6ix9ine, The Singer

So, here we are, son. The day we all knew would come, man. Now, after a year of sitting in prison, Tekashi 6ix9ine has finally taken the stand against his Nine Trey constituents. All I know is, I don’t really have anything profound to say, fam. Frankly, it is what we thought it would be. 6ix9ine is on the stand singing his ass off, bruh. All in all, a temporary music career wasn’t worth any of this shit, brethren.

Ok, as I stated in the aforementioned paragraph, 6ix9ine is getting his canary on right now. Now, during the first day of his testimony, 6ix9ine outlined the basis of his relationship with Nine Trey. Essentially, he said that his music gave the gang their financial backing and they used that revenue for guns, drugs and other fuckity-fuck shit. In return, he stated that his affiliation with them is the reason for his career. Shit, they gave him the “credibility” that he needed to do/say all of the wild shit he was doing/saying.

Anyway, as of this moment, his former manager, Kifano “Shotti” Jordan has already received a 15-year sentence. Now, thanks to 6ix9ine’s testimony, Aljermiah Mack and Anthony Ellison will probably receive similar fates. The way I see it, for a relationship that only started in 2017, everybody fucking lost here, son. For God‘s sake, one year of being on top of the charts is costing people decades of their life. All I can say is, that isn’t a justifiable outcome, man.

Moving on, I’d like to quickly address all of the people who are excusing 6ix9ine’s snitching. Hell, I keep hearing shit like “they tried to kill him and stole money from him, so why wouldn’t he tell?” Well, here’s why he shouldn’t have told: 6ix9ine, without being under duress, decided to affiliate himself with street dudes. Now, when he decides to pretend like he’s adhering to a certain code, then he has to live with the consequences. The point is, don’t act like a gangsta and then be shocked when gangsta shit happens. On the real, the streets are fucking treacherous, fam. Listen, everything was all good when he was talking recklessly to everyone. But, the minute shit that flipped on him, now he’s a victim? Fuck ALL of that, bruh. A rat is a rat is a rat, folks.

In the end, 6ix9ine is going to need witness protection, a new barber and someone to remove his face tattoos. Ultimately, if he’s ANYWHERE out in the open, someone is gonna take his head off, son. By and by, this is just a ridiculous situation all around. At the of the day, people will do the most nonsensical shit for clout, man. *Sigh* 6ix9ine was an idiot from the jump, fam. That is all. LC out.

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This Post Malone Album Is Crazy!

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I have an odd viewpoint on Post Malone, man. On one hand, I judged him when he said that fuckity-fuck shit about not listening to Rap music for “deep” lyrics. In addition, I’ve already expressed my confusion about him being labeled a Hip Hop artist. On the other hand, I fucking love his music, fam. With all of that being said, his new album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, is fucking great, bruh. All in all, I guess my odd viewpoint will have to remain, folks.

Ok, for those who live under a rock, Post Malone just dropped his third album. Now, if anyone is unfamiliar with a Post Malone record, let me give a quick breakdown. Basically, it’s a bunch of really good Pop songs, son. I mean, with the ever-present help of songwriters Louis Bell and Billy Walsh, Malone just keeps making catchy shit, man. Like, there’s nothing deeper than that, fam. Post Malone just makes catchy music. The beats are great, the melodies are great, the songs are well-structured and the lyrics are serviceable. Frankly, it’s what I want from my Pop music, bruh. Just good ol’ catchy ass tunes, people.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say here, son. Ultimately, there’s no greater message in this post, man. By and by, it makes perfect sense that Malone always seems to hover near the top of the Billboard charts. At the end of the day, he makes songs that stick in people’s heads, fam. In any case, below are some of my favorite tracks from the album. Enjoy, muhfuckas! That is all. LC out.

Don’t Ever Disrespect Big Boi, YesJulz

So, before I even begin, I’d like to ask a serious question, son. Why do people listen to YesJulz? On the real, I legitimately don’t know what she does, man. On top of that, I don’t know what her qualifications are to speak about Hip Hop. In any case, her latest hot take about OutKast and EarthGang was especially egregious, fam. All in all, don’t ever disrespect Big Boi, YesJulz.

Ok, for those who missed it, YesJulz decided to compare EarthGang, the Atlanta-based group signed to J. Cole‘s Dreamville Records, to OutKast. Now, to be fair, this is not the first time these groups have been compared to one another. I mean, since EarthGang is an eclectic duo from the A, the OutKast vibe is obvious, bruh. In any case, if she simply stated that EarthGang reminded her of OutKast, there would be no harm and no foul, son. However, she decided to take the tomfoolery to another level, man.

