Let’s continue with ‘Racism Week’ here at XXL Mag Dot Com. The white Jesus Christ of R & B Robin Thicke performs a song with the Jawa of the rap game, Lil’ Wang, called ‘Shooter’. Lil’ Wang talks about “rapper racism” and some other shit that sounds teh ghey so I won’t even repeat it. My point for this is that the title of the song is called ‘Shooter’. Last month when Wang was here in New York City he was arrested for having an unloaded firearm in his possession. Wang’s latest music video duet partner, Ja Rule, was also arrested thirty minutes later for also having the same make of pistol, a forty caliber handgun, unloaded and in his possession. It looks to me like Wang and Ja kept their movie props with them. Good thing that there were no bullets in their guns either (nullus), because New York City’s mayor and City Coucil approved legislation that mandates three and a half years jail time for unlawful possession of a loaded weapon.
What do you think would happen if Lil’ Wang or Ja Rule ended up doing a bid like their hero, the mediocre rapping, media personality Tupac Shakur? I think they both would have their asses worn out. Literally. Ja Rule prah’lee moreso than Lil’ Wang, because as DMX once said, “Ja is sugar sweet.” Neither of these dudes would be as productive as ‘Pac was. Tupac wrote ‘Dear Momma’ when he was locked up. That’s what you do when you’re in jail. You cry for your momma. That’s what Lil’ Wang needs on his next album. A track dedicated to his momma and his daughter. With rap music’s number one momma’s boy Kangaye West providing career leadership for Wang I bet we’ll see that track on the next album the internets have tentatively titled ‘I Can’t Feel Myself Sucking, Part III’.
On the overall scale of Tupac’s likeness I would have to say that Wang comes closer to ‘Pac because his rhyme skills are also questionable and mediocre at best. Ja Rule sings and Tupac never sang. He chanted the chorus for ‘I Get Around’, but he didn’t sing. Actually, it takes both Ja Rule and Lil’ Wang to equal one half Tupac. Damn, they must really suck. I know what happened to Ja Rule. Fifty Cent ethered his career spectacularly, but no one has gone after Lil’ Wang like that. So why doesn’t Wang have a greater career after being in the rap game for 20 years (you remember he started rhyming at four years old)? Could it be that Wang has no classic, must-have albums? I mean real classic albums. Like the kind that define their era or their region for years to come. Juvenile is the only CMB artist that has one of those. BG almost had one. Lil’ Wang has none.
So how does Lil’ Wang get his first timeless classic rap album? It’s not gonna happen with beats from KanYe or Mannie Fresh. I don’t even think that Dr. Dre could help this dude out. Lil’ Wang needs DJ Premier. How many classic hardbody albums has Primo helmed? Thousands. Maybe millions. Forget about getting NaS and Primo back together. If you want Lil’ Wang to make it to the cipher of rap music’s greatest artists evar he needs to collabo with DJ Premier for his next album. Maybe then he can stop walking around with movie prop pistols and hanging out with has-been R & B rappers.