Put Your Guns Up For Sept. 11th’s Most Anticipated Album…
It looks like Killa Cam is going to have the last laugh on September 11th while sitting next to his pool out in the back wearing chancletas. On that day Koch Records a/k/a The New Millenium Def Jam will release the latest album from Harlem rapper 40 Cal. The scenario breaks down like this… Fifty Cent and KanYe West were neck and neck for most sales during a debut week when 40 Cal’s four thousand units basically pulled the same number of sales from Fifty’s totals. Final first week tallies had KanYe at 875,000 and Fifty at 872,468. 40 Cal was like the Ross Perot of this rap shit.
I remember when I thought the Dips were the best fucking thing in rap music. To this day ‘DipSet Anthem’ is one of the most hardbody beats that rap music has ever produced. It’s some shit that conjures up images in my mind of Hannibal crossing the Pyrennes on elephants and shit. Hard. Body. Nigga! Everything else from them pales in comparison. Talk about some dudes falling off a cliff. The Dips fell so hard I don’t even use the Duke Da God mixtape to break my weed up on. I use that shit as a doorstop when I go up to the roof to blow my trees. So weed is still involved I suppose.
Does anyone still care about the Dips anymore? I still reserved some interest in Juelz Santana for a minute because he was the most compelling rapper out of the whole lot and Cam’Ron still has the talent to turn in at least an entertaining song, but who the fuck cares about the rest of these dudes? I remember reading the story where some dude popped his homey with a .40caliber gun while listening to 40 Cal’s song ’40 Cal’. That’s the kind of irony that will put your shit in the Guiness Book of World Records, but making you a serviceable rapper… Not so much.
There was a time when all of these cats were the hardest working crew in the game. Hell Rell was even making albums from prison like Tupac. That’s what it takes to excel on some street level shit. You have to keep serving these fiends with fresh product constantly, or else we will go to the next dealer, and then you ain’t on our radar any longer. I don’t even know if Freaky Zekey’s album ever came out. I suppose I could Google that, but that is how ambivalent I am. I don’t even feel like looking that shit up on the internets, and I’m on the internets right now.
The Dips do have die-hard fans though or else Koch wouldn’t take the time to issue a press release to remind us of their weed plate tax write off that is being dropped on September 11th. I’m waiting for my media advance copy so I can see if the Dips still have any fire in their camp, or if they all just need to stay on vacation. Chilling by the pool out back.
Btw, Fifty Cent still lost.