A track so beast…El-P and Killer Mike made it their tag team. It’s classic hip hop, as you might expect from these hip hop vets. The music video is ‘Tribe’ colorful, but still raw & simple as it should be in animated form. Run The Jewels, son. No delays. Now that’s how you represent ‘Two Chains’.
Directed by RUFFMERCY
2 Chainz’s verse is the only reason why I’m writing this blurb. ”My floor is about money, that’s why I have no ceiling…” take care of the rest Tity Boi.
Flashback Friday with a hip hop classic from a lyrical monster. Or Master. Seeing how that’s the name of the record. Spent the whole morning bumping the “Popular Songs in the US” which left me needing something vintage. I’ve always respected Rakim for his born talents behind the mic. Don’t own many of the albums though. Does that make me a bad fan? Far from it. It like admiring a king from a different country. Eventually I’ll take up the books & learn all there is to know.
I’m not making any sense this morning. The Showcase last night ran later than I’d hope. I’m tired…as you might expect. Should’ve left earlier. The All-Stars are probably still playing by the graveyard. Howling guitar rifts. Drum blasting booms. Intimate lighting. Big shot out to Hollywood Forever. Their lights made the entire show a pleasure to shoot. Plus, it’s nice to get back in the game. We’re on the road to SXSW 2014. Now, gotta drop some major bills to make the return to the south a reality.
Fun weekend ahead. Here is your rap classic to kick it off. (get it. Super Bowl. Kick-off. Ha!) Have an amazing weekend everyone. Go Sports!
Told ya I was back. Today especially. You know…gotta run with the wolf pack again.
Takes about 2 & 1/2 verses for Yelawolf to ramp up the speed of his delivery. Once you get there, a instant 2014 rap anthem is born. Hop back into his Box Chevy & bump some classic Trunk Muzik shit.
That’s right, 2 Chainz. We livin’. #truestory
BOATS II was one of my many guilty pleasures of 2013. With poetry like this…who needs authors like Hemmingway or Ben Jonson? Amateurs. Here is some poetry. Pardon the language.
“Chillin’ in the club standing on the couch…n**** fuck yo couch, n**** n**** fuck yo couch!”
Done that before. Skeet. As you can tell I’m in a good mood. Trying to keep my head above water before hell unleashes this weekend. Today will be a long one, but I’m ready. Tailored in my finest black. Long Hair slick back. Channeling Godfather. Sorry for the lack of minor updates. Don’t expect much in the days and weeks to come. Allow me to focus on this then come February…I’ll take care of y’all. Follow my twitter for random weird posts.
Here’s “We Livin’” by Tity boi. Aka that 2 Chainz!
Is it Game or The Game. Still after all this time. Not sure. Dig this track regardless. Jesus Piece, as I have harped about before, was one of those albums that got me situated into 2013. That and Delta Rae. That’s all you would’ve heard in my car during January. Rap & Indie pop. Still trending today. This track got me into Pusha T more than any other track. Ric Flair shit to kick off this gonna be crazy Thursday.
Wing Night, I believe, makes a comeback for one final time before the clock turn to 2014. One more beer & 6 more cheap wings. That would do. Wing & Comic book nights were apart of the big social changes in my life & brought some pretty memorable moments that define this very quiet year. Nothing really big happened. Made steps towards the future. Next year is different. At least, one could hope.
Until then…here’s a rap song.
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2013 had almost every single one of my favorite rap artists duke-ing it out for the top spot. It was fantastic. Rap Gods and kings battling throughout middle earth. Spitting fire. Packing a wallop. Then Eminem brought us back to Marshall Mathers’ old home one last time. I’m still there. Despite it being in ashes. The rap Elvis is still making an impact, but almost instantly I fell in love with MMLP2. It was like the perfect bride: something new, old, and blue. All very Marshall. Showing us that even at 40…he’s still a dangerous behind the mic. Rick Rubin gave this a distinct voice, allowing himself to hit back at the heart of his twisted art. But I already spoke about that. Pick up the bonus tracks for the extra tracks with Sia, Jamie N Commons, and X Ambassadors. They make the album worth it.
What I am going to speak about is how this record gave me the strength to get back on my feet after saying farewell to a very special friend. Was knocked off my feet. Stumbling. Then I heard this record. And I felt way better. The more I listened, the more I felt like the old me. The one with the big heart. Everything was going to be fine. Made peace and looked forward to the future. It’s really hard to focus with my over thought out head constantly working at a crazy pace. Take these lyrics for example:
“As time passes, things change every day. But wounds, wounds heal, but scars still remaining the same. But tomorrow today’s going down in flames. Throw the match, set the past a blaze. So feel the fire beneath your feet as you barely even perspire. From the heat, exhale deep and breathe a sigh of relief. And as you say goodbye to the grief. It’s like watching the walls melt in your prison cell. But you’ve extinguished this living hell. Still a little piece of you dies as you scream.”
Who says rap can’t be poetic?
One of my favorite moments happened about week after as my friends and I drove up the Cali coast bumping this record for the first time. ”Desperation”, one of the bonus tracks, was the anthem. We hit repeat. Over again. Jamie N Commons bringing that country folk twang with Marshall’s vicious rapping teeth sounded great on the highway. We were outlaws in a Prius. Dangerous stuff. We could all relate to the record.
MMLP2 is still being played unlike 90% of the albums in my car. Likely by 2014 it will rank higher in my life…but for right now it breaks the top 10. Rap God is not playing. This is the very personal Marshall Mathers LP 2.
It’s crazy in Emine’s head as we see the various versions of man named Marshall. Dig the videodrome version. Too funny that I bumped it this morning on the way in. Now, I’m bumping it on the way out.
We off baby.
Preach King Push & Rozay. Another real music video from Pusha T’s ‘My Name is My Name’. Still love the record & this track. Just gotta hold on.
Flick it. Yelawolf aka Catfish Billy goes off on DJ Paul’s “Light Switch”…which samples Muse’s “City of Delusion” if you listen close enough. It’s a scary track out of the oven just in time for Halloween.