And Still I Rise…
Good morning bitches! Look what happens when I take off a few days to go on a drunken binge. Rap City gets pushed back to the infomercial time slot (how apropos) and holy shit!?! Scratch magazine gets cancelled like a Fisty Scent European tour. These are monster developments in the fiscal health of Hip-Hop, but they honestly pale in comparison to the news that Jay-Z just can’t leave rap alone.
Another studio album from Jay-Z makes sense to me since ‘Kingdome Come’ did seem to tarnish the legacy of rap’s once and future king. You don’t want to go out on a note like that. It was like when Pat Ewing tried to finger roll his way into a Finals. But will ‘American Gangster’ be the slam dunk that Jay-Z needs to cement his legacy? You would hate for him to be surrounded by yes men telling him that he had some hot shit when in reality it was luke warm at best. I’m nervous for Jay at this point. His sword doesn’t seem as sharp as it once was when he had Dame and Biggs around to perform the quality assurance tests on his product
That right there could be the key to a resurgent Jay-Z. Bring back the old gang for one more go round. Dame certainly owes Jay a favor since Jay allegedly got his ass out of hock with all of those back taxes difficulties. Get the old Rocafella Records crew back together. Get Clark Kent on the phone. Holla at that Spanish dude that does the crazy intros. What’s his name anyhoo? Trade in that MayBach, or the spaceship, or whatever car Jay-Z is advertising now and fire up the old Lex GS. Hell, buy a used Pathfinder. I like Pathfinders [ll].
If Hip-Hop is on it’s deathbed in a hospice somewhere we might as well have a big party for it, and no one partied as well as the old Rocafella Records gang. Well, maybe Diddy, but bring his ass along too. Fuck it, call Lil’ Kim up and tell her ass to stop by. Foxy too. Oh, that’s right, she’s busy now. Does Amil still have a cellphone? Well then call her up now nigga. Not now, right now!. It’s a celebration bitches! Who the fuck knows what the budget is going to look like in 2008 and if there’s even going to be any room for rappers that don’t make viable ringtones.
2007 is winding up to look like the greatest year in Hip-Hop evar, not including the previous thirty years. If NaS manages to push his next album out in December the only other artist that could make this year better would be another album by that skinny kid that has all of those tattoos and an earring in his nose. What’s his name again?