“Getting closer to God in a tight situation” – Prodigy “Shook Ones Part II”
When your back is against the wall, who are you going to call? Peter Venkman can only do so much… (Please tell me that you understood the reference.) Continue reading
1. First, as a Hip-Hop fan, I have to start this off by giving a 21 Gun salute to Prodigy of Mobb Deep. He passed away yesterday at the age of 42 due to complications from Sickle Cell Anemia. Prodigy reminded me of my older cousin Ted which is probably why I was even more of a fan back in the day. Prodigy had one of the nicest pens in rap and without a doubt was one of New York’s most influential emcees. 1995’s The Infamous album introduced me to how ill he and Havoc were on joints like “Shook Ones Pt. II”, “Temperature’s Rising” and “Give Up The Goods” then came Hell on Earth the following year with “G.O.D. Part III” and the alleged Pac diss “Drop A Gem On Em”. Somedays I feel like 1999’s Murda Muzik could be my favorite Mobb Deep album but it’s a tough decision to make. And as a solo artist, he proved that he could still be a formidable force with one of the illest tracks “Keep It Thoro” and it’s memorable intro: “Oh y’all n***as killers now, oh word?”. His follow up projects like Return of the Mac, Bumpy Johnson, and Albert Einstein with Alchemist kept my attention as a fan while other emcees from the golden era fell off. Summerjam screen or not, you could never front on him. Rest in Peace, P! Continue reading
“187 is an art because the Trigger gots no heart”
I haven’t watched Menace II Society in eons but the soundtrack, most notably Spice 1’s contribution gets infinite plays. Even though East coasts rappers/emcees had aggressive content in their music in the early to mid 90s, I’ll always equate “gangsta rap” to the West Coast artists mostly because they were actually in gangs. Their raps just seemed to be very direct, sometimes callous and cold. How could you not believe what those brothers were talking about in their songs when their delivery was so damn convincing.
“Ain’t No Love, Trick!”
BTW, it was during the shooting of this music video that the infamous fight between 2Pac and Allen Hughes of the Hughes Brothers occurred which led to Pac spending 15 days in jail.
Heard this in the barbershop a little while ago but I never knew the identity of the artist. After watching the video of XXXtentacion get the Fleetwood Mac knocked out of him onstage my curiosity lead me down a rabbit and Rob $tone’s seemed to be the source of the blame. I looked for his music on Youtube and BOOM! “Chill Bill” … Enjoy! It’s a Saturday and I got things to do.
1. Sometimes being an asshole makes me uncomfortable. It’s not that I have a problem with exerting my power when it’s necessary but I hate creating weird energy but at times it’s very necessary. There are people out there that are full of shit and you can’t let them under your skin but I do advocate strategically getting under theirs. Continue reading
First, Jay Worthy’s recent project Fantasy Island is what I need to transition into the summer. Boomerang features Polo100 & Big Body Bes and it’s produced by The Alchemist. This is definitely a track that you cruise around the city to.
Getting through the day without a care in sight…
A Necessary pick me up for a Tuesday morning.
New joint from G Perico which is the first single from his upcoming album dropping via Priority Records on April 28th. His last project had jams all over it and the new album shouldn’t disappoint.
I first heard of Geechi Gotti via his battles on King Of The Dot’s Youtube Channel. As a battler he’s DOPE and as a rapper – especially with this track – he definitely has potential to make his presence known on the West Coast. By the way (and this is definitely a preferential admission) but I love Gang Rap. I’m not a gang banger, gang affiliate or any like that but damn it man it seems that most of the rappers that I love listening to from the West Coast are in a gang. The production is always fire, these rappers can actually RAP and I’d rather listen to that music than what’s on the radio.