Pardon the break from street albums, but I can’t just ignore the everyday DJ creating true to the game mixtapes in hopes of getting on. They grind just as hard if not harder than your household name mixtape co-host and deserve to get some sort of recognition. The heads that try to be the first to lace the street with the latest exclusives hot off the net. Gotta give these cats props cause not everyone in the barbershop or on the corner own or have time to download the latest shit from their favorite rappers. So this time around I chose Popz-Nick B’s Deadly Combination 3.
First track was the now infamous Hova freestyle where he said, “Are we talking about fiction or are we talking about fact/You talking about fiction, hold up, pardon my back/I’m talking about life and all I hear is/Oh yeah he’s talking about cripe/I ain’t talking about profit, I’m talking about pain/Talking about the city, talking about shame/I ain’t talkin’ about gossip, I ain’t talkin’ ’bout Game/I ain’t talkin’ about Jimmy, I ain’t talkin’ about Dame/I’m talkin’ about real shit, this here is pain.” Now because of this freestyle Jayceon Taylor has been calling out Jigga and and comparing the Dynasty to a toilet and whatnot. I like Game, but he’s really just reaching for attention at this point. Trying to reconcile with 50 while waging war on Hova – it’s painfully obvious that Chuck Taylor is a straight Knut (Get it? Knut the polar bear? Game is Bipolar?).
Speaking of Jay’s foes, Cam’ron had a few street bangers. “Harlem Go Hard,” and “7th N Lenox” should help build more anticipation for Killah and Drama’s mixtape collabo. God knows I’m waiting on it. And while I think Drake is an OK rapper, I’m not sweating his debut album. Though I thought everyone and they mama done remade his smash single, “Best I Ever Had,” I was wrong. Now I can add Ma$e and Rick Ross to that long as Stacy Kebler’s legs list. Ma$e must’ve recorded his verse in a confessional booth cause the sound quality was horrible. Rawse came off on his verse though. His “Skyline” joint on the other hand probably should’ve been recorded where Ma$e recorded his verse. Then he’d have an excuse for the song coming out so weak.
What wasn’t weak by any means was the this mixtape. For all them heads that ain’t got time to surf the net for the latest hottest shit, this mixtape can help bring you up to date. Joints like that Nas and Damien Marley collabo, “Hood Heroes” will have righteous thinkers and block huggers alike anticipating their album the same way Amber Rose anticipates her next celebrity hook-up (What the fuck do these fools see in that mediocre man of a woman?!). They can also listen to Joell Ortiz as he continues to burn up tracks like a Piston on “Bushwick Projects” (Bushwick stand up! We represent something hard!). Whether they’re enjoying the latest head banger from Alchemist or swallowing yet another Drake remix, at least they’ll be in the loop on what’s going on in the game. And that’s the purpose of your everyday street mixtape.
Hottest Joint: Listeners choice…
Weakest Joint: “We In This Thang”