10 Wackest things that infested Hip-Hop this year
Whoever put this guy on, and in the spotlight, needs to take off his ear muffs, take out the ear plugs, and listen again. Then I will send that Eskimo dude from The Godfather II to take him on a fishing trip immediately after. Rick Ross may have one of the greatest ear for beats, but when it comes to his roster, there is no explination to how Mill was excepted into the fold. When I first heard this guy rap, I thought of Kanye West...that is before Slow Jamz or Through the Wire...you remember that verse on Blueprint 2(or Blueprint 2 even?)??? Yeah, that’s how good this guy is. On the real though, I think Magoo(from Timbaland & Magoo) should battle him, that might be kind of entertaining to listen to, unlike anything else his “career” might turn out.
9. Lil B’s verse on No Celings
When I read that The Game said that Lil B is “one of the wackest rappers of all time”, I laughed and then wondered about the validity of his statement. When he mentioned why, I could easily reason with his point of view. That verse might be one of the worst things I have ever heard from someone who earns a living making music. No I am not going to name the song, because I don’t want anyone to be subjected to such one of the worse raps I ever heard. That is until...
8. Shyne’s verse on The Carter IV Outro
Who let this guy on the mic during this session? Popped in this track and was like Bun B, I can see this, he’s spittn’. Nas just spit religion on the track, let’s see whats next... Shyne haven’t heard him for a while. Let’s see what he has to say...my god! Was he chewing on cardboard during that recording? How’d he go from a B.I.G impersonator, to sounded like an asthmatic Shaggy(The one from Scooby-Doo, not the other one)? There is no excuse for that.
7. Drake Ft Rhianna-Take Care
What in the 90’s just happened here? I mean I been in Europe a good portion of the year, but this is unacceptable. I am waitng for the guys from Night At The Roxburry SNL skits to come out and start dancing. Super corny, and using a sample from something that was actually listenable (the Gil Scott/Jamie XX collab)someone needs to Take Care of this.
I didn’t listen to Mr Muthafuckin Esquire’s album(which was dope)for two months just because of this cover. There is no explanation why this needed to be the artwork.
5.Chris Brown- Mixtape(I wont even waste my time finding out the name of this again)
I really enjoy dissing this guy anymore. But the question remains, who keeps allowing this guy to do stuff like this? I demand his Yes-Men reveal themselves! Chris, you got money, and you got mental issues that need to be dealt with. In what universe does a Mixtape featuring you “rapping” solve the problems going on in your mind? Another question is why 9th Wonder, David Banner, and The Justice League allowed their names,and music to be associated with this? Last but not least, why do you feel the need to subject your fans(which I don’t want to be confused as being one of) to this? Think a HOV verse can sum it up.
“Except that fame is ,The worst drug known to man , It’s stronger than, heroin, When you could look in the mirror like, “There I am”, and still not see what you become “-Jay Z “Lost One”
4. Chiddy Bang-PB&J
I was lost in a town in Europe the day I listened to this, it actually made being lost not so bad. I replayed this a few times and let it sit, and went back to it again only to find out it was best left in the recycle bin of my desktop.
3.Maybach Music Group-Self Made Vol 1.
It wasn’t enough for Rick Ross to force his other cronies down are throat, now he has the services of whats left of(the man with no identity) Wale, Pill(who somehow has to take a back seat for the next guy), and...Meek Mill(I think this I’ve said enough). If it wasn’t enough, we get the services of one-trick pony producer Lex Luger(the guy who somehow produced a dud for two most famous artist in hip-hop this year)imitation beats. Don’t think there was a need for this.
2.Gucci Man & Waka Flocka Flame(out)-Ferrai Boyz
If you didn’t know already, we don’t like Waka Flocka Flame on this site. I think he might be right below the Anti-Christ, evil dictators, Tyler Perry and Wal-Mart as most hated “entertainer”. Bobojojo wanted this one the list, I said I am not listening to it, so it wont go on unless you want to. He did, and has as a result needed to go on a Dave Chappelle like retreat from life now. The main question that emerged after a listening session was; how can people listen to this type of music?
1. Riff Raff
I wouldn’t of known who this guy was if it wasn’t for @bigghostface blog. After reading it, Bobojojo and I decided this dude looks like one of the following.
- Create-A-Player in a WWE video game.
- A Random goon in Streets Of Rage 3 on Sega Genesis
- A Grand Theft Auto Vice City cast extra
This guy might be one of the corniest dudes on the planet. I knew little about him before reading that blog besides that he was associated somehow with V-Nasty cause he is in the background of the video where she drops N* Bombs basically dickridin(see this applies to both sexes, no homophobic implications at all)her the whole time she spewed ignorance. Later somehow found out he was a cast member of some reality show starring Mr Bently(yes the dancing butler of Diddy’s), and that no one remembers most likely called G’s to Gent’z(yes there is a “Z” at the end of that... That’s quality).
