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Random ILL: DOOM “Fazers”

In Hip Hop, Random ILL on May 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm


Born alone die alone, no matter who your man is
Hope he live long enough to tell it to his grandkids 

© Doom



In Hip Hop on October 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm


Whether you’re Lorde talking consumerism via the Black People audible delivery system or Lord Jamal applying antiquated ideals to what he believes is Hip Hop’s current open sore, race is always tangible topic within Hip Hop.

Nobody has caused more keys to be pushed on the subject of race and rap than Mr. Marshall Mathers himself. Prolific talent combined with cultural mores being applied to one’s skin pigmentation, will cause such events..

No, this isn’t another think piece broaching White’s in Rap, instead the thoughts above were the proverbial things that came to mind as soon as I heard the first chord of the instrumental (to the songs detriment) behind “Rap God”, right after I mused for the gazillionth time that no other (read: Black rappers) could get away with such a beat.

He get’s away with such audible landscapes for the same reasons that he’s been praised as the greatest rapper on the planet even though he’s been slightly better than average at best for, a year shy of a decade.

It’s indicative of the cu….

Wait, did this mutha****er just say “Rap Bot” ?

Sadly, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Even if I turn off my brain and ignore the repeated usage of “boy” throughout the song, ignoring painfully substandard lines like “Rappers are having a rough period/ Here’s a maxipad”, spoken by the rap deity in question. is a difficult task.

Know that I’m not lying, when I say listening to “Rap God”  twice, was chore and U.S psyops may have another hit/torture technique on their hands.

Em slows things down to begin the 3rd verse and you actually start to think “Hey this might end up being good.”, but alas at the 3:21 mark you get more speedy flow, dated Fabulous/Ray J references and JJFad reincarnated in 2013 via Marshall Mathers’s vocal chords.

“Bu Bu Bu wait it gets worse”  © Sticky

For some reason the song then breaks into a snap rap state and  displays a “Laffy Taffy” quality. Now, I would love to invoke the exiled @trelittle and blame Eminem for this album filler monstrosity, but no,this audible abomination happened to be contracted out to DVLP, whom I hope was swayed by Eminem’s statue into making the “Rap God” beat, not displaying regular skill set.

“Rap God” does have it’s moments, Em stating that if he ever walked into church, he would burst into a ball of flames is amusing, but the song overall is another example of why persons who elevate  (present) Eminem alongside the preeminent rap talents of the day, sound like idiotic acolytes .

A assuredly as the world will keep turning, people will still proclaim Eminem one if not the best in the game and somehow inexplicably ignore and support the shitty music he creates. They will also continue to let Em’s often impeccable delivery absolve his lyrical ills and ignore (admittedly good) lines like “If I can’t batter the women, how else am I’m supposed to bake and cake them” after spending much of 2013 digitally crucifying Rick “The Reebok Wearing Rapist” Ross and the passion of Chris Brown.

“Rap God” is not a club banger, nor a radio song, its “Sit down and listen rap” that doesn’t say sh*t over a wack beat, which makes it pretty much unsustainable.


Morning Music: Large Professor “The Mad Scientist”

In Hip Hop, Morning Music, Queens on July 1, 2013 at 10:55 am


“Yeah it’s the live guy with glasses”

Flex Rant #94963747297

In Hip Hop on March 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

There will be inevitable events in the future that will bring upon days I wish not to see.

The day Hubie Brown no longer raises my basketball IQ to cum lauden levels during his telecasts

When Roger Sterling eventually takes an L to a heart attack.


The day Funkmaster Flex no longer delivers epic rants over the airways of Hot 97.

For all of his accolades and legendary status as a DJ, one of Flex’s finest traits is his personality,which he utilizes to crush his detractors in the most humorous ways possible.

Last year, Flex treated us all to a audio rampage against Charlemagne the God during the NBA Playoffs. This year, the man who has dropped more bombs than all of the worlds armed forces combined, couldn’t make it out of February before utilizing his bully pulpit on another victim.

Faizon Love bka (literally) as Big Worm, visited the Cipha & Rosenberg show to promote some comedy shows and explain his issues with Funk Flex, that stemmed from R.Kelly not abiding the the some rules the porn industy does when it comes to teenagers.

What followed was ten minutes of Ciph and Rosenberg trying to  objectively debate a man with the logic of an olympic swimmer who attaches bricks to his ankles    If there was a award given yearly for “Most Stereotypically Loud and Excessively Ignorant Black man”, Love would’ve easily clinched it with this interview, with 10 months left to go in 2013

As expected, it didn’t take Flex long to respond, and as is customary with his  replies, the jokes flowed.

Afters starting off slowly, Flex goes in on Love’s lack of acknowledgement of his Jersey roots

“In between the fries, the burgers and the hot dogs and the Chinese food and the rib rack (etc) you can’t find one second to menton your town Newark New Jersey”

His absurd defense of R.Kelly and O.J

“You’re defending R. Kelly and O.J Simpson, YOU IDIOT! ”

Along with other frailties of Mr.Love’s person

If you’re into laughing, I highly suggest  listening.

“Don’t eat the bomb” lol


Follow Illaim at ironically enough  @illaim  on Twitter 

Actual Good Blame

In Hip Hop on February 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I remember a loonnnnnngggggg time ago (99?) , my boy Greg and I were debating who was better Lil Wayne or Turk. I was adamant  that it was Turk, he thought I fooling and stayed trying to get me to listen to Wayne and I was like “Nah F**k that.”

Time would obviously tell that he was right.  Wayne would go from child star ridiculed by Masta Ace, to genera crossing megastar, who had one of the best runs (2005-2006) ever, as far as Hip Hop is concerned.

Turk on the other hand would run afoul of Slim and Baby and then the law, copping to attempted murder of an police officer and eventually ended up doing 9 years in prison.

While Lil Wayne is proving 30 is the new midlife crisis, Turk, who was released from prison  last October and is trying to resume his music career.

After watching  this horrible DJ Holiday freestyle in which he looked like he was still was rocking the gear he got bagged in, I had little faith that he would make a good song during his remaining time on this planet.

Again I was wrong.

“Blame It On The System” is haunting song tied together by a sinister piano loop, that expounds on the ills of our legal system and beyond. Yes, while not sonically, given those delivering the message of injustice, it does have a “100 Years” feel to it, i.e, a people who brazenly speak about criminal acts, complaining about being punished for them.

That cognitive annoyance aside, “Blame It On The System” is a good song, that I recommend that you listen to.

Oh, what? You want to know why I was speaking in plural terms in regards to the song? That would be because it contains a verse from crazy, coke snorting, scene stealing verse guy of the moment, Gunplay, which is always a good thing.


To the police we’re a perfect target
Their main goal is trying to take us out the fucking market
Make ya convict, now you’re starving
Can’t get a job picking cotton cause of your charges



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