Now, when describing EarthGang, YesJulz hit Twitter and said “EarthGang is like the OutKast of this generation only with two André‘s. I’m so here for it. & don’t fuckin @ me.” Look, she tried to front like she wasn’t disrespecting Big Boi, but the nature of that tweet was disrespectful. Let’s be real, throughout OutKast’s entire history, Big Boi has been unfairly belittled, brethren. Listen, due to André’s skill level, fans have often overlooked how incredible Big Boi was/is. Shit, André himself has always stated that Big Boi was the one who made their albums cohesive.

Real talk, Big Boi was the one who picked a lot of OutKast’s beats and wrote a bunch of their hooks. Without Big Boi’s contributions, the group wouldn’t be nearly as legendary, fam. Frankly, he gave André the space to try out all of his off-kilter ideas. The truth is, he knew that Big Boi would be the one to make sure the song was still jamming. All I know is, if YesJulz doesn’t understand Big Boi’s greatness, then she should keep his name out of her mouth.

In the end, this situation should be a lesson to everyone. Ultimately, if a person isn’t truly familiar with the artist they’re commenting on, then they should probably shut the fuck up. So, YesJulz, kindly shut the fuck up. Long live Big Boi! That is all. LC out.

I’m Down With These New Pusha T Songs

So, per usual, I’m going to try and keep this post short today, son. Basically, I’m just here to vibe out to these new Pusha T songs, man. I mean, it’s already been established that Pusha is one of my favorite rappers, fam. On top of that, I was one of the first people to champion Daytona when it dropped last year. With that being said, despite Kanye West‘s fuckery, I’m glad that he’s still behind the boards for Pusha’s upcoming album. All in all, I expect nothing but good things, bruh.

Ok, for those who missed it, Pusha just dropped two new songs. Now, the first one is joint called “Sociopath.” The song, which features Kash Doll, was apparently left off of Daytona, for whatever reason. Regardless, the joint is grimy as fuck and the type of record that I want to hear from Pusha. Side bar, I fucking love Kash Doll, son. I could go into more detail, but I will refrain, man. In any case, who doesn’t love that arrogant street shit that only Pusha can provide, fam? On the real, that aesthetic is what made me a Pusha and Clipse fan in the first place, bruh.

Moving on, the second song, “Coming Home,” is the one that surprised me, son. Listen, not only did Pusha make a meaningful song about mass incarceration, but he managed to get Lauryn Hill in the booth. Now, I won’t lie, man. Based on her years of tomfoolery, I’ve had my issues with Hill. But, I’m not going to sit here and pretend like she doesn’t sound good on that song, fam. Real talk, it’s dope to hear her sound like herself on a track. Look, does it have the same sheen as her prime? No. However, her contribution is a welcomed addition, bruh.

In the end, there’s nothing else to say, son. Ultimately, people can judge the music for themselves, man. By and by, both tracks have been posted below. Shit, let the good times roll, fam. That is all. LC out.

P.S. Did anyone see Drake talking shit in Joe Budden‘s Instagram live? Son, Joe was out here enjoying his pool party and Drake asked him to play “The Story of Adidon” and see how the crowd reacted. Needless to say, Pusha is still living in Drake’s head rent free. Keeping it a buck, Drake just needs to let that hurt go, bruh. Frankly, he lost the battle, son. Facts are facts, man. Good day.

Little Brother’s Back!

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m having a hard time containing my excitement, man. Seriously, Little Brother is one of my favorite groups ever, fam. Like, EVER, bruh! If I’m being honest, PhonteRapper Big Pooh and 9th Wonder completely changed the way I thought music could be made. With that being said, even without 9th’s production, I’m fucking HYPED that they dropped a new album, brethren!

Ok, before I continue, let me take a trip down memory lane. Now, I started rapping when I was 15 years old. Back then, all of my lyrics were littered with copious amounts of Bronx shenanigans. Real talk, some of the tomfoolery I rapped about where things I’ve done. However, a lot of it was just fuckery that I saw around my neighborhood. Basically, I embodied my entire block, regardless of whether or not it was my individual story.

