Charles Hamilton

Wally $ean from The Message back at ya. Lately, I've been listening to a lot of Charles Hamilton. For those of you hip-hoppers that have been living under a rock for the past year, Charles is the 20 year old emcee hailing from Harlem known for his pink polos (I guess pink's a Harlem thing), his obsession with Sonic the Hedgehog, and his off-kilter mixtapes. Since June alone, he's dropped five mixtapes, one of which (It's Charles Hamilton) just dropped today.

Honestly, I at first thought Charles Hamilton was just another one of those tight pants wearing hipster rappers who have a lot of blogs slobbing their knobs for being able to rhyme "sorry" with "Ferrari" (ahem, Kanye West). Well, turns out I was very much wrong. Charles Hamilton isn't really anything that can be categorized. Listening to one of his mixtapes is a sonic experience (no pun intended). He's got flow like a motherfucker and hilarious, mind-fuck lyrics. In the song "Harlem" off Death of a Mixtape Rapper, he says "I should've made your aunt lick the semen out your mother's vagina." Basically, imagine Biz Markie spitting rhymes with Lil' Wayne's manic flow and Big L's constant shit-talk punch-lines.

Some may interpret that last sentence as, "Oh, so Charles Hamilton's basically a fuckin' joke." Not in the slightest degree. Charles Hamilton is a breath of fresh air in a world of hip-hop dominated by Auto Tune douche bags, cops-turned-coke dealers, and honkey frat boys that think they can rap (note: I'm white so I can say it). He's really one of the only up-and-coming emcees with a major record deal that is actually hip-hop. So without further ado, here are the five mixtapes to which I alluded and a video of the song "November 10th."

Outside Looking In

Death of the Mixtape Rapper

And Then They Played Dilla

Staff Development

It's Charles Hamilton

Charles Hamilton - "Novermber 10th"
Posted on 4:10 PM by Wally $ean and filed under , | 1 Comments »


Guy Fawkes said... @ October 14, 2008 at 9:33 PM

Dissing Kanye West, Rick Ross, and Asher Roth in one sentence is pretty impressive. Need to check out that new mixtape.
I thought this guy was a joke at first too, but he can spit some fire.