Tag: Guilty Simpson

New Audio: Alex Goose’s Jazzy and Soulful Remix of Freddie Gibbs’ and Madlib’s “Shame”

Over the past 24-26 months or so, the Gary, IN-based emcee Freddie Gibbs has joined a lengthy list of JOVM mainstays as I’ve written quite a bit about him. With the release of his 2009 compilation of […]

2015 has been a busy year for Detroit‘s Guilty Simpson as Stones Throw Records released his latest full-length effort Detroit’s Son earlier this year, and he’s released a couple of incredible, non-album singles featuring collaborations with a number of internationally-based producers. Simpson’s latest single “Greatness” is a collaboration with London-based producer Stone Tone, and it’s comprised of Simpson’s gruff baritone rhyming about being determined to succeed in the face of all odds, haters, duplicitous snakes and others over a production featuring a looped, twisting and turning piano sample, soaring synths and strings, which give the song an inspirational feel, while being bolstered by boom-bap drums. Simply put, the track is real hip-hop and not that bullshit you’d hear on your conglomerate mainstream hip-hop radio station, as the song features an incredibly talented emcee actually saying something relevant and meaningful over dope beats. Certainly, after playing the song you should feel as though you could (and should) go out and there and achieve your own dreams — right this very second.

New Audio: Guilty Simpson Teams Up With Quakers’ Katalyst for The Hard-Hitting “Fractured”

If you’ve been following JOVM over the past couple of years, you may know that Detroit‘s Guilty Simpson is not only one of my favorite emcees, but I think he’s arguably one of contemporary hip-hop’s shamefully unheralded, under-appreciated […]

New Audio: Guilty Simpson’s Politically Charged New Single “Animal” Evokes the National Conversation on Policing Policies and Race

Detroit‘s Guilty Simpson is not only one of my favorite emcees, he is arguably one of contemporary hip-hop’s sadly unheralded and under-appreciated artists; in fact, 2013’s Highway Robbery, a collaborative effort featuring the production work of […]