“If you wanna know who Satan really is, come live down here. Satan is in everybody down here. Satan ruined this shit; this is his playground. Everybody on yayo. Nobody wanna be shit here. They say they wanna do it, but they’re not DOING shit. They wanna sit here and humiliate others, kill…
The description of his Raider Clan sounds like an intro for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.
But anyway, this type of disdainful response is common of people I know who grew up in Miami, then experienced life anywhere else on the face of the earth. Clearly, it’s induced by post-traumatic stress.
Meanwhile, Wale will be Downtown at an actual venue for live music performances. Sounds like some MMG members will have a tough choice of supporting their labelmate, or showing who’s the real king of diamonds.
Gyptian - “Nah Let Go” (Feat. Allison Hinds) (Soca Remix)
Continuing my personal Soca Saturday tradition. Any sentence that goes beyond calling this “Hold Yuh pt. 2” might seem excessive, but currentsoca hasn’t made me want to dance (which isn’t difficult) since Scrunter’s comeback. But then again, this is only a soca track on the surface.
Finding 101.1FM's online stream took me back to my youth (4-5 years ago). Shout outs to the pirates.
…In case you were wondering what happens when Rick Ross throws away beats. This one samples Love Unlimited in an almost soulful, almost rough’n’tough way.
The mixtape has a couple tracks that feature Black Dada, making them listenable. Despite one song sampling Heaven Is A Place On Earth, it’s at least a welcomed change from the bop music the high schoolers are recording.
Outside of the Miami jook/vibe tracks, this stands out on the mixtape. Fee lays down his version of Eddie Holman’s It’s Over, which is more or less an underhand pitch for Smook to rap about something other than the pleasures of the title herbs. I thought it might have been because he doesn’t sound as high as usual, well, until I heard “…And we’ll never fall-cloud tears” #fakedrake.
“I mean, we just saw: the president of the United States required to show his papers, like some brother caught driving too nice a car in too nice a neighborhood after dark. Presidenting while black, I suppose.”—Leonard Pitts Jr.
This Issue of Common Being Invited to The White House Is Bothering Me
Aight. So I’m convinced it’s not that Common was invited to the White House that has somepeople upset, but the idea of a rapper being invited to the White House. Rap is still that dangerous fad on the outside of some people’s America.