Vado and Raheem DeVaughn make some gangsta Quiet Storm hip-hop with It’s You. Check it out.

This one is surprisingly dope.  Vado and Raheem mesh much better than you would expect.

Click here to download.  It’s a fine line between corny and laid back, but when a hip-hip ballad is done properly it’s a good look.  Here are a few others that have straddled the line well:

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This is the second joint we’ve posted from Stalley. Dude is really dope. This one is called Monkey Ish.

The song samples the mighty Pimp C (R.I.P.) from UGK:

Click here to download.  You can find more Stalley here.  And, here’s a classic joint from UGK:

There’s been a lot of heat around Pusha T since he linked with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music but Malice has always been my favorite half of The Clipse. Check out his verse on Ab Liva’s Where Do We Go.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the brothers Thornton, aka The Clipse.  Who do you think is nicer on the mic?

Rick Ross’ 9 Piece ft T.I. sounds like the third part of a trilogy that started with MC Hammer and B.M.F. What do you think?

Click here to download.  Here are parts 1 and 2 of the “trilogy”:

While we’re celebrating dope producers from the 90’s, check out this new track Large Professor did for this Nas verse.

This is a remix to Nas’ No Ideas Original.  The drums Large Professor used for the remix are reminiscent of those he used for Nas’ Halftime.

Click here to download.  Here are some of Large Professors classic joints:

And of course the song that launched Nas’ career:

Swizz Beatz’ Monster Mondays have almost made up for the lack of G.O.O.D. Fridays. Almost…Check out We Keep It Rockin’ with Maino, Jadakiss, Jim Jones and Joell Ortiz.

They go in on the classic beat used by the Ultramagnetic MCs on Funky and then 2Pac and Dr. Dre on California Love.

Click here to download.  Here’s California Love for the West Side:

…and Funky for the East Coast OG’s:

 

 

Here’s some new music from Uncle Snoop Dogg ft Hustle Boys, who sound like the 2010 version of Tha Dogg Pound. The video is called For the Good Times.

This one looks like it was funded by Landy cognac but the music is cool, so it’s all good.

Check the comparison to Tha Dogg Pound:

The West Side is making a long-awaited comeback.