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Pac Div: Church League Champions

Before I begin giving props and respect to anyone, let me remind y’all that I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Been living on this same ass Bushwick block for all of my 28 years. I done lived through, participated in and survived the crack epidemic, pacifier around the neck fad, Tommy Hill/Polo Era (Still rockin’ Lo like I’m Thirstin Howl III’s little brother), and the East Coast/West Coast beef (I never went to LA during this or after but I once flipped on this Cali dude in school for saying that E-40 was a better MC than Big Pun. It was about to get ugly in a way Bubba Sparxxx wasn’t ready for). Anyway, as you can see, I’m a straight NYC representative to the heart. I bleed Yankee pinstripes. But these Cali MCs are really the only heads right now that are giving me hope for some kind of a hip-hop renaissance to happen.

You got heads like Diz Gibran, and Blu handling the lyrical conscious/back pack aspect of it. Then on the other hand you have Jay Rock, Bishop Lamont, Omar Cruz and Glasses Malone keeping it G’d up like Negro League hats.

Then you throw in a group like Pac Div and the renaissance seems like it’s really beginning to manifest on the Left Coast. Listening to Like, Mibbs and BeYoung (still not sure who’s who to be real) say rhymes like, “I used to fuck with this hoodrat named Coco/she stole all of my shit and dipped like Flow Joe/I fuck with Shaky spots, chicken and Mojo/I stopped fuckin’ with Tribe when they went solo/nah, I’m just playin’ Tip, y’all still my bros tho/with all these gay niggas yellin’ ‘No homo,’” on “No No” was straight real and the truth. I stopped fuckin’ with Tribe when they broke up like I stopped wearing Rocawear when Jay and Dame split.

They continued to drop bombs like M. Night Shyamalan (Just stop making movies, son!) with “”Pac Div” where son spit, “Let’s shepherd the heard/professor with words/stay fresh off some herbs/no extra preserves/and if you muthafuckas can’t catch up then merge/king, nothing less is deserved/game’s wide open cause my game’s like potion/keep ya girl posing in the K-9 motion!” Damn, son! K-9 motion?? I’ma have to use that term one day.

These three amigos straight rode on these tracks with their guns ablazing. There’s no other way to put it. The three of them have distinct styles, but create a complete sound with dope rhymes, lyrics and straight flows. They can go from ripping a beat with ferocious rhymes to creating actual songs where they’re building about things they ain’t ever do on “Never,” or the struggle itself on “Young Black Male.” Either way they’re the type of MCs that’ll have you paying attention while boppin’ your head and moving your shoulders in entertainment. Aside from having being entertaining with theirs, they also have something to say and drop jewels here and there. These are the kind of MCs that we have to appreciate and support before we miss them like we do EPMD and State Property. Can I get a Amen?-The Infamous O

Hottest Joint: “Pac Div”

Weakest Joint: “Knuckleheadz”

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    nah.niggas suck.IMO. to each his own tho’.and anybody on state prop ( yes! even amillio) would body these niggas(lyrically/figuratively).

    • O

      Son, you TRIPPIN!!! If anyone on State Prop can fuck with these nuccas it’s only Beans, Free and Chris. MAYBE Peedi on a good day..

      • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

        O i gotta disagree my dude, go back and listen to “sing my song” or any other SP joint and and you’ll see these niggas (PD)ain’t sayin shit.“I used to fuck with this hoodrat named Coco/she stole all of my shit and dipped like Flow Joe” WTF!……..dookie.

        • Tedddy

          Why dudes be hatin. Pac Div and State have 2 totally different styles. State is gangsta and Pac Div isnt. Its like comparing apples and oranges. Both are different in taste and sweetness. (Dont take that the wrong way.

          On top of that you really gotta listen to them. I mean their lyrical abilities are up there so dont like they aint nice. Just because they dont talk about bustin a cap in everybody they see dont mean they cant rap circles around dudes. New, old, and underground alike.

          And thats the Truth Ruth.

