Jay-Z’s Verse On Meek Mill’s Album Is Incredible

On the real, I don’t know where to begin, son. I mean, today’s post could either be three sentences or three novels, man. Real talk, Jay-Z BLACKS OUT on Meek Mill‘s “What’s Free.” Like, Mill’s Championships album just came out today and I’ve already played this particular record like 11 times, fam. All in all, from the subject matter to the wordplay to the flow, Hov is reminding everybody why he’s a fucking legend (and the best rapper ever, in my opinion).

Now, keeping it a buck, I’m not sure I can fit all of my thoughts in one article, bruh. Shit, Hov has so many gems in this verse that I don’t know how to kick my analysis off, son. Like, we could talk about his indictment of anyone pitting him against Kanye West. We could talk about his continued championing of Black ownership. We could talk about his criticism of the music industry structure. Hell, we could talk about the metaphors and the flow. All in all, Jay checked all of the fucking boxes with this verse, man. But, don’t take my word for it, fam. Everyone can listen to the song below. At the end of the day, Mill put out a dope album AND let Jay go napalm on a record. Needless to say, I’m with all of it, bruh. That is all. LC out.

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Nah, Usher, We’re Good

So, before anyone out there thinks I’m hating, let me make one thing clear: I’m a big Usher fan, son. I mean, if we’re being real here, he has one of the strongest discographies in R&B history, man. Listen, any artist who goes from My Way to 8701 to Confessions should never be disrespected, fam. Hell, I even think Here I Stand is criminally underrated, bruh. Honestly, the title track alone is worth the price of admission, folks. With all of that being said, this new album ain’t it, people. All in all, Trap Usher needs to get the fuckity-fuck outta here, brethren.

Ok, for those who missed it, Usher just dropped a surprise album on Friday. Moving on, not only did his “A” album come out of nowhere, but it also features only one producer: Zaytoven. Now, for anybody who’s unfamiliar with Zaytoven, let me explain it like this: pick any Gucci Mane or Future jam from the past 10 years and there’s a good chance that Zaytoven did it. Hell, he’s a staple in the Atlanta music scene, son. In any case, he solely handles the boards on Usher’s latest effort.

To be clear, my issue with this album is not Zaytoven’s production. Hell, the beats sound exactly the way I would expect them to, man. Real talk, my problem is Usher, fam. Listen, in 2018, I’m not trying to hear Trap Usher. I’m not trying to hear Strip Club Usher. I’m not trying to hear Turn Up Usher. Look, does everyone see where I’m going with this? On the real, Usher is too damn grown to be singing about childish subjects, bruh. Like, he’s a legend, people. He shouldn’t feel the need to chase trends. Keeping it a buck, that’s why his last few projects haven’t been hitting. He’s more concerned with keeping up with the times than simply being himself.

In the end, no thanks, Usher. Ultimately, the minute he gets back with Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, I’ll be back onboard, son. Fam, did Usher hear Cox’s work on Ella Mai‘s “Dangerous?” *Sigh* That could’ve been an Usher joint, man. Anyway, the point is, I want Usher to sound like Usher, bruh. I don’t want him to sound like 6lack. Side note, I’m a 6lack fan, so don’t take that as a diss. Anyway, I’m not here for the “A” album. That’s all I have to say, folks. That is all. LC out.

I Blame The Music For Lil Peep’s Death

So, I won’t lie, son. I know almost nothing about Lil Peep, man. On the real, I can’t name an album, sing a hook or describe a beat, fam. However; I was aware of him because of my relentless pursuit of “the new” on music blog sites. With that being said, I was a little alarmed when I learned of his death, bruh. I mean, if early reports are true, then he might’ve died from a drug overdose. Now, if that’s the case, then I wholeheartedly blame the music for this shit, folks. All in all, waaaaay too much fuck shit is glorified in a lot of these songs.

Ok, before I continue, let me get one thing out of the way, son. Yes, I’m fully aware of the fact that questionable behavior has been perpetuated in music since its inception. Shit, when I was growing up in the 1990s, damn near every rapper claimed to be a Tony Montana-level drug dealer, man. However; we’re living in a time right now where drug abuse is the “coolest” thing to do, fam. Look, musicians have always done drugs, but I can’t recall another period where the exaltation is sooooo prevalent, bruh.

