LC Live From SOB’s

So, I’m going to keep this super short today, son. Basically, I have a show on Sunday, man (11/4/18). That’s right, I’m going to be hitting the SOB’s stage this weekend. Keeping it a buck, I’m super hyped for this one, fam. I mean, I’m always amped for a performance, but this one is significant, bruh. Hell, on some fan shit, I’ve seen a lot of my favorite artists perform at SOB’s. With that being said, I’m grateful as fuck for the opportunity to grace the same stage, brethren. Anyway, let me stop being mushy, folks. If anyone is down to come to the show, cop some tickets from the embedded link. The doors open at 6PM and the show starts at 7PM. Moving on, shout-out to Mor.Bookings for being the plug. Yessir! LC out.

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Enough Of The Goofy Sh*t, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B

So, let me keep it a buck, son. At this point, I don’t care who’s right, who’s wrong or who wrote what bar to what song. Frankly, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B need to knock off the goofy shit already. On the real, both of these women are successful, so why do they feel the need to continuously snipe at each other? I mean, honestly, what the fuck are they even fighting about, man? Seriously, as ugly as this feud has gotten, is it even based on anything real? Look, there’s enough room in the Rap game for the two of them. All in all, they need to just make music and leave the fuckery to 50 Cent and Ja Rule.

Ok, I won’t lie, fam. Real talk, I have no intention of outlining the details of the latest round between Nicki and Cardi. Hell, I’ll leave that shit to Pitchfork, bruh. In any case, all folks need to know is, the two rappers came for each other’s jugular veins on Twitter and Instagram last night. All I know is, I can’t keep track of who’s lying, who got punched by who or who was offered some fashion deal first. Shit, in the grand scheme of things, none of that fucking matters, son. From my vantage point, Nicki and Cardi need to just focus on themselves. Regardless of who people think is right, they both look nuts for engaging in such a manner. Like, don’t they have songs to record and shows to perform? Who the fuck has time for this nonsense, man?

In the end, I have nothing else to say, fam. Ultimately, Nicki and Cardi need to cut the foolishness out, bruh. By and by, Nicki’s place is already solidified and Cardi is as hot as any rapper has even been. At the end of the day, both of these women are doing the damn thing. So, they need to stop worrying about one another and get back to business. Or just scrap it out one time. Yes, I’m a hypocrite, son. A good 5-minute tussle will settle all differences, man. That is all. LC out.

50 Cent Needs To Let His Ja Rule Beef Go

Look, let me cut straight to the chase, son. Real talk, it’s 2018 and 50 Cent needs to let his beef with Ja Rule go. I mean, at this point, 50 looks like an obsessed ex-girlfriend, man. For God‘s sake, he won this feud over a decade ago, fam! So, why can’t he just go on with his life, bruh? All I know is, there comes a time when we’re all too old to be this petty, brethren. The way I see it, 50 is already waaaay late to that party.

Ok, for those who missed it, Ja is supposed to do a show somewhere on November 9th. Apparently, there are tickets for sale on Groupon. Anyway, when 50 got word of the concert, instead of just going on with his day, he decided to fuck with Ja for the millionth time. So, he bought 200 front row tickets just so they could be empty for the show. Now, listen, if this were 15 years ago, I probably would’ve thought this was hilarious, son. But, since they’ve been beefing since the early 2000s, it’s kind of ridiculous now, man. Shit, aren’t these dudes in their fucking 40s now?

To be fair, I was a HUGE 50 Cent fan, fam. On the real, I legitimately learned how to write hooks from listening to G-Unit songs, bruh. On the other hand, despite their longstanding feud, I remained a Ja Rule fan too. Side note, cats need to stop fronting like Ja ain’t have the jams, folks. Real talk, outside of that The Last Temptation bullshit, all of Ja’s albums were tough, people. In any case, I say all that to say that I have no bias when it comes to these artists. In fact, the only point I’m making is that 50 is too damn grown to still be acting like he’s late for home room in high school.

In the end, 50 needs to be more constructive with his time, son. Hell, shouldn’t he be working on Power right now? Keeping it a buck, the writing on that show has been a little suspect over the last two seasons. Ultimately, if he focused more on that and less on Ja, the show might be as good as it was during the first two seasons. Then again, what the hell do I know, man? Frankly, 50’s going to keep doing what he’s doing, fam. At the end of the day, trolling seems to be a large part of his job description, bruh. That is all. LC out.

