“I woke up this morning, I woke up this morning, got mad as a muthafucka, mad as a muthafucka…”
For those that don’t know, that’s my take on a song off Killer Mike’s new BANGIN ASS album, I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II (cop that, cop that). But anyway, I really did wake up this morning and got mad as a muthafucka to see yet another MC gettin on the “A Milli” track.
The culprit this time was my man Red Cafe. No disrespect to the homie, but are you serious? At this point, having any parts of that beat for a freestyle is a moot point. There’s no reason to, the shit is tired and cliché. There have been so many damn “A Milli” freestyles that I stopped listening–and even caring for that matter–a loooooong time ago. The only one that truly caught my attention was Jay-Z’s “A Billi” and that was A Wizzi of My Tizzi. (Translation: Shit sucked).
But you know shit is out of hand when even R&B cats like Chris Brown, R. Kelly and Ne-Yo (when does the year of the gentleman actually begin?) get on the beat and TRY to rap. That’s like when your grandparents started saying, “Fa shizzle.” That’s when you know it’s time to just leave that shit alone.
So on behalf of hip-hop and your own dignity, MCs please stop freestyling over that beat.
Congrats to the homie Bangladesh for the track, but I don’t even see why everyone is going so goo-goo gah-gah over it in the first place. Or maybe that’s just me.