A ‘Space Force,’ Son?

Man, what the fuck is going on in America? On the real, I’m amazed that Donald Trump can still amaze me with some of the shit that comes out of his mouth, son. Like, a “Space Force,” fam? I mean, out of ALL of the things happening in our country at the moment, is THIS where we need to dedicate our time and taxpayer dollars? Shit, are we in imminent danger of Star Wars and Star Trek coming to life? Bruh, can Trump spare me the fuckity-fuck shit?

Ok, for those who missed it, Trump is still out here being Trump, son. Now, on Monday, he made an out-of-the-blue announcement, man. Apparently, he wants the Department of Defense and the Pentagon to put together a “Space Force.” Essentially, this new initiative would constitute the sixth branch of the Armed Forces. Side note, this shit ain’t about the military at all, fam. Listen, right after telling a bunch of generals to start putting plans together, he stated that wealthy individuals who “like rockets” would be able to launch into space. Well, for a fee, of course. Hell, I guess they’re really trying to create those condos on Mars, bruh.

Look, this is NOT the time for the shenanigans, son. Right now, there are COUNTLESS issues that need our attention, man. For example, what about those separated kids at the southern border, fam? Real talk, one measly executive order doesn’t reunite families that have already been ripped apart. Also, what about the pipes in Flint, Michigan? Last time I checked, the residents were still dealing with filthy water, bruh. Keeping it a buck, I could go on and on, folks. Frankly, the United States has MORE than enough on our plate. We don’t need the extra shit, people.

In the end, I’m not falling for the gaffle, son. Ultimately, anytime shit starts to go haywire in the Trump administration, he comes with the MEAN misdirect, man. At the end of the day, I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I’m well-versed in the intricacies of “defending” space. But, I do know that there are WAY more important and immediate issues that need to be fixed in our country. So, knock it the fuck off, Trump! That is all. LC out.

P.S. If this “Space Force” actually happens, will a brotha get a lightsaber or a phaser? Asking for a friend. Good day.

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Common Can Still Rap His A*s Off!

So, on the latest episode of [Blank] Can Still Rap His Ass Off!, I’m here to talk about a Chicago legend, Common. After listening to his new album, Black America Again, it’s wild to see there’s literally been no decline in his rhyming ability. At this point, with 11 albums to his name, I think it’s indisputable that Common is Top 5 in terms of most consistent emcees. I mean, his discography speaks for itself, son.

Now, since I’m not a faker, I’ll be real enough to admit my journey with Com’s music began on Resurrection, his second album. While I eventually went back and listened to his debut album, Can I Borrow a Dollar?, it was the title track on Resurrection that let me know Rashid wasn’t an average rapper. I mean, c’mon son, let’s run down the other songs too. “I Used To Love H.E.R.“? “Communism“? “Sum Shit I Wrote“? All classics, man. All of them! From that point forward, I’ve been a fan of damn near every Common album. Yes, even Electric Circus, son. I’m willing to make the argument that that album was actually genius. Frankly, the only album I can’t defend in Com’s discography is Universal Mind Control. Sorry, Com, but that album was tri-di-di-di-dash!

As far as his new album goes, Com sounds wildly inspired again. As the title suggests, he’s speaking about a number of issues that affect the Black community. Now, while he’s no stranger to this lane, his lyrics are really sharp on this record. He’s able to say a ton in a minimal amount of bars, such as instead of educate, they’d rather convict the kids, as dirty as the water in Flint, the system is.” In one fell swoop, he mentions the corrupt prison industrial complex and the government-induced water crisis in Michigan. As we all have seen, given the current climate in this country, now is the perfect time for these protest records.

In the end, I’m clearly a fan, son. As of right now, my favorite song on the new album is “Pyramids.” His second verse makes me want to slap bunnies in the face, man. Guerilla-type rhymes, bro. In any case, everyone should do themselves a favor and check the record out. Good day.