Words: The Infamous Omar
I’ll be the first to say that when Dre first introduced Stat Quo a few years back I couldn’t see the big deal about homie. He sounded lame and uninteresting. His bars were weaker than a 3 Musketeers (No crunch in ‘em, ya know?) and his flow was sub par. But after listening to The South Got Something To Say, I see son in a different light.
Maybe it’s the wack music that I hear all over the radio and on mixtapes now that make his style seem that much more original and interesting. Or maybe it was the soulful beats he used to get his points across, but dude got right all over this joint. Given his Southern swag isn’t close to being as bananas as Andre 3000 , Big Boi or Cee-Lo Green Soul Machine, but it’s definitely unique and can make for an entertaining time.
Dude got his mic checka on with joints like “Time To Get Paid,” and gets into hustler-ambition mode on the laid back “What It Is.”
His “Dear Summer” freestyles and “Let It Build” joint were cooked cocaine, too. I can’t even front. Don’t get me started on “Act Up.” I couldn’t stop listening to that joint.
But the song that really made me take notice of this man’s mental was his somewhat politically driven “I’m Sorry.” The track had an interesting hook that went a little something like, “I’m sorry Jesse Jackson but I love my niggas (love my niggas) / I’m sorry Bill O’Reilly but I hate these hoes (hate these hoes) / I’m sorry Al Sharpton but I hate these bitches (hate these bitches)… I’m a nigga, yes! I understand the word / and as far as yall complaining yall got nerve / started as a racial slur, now me and my folk prefer / to address each other that way when we on the curb… the NCAAP buried her, but I’ma resurrect it / put it in all my songs an add to perfect it / they can’t say it but we can / broadcast it from CNN to C-Span / CNBC, BET, MTV – damn / look at the power we hold in our hand / planting the seeds to make the globe expand and show fans their ulterior plans (the government that it)…”
All said, Stat Quo dropped a banger. The South Got Something To Say spoke volumes and the more you pump it up the clearer it’ll be.
Hottest Joint: “Act Up”
Weakest Joint: “The Dirty”