We Have To Be Honest About XXXTentacion

So, I won’t lie, son. I’m fairly certain that there’s going to be a number of people upset with this post, man. But, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t keep it a buck, fam. With that being said, we all have to be honest about XXXTentacion. Now, to be clear, I’m not here to tell anybody to stop playing his songs. I mean, music has always been subjective, bruh. He might not have been my favorite artist, but that doesn’t take away from what others felt about him. In any case, we all have to call a spade a spade, brethren. On the real, XXX had a VERY problematic history with women and violence.

Ok, for those who missed it, Pitchfork just put out a damning report on XXX. Now, based on secretly recorded audio, XXX seemed to admit to a number of egregious crimes, namely the repeated assault of his ex-girlfriend. Listen, the domestic violence allegations against him aren’t new, son. Shit, I’ve mentioned these exact stories on more than one occasion. However, XXX always claimed innocence and even pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. In any case, it’s not a good look to now hear him blatantly say that he started beating his ex up after she supposedly cheated on him.

To make matters worse, that wasn’t the only crime that XXX copped to. On the tape, he also alluded to a stabbing incident that happened in Florida. Now, based on the original reports, three people were stabbed at Deerfield Beach. Instead, XXX insisted that eight people were actually cut. On top of that, he talked about slicing a former manager. All in all, this dude was on tape just admitting to all sorts of wild shit, man. The way I see it, he was a clear example of “hurt people hurt people.” Hell, he’d clearly gone through some things in life and foolishly took it out on the outside world.

In the end, I’m not here to spit on a man’s grave. But, I also feel like hero worship causes people to dilute the truth. Ultimately, XXX was a troubled fucking dude, fam. By and by, folks can’t properly tell his story without also mentioning his (clear) flaws, bruh. Regardless, he still didn’t deserve to die the way he did. At the end of the day, he was still young as fuck, son. He could’ve eventually fashioned himself into a better human being. Alas, we’ll never know, man. That is all. LC out.

P.S. Despite everything I’ve just wrote, Vic Mensa was out of line for dissing XXX during the cypher at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Look, it’s one thing to call out a person’s bad behavior, son. It’s another thing to say “we all know you won’t live that long” and speak about wanting to catch fade with DJ Akademiks at XXX’s eulogy. Nah, that’s gross, man. Listen, I’m actually a fan of Mensa’s music, but he needs to stop all of the goofy shit, fam. Just make records, bruh. Good day.

Stop Hating, Floyd Mayweather

Man, I swear that attention actually matters more to Floyd Mayweather than money. I mean, anytime the spotlight is on someone else, he finds a way to weasel himself into the situation. On the real, for someone who’s had so much success, I really don’t understand why he always feels the need to be so damn petty. Like, regardless of how people may personally view him, he’s without question one of the greatest boxers ever. So, why won’t homie just shut the fuck up and ride off into the sunset?

Ok, for those who missed it, Mayweather has been doing a lot of fuckity-fuck shit lately. Well, let me be more specific, son. Real talk, he’s had an entire life of fuckity-fuck moments. Anyway, over the last view months, he’s been blatantly trying to steal Canelo Álvarez‘ shine. First, there was Mayweather’s out-of-the-blue announcement that he’s planning on fighting Manny Pacquiao again. Now, this random assertion came on the same day as the rematch between Canelo and Gennady Golovkin. Basically, Mayweather couldn’t let such a huge fight go down without throwing his name in the ring (pun intended).

Now, Mayweather wants to shit on Canelo’s new deal with DAZN. As previously reported, Canelo just signed a 5-year, 11-fight deal with the streaming service for $365 million. Essentially, he just signed the richest contract in sports history. In any case, instead of being happy for Canelo or simply minding his business, Mayweather took to Instagram to hate. He brought up the fact that he previously beat Canelo (while claiming that he’s a worse fighter than Conor McGregor) and bragged about his pay-per-view payouts. Listen, we all know that Mayweather made a lot of money and bested Canelo before. But, who the fuck was talking about that, man? Then, to make matters worse, he posted a picture of Oscar De La Hoya (former opponent/Canelo promoter) dressed in drag. For what? For God‘s sake, no one was even talking about Mayweather, fam!

In the end, Mayweather should just take his money and go home, bruh. Ultimately, no one wants to see him act like a hoe ass hoe anymore. In addition, no one wants to see him box Khabib Nurmagomedov. By and by, he’s had his time in the sun, man. At the end of the day, he’s just out here looking like a clown, son. Then again, this isn’t the first time he’s been out here looking like a clown, fam. Frankly, he may be better at that than boxing, brethren. That is all. LC out.