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    I really don’t know about Pac Div. They’ve been making noise for a while, though…

    O, on another note, one of my closest boys lives at the corner of Eastern Parkway & Franklin Ave. I’m up there quite a bit…

  • O

    Oh word, P? That’s what’s up. U should give these heads a listen. They do they thing. Next time you in the hood throw a flare in the air so I know where you at…

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      Will do…on both counts!

      Good lookin’ out…

    • $ykotic

      O where on B-wick?

      Hint: Marcus Garvey Ave

  • David HussleSoft

    This is a pretty dope mixtape I downloaded it like 2 days ago they remind of a west coast black moon just not as rugged. But the young Gods got mad style.

    And Eastern Parkway and Franklin is Crown Heights I believe O says he reppin Bushwick.
    You tryin to ask him out on a date or somethin?!LOL
    You have to admit you left yourself open for that one lol

    Davis HussleSoft cuz I stay on Ye watch

    • o

      “Davis HussleSoft cuz I stay on Ye watch” – That’s just comedy. LOL. And don’t even wet it, P. Whenever someone comes to Bucktown they usually looking for me. Whether they’re beefing or just wanna lamp with the god…

    • $ykotic

      And why not? Spark a n*gga up, and let’s fly.

      Pierzy you be in BK like that? OK mayne…

      • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

        Yeah…never as much as I want to be up there but I like to come thru and see what’s good…

  • bakerboi

    I was finishing up listening to this on my way to work today because I like to listen to the whole mixtape or album in it’s entirety before I give my 2 cents. This shit is crazy, I seen them in the city (sfo) with the cool kids last year and they stole the show. From young black male to the last record Back is something that classics are made of. the beats, with the lyrics and the message is crazy. “This is the story of a young black male, tryin to dodge the cemetery and the over packed jails” Truth be told. I’m from the bay and I have got to say PacDiv is the light at the end of the tunnel. keep up the good work and i can’t wait to upgrade my deck to AUX in the ol school regal so i can bump my ipod and do the damn thang real big, lmao

  • yoprince

    i started fuxing with Diz Gibran b/c of you, and now I’ma give these niggas a listen.. never been big on west west shit..

  • westcoastaggie

    I follow these cats heavy. Not just because my peoples and cats I went to school with produce for em, but they are actually talented.

    XXL, MAKE SURE THEY ARE ON THE FRESHMEN 10 LIST FOR ’10!!!!

    To me, they are filling the void that is badly needed in Rap today. They make music that the average joe can relate to and they write uplifting lyrics.

  • Nate

    these guys did the lyricist lounge s couple months ago in SF. Very good performers and rep the younger artists way better than the shit the a&R’s sign. You can download the album from dubcnn.com instead of deciding whether they are good or not from one line vhing…

    I heard the album Tuesday and that shit was fire. Straight through. These guys know how to make all kinds of songs and are trying to keep a universal sound so they don’t get pigeonholed, but it does sound nice. Cool back cover on the album too….

    • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

      u got me backwards son I listened to they whole tape, nuttin but average niggas. nuttin’ special to write about.

  • Tom Brady

    PacDiv the leaders of the New Crews FOR SURE — pickup that Sealed For Freshness Tape too if u aint got that — They Go In Everytime – CLC def one of the hottest tapes to drop this season as Well

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    But in regards to some shit I said earlier about the boy Biggaveli I take that shit back cuz’ his case is totally fucked!! Now he is stupid for dealin wit’ grimey bitches but he don’t deserve that sentence tho.

    http://coolehmag.com/frontEnd/feature.php?i=47&s=91

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  • rekboogie

    They are the truth..niggaz need to peep thier mixtapes and EP since 2006 these niggaz paid dues..they are the real Fresh Coast. And Im from NJ/ NY and I cosign…Now where is thier xxl cover..peace

  • KLETEWOOD

    “THE HUNDREDS” have been reppin these dudes for a while.

  • gkid12345

    Gotta respect the bushwick

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  • ananymous

    yo knuckleheadz def ain’t they weakest joint. honestly “For You” is probably the weakest. knuckleheadz is hott

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