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Look I am not the biggest Lil Wayne fan. I am not the biggest Hova fan. Actually, I think they are both over rated(with some strong stand out tracks and a decent album here and there). Yet, Lil Wayne’s manipulated wordplay that references H.A.M. is actually funny for a battle rap, even though neither Wayne or Hova will fire a literal shot. So far, Wayne is winning this mediocre battle of rappers who are good because the current field of rappers suck or are outdated.
The worst, most realistic case scenario for this battle: No one winner can be decided and both rappers profit even more.
The best case scenario: One rapper is so utterly shamed and destroyed that they are wiped off the face of the Earth leaving a huge hole where Q-tip, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Pete Rock, Sean Price, Ghostface, Curren$y, Atmosphere, El-P, de la, classic Gang Starr, the revival of DMX and the Roots will eventually fill with timeless music that hip-hop has been missing. Fuck, I’ll even take a purple haze a la Cam’ron for hip-hop to regain its one prominent AND respectful place in this world, where no Gucci, OJ, Wakka or Machine Gun Kelly could ever exist.
Dianna Agron is clearly playing dj with herself to this new DJ Shadow track. Posdnuos comes in with that wise man swagger/swag/style and Talib as always provides an average verse. However, Kweli has a good flow on his second part and makes up. The horns and bass line are nice and smooth.
Fuck it, this is the best thing DJ has put out in a long long time. Click here for the link to the song and song listing to the new Shadow album. Just watch out for some of the few mistakes in the track listing.
8.5/10. Oh and fuck that DJ below this post. Shadow is in the 99.99999 percentile. I give him 100% but the Outsider was a lil to hyphy.
P.S. the souls reference by Posdnuos is dope
New El-P for Adult Swim’s singles album. I’m a huge fan for El-P and I am kind of digging the simple and stripped down robotic sound(relative to his other works) to this song. There really are many drones in Brooklyn now-a-days from the hipsters to yuppies to backpackers to blue-collar to white-collar to former Gambino crime family affiliates, all living a way of life to some system or routine. Last minute of this song is true El-P grit and style.
Song is about two weeks old with average lyrics from both artists. Unoriginal concept but I dig the beat. Kind of reminds me of Life Under the Scope and is making me look forward to the Murs and Ski Beatz collabo, especially since Ski did so well with Curren$y’s Pilot Talk 1 and 2.
Yup. Mainstream rating 7.76245/10 Backpacker rating 0/10 Hipster Rating: Ironic 7.74245 /10.
My rating 4/10. Whatever mang.
OMG lolz Watch the Throne is here. It is clearly the greatest hip-hop album ever. The money chaser, joe camel look alike Jay-Z, with the most egotistical over hyped, over rated rapper to ever be in the game Kanye West (I can make the same argument for Jay-Z) have combined their same non-progressing flows and lyrical themes to create something that has never been done before, an album with TWO heavyweight rappers. I wonder if Watch the Throne is the first album ever to have two rappers on it. Read my review after the jump. Read the rest of this entry ?