Now, if I’m being honest, I’m a part of the problem, son. Hell, I’ve stated multiple times that I’m a big Future fan, man. In any case, he’s one of the main proponents of this drug culture, fam. Like, he just had a Top 5 hit where the chorus talks about Molly and Percocet, bruh. If we’re keeping it a buck here, young kids are listening to and absorbing ALL of the shit, people! Real talk, Lil Peep was only 21 years old! He was CLEARLY raised in this drug-enthusiast era. Frankly, we all need to take responsibility for this shit, folks.

In the end, I’m not saying that artists should completely abandon their subject matter. On the real, if that’s the lifestyle they’re living, then I’d expect to litter their lines with references. However; everyone needs to be mindful of who’s listening to their records. Yeah, it’s easy to say that an artist isn’t a role model until they convince a child to do some wild shit, son. Ultimately, if we’re really going to talk about drugs, then we also need to talk about the downside, man. By and by, it’s all fun and games until someone loses their life, fam. All I can say is, Rest In Peace to Lil Peep, bruh. LC out.

P.S. The dude was on a track called “Overdose,” son. Shit, in my eyes, that’s enough to showcase the issue that I’m talking about, man. *Sigh* As a culture, we all need to do better and monitor the bullshit that we’re feeding to the next generation, fam. That is all.

FutureHive: Leave Russell Wilson Alone

So, to begin, it’s no secret that I’m the treasurer of #FutureHive. I mean, I’ve confirmed this on my platform numerous times. In any case, I have a message for my fellow bredren: I think it’s about time we left Russell Wilson alone. Ultimately, a man shouldn’t be attacked for being a good stepdad. All in all, Wilson should be applauded for taking an active role in Future‘s son’s life. On the real, any thought to the contrary is truly misguided.

So, I was inspired to write this post because Wilson has taken some unnecessary heat over the last few weeks. The fuckery began on this past Mother’s Day. In the middle of an Instagram post to Ciara, Wilson used the words “our kids.” Now, for anyone who is unaware, in addition to Baby Future, Wilson and Ciara just had a biological child together. Needless to say, #FutureHive wasn’t with the shits and bashed Wilson for claiming Baby Future as his own.

Moving on, the second hit came on Baby Future’s birthday. So, in another IG post, Wilson showed love to the little tike and christened himself “Papa Russ.” Anyway, as we can all imagine, the pro-Future crowd wasn’t happy with this proclamation either. Once again, Wilson was criticized for not being Baby Future’s “real dad” and for “disrespecting Future.”

Ok, with all of that being said, I feel like Wilson’s detractors are missing the big picture here. Look, what the fuck else should Wilson be doing? I mean, if we’re all keeping it a buck, Baby Future spends more time with Wilson than Future. Bruh, he’s married to the child’s mother, for God‘s sake. I really don’t believe he’s trying to usurp Future as the boy’s father. He’s just showing the child as much love as he possibly can. Shit, what do people really want, fam? Would they be happier if he treated the child like shit and only paid attention to his biological seed? Man, I’m pretty sure Wilson would be crucified for that too.

Listen, Wilson is doing what a good stepparent is supposed to do. In the grand scheme of things, it’s better when a stepparent shows a child that type of attention. It ensures that the kid never feels less than or underappreciated. Frankly, it creates a more balanced household and provides a loving environment for everyone involved. Ultimately, if Baby Future is loved by Future, Ciara AND Wilson, is that really a bad thing? In any case, hating on a man for loving his wife’s son is fucking ridiculous, man. We all need to grow up, fam.

In the end, let Russell Wilson live. If Baby Future is happy and Ciara is happy, then no one else’s opinion matters. Shit, if some of these naysayers got more hugs when they were younger, then maybe they wouldn’t be so damn bitter, son. In the words of Funkmaster Flex, “who you mad at? Me or yourself?” LC out.

Get Miley Cyrus The F*ck Outta Here!

Now, before I drag Miley Cyrus to Hell in an Uber, I want everyone to take a good look at the picture above. Yeah, the clown in that photo is the same Ronald McDonald who’s now criticizing Hip Hop. I mean, this chick can’t be serious, right? Shit, after all of her culture vulture behavior, she has some fucking nerve, son. The way I see it, Cyrus is just another example of White people using Black culture for their own benefit. With that being said, she can take her hypocrisy and go back to the set of Hannah Montana.

