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i tried to like gucci mane. i really did. and i’m not usually someone who has too too much difficulty appreciating ig’nant rap music. my homie neo was telling me how everytime he would play a gucci track down south, the entire place would go ham. people knew every single word to every single track and weren’t shy to scream on ’em. kinda like what happens when you play a classified song in whistler.

anyways, so i humbly took my late pass and downloaded his entire discography, up until ‘trap-a-thon.’ and i listened all the way through evey single goddamn track. and i just don’t fucking get it. it’s too simple. it’s too monotonous. i feel like his biggest contribution to rap is the phrase “BURR,” which is genius in itself but will inevitably get played out just as quickly as “BALLLIIIIIIIN” did. and yet the internets be going stupid wild, super stupid wild in anticipation of his new album. normally i would see this as further sign of the decline of rap music but there is actually a ton of music coming up that i stand behind heavily…

#1 that new clipse jam.

i think one of the most important aspects of putting together a good, coherent album is consistent production. say what you will about the neptunes but they work incredibly well with the clipse. they didn’t produce all the songs on TTCD, but enough to keep that ol’ clipse sound that we’ve come to love. just think back to like, premo producing for group home, quincy producing for the god MJ. and lyrically, the brothers have grown.

i used to think that life was a bad bitch, a bad car/nahhhh, life is with your kids, watching ‘madagascar’

so it’s not the deepest shit, but you know what i’m trying to say. the internets are a leaky place so you might be able to get your hands on it that way, but believe me when i tell you that this is worth your hard earned pocket jingles.
decemburr 8th. go cop that.

#2 freddie gibbs.

there isn’t much i can say about this man that he doesn’t say for himself. he hails from gary, indiana where the god MJ is from. that should be an intiative enough for you to check him out. haha, but nah for real, there hasn’t been a new rapper in a hot minute that i’ve felt as much as freddie gibbs. use the powers of google to find his older stuff and go here to get his new 81-track mixtape, the labels trying to kill me. it might not be the best place to start if he’s new to you because that much of anyone can be a lot to digest (||), but the tracks are generally pretty short and there is no such thing as too much gangsta gibbs. (also, check out the cover for this jam he did with cunninlynguists. amazing).

#3 pill.
pill is from the bammy. he is grimy and real and hasn’t been rapping all that long – he was too caught up in trappin. he had he trap going ham and then somehow him and number one draft pick freddie crossed paths and have made a couple of bangers together. these two doing an album together would be bananas. exhibit a:

#4 yelawolf.

not only is this dude a total baberaham lincoln, he’s got the talent to match. you’ve probably heard him on the chorus of santana’s mixin’ up the medicine (he’s baaaaaaack), but he has also put down an impressive catalog of his own. and he isn’t limited to one flow, one style, one anything. sometimes he makes me think of outkast, sometimes he makes me think of the beastie boys, somtimes he makes me think dirty, dirty thoughts. haaa. and like pill, he is also from the bammy. he is actually in that pill trap going ham video for a second. actually, now that i think about it, there’s only one degree of separation in all the picks i just posted: yela-pill-freddie-gary-MJ-clipse production. hmmm.

anyways, peep ‘i wish’ (w/raekwon) and anything else of his that you can get your hands on & tell your friends. otherwise they’re gonna be the ones telling you to check him out and you’ll be wishing you had listened to me.
[i started this out as a draft a couple of days ago and today he dropped a track with bun b and it’s fire. called “good to go,” find it everywhere and anywhere].

this is ‘box chevy: part 2’ – a current favie of mine.

#5 slum village’s upcoming album.

villa manifesto ep. not sure how to link yelawolf to slum village, but he probably likes listening to them, because everyone does. this album is going to be fiyaaa. elzhi filling dilla’s shoes as main producer will be interesting & delicious. i think this might actually be dropping in january but whatever, i’m excited for it now. eternal peace to baatin & dilla.


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