Single You Out: Rahim Samad – Certified

Rahim Samad is not done making that dope music even after just releasing an album, Travel Properly: Motion Picture Soundtrack.  This instrumental really compliments Samad’s flow considerably.   It’s laid back and his voice just rises to the top, commanding attention. Samad is mad underrated in my mind but I can easily see him generating the buzz to push him to the next level.

Top 50 Songs (2013)

Disclaimer:  It is hard and challenging to pick 50 tracks from the thousands upon thousands that dropped this year.  It is merely an attempt to list my favorite cuts of 2012.  Click the links to listen to the song!  I think it’s a great list.  There were a lot of great songs crafted this year and I know I left off some good ones.  I listened to 5,000+ tracks from 2012 alone this year, so as an artist, if you made this list you know you are on the forefront of my iTunes!

1. Said BeforeGoldini Bagwell

2. Rhyme Of The YearNino Bless

3. BelieversMayday

4. Outlive, Outshine Theo3

5.  WarStryfe and Marc Byrd

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Rahim Samad – Alkahest (Video)

Rahim Samad is one of my favorite new names for 2013.   I just got put onto him a couple of months ago and he hasn’t disappointed since.  This video, and more so the song, are just a reflection of the overall talent that I hope to hear with the coming of his new album,  Travel Properly: Motion Picture Soundtrack.  Be sure to check out the other two tracks I featured HERE.

Single You Out: Rahim Samad – Have Discipline

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Here’s another new name to my inbox, and I am glad to offer it up to you to listen.  This joint from Rahim Samad is nice.  Again, some guys are just blessed with a voice to be an emcee, and Samad qualifies.  He rips this banger from producer KeyBoy (again, another dope producer from France?  What’s in the water over there?)  The rhymes are also of the highest quality.  The whole vibe is reminiscent of something from 1994.  Ain’t nothing wrong with that.  As fat as I know this is not attached to a bigger project, but I am interested in hearing more from him.