Is ‘8 Out of 10’ Supposed To Be A Response?

Nah, son. I can’t let this shit rock, man. I mean, is this what battling has come to, fam? A rapper ducking DIRECT smoke and going back to subliminal dissing? Look, I’ve always acknowledged that I’m a Drake fan. But, I can’t fuck with how he’s handled this Pusha T situation, bruh. On the real, someone get “8 Out of 10” the fuck outta here, brethren! All in all, I can’t respect the jabs he’s throwing when the battle is already waaaay past that.

Ok, as I’m sure everyone knows, Drake just dropped his Scorpion album today. Now, for those who don’t know, the record is a double album. Basically, the “A Side” is more Rap-influenced, while the “B Side” is more R&B-influenced. Side note, am I the only one who noticed that Big K.R.I.T. already treads similar water with his 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time album? Yeah, Krizzle doesn’t have a straight R&B side, but he definitely breaks up the harder songs from the more melodic songs.

Anyway, on my first listen to Scorpion, I came across a song called “8 Out of 10.” In it, Drake is definitely throwing shots at a couple of people. Now, based on some of the bars, I can tell that he’s trying to get back at Pusha. Shit, when Drake says “the only deadbeats is whatever beats I been rappin’ to,” he’s definitely talking to Pusha. When he says “Max said they only blessed when they attached to you,” he’s definitely talking about Pusha. Here’s the thing, son: these jabs ain’t good enough now, man!

Look, here’s why I don’t like how Drake has approached this beef. Real talk, if he ignored Pusha from the jump, then all of this might have been acceptable. However, Drake jumped in the ring with him, fam. Keeping it a buck, when Drake put out “Duppy Freestyle,” he was basically saying that he wanted all of the smoke, bruh. So, if that’s the case, he can’t go back into the shadows when shit gets real, son. Hell, when “The Story of Adidon” dropped, there was radio silence from Drake. Like, instead of a diss track, J. Prince was going around copping pleas for Drake and Drake himself addressed the blackface issue.

With all of that being, I can’t accept these subliminal disses now. If the beef is supposed to be over, like J. Prince said, then let it go, man. All I know is, Drake can’t engage with Pusha, duck the heat and THEN throw subtle shots after that. All I can say is, that’s not the Hip-Hop I want to see, fam. Either it’s beef or it’s not, bruh. There is no in-between, folks.

In the end, I’m still digesting this Scorpion album, son. I mean, it’s 25 fucking songs, man! Ultimately, with my schedule, it’s going to take me forever to get through this shit, fam. By and by, I’m still a Drake fan, bruh. But, I just don’t like the way he handled this shit, people. At the end of the day, none of this shit is going to matter to the DrakeHive. Look, homie can do no wrong in their eyes, brethren. It just is what it is. LC out.

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Big K.R.I.T. Is Grossly Underappreciated

So, I was jamming to Big K.R.I.T.’s new song “Confetti” this morning and I had a thought: why don’t more people talk about how fucking dope he is, son? I mean, this dude has never dropped a wack project and he’s still flying under the radar, man. Ok, yes, he does have a strong fan base and does well for himself, but in my eyes, he should be a way bigger artist. With that being said, why isn’t K.R.I.T. as big as his peers?

Now, to be clear, I’ve been a Krizzle fan for a long time now. I came to the fold around the time he dropped his K.R.I.T. Wuz Here mixtape. Listen, the first time I heard “Glass House” with Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa, I wanted to break things, fam. Look, that song has one of the hardest bass lines EVER, bruh! In any case, as both a rapper and a producer, K.R.I.T. consistently puts out great bodies of work. So, I never understood why he isn’t mentioned in the same class as a Kendrick Lamar or a J. Cole. Shit, to me, he’s just as talented as any of the upper echelon artists.

Anyway, if anyone wants to hear what I hear in K.R.I.T., then here’s some homework, son. Everyone needs to go listen to K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, Return of 4eva, Live from the Underground and Cadillactica. Keeping it a buck, that should prepare folks for his upcoming 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time album. All I know is, based on the aforementioned “Confetti” and “Keep The Devil Off,” this record is already sounding amazing, man. I shall definitely be there when the album drops, people.

In the end, it’s about time that this man got his just due, son. At some point, consistency and talent have to pay off, man. On the real, K.R.I.T. has already proven his worth, fam. Now, it’s time to let him cook, bruh. LC out.