Charles Hamilton feat. Aja-Monet – Rosado

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Track 12 off This Perfect Life, which drops June 23rd (free official download; physical copy in stores later this year)

Charles Hamilton feat. Aja-Monet – Rosado

Props to SupaSlick.

Previously: Charles Hamilton feat. Crooked I – Tears Of Fire

After the jump, Aja gives some background on the song.

In reference to this song, “Rosado.” It’s actually quite funny that I ended up spitting on this song. Because I remember (correct me if I’m wrong, Charles) calling him one humid NYC summer with all anxiety of a little kid after listening to some of my favorite Sade songs, telling Charles that it would be dope to read poems over her music and I was surprised that people hadn’t sampled much of her work, but I later found out that this was her choice when I spoke to Erick Sermon about it. then Charles called me sometime last fall asking that I come through midtown Manhattan to vibe with him in the studio. We had some good laughs and catch up time after his recent success and we ended up recording this song “Rosado” together. I think its a song that makes me smile, a nice laid back feel, and I think it also explains a bit more Charles’ infatuation with the color pink which is not a blind infatuation. I understand that his admiration for the color pink has been the nitch for most rappers to throw at Charles in a means to call him “gay” which is a very low blow, because all it does is confront Hip Hops all too familiar homophobia. Although, I may find some of Charles comments or ideas a bit awkward I commend him for throwing it out there and allowing himself to be artistically vulnerable in ways that most rappers deem “too gay.” it has nothing to do with his sexual preference rather he challenges the performance of identity and its therein all too troubling interpretation. God forbid i forget to throw a “no homo” in here and there. I encourage you all to listen to the track and share it with AS many people as possible. The metaphor of pink is far more elaborate than many rappers’ minds seem to be able to think and I guess Charles had it coming with the lyrical punches he’s been throwing at emcees as of late. But if you ask me, it is neccessary. People shouldn’t be threatened by a challenge rather I think it should stimulate creativity and get artists on their game. If anyone sees Charles as anything you should at the very least commend a young man who is trying to reinvent form and the discussion surrounding Hip Hop. It is necessary. As for all these nostalgic Hip Hop folks, aint nothing wrong with ol school Hip Hop lets encourage the New Ol Skool…


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40 Responses to “Charles Hamilton feat. Aja-Monet – Rosado”

  1. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    charles looks disheartened

    like he’s watchin footage of Drake rippin another show in anywhere, U.S.A.

  2. Eastern_Digital Says:

    you a bitch cocksucker, and ya boss is pussy

  3. Eastern_Digital Says:

    D-Block >>>>>>>>>>>>

  4. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    *nah right commenters to very obscure artists posts it up*

    who the fuck is charles?

    lolololol.

  5. premier Says:

    wat would be the single for drake’s retail album? hmmmmmm a song about a girl most likely or a party record with wayne or kanye

  6. Dre Says:

    A record with wayne and another big name.

    Hint: Upcoming tour… Not the one you’re thinking of.

    Mark my words. I’ve already said too much.

  7. Eastern_Digital Says:

    It’s the reincarnation of Reakwon…

  8. Eastern_Digital Says:

    CLIPSE!!!

  9. LiveNation Says:

    Drake sure does rip those shows…

    from the audience doing most of the work for him
    to him proving his singing is mostly studio tricks…

    Drake gets it in and rocks it like none other! DRAKEAMANIA BROTHER!

  10. Eastern_Digital Says:

    yeah im drunk

  11. jimmy valentime Says:

    Drake Wayne and jeezy

    Dre do I get a post lol

  12. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    A record with wayne and another big name.

    ^

    lemme guess.

    he’s hotter on the interwebs than in the skreets.

    am i close?

  13. Dre Says:

    # jimmy valentime Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 10:55 pm e

    Drake Wayne and jeezy

    Dre do I get a post lol
    ________________________

    No you dont because I gave it way basically.

  14. D_Block_4_life Says:

    This Perfect Life drops June 23rd, free download
    ^
    Huh?

  15. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    yeah im drunk

    ^

    mr. me too. bout to climb up in some ill squiter box this side of the western (telly that is).

    PATRON!