Jamal Khashoggi’s Death Is Some Wild Sh*t

So, I’m going to keep it a buck, son. Look, I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I have all of the facts, man. Frankly, there’s a lot about Jamal Khashoggi‘s death that we still don’t know, fam. All I can say is, there seems to be a MASSIVE amount of funny business going on and nobody’s doing anything about it. In my eyes, someone needs to be held accountable for this and I’m pointing right to the regime in Saudi Arabia.

Ok, before I continue, let me kill one particular narrative, bruh. On the real, I’ve been seeing a number of people say that Khashoggi’s murder isn’t our business. Now, while America may not be directly involved in this situation, our influence is all over the place, son. For one, Khashoggi wasn’t only a Saudi citizen. He was also a U.S. resident who lived in Virginia and worked for The Washington Post. Side note, it’s not lost on me that Donald Trump hates WaPo and seems to be indifferent about the death of one of their writers.

In any case, Khashoggi’s killing was a direct assault on the press, man. I mean, he criticized King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed and was slain for it. Actually, he was butchered for it, man. For God‘s sake, Khashoggi died a terrible fucking death, fam. Shit, within minutes of arriving at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, he was dismembered and beheaded. On top of all of that, the Saudi government really expects us to believe that they had nothing to do with it. So, are we supposed to believe that rogue agents went into a cotdamn consulate, which is essentially Saudi land, and killed a citizen? A citizen known for slamming the King and the Crown Prince? Bruh, get the FUCK outta here, son! Real talk, no outside forces would DARE to be that brazen, folks.

To make matters worse, Trump is out here sucking up to yet another foreign dictator. Despite a myriad of clues that Saudi Arabia orchestrated Khashoggi’s death, he’d rather believe the denials of the King and the Crown Prince. In addition, he’s more concerned with securing an arms deal between our two nations than calling out blatant murderers, son. *Sigh* I don’t even know why I allow myself to be surprised anymore, man. Hell, this is EXACTLY what I should’ve expected from Trump, fam. This type of treachery is right up his alley, bruh.

In the end, this is a terrible situation, son. The worst part is, I doubt anybody will be brought to justice, man. Ultimately, times like this show me the benefit of being in America, fam. By and by, I know that our country is responsible for copious amounts of fuckity-fuck shit. However, at least we can say that journalists aren’t getting visibly massacred like this. At the end of the day, it’s a total mind-fuck realizing that free speech ain’t always free, bruh. That is all. LC out.

I Bangs With This Ella Mai Album

So, I won’t lie, son. Real talk, I had two distinct and conflicting feelings while listening to Ella Mai‘s self-titled debut album. On one hand, the production and overall sonic quality is high on this record, son. On the other hand, I’m too grown for some of her subject matter, man. But, that ain’t even her fault, fam. I mean, she’s 23 years old, bruh. I was doing PLENTY of fuckity-fuck shit at that age, folks. In any case, the moral of the story is, I bangs with Ella Mai’s album, people.

Now, where to start, son. Ok, I must say that the production on this album is awesome, man. On the real, I’ve got to give props to DJ Mustard, fam. He did a damn good job curating this project, bruh. Instead of just relying on himself, he brought in other producers like Bryan-Michael Cox, Harmony Samuels and Nana Rogues to keep the vibe going. Sonically speaking, the music is an updated take on good 90s R&B, people. All in all, we can never go wrong with dope chords & dope harmonies, brethren.

Moving on, my only gripe with the album is not really a gripe at all. Frankly, the subject matter is young as fuck, son. However, like I’ve said before, Ella Mai is young as fuck, man. So, it makes sense that she would make a song like “Good Bad.” All I know is, I’m way too grown to deal with a chick who unapologetically has a bad attitude. Nah, baby girl, take that fuckery somewhere else. All I know is, LC ain’t got time to put up with senseless brattiness.

In the end, I recommend the album, fam. Ultimately, I appreciate anyone trying to make a good R&B record in 2018. Hell, despite being a rapper myself, I’m not the biggest fan of R&B being completely consumed by Hip-Hop. By and by, I want singers to sing, bruh. At the end of the day, there’s still room for that, son. That is all. LC out.

P.S. My favorite songs on the album right now are “Dangerous,” “Cheap Shot” and “Gut Feeling.” Shout-out to H.E.R., by the way. Good day.