So it turns out that I wasn’t fired just yet. Me and accounts payable had some serious issues (read: my money bitches) and we managed to straighten them out. My advice to all of you that want to write down your thoughts for a living is to stay living in your parent’s basement because there ain’t no money in this shit. Okay, there’s a little bit of money, and there are fringe benefits like copious amounts of free alcohol and the occasional date with some young piece of tail interning for a public relations firm, but this shit better not be your get-rich-quick scheme.
I knew for sure I was done here when they created a category on the site for ‘Lil Wayne’. That’s big shit considering there are no other rappers in the game with their own listing at this website. The ‘Carter III’ must be a phenomenal album (read: massive Universal kickbacks to Harris Publ). I haven’t received my press copy (read: .rar download) yet so I will wait to give it a listen before I make any comments. Who knows, the ‘Carter III’ might just be what the games been missing (read: BXS angles for some UMG kickback loot).
To tell you the honest truth, I have been listening to the Wale ‘Mixtape About Nothing’ for two straight weeks ever since I got my copy. This is the best mixtape to drop since last year’s ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ mixtape from KanYe West. Wale got lyrics and he got depth as a rapper. I never listened to sonn as hard as I am now. He came up in the game so properly too. Nothing but constant hard work. No arrests, no press conferences, no clothing lines or alcohol endorsements. Just good ass rap music. Sonn has sick punchlines throughout the CD and the meanest reference to Oksana Baiul.
If you still don’t have this mixtape you are missing the best rap album of 2008 so far. I know y’all humps love to steal your rap music since all your money goes to the weed man and 10XDEEP knows your steez as well. Get the mixtape FREE here – WALE ‘The Mixtape About Nothing’
Another mixtape I have been fucking with is the joint called ‘TANYA MORGAN (is a rap group)’. These are some dudes out of Brooklyn that have a nice little Dilla vibe behind what I’m sure some of you would call hipster rap lyrics. This joint has been out for a minute so I imagine all of you cats have this joint by now. If not, download it from here – ‘TANYA MORGAN (is a rap group)’.
Did you copp that Jean Grae x 9th Wonder joint ‘Jeanius’? You need that joint in your life too. It’s been too long since we heard a female bring some life to the microphone. Jean Grae is better than 95% of the fools on the radio now. She’s definitely better than that dude you love to hear. Its funny how just three months ago I wasn’t excited for anything other than the Roots new album. Now, I want to hear more Wale and the new Common, and the new NaS, and the new Fifty Cent, and even the new T.I.
That’s what good rap music can do. It can open you up for more good music.
It feels good to be back in front of you. Thanks to all of you that politicked on my behalf. Let’s get it.