I see is remnants of the kid who wasn’t cool in school but tried his best to fit in.And now, in his adult stage of life hasn’t been able to separate that survival instinct.
Anyways before I judge a book by it’s cover, I should see if he is any good at this hip-hop game.
I listened to his The Games Larry Bird Mixtape to see if there is any redeemable in his persona. I also recorded my thoughts in real time to make it a little more interesting.
1.Larry Bird: Wow this guy isn’t that good.
2.Otis Freestyle: First sign of bad news is this is anoher Otis freestyle, second Riff Raff is rapping on it. Me: Why would you rap like this?
3.Rap Game King Tut: The beat first of all sounds like a Yo Gabba Gabba throwaway. No he is calling himself: The Golden Child??? To bad his music sounds like a golden shower instead.
4.Hide N Seek ft Kid Sister: I don’t what to say about this, He just got bodied by Kid Sister on a track...Yes that Kid Sister. Who hardtimes most of fallen upon if she went from Kanye being featured on her track, to doing tracks with Create-A-Player
5.Cookie Crisp: The song title is Cookie Crisp. In no form of society is this thought of as something cool. Trying to make a cereal that doesn’t first off taste even chocolate chip cookie, in fact it doesn’t even meet the levels of a Chips-A-Hoy. The only time those are good are when your in college, under the influence of alcohol, or after smoking a lot of marijuana(though I never have done this, but everyone I know who smokes, usually has these in there cupboard).
6.Jose Canseco: You see the name of this and you know there is nothing good that will come from this. Jose Canseco first off is a snitch so if you are supposed to be so street, why you bragging about being a snitch? We know what happens to snitches right? Also what is included along with this one is every southern rhyme you probably already heard before.
7.Lil B: "Live the life of Al Roker and I never wear silk" Actual first the line for this track. Plus that annoying Lil B Whoop plays through out the song. The rhymes don’t get any better if your curious to know. e.g "Your mothers not my type tell that bitch to stop beep'n, infiltrate my plans you'll meet the grim reaper"
8.The White Gucci Mane: I had to pause the stream player for this one. That title came up and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I will say nothing more about this song for the sake of my current vowel to cut down on profanity.
(Had to take a break at this point)
9.Iceberg Season ft 50 Tyson: I can’t deal with life right now. This is depressing. Besides the usual awefulness that is Riff Raff, the only thing interesting is that 50 tyson(of youtube fame) guest on her and literally sounds like The Muppet’s very own Fonzy The Bear. Waka..Waka..Waka!
10.Loud Pack ft D Money:I can take it anymore, the skip button must be enforced for this point on.
11.MTV Video Music Awards 2011: The joke is no longer funny.
12.Jackpot: More dumb lyrics. e.g "I should of been a leperchan, im bout to hit that Jackpot, My body look like Jack Frost” ..
13. The Freestyle Dentist: Would rather face the drill from a certified dentist than listen to this again.
14. The Rice Emperor: What does this even mean? Rice Emperor??? It hurt’s my head to think that someone thinks this is clever. You want to annoy someone really bad???Play this song loud.
15. Word Around Town ft D Money: Another Lex Luger sounding beat. I am reading 3 books when this review is over.
16. Sour Gun Powder:...is he trying to be cute with this songs? I am finished with this dude.
My conclusion: This dude is that he is more wack than I could of ever imagined. Like I can tell he used to wear fubu, when it was out of style(was it ever really in?) wack. I am not even wasting any more words on how wack this guy is. I’m done.
Tune in tomorrow to see find out wh the Rookie of the Year, and the Most Improved artist's are for 2011.
News of a possible demise of one of music’s most commercially successful groups over the last decade: The Black Eyed Peas, has come to surface as of late. For some, this may come as a sigh of a relief, for others(mostly under the age of 16) it will come as one of the worse thing to come to since...
On the other hand I will admit that these guys did make a lot of very dope music over 10+ years(seems a lot longer). Especially if you keep in mind that they did start out as a group that wanted to be positive. Be prepared to be surprised as I drop 20 gems on that ass!
***I took the liberty of including all entries from the group (production, songwriting, solo records ) to make the list. Unfortunately that doesn’t included those of the non-musical variety or I would of included this great work of non-fiction as well.