Fast forward to 2003, my life changed, son. Now, in February of that year, Little Brother dropped their debut album, The Listening. As a 17-year-old dude, I was blown away by the record, man. Frankly, I didn’t know a rapper could rhyme about shit like that, fam. I didn’t know that a rapper could speak about the everyday struggle of hating a job, paying child support or shitting on poetry slams. Keeping it a buck, a lot of Rap music only embraced the “gangsta” aesthetic. So, it wasn’t until Little Brother, and later Kanye West, that I realized an artist could wholly live their truth, bruh.

Now, as many fans know by now, the group went through a lot of upheaval over the years. They dropped two more albums (sans 9th Wonder), beefed publicly and then went on with their respective careers. Side note, I’m not the biggest fan of their Leftback album, but Getback was fucking great, son. I don’t give a fuck what anyone says, man. In any case, I never thought they would ever release more music as a collective, fam. Thankfully, I was over-fucking-joyed to listen to their new May the Lord Watch album.

Look, to be clear, 9th isn’t on the album. Yeah, it’s disappointing, but honestly, the project is fucking great without him, bruh. First, Phonte and Pooh recruited producers like Khrysis and Nottz, who are both part of 9th’s Jamla Records and his Soul Council production team. In addition, the group got producers like Focus… and Black Milk to keep their distinctive sound alive, son. The point is, this project is cohesive as shit and the skits are fucking hilarious, man. Like, they brought back a bunch of themes from their The Minstrel Show album, such as Joe Scudda in blackface, Percy Miracles and Roy Lee. All in all, this shit is gold for a diehard fan like me, fam.

In the end, I could keep on going, bruh. But, everyone should just go listen to the album, son. Ultimately, I couldn’t have asked for a better project from them, man. By and by, it would’ve been great to have 9th on the record, but I don’t think it takes away from the music, fam. Also, I’m pretty sure 9th was busy finishing up Rapsody‘s Eve album. At the end of the day, this album just put a new battery in my back, bruh. Hell, I feel like making a new song right now, people. That is all. LC out.

P.S. If anyone doubts my Little Brother fandom, just take a listen to “The World Is Mine” on my The Charlemagne Renaissance album. Fam, I literally have lyrics that say “I’m just tryna navigate through a cold game, and sell a mil as Phonte with a gold chain.” The point is, I fucking love these dudes, son! Good day.

Sorry, I Don’t Trust The NFL, Jay-Z

So, let me begin this post by saying that I don’t know. Like, I don’t know the details of Jay-Z‘s deal with the NFL and I don’t know what the long-term effects will be. All I can say is, this entire scenario makes me feel uncomfortable, son. I mean, the NFL doesn’t have a strong history of giving a fuck about social issues, man. With that being said, am I really supposed to believe that they have the best intentions, fam? Sorry, but I’m not rolling yet, bruh.

Ok, for those who missed it, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation just signed an exclusive deal with the league. Based on their partnership, Jay-Z and company will help the NFL choose performers for various events during the season, including the Super Bowl. In addition, Roc Nation will help the league with their social justice efforts. Now, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I have a ton of fucking questions, man. First, since when did the NFL give a flying fuckity-fuck about social justice? Second, why wasn’t Colin Kaepernick factored into any of this “reform,” fam?

Look, from a business standpoint, this looks like a coup for Jay-Z. Shit, he essentially controls the league’s entertainment brand, bruh. But, on face value, it looks like he put commerce over protest, son. Listen, it’s now a well-known fact that the NFL blackballed Kaepernick for kneeling. As of this minute, he STILL doesn’t have a job playing football, man. Furthermore, he basically had to bring a lawsuit against the league to expose their injustice against him. All the while, Jay-Z was apparently working with the NFL behind the scenes. Hell, the rumor is that this deal was being crystalized over the past year. Meaning, while Kaepernick was literally fighting with the league, Jay-Z was secretly working with them. Nah, I don’t feel good about any of that, man.

To make matters worse, I didn’t like Jay-Z’s response to the initial criticism. Fam, he literally said “We forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice. In that case, this is a success. This is the next phase. There are two parts of protesting. You go outside and you protest, and then the company or the individual says, ‘I hear you. What do we do next?… So what are we gonna do? You know what I’m saying? Help millions and millions of people, or we get stuck on Colin not having a job.” Bruh, Jay-Z can’t decide what the “next phase” is. Especially not when the original protester is still being treated unfairly.

