I really don’t get Eminem’s taste in artists. Em himself is one of the nastiest MC’s who ever clutched a pen and spilled his thoughts on paper. But the rappers he’s signed leave me more confused about his taste in music than Nore about keeping with the rapping or doing reggaeton. Obie Trice had his moments, but was never considered an elite MC. His hottest joint (“We All Die One Day”) was on a bunch of mixtapes – with his own verse cropped out! D-12 is understandable as to why they were signed. They his homies. 50 isn’t a lyrical monster, but knows or rather knew how to make hot songs. And now we have Cashis.
While he isn’t a lyrical assassin, I will say that son is the nicest MC that Marshall’s signed thus far. But that’s not saying much. That’s like saying Ciara’s a better singer than J. Lo. What gets homie pass is that his flow was pretty stable and was able to match up well with every track, the delivery was on point and the realness in his rhymes. Saying things like, “My homies mashed up ready/we bagged up heavy/drive low pro in a smashed up Chevy/hands so steady and a pen so deadly/should I squeeze on your team or breath life into a melody… I’m always awake, I can’t sleep on my haters/they creep on the week, I can’t be on hiatus/I remain this real – with stainless steel/the streets birthed a winner when they gave me the will …” Simple lyrics, but something you can feel or plain and simply relate to.
Homeland Security is a window into the mind of Cashis and while he isn’t as Scorsese with his lyrics as an Eminem or Jay-Z, he’s more Tarantino with it and can still be very much appreciated.
Dude is hood nice, but that was enough to help him put together a pretty respectable mixtape. Now, will that translate to a respectable album being created?? Possibly. If 50 could drop a classic debut with limited vocab, then Cashis can definitely craft something worthy of the ages. Btw, where’s Obie? -The Infamous O
Hottest Joint: “22’s”
Weakest Joint: “Clear The Room”