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Morning Music “Work”

In Morning Music on October 17, 2013 at 7:49 am

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The Government Shutdown is over and who gets to go back to work?

This Guy

Oh yeah, fuck the Tea Party as representatives , a political entity and band of racists.

But enough about the scumbags, enjoy the work of the legends below.

 

 

 

MORNING MUSIC BONUS:

Man there was a time were I really thought that Inspectah Deck was one of the illest…….

I DON’T BELIEVE IN YOUR RAP GOD

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

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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.

 

Ghostface Killah “Murder Spree” featuring: Masta Killa, U – God, Inspectah Deck, and Killa Sin

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm

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My first thought when I saw this was:. “NEW KILLA SIN VERSE!!!!”, after which I proceeded to run around the room (In my mind).

Well much to my chagrin, after waiting seems like a eternity to hear new bars from one of the illest MCs in the Killarmy, I was sadly disappointed by the lack of him displaying anything that made him great a decade ago.

Well that sucked

But

I’ll be damned if this song isn’t the sh*t

I haven’t be to excited about Ghosface’s new opus “Twelve Reasons To Die”, partly because I had no idea who Adrian Younge was, who happens to be producing the entire album and because, even tho Ghostface is by far the most consistent rapper ever to grace the realm of Hip Hop, I’ve started to wonder if his tremendous output would start to result in subpar (for him) music.

Foolish me.

Overly a brilliantly haunting Younge instrumental, Ghost and fellow Wu compadres Inspectah Deck, U God and Masta Killa, proceed craft sublime death scenarios, that you wish lasted far beyond  two minutes and fifty four seconds.

Now I know what you’re thinking

“Don’t nobody want to hear U-God, or them other wack niggaz”

I hear you, really do on that.

But you will feel differently after you hear this song.

Trust Me.

Meanwhile I prepare to eagerly anticipate  April 16th, when “12 Reasons To Die” drops

Illest Line(s)

“I cock the sawed off shotty put a hole in ya chest, blow your lungs out, I see you’ve been smoking for years. You got no heart, I’ll hunt you down like “Cape Fear” (c) Ghostface

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
                                                                                 

                                                                                            Turk

                                                     

Dame n Los vs The Best Rapper Ever Bracket Parts II & III

In Uncategorized on May 22, 2009 at 7:08 pm

This is turning out to be a lot of fun.

A decent amount of you decided to utilize a hour of your valuable time to listen to  Los and I (f**k proper grammar Dame n Los) debate, argue, dispute and humorously agree who should progress in the “The Best Rapper Ever” bracket, and for that trust we are truly thankful.

Now one thing about me is that I’m my worst critic in almost all of my endeavors, I can do something 99% of the people who are exposed to it like or love, and I’ll  dislike or maybe even hate it.

The curse of my powers is that I used them against myself……

That being said, I thought the first show was ok….not bad not great basically cool, good maybe….

These two we just did tho…..

As Katt Williams would say….

“This shit  right here ni**a!…. This shit right here!!!” 

Trust Bracket 2 is a banger of a show… 

Dame n Los vs The Best Rapper Ever Bracket Part II (double click to play/right click and save target as to download)

or

click this link to stream

 

And Bracket 3 is even better…

Dame n Los vs The Best Rapper Ever Bracket Part III (double click to play/right click and save target as to download)

or click here to stream

 If you know me personally, you definitely know I’m a humble dude, so this comes for the Damien seal of honesty.

 Have a listen and enjoy…

 And 

Don’t be afraid to leave a comment Your thoughts are welcome fam

 Enjoy the long weekend..

 Peace..

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