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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.
(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)
What happened to the Wale in the picture below? The guy that was dynamic, and stood out from the pack, and was in league with those also pictured above? Who in 2009 all of sudden transformed. The guy had one of the most talked about Mixtapes since... I can’t even remember a mixtape as well received by everyone as A Mixtape About Nothing, had management from Roc Nation, a few notable co-signs, hosted MTV Music Awards with his UCB band, was on a national tour with Jay-Z and N.E.R.D, and was getting co-signs from anyone that matters.
Attention Deficit , his debut album was released in the summer of 2009. From that point on things started looking down for the man. All of a sudden, there were a ton of complaints by him about the release (dealing with lack of units initially shipped out, songs left off), I should of known something fishy was up when all of sudden Lady Gaga was featured on his first single. Never heard him talking about working with her before, nor were fans of either artist restless for this collaboration. That wasn’t to say enough though, as somehow the at the time much hyped about artist Gucci Mane got a feature (though not a bad one) as well. This was not a good look. Gucci didn’t add anything to the song, and I doubt he added anything to the sales of the album. Nor do I think Gucci Mane fans are checking for Wale collabs either.
To make it worse, he was signed by producer Mark Ronson’s Allido Records. Which has no cred when it comes to producing successful albums. Remember Rhymefest? Yeah, Kanye's protege that had writing credentials on Jesus Walks? Somehow they fumbled his debut release as well. Despite a feature on the first single of produced and featuring Kanye West. What made Wale choose to sign with them? Couldn't be history that’s for damn sure.
After his album bombed he dropped the sequel to the Seinfield mixtape that was cool, but nowhere close near the first. And featured to make it worse, it featured a a song with Waka Flocka Flame....
(like he isn’t even the first name featured...smh)
That was it, at the point he was no longer the man who was an individual. He did a feature with Waka (which was featured on Waka’s debut album as well) who stands for nothing that involves making classic music.
Then came what I thought might be a smart business move at the time, signing with Rick Ross Maybach Music Group. Thinking Ross is successful, and has a good ear for his own projects music, this might work. Then I thought, he has Jay-Z’s management still, had radio play, and everything else you could want for as a mainstream artist. So more can Ross team bring to the table at this point?
Well the worst did has happened, and it seems as Wale might be trying to fit in with the BAWSE a bit too much. There wasn’t anything standout by Wale on the Self Made Vol 1 album. Which featured him on the cover dressed like he was a made man. Yes the guy who once rapped about his Nike Boots , was now dressed like a mobster on the cover....
Now he has claims to have rediscovered his mojo with being signed with Ross, and is ready to release his 2nd album Ambition. Which so far has given us another average sounding single, Bad Girls Club featuring J Cole. The single is an attempt once again at the clubs I would guess, yet sounds just as generic as the Gaga one that predated it. There also is a new mixtape titled The Eleven One Eleven Theory which was released recently. It had a few songs that sounded ok, but don’t think I will be replaying it anytime soon.
At this point I don’t know who Wale is anymore. I saw a video of him making his new album and he was saying questioning what it means to be successful:
“I don’t know what success is, but it’s not in the form of record sales right now” - Wale (said during the making of his upcoming sophomore release)
Sadly I don’t think Wale knows who Wale is anymore.