Rocky and Kodak Black, the latter of whom contributes a weary, defeated verse through a collect call from prison. From the original on February 8, 2013. From the original on 2015-12-30. However, there are moments on the album where it all comes together. As New York classicists were holding their ground, the rest of hip-hop looked on, amused, and kept working, taking in outside influences and building their own sounds. An incredibly nasty beat drops reminiscent of 'Peso' and evocative of a junkyard dog barking through a chain link fence.
His attempt to add a literally phoned in verse from an incarcerated Kodak Black may score points for ambition but the overall execution is lacking. He brightens up at the mention of Cudi, of course, but also André 3000, and Nigo. . From the original on 2013-09-27. We are initially focused on Hip Hop, Trap and Electronic Music and as we grow we will branch out into other genres. This is the origin of my legacy and why I really do this shit. If you were hanging on to his stock, chances are that you fully expected something special with Testing.
But he bangs his head on the glass ceiling with his third album and perhaps it is time to realize that our expectations of him are simply too high. But each of these rappers is immediately identifiable as part of the New York rap lineage. From the original on 2013-09-28. Maybe not right now, but eventually. From the original on March 21, 2014. But for one memorable session, Rocky invited a college professor who studies psychedelic neuroscience and psychedelic-assisted therapy to a recording session with Skepta. For his 25th birthday, Nigo surprised him with a Goyard trunk that had Star Trak and Nigo stamps all over it.
From the original on 1 November 2012. From the original on 2012-12-30. Both sound better on paper than they do in practice. From the original on 2013-12-12. From the original on April 19, 2013. Advertisement Other cities have been playing that role for years.
From the original on September 7, 2013. Unfortunately, those moments are fleeting on Testing. As well as this we keep up to date with whats going on in the music industry and related topics, for more info and exclusives visit our. Please consider signing up to to access the fastest, cleanest, ad-free WhoSampled experience for a small subscription fee. From the original on August 6, 2016. And Carti, he a playboy. We gotta mark that one off.
Maybe it was a combination of everything. His confidence and fearlessness has always been his calling card, and Testing is more of him bravely stepping out of the box to try something new. Archived from on December 31, 2012. From the original on 25 October 2012. At one point, he and his stylist Matthew Henson break out in spontaneous dance. Time will only tell, but here are five things that jumped out at us upon having a first listen of his third studio album. This one, presumably a reference to the , has a Live.
From the original on June 2, 2015. From the original on March 5, 2016. Several times during the listening session, he raps to himself, and then to me, clearly excited about his new work. Later that night Drake was in a small V. This will go off in the clubs.
From the original on 2016-02-14. Before I knew it I was a fan. I could be homeless still. Why he move his pants up and down like a scrapper? From the original on January 18, 2013. From the original on January 17, 2013. When Rocky first showed up on the scene in 2011, we were all taken back with his approach to making music. From the original on 2013-11-10.