  16. Dre Says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Perfect_Life

    “This Perfect Life” is the debut studio album by American rapper Charles Hamilton (rapper). It will be the first album distributed by a major record label for free download on Charles Hamilton’s own website, there will also be a physical copy that can be purchased in stores that will include a DVD of animated videos to help the listener get a better feel for the music. The album will be released digitally on June 23, 2009, though Charles stated on his blog that he just hopes the physical copy will be released by his birthday (November 10th)

  17. D_Block_4_life Says:

    I fuck with both joints that have been leaked off This Perfect Life

  18. Dre Says:

    I like this beat.

  19. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    Drake need to get that new album out pronto…dude needs more material…

    and i hope Boi 1da produces most of it, keep them superproducer tracks to a minimum

  20. jimmy valentime Says:

    I was right !

    Being right is its own reward

    Dre You should get a sense humor …I am just clown around

  21. devond Says:

    awwww dont try to explain the lack of image consuling now- i bet charles hamilton wrote this shit

  22. premier Says:

    we gotta stop talking about Drake b4 “A” Chick pops up and starts stanning about him

  23. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    It will be the first album distributed by a major record label for free download on Charles Hamilton’s own website, there will also be a physical copy that can be purchased in stores that will include a DVD of animated videos to help the listener get a better feel for the music.

    ^

    and? how many rap niggas thas nicer than chuck do the same shit?

    nahright = interscope lackeys?

    lemme find out.

  24. Dre Says:

    >>nahright = interscope lackeys?

    That’s why we shit on Interscope’s (second) biggest artist. Reverse psychology. Nah, right?

  25. devond Says:

    It will be the first album distributed by a major record label for free download on Charles Hamilton’s own website, there will also be a physical copy that can be purchased in stores that will include a DVD of animated videos to help the listener get a better feel for the music.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    this nigga got an association deal

  26. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    That’s why we shit on Interscope’s (second) biggest artist. Reverse psychology. Nah, right?

    ^

    right right. pardon self.

  27. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    DVD of animated videos to help the listener get a better feel for the music.

    ^^

    clips of this nigga playin sonic on sega

  28. Jomoses Says:

    Wait…Charles album is gonna be free download….well obvious it is, but is the shit gonna actually be in stores too?

  29. premier Says:

    on the real the Sonic games fell off

  30. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    clips of this nigga playin sonic on sega

    ^

    *goes for a ring and misses to land on Dr. robotniks contraptions*

    *dies*

    *refreshes tho*

  31. jimmy valentime Says:

    That a photo of charles finding out aubery smashed rhianna

  32. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    as far as going against the label mahine goes tho…..

    who fukin w/danger mouse?

  33. Jay Says:

    *just copped that meth&red album at best buy*

    there was one copy left after mine, so hopefully theyre sellin alright

  34. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    there was one copy left after mine, so hopefully theyre sellin alright

    ^

    out hurr….skreetsis talikin bout BO2. hip hop lives.

  35. james Says:

    Most of ya’ll some fucking haters. Yeah, dude overdosed on the mixtape game and had released plenty of poor music for FREE but this album material is dope.

    Drake is aight and the game is big enough for both of’em.

  36. devond Says:

    im started to think who the fuck decided to give these freshmen fucking deals in the first place asher roth a rasict, wale wants to be a crossover pop act, kid cudi doesnt even rap, bob has an idenity crisis, charles hamilton made a singing diss track to another rapper, wtf blue iz good in my eyes cuzz he want that underground money, mickey facts does fuckin car commercials, cory gunz iz also cool he got a street feel to his music, currency cool two he really already know what the game bout and his album iz crazy underated, ace hood iz a dj khaled package throwaway like wtf these dudes make me sick its like niggaz are scared to be on the radio.
    DRAKE OR DIE but real talk nipsey hussle got that shit

  37. Jersey*made*me Says:

    real talk nipsey hussle got that shit
    ^^
    Word is bond.And J. Cole.I like authentic hard lyrics and Nipsey and Cole are bringing em.

  38. dsunn Says:

    dope track. it *feels* good

  39. Blacky d Says:

    Don’t forget big sean punch lines are sick ass hell
    And why def jam putting out another
    Ace hood album

  40. Stratford Lex Says:

    I need to smoke 2 this

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