With out further ado I present the Top 15 songs from The Black Eyed Peas()
20.Black Eyed Peas ft Esthero-Weekends
This used to set off the weekend for us. Back in the days when I used to burn mix cd’s this was included on any mix that was meant for night of going out. The Sly & the Family Stone sample flip was cool as well as everything else about this jam. I especially loved the ending on the album version where the beat drops out and it’s just guitar and bass, that was always fresh to me. Pre-Fergie greatness right here.
19.Black Eyed Peas ft Sergio Mendes-Sexy
Real smooth music right here. The piano solo by Sergio on the song itself warrants an inclusion on this list. Nuff said...
18.Black Eyed Peas-Pump It
A 60’s surf-rock sample from that song that was used in Pulp Fiction who would’ve thought to flip something like this to a new hip-hop dance jam, and you know what??? I couldn’t front on it at all. Even though it was a little more pop oriented than I would’ve liked (that Fergie bridge almost always makes me want to take a seat), It was catchy as hell, and was way more tolerable than My Humps for damn sure.
17. Black Eyed Peas-Hey Mama
Sean Paul had been ruling Dance-Hall music...that is until this dropped. Yeah it crossed over with the rest of the record, but it was good switch-up for them. Rocking a party jam that wasn't too pop, but still got the nor hip-hop and most importantly it got the people out thereselves.
16. Black Eyed Peas-Imma Be
I listen to this song tdday and think “Why did this not come out around the same time as Jerry Seinfield's Bee Movie”? This was off The E.N.D album and was pretty just about spelled that for the group in general.This song though was a bit of genius. It somehow incorporated the Hyphy sound of the bay, with Electronica, and a bit of Funk as well. This was the last time I can remember where they were still a bit ahead of the curve.
15. Black Eyed Peas-Fallin Up
This was the first song that I can remember from the guys. Yes the video was sick, but the sound was crazy on it. I honestly fronted on the first album at first cause I think the sound was just a few years to ahead of me. I always liked this song though, it was like DJ Preimer joint, with more of a latin west coast vibe.
14. Black Eyed Peas ft De La Soul-Cali to New York
Yeah did you forget these guys were originally a hip-hop band? This song right is responsible for reintroducing me to one of hip-hops greatest groups of all time. Posdnuos and Dave where killing this beat(which was a monster on it's on). To even think that BEP could hold their own with these guys is an after-thought, but the result was a very fresh nice posse cut.
13. Black Eyed Peas-Bebot
Apl De Ap I always was the nicest in the crew on the microphone. This cut right here proves my point. I don't even know what he is saying but he sounds nice saying it. When it gets to the Filipino part on the hook...just gets crazy. I had a few Filipino friends who all I had to do was start singing that very part and would get super-hyped. Must be a nice feeling when you can rock a crowd in another language.
12. Black Eyed Peas-Hot
Not only was he nice on the Mic, Apl De Ap was also nice behind the boards. This beat was ridiculous. Oh and with Kim Hill on the hook...done deal. Unfortunately this was her last track she recorded for the group as she had left sometime during the recording of the second album. Which of course made room for Fergie and the rest is history as we say. Oh and at the end there is this drum break that leads into the next track that is nice as well.
11. Black Eyed Peas ft Les Nubians & Yasinn Bey(Mos Def)-On My Own
As you can see I was a big fan of the second album. I was tempted to just list first seven tracks from that album and made this a lot easier. Well what I have to say is I was just getting into the whole Rawkus/Okayplayer/Spitkicker/Soulaqurians sound and this jawn right here was everything that I loved about it. Very west coast still, but smooth enough for both guest to sound at home on.How they went from this to working with David Guetta, I will never know...
10. Will I Am-Go!
This was ridiculous! I heard it on Madden 05’ and couldn’t get it out my head. Don’t know how this didn’t become a smash single as well? The energy of this record is crazy! Plus the way he flips that Beastie sample is pretty fresh. There might be a few to many breaks in the record where DJ’s people who play music now days wouldn’t know what to do with. Either way this was a crazy song! I don’t know if there is another record they have recorded that has the potential to set a party off as much as this one.
9. Black Eyed Peas ft James Brown-They Don't Want Music(Pete Rock remix)
Can you believe one of the last appearance of the Godfather of Soul, might have been on such a pretty much, soul-less album? Good thing that Pete Rock came in and rescued this track from its glossy origins and created this more Soul'd out remix of this cut. Off the of the remixed collection of cuts titled Renegotiations EP (must have for fans of the group and hip-hop in general as Premo, Erick Sermon, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Large Professor also included on here) this sounds more like something that James Brown would be on.
8. Black Eyed Peas-Joints & Jam
This was fresh. Like even today when I listen to it, still sounds new. From the beginning, these guys were bound to go more the party direction with their sound. Not their fault either they sounded comfortable in this area. I know the hip-hop heads wanted another The Roots, or The Fugees, but instead they got The Black Eyed Peas who could rock a party, and at the same time sound like they are happy to be at that same party.
