Mixtape of The Week: Lil Wayne “No Ceilings”

I know all the Lil Wayne heads out there are happy to find out that Lil Wayne’s much anticipated mixtape “no ceilings” was released a few days early. As far as Lil Wayne goes I think he is overrated in some aspects, but I gotta give props where props are due. This mixtape is hot! I liked every track on this joint so that is why it’s the mixtape of the week. To download click here.Also after you check it out leave a comment under this post on how you feel about the new material. If you have any suggestions on what should be next weeks mixtape of the week shoot me an email at spokenrap@gmail.com peace.


Slacking Much?

Yes I know I’ve been slacking big time shoot me. LOL previously I did a post saying that spokenrap was back in full effect and it ended up not happening, you see in the beginning my vision for this blog was to bridge the gap between spokenword and hip-hop. But after awhile I realized this blog has to the potential to be so much more than that so I took another break to figure out a direction for this blog. Well I said that to say this I’M BACK!!!!! (for real this time lol) expect daily(sometimes weekly) updates, interviews, downloads and much much more. I will also be making my comeback on youtube very shortly most likely tomorrow so definently be on the lookout for that. Until then please go subscribe to my youtube channel here.

Mixtape of The Week: “The Messengers”

In a previous entry I posted the first three tracks to the much anticipated mixtape from rapper’s K’naan and J.Period entitled “The messanger.” Which is a tribute to music greats Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, and Fela Kuti. Well now the mixtape is available in its entirety and I must say I’m feelin’ this one hard! so I decided to name it the mixtape of the week download it here and let me know if you agree.

SpokenRap’s Schedule stay posted and spread the word!!!

Alright Im back from Hiatus yall so spokenrap is officialy back in effect! had to get my mind right because I was fresh out of ideas lol but its all good. I’ve come to realize that things are alot easier when you have some sort of schedule to go by so from now on this blog will have some sort of schedule of the things I will be posting daily. That way no matter what I’ll have something to post. And of course in addition to the daily blogs I will post some of my random ish when I feel like it I wouldnt me if I didn’t 🙂 lol. So the schedule is as following.

Monday- Mixtape/Album of the Week
Tuesday- Hot preformances or Def Poetry Jam vids
Wednesday- Artist Spotlight
Thursday- PoeticRymes Upadate’s
Friday- RealTalk With PoeticRymes
Saturday/Sunday- Random
**in addition to the topics listed above I will be posting other blogs here and there also Im thinking about some writers to SpokenRap if you are interested or you know someone who is please contact me at spokenrap@gmail.com much love to yall stay tuned!!!!!


Yes I know Ive been gone but there is a reasnable explaination on why lol just work with me yall SpokenRap will be back on September 21, 2009 you may see a post here and there until then but I wont be in full effect until the 21st.

Hot Downloads!: Southern Music Round Up

Pic Via reatalknyT.I.- T.I. Live From The Forest City Correctional Facility Mixtape [datpiff]

Ester Dean- Drop it Low [Straight From The A]

Rich Kids- Wassup [GreenHitz]

Lil Wayne- Major [RealTalkNY]

Yung Joc- The Grind Flu album [StraightFromTheA]

Soulja Boy- Successful remix [Zshare]

Preformances: Lil Kim and Cyndi Lauper

Now I waited some time to post this only because I was looking for the right words to say. I’ve seen this story on several blogs and all of them said one of two things, some found this to be a great performance while others thought of it as a utter fail. I even took it to twitter and asked my followers what they thought of it and got the same responses! so now I’ll do my best and give you my take on it. Those of you that know me know that I am a HUGE lil Kim stan when I first heard about her singing with Cyndi Lauper at Nelson Mandela’s birthday I was nervous that my girl would embarass herself, but after watching the video I could see that with some good voice lessons Kimmy has potential! not to become a full time singer or anything like that but maybe sing on a chorus or two. Regardless on how you felt about her singing skills you must admit that this preformance was a great moment for Hip-Hop and music in general. Some of you may think I’m crazy for saying that but think about it, two women from completely different genres coming together in unity and collaborating. I just love the way they went from Cyndi Lauper’s hit “Time after Time” to one of Lil Kim’s hits “Lighters Up.” They where able to connect these two very different songs and find a common ground. Also by them singing “Lighters Up” it made me listen to the words and see that the song had a strong meaning “I come from Bed-Stuy,niggas either do or they gon’die Gotta keep the ratchet close by Someone murdered, nobody seen, nobody heard it Just another funeral service Niggas will get at you, come through shinin’ they yap you In broad day light kidnap you Feds get clapped too, police stay on us like tattoos Niggas only grind cause we have to Money is power, sling crack, weed and powder Fiends come through every hour S’all about that dollar and we nuh deal with cowards Weak lambs get devoured by the lion In the concrete jungle, the strong stand and rumble The weak fold and crumble, it’s the land of trouble.” to me this preformance was some what reminiscent of Aerosmith and Run DMC’s barrier breaking collaboration on the 1986 hit “Walk this Way.” Although Kimmy and Cyndi’s performance was a little rough the point was definitely made. Check out the preformance below and give me your take on it, and peep minutes 2:38-2:51 I see you Cyndi gettin your rap on you better get it! lol.