Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
So Luda dropped that mixtape last week...and its sick. I've spun it a few times and I am bumping with it...but there's this one joint called Bada Boom.
First of all, it samples Fifth Element...sick. Then you start listening to it and realize its a diss record targetted at certain rappers who say they invented the Supa Dupa flow...cough...Big Sean...cough...Drake...cough...
But since the song dropped, Big Sean has taken the high road and walked away from the situation saying he got no beef with Luda...meh its still a solid record!
Lupe has been working on this for the Thanksgiving release for his fans who have defended and battled for him...and here we go!
Download: Lupe Fiasco - Friend of the People (Mixtape)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
I enjoy this big fat dude's raps
A lot of times I’m taking myself out of my element. This is the first project where I’m talking about things that I’ve experienced before that I’m not necessarily experiencing now cause I’m not doing a whole lot of partying. I do a little bit but not a lot… nothing like when I was in that life. I have this one record [titled] ‘Pyro’ that I’m proud of ‘Pyro’ is a straight party record. It’s nostalgic of those crazy nights, early mornings [but] just turned up.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
After dropping one of the greatest mixtapes/albums of 2010 with Trunk Music 0:60 and building up quite the cult following with his Dickies, Chuck Taylors, Tattoos and cut off sleeve shirts while sipping Jack Daniels, Yelawolf signed to Shady Records alongside Slaughterhouse. This fast paced, dirty MC reppin' Alabama drops his major label release, Radioactive. The dude has a lot of talent...his fast paced, southern drawl lyrical content about real life in the Bama type ish. So does his album stand up for the South!
If you're looking for a quick answer...YES! Yelawolf drops a 15 track album of just pure awesome. First thing I respect about Catfish Billy is how he does NOT forget where he came from. Let's look at the featurings on the album. Mystikal, Shawty Fatt, Gangsta Boo, Killer Mike, Rittz and Mona Mona. All of these guys...you probably haven't heard of, but they are legends and a who's who in the South. Gangsta Boo comes from the Hypnotize Mind camp which includes Three 6 Mafia, Rittz is Yela's right hand man, Mystikal comes from the No Limit camp and Killer Mike is huge in the South with his ties with the Dungeon Family and is currently signed with Grand Hustle Records. You don't see names like...Rick Ross, Lil' Wayne, T-Pain and a who's who of shit rappers (not saying the previous were shit...just saying). White Dawg does not forget where he comes from. But then he brings on featurings that you honestly never would think of. Animal with Fefe Dobson...I'm like whoa! The song bangs hard and Fefe comes in as gutter as Yelawolf. Priscilla Renae is someone I have never heard of but the fact remains is she sounds like Rhianna but better!
Lyrically speaking...I don't have to say anything. Yelawolf just kills every track. If you've heard Throw It Up, Hard White and Let's Roll previously as radio singles...you know he kills it. BUT OH MY GOD! His lyrics for the entire album are just phenomenal.
Once upon a time in an apartment home
Lived a little girl with a heart of stone
Cause part of her heart was partly gone
Rarely seen and hardly known
Treated like a mat in a boxing Ring
Blood drops stains within a twin boxspring
Daddy came to visit, it’s not a dream
She thought to herself, what is happening
Above her head there’s a crucifix
But Lucifer loosens what was missed
Lays her down with an open fist
And all that was left was hopelessness
Little girl, where’s your loving mother, under the covers, under the covers
Little girl what have you discovered?
She Stuttered...GROWING UP IN THE GUTTA!
You don't like stories? Get off my blog! You listen to the entire album and you will expect this type of hard rap, linguistics that knock the back of your head as you drive extra low in your hoopty!
Production is what is expected from Yelawolf. You got your hard production that just make you rage hard. Piano lines, hard bass lines...straight Southern music. Then you have joints that represent the other side of Bama...the country side. You need to remember that Alabama will always be known for its Country Music heritage and again Yelawolf is not shying from his roots. His original mixtapes have a country ass flow to it. The album is actually organized too. The basis of the album has the whole radio flow to it. So the first part of the album would be the heavy banger type music you hear on the radio. Then later in the evening you would get into the more serious connotation based songs...with a more melodical flow in the production. Then when its late night, you have your country bumpkin songs that you get when you're driving down a country road late at night cause you may be slightly tipsy and don't wanna get caught on the highway and all you get is the country station. This is why this album...production wise...is filthy phenomenal.
Now the production goes along with the song content. The subjects that Yelawolf rap about are differing from what most people are use to. The label, "Too Mainstream," has been dropped about this album...but naively. The first 6 joints on the album are the classic shotgun, trunk pumping, banger music with fast paced lyrical submission that everyone loves about Yela. Then the Throw It Up joint featuring Gangsta Boo and Eminem ends with a phone call between Eminem and Yela discussing a song for the girls...cause bitches love love songs. Then joints 7 to 12 are a little bit more serious in content, I guess you can say. Discussing the hardships of being from the South in America, women issues (if its bad girls who turned good are always bad or just a straight hard love song) or the discussion of the energy needed for this ish and everything you put in. Listen to his last joint on the album, the Last Song...its all you need. A lot of artists discuss the same life upbringing issues on multiple songs throughout their album...Yelawolf didn't want to beat a dead horse on the issues. He took one song and lamented all his emotions and now here he is. Catfish Billy...White Dog...YELAWOLF!
Yes, you can say he's mainstream now...I guess. But how can you say that when he hasn't sold out in his lyrical content and hasn't placed the big names that guarantee record sales on his album and instead places the people he grew up with? How can you say that when he still delivers at his fast paced style with the same Southern drawl and swag? How can you say that when he's still drinking JD and not giving a f***? That's Yelawolf...and that's a perfect album. I don't know what more you could honestly want? You have your bangers like Hard White, Throw It Up, Growin Up in the Gutta...you have your surprise songs with joints like Animal featuring Fefe Dobson, Radio (Which discusses the death of radio and video channels in music) and then the serious connotation music that is the main reason we listen to music in the first place. We can relate to issues these guys are also dealing with. I mean we're only human...
I still kick it at the party when I get rich
‘Cause rich or broke, I’m still as dope, the realest ain’t as real as this
Dead or alive, I’ll put a stamp in this bitch
You’ll never see rock and roll do hip-hop like I did
Yelawolf dropped an album...that I am buying. What do I give it? I can't put it up there with J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and the other artist who dropped unreal albums. The album itself is phenomenal, but for his debut album. Yelawolf did this album on his lonely and you can tell...Eminem and the Shady Record scientists let him go at it and gave him the control. Now with a solid album out, Yelawolf is going to drop some unreal albums in the future and I am one who CAN NOT WAIT for more Catfish Billy! Is it as good as Ximena? I can't say it is...but its almost there...got ourselves a solid Jessica Alba!
Call him Jeezy Washington! A short film and one of the anticipated tracks from TM:103...HOVA and 3 STACKS!
The first video and joint I dropped from these 2 guys...dirty
This one...self explanatory!