7. Black Eyed Peas-Positivity
A beautiful song, from this you can see a few of the seeds of Where is the Love?. While more hip-hop oriented, it had a lighter feel to it. The guitar sprinkled in throughout would come to be the orhcestral arragment, the subdued synth became the more on the forefront synth, and you add Justin Timberlake and a dumb down the lyrical style you see what I am saying. Though I love it when this flips up at the end of the song, goes back to a beat with a harder edge as well.
6. Black Eyed Peas ft Q-tip, Talib Kweli, John Legend and Cee-Lo- It's Like That
Honestly if it wasn't for this song, there never would have been a purchase of Monkey Business by me(technically I bought it for my ex, but this song allowed me to do so in good conscious). That line-up itself warrants the inclusion on this list. Plus the beat is nothing more hip-hop than anything on either Elephunk or Monkey Business albums. Wish there could have been a verse from Cee-Lo as well on here is my only complaint.
5. Will I Am-Fantastic
This guy is a great producer.That is one thing I have always noticed about him from early on in the Peas career. Songs like this don’t come from just anyone, and especially from a person who came to make some of the current biggest hits over the last 10 years almost. A great post-break-up song.
4. Will.I Am-Lost Change
Off of his often same titled debut album, this song features Will in pre-Elephunk mode experimenting more with the sounds from the Bridging The Gap more so. An instrumental joint that sounds like it could have seen light of day in a James Bond score, or exotic Spanish/Latin location shoot somewhere in the world. Dude was mad talented from the get go, I would love to see him venture into these waters again.
3. Estelle ft Kanye West-American Boy(Produced By Will.I.Am)
Here’s another single that actually from a previous off of Will’s 3rd solo album Songs About Girls titled:Impatent(Which is kind of funny cause Let’s Get It Started was actually a song off of his solo release before this Must Be 21). For me personally a night in Paris this year made that song especially magical, but besides that, the song is truly is a good mix of all the right things made this a worldwide smash.
2. Serigo Mendes ft Steve Wonder & Gracinha Leoprace-Berimbau/Consolação
Will.I.Am most definitely benefited from growing up in East LA. There are so Latin roots sprinkled all throughout his productions especially more so early on. Being heavily influenced by Samba-music legend Sergio Mendes(who also played keys on Sexy off of Elephunk), Will.I.Am with his own fame rising at the moment, decided to produce with him a full album. You probably heard or saw this at a Starbucks(they sold it off their now defunct record label) somewhere on planet Earth sometime in 2006 most likely. This song is magic though, Stevie Wonderon the Harmonica, original Brazil 2000 singers, Medes on the keys, and Will.I.Am most importantly silent doing something elsewhere(drum programming).
1. John Legend-Ordinary People( produced and co-written by Will .I. Am)
Yes, John Legend was signed by Mr West to G.O.O.D music, but this was the song that made him even more so of a household name. Quietly this showed the range of BEP Black Eyed Peas Will.I.Am’s artistry beyond Let’s Get it Started. While supplying this generation with one of it’s greatest relationship songs.
Will .I. Am ft Thugnifficent-Dick Riding Obama
Sorry had to do it, to this day I still think this song is hilarious.
(Is that red velvet???)
I got to be completly honest, I been bumping Ross albums every year as they are released for the man. I have never felt his mixtapes, nor did enjoy listening to that Self Made compilation(R.I.P the artistic talents of Wale, & Pill) one bit. Usually though In terms of major solo releases his brand of music I can usually roll with for a few months. With the birth of this single though I feel the streak is in jeopedy as the act though is beginning to wear thin.
The track leaked released last week titled I Love My Bitches was stupidity, digitally captured on in fulll.Yes Just Blaze backdrop is a force of nature, but besides that? The chorus(which I guess Lil John wasn’t available for) is a him repeating “I love my bitches” with an extra emphasis on: bitches(which one my friends in high school could get writing credits for this cause he used to say it just like that back in 97). That could come across as funny I guess to him and his inner circle of friends weed carriers, but elsewhere, I don’t know who in their right mind would find themselves repeating this chorus?
As far as the lyrics go, it’s him at one his less-sensationalized verses and basically it’s him talking about how much he likes to trick. With some Scarface/Casino/Godfellas fantasies sprinkled in here and there.
Well I guess when you rise from the lowly ranks of a middle-wage earning Correctional Officer to fictional successful Mobster boss this is the tale you must tell.
(If you want to listen to the song I guess you can listen to it here, cause I am not posting that shit anywhere near the vincintity of my words)