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As the month comes to a end and another one full of new album releases comes forth. Let us not forget the month that was October 2007.
Can you say Quality boys & girls? Because thats what October brought. I can't remember a month of so many quality realeases in awhile. Though Hurricane Chris, Soldier Boy, and other pure ignorance still have a strong hold over your local airwaves. A simple trip to your local record store(that is not Best Buy or Circuit City) would have revealed some great music.which could be enjoyed by those of us who have a distaste for the letters FM like they were they were the last vegetables left on your plate as kid. But there was also another great release which could not be found in any store period.
A download only,name your own price special was issued via there special site. A genious business plan that set the the industry abuzz only almost overshawdowed another good album from some of musics modren trailblazers.
Kid Rock-Rock in Roll Jesus
My name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidddddddddd!!! ROCK! Who ever thought that out of all the Rap/Rock hybrids of the the late 90's, Kid Rock would still be around and relevant today. Not to have any Knock on him as an artist but, man Bawitdaba wasn't exactly Zepplin. But anyways over time The self titled Pimp of the Nation has become one of southren rocks main torch carriers. And with his new album the torch is brighter than ever. One of the most soulful albums to date that I heard in rock music.
Little Brother-The Get Back
Much adversity has followed this duo of grown men from North Carolina. Lost a member of there group, there last major released flopped, and even had there album pushed back. But nothing can't stop one of raps most best kept secrets from delivering a more focused output this time around. There are plenty of Gems on this album but the if you want to know what you been missing out on all this time check for the song "Dreams" off this album.
Do I really need to say anything about this one? Besides that "The Boss" has reunited once again with his "E Street" band. What else is there to say?
There was also Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings who will probably go mostly un-noticed by most, but delivers a solid outing with Amy Winehouse's backing band.
And there was the month that was Oct...
I listened to two more mixtapes of the "best rapper alive " that did not blow me away at all.
How did Lil Wayne ever become the "greatist rapper alive' anyways? Did he have a phenomanal run of albums? No. Does he have any great songs mind blowing songs? No. Did he even ever smash a bunch of emcees in battles all over the US? No. Then why is he the greatist rapper alive?
I sat through 2 hours of suppose fire to hear three maybe four decent songs. I mean Lil Wayne has improved vastely from the "Bling,Bling"/"Block is Hot" days. But man why does he get so much shine lately is the question that haunts my soul? He is not even the best rapper on some of his guest verses, I mean Kanye killed him on "Barry Bonds" and On Little Brother's "She Loves Me" he didn't add anything too it? Even on David Banners "9mm" Akon was the one that made the song hot! And I hate Akon!!! Lil Wayne is good example of whats wrong today with everything. The Lebron James program I called the hype machince. No one lets people develop anymore and become who they become. Instead they force that crap on you like its a religon or political view. Your not allowed to form your own opinion for anything. You must be beat to death with the hype!! Thats all it is. And half of the time the hype is empty.
Every time some rapper gets into trouble I ignore it. When I started this blog, I have ignored everything that is bad publicity with Hip-hop. I just want to concentrate on the music. With T.I. arrested for Gun charges, I didn't even bother to read it cause I have enough negativity in music I love. I have a big social opinion on this subject, but Illdoctrine does it and will always do it way better than I would.