Son, Kaepernick’s suit against the NFL literally concluded this year. Am I supposed to believe that after battling that man for so long, the league is actually sincere about social justice? Frankly, it’s easy for Jay-Z to say that we’re “past kneeling.” Real talk, he’s not the one who’s had his career destroyed in the process. Man, there are still a ton of owners in the league, like Jerry Jones, who hated everything that Kaepernick represented. On top of that, the owners are the ones who really control Commissioner Roger Goodell. So, sorry if I don’t believe that they want to alter anything about how they do business.

In the end, I really wish that something positive comes out of this situation. However, I’m not getting my hopes up, fam. Ultimately, the NFL has shown on countless occasions that they don’t give a fuck about social issues, bruh. By and by, I think Jay-Z is being a little flippant with his reaction to people’s questions. At the end of the day, Kaepernick was trying to bring awareness to racial injustice in America. Keeping it a buck, I don’t see how planning a Super Bowl Halftime Show will help with that, son. But, only time will tell. Just please, don’t disappoint us, Jay-Z. That is all. LC out.

My Only Gripe With Nicki Minaj’s Interview With Joe Budden

So, I won’t lie, son. Real talk, I was trying my hardest to avoid this Nicki Minaj and Joe Budden situation, man. I mean, we have two people who like to shout and talk over people, fam. The fact is, shenanigans were damn near inevitable with these two in a room, bruh. Moving on, I’m not here to debate the validity of their respective arguments. On the real, I’m only here to talk about how she disrespected Rory, Budden’s podcast co-host.

*Sigh* Where do I start, son? Ok, the tomfoolery began when Budden went to Nicki’s Queen Radio show on Apple Music. Now, I think it’s safe to say that Nicki didn’t appreciate a lot of the narratives that Budden started on his show, The Joe Budden Podcast. Namely, she didn’t like the idea that she wasn’t knowledgeable about the smoke Cardi B had for her on Migos‘ “Motorsport.” In her eyes, people like Budden perpetuate the idea that she’s always being catty with other women rappers. In addition, she hated the fact that he suggested she was on drugs.

In any case, during the show, she went “hamburger helper” on Budden, man. Like, he couldn’t get a word in edgewise, fam. Shit, she basically shouted at him until security removed him from the premises, bruh. Needless to say, after this debacle, the internet lost its shit, son. However, this isn’t the end of the story, folks. Now, despite getting cursed out, Budden still had Nicki on as a guest on his podcast. From there, they continued their conversation about her place in the music industry.

Now, with all of that being said, let me get to the crux of the matter, man. Look, Nicki believes there’s a “hate train” against her. She believes that she’s unfairly maligned and constantly under public attack. Side bar, I personally think that a lot of it is bullshit and that she has an inability to critique her own behavior. But, that’s another story for another time, fam. Anyway, Budden’s podcast went off of the rails when she turned her cannons on Rory. Frankly, homie didn’t deserve the heat that came his way.

Basically, Rory tried to say that Nicki shouldn’t put so much of her focus on what people say about her on social media. From there, she bugged the fuck out, bruh. Hell, she proceeded to yell at him for the next ten minutes and insinuate that he was vilifying her for defending herself. Next, she suggested that she was going to make up a false rumor about Rory, just so he knew what it was like to be “lied” on.

Son, Rory’s entire point was that the opinion of random people on the internet should not matter to a person of her stature. Like, who gives a fuck about the Twitter account of someone with an egg avatar, man? At no point did he say that she was wrong for sticking up for herself. His only point was that internet trolls shouldn’t be given any power, fam. Responses fuel these idiots. Keeping it a buck, their thoughts don’t fucking matter, brethren. But, instead of comprehending what he was trying to say, she decided to shout at the top of her lungs and refuse to let him speak. Yeah, really mature, Nicki.

In the end, that podcast hurt my ears, bruh. Ultimately, if folks aren’t trying to have a civilized conversation, then there’s no point, son. By and by, I hope Nicki finds peace, man. All I know is, she’s one of the biggest artists in the world and shouldn’t pay this much attention to negativity, fam. At the end of the day, the music is all that matters, bruh. That is all. LC out.

P.S. What’s really good with Mal, son? Listen, I’ve heard him say NUMEROUS times on the podcast that cyber bulling isn’t real, man. Well, where was that hot take for Nicki, fam? Shit, he was quiet as a church mouse while she was on the rampage, bruh. All I can say is, if cyber bulling isn’t real, then Nicki’s problems aren’t real, brethren. The truth is, he should’ve kept that same energy. Good day.