So, for anyone who missed it, Cyrus recently did an interview with Billboard magazine. Amongst a variety of topics, she decided to give her (unwarranted) two cents on Rap music. Apparently, she has decided to move away from the genre because there’s too much “come sit on my dick, suck on my cock” imagery in the lyrics. All in all, in her own words, she is “so not that.”

Ok, look, I will never be the guy to pretend like Hip Hop doesn’t love the debauchery. Hell, everyone knows how much of a Future fan I am, and his current hit song literally repeats “Molly, Percocet” in the chorus. With that being said, Miley Cyrus needs to have ALL of the seats ever constructed in human history. Shit, for someone criticizing an entire culture, SHE’S the one with a looooooong history of degrading and vulgar behavior.

Look, this is the same woman who was obsessed with twerking. This is the same woman who used Black women as props in her performances. This is the same woman who simulated fucking a foam finger at the Video Music Awards. This is the same woman who lit a joint onstage during the Europe Music Awards. This is the same woman who got Mike WiLL Made-It to executive produce her Bangerz album because she wanted an “urban” sound. This is the same woman who had her breasts out in damn near every outfit she wore. Now she’s fucking better than us? Man, if this chick doesn’t get the flying fuckity-fuck out of our faces! We can see right through her White Privilege. Clearly, Hip Hop was only cool when she could pillage it for monetary gain.

In the end, THIS is exactly why Black people are so testy with cultural appropriation. Vultures turn on us just as quickly as they try to emulate us. Shit, Justin Bieber really thought he was Black until he started running into the police. Side note, his Journals compilation album is fucking flawless, son. However; that’s a conversation for another day. In any case, it’s hard for us to trust an outsider’s motives when people like Cyrus pull shit like this. Ultimately, I pray that Miley disappears into the ether, never to be heard from again. LC out.

Remy Ma Just Played Herself

*Sigh* Man, didn’t I JUST give Remy Ma her just due? Didn’t I JUST proclaim that she bodied Nicki Minaj? Everything was all good less than a week ago when “ShEther” was the only diss track floating around the internet. However; just like that, Remy let Nicki back in the game, son. After the release of “Another One,” her second diss track, Remy might’ve killed her own momentum. Yeah, the song was that bad, man. It was that damn bad.

Now, ever since the weekend, everyone has wondered if Nicki would respond. In addition, social media has broken out into a civil war, with Nicki’s Barbz in a deadlock with Remy’s… Wait, what do we call Remy’s fans? Nah, I’m not being a dick, son. I’m asking a legitimate question. I have no idea what’s applicable here. In any case, I’ve seen hoards of people argue over wholly irrelevant details. Listen, Nicki’s looks, net worth and chart success have nothing to do with Rap skills, man. Anyway, people talk about hits as if “All The Way Up” wasn’t ringing off all 2016.

Moving on, instead of joining in on the festivities, Nicki has made it her mission to act as if nothing is bothering her. She’s posting pic after pic on Instagram as if we’re not looking at her with The Rock eyebrow. All I know is, filming a video with Future won’t stop the slander, son. It’s real out here on these internet streets.

With all of that being said, Remy had the upper hand, man. Well, that was until last night. I’m sorry, but this “Another One” song is weak as hell, son. The beat is meh, the flow is meh, the punchlines are meh and she makes too many references to Drake‘s “Back To Back.” Look, bringing attention to another artist’s diss song doesn’t make a new diss song any more effective. Instead of stealing Drake’s swag, she should’ve thought of more heinous shit to say to Nicki. The way I see it, Remy wasted all of her ammo in “ShEther.” It doesn’t seem like she has anything else to say about Nicki.

Ultimately, Nicki’s in a good position right now. On the real, I wouldn’t be surprised if she finally fires back at Remy. Instead of directly responding to “ShEther,” Nicki can just respond to “Another One” and catch a W. All in all, Remy’s clearly never heard the phrase “quit while you’re ahead.” Damn shame, son. In any case, back to our regularly scheduled program. LC out.

This Future ‘HNDRXX’ Album Is Flames!

So, anyone who regularly reads this blog knows that I’m a huge Future fan. It should also be known that I’m currently the treasurer of #FutureHive. To be real, he and I normally get into arguments about his lean budget, but that’s neither here nor there. In any case, when he dropped his FUTURE album two weeks ago, I was a little disappointed. I didn’t see any evolution in the music. The album sounded like it could’ve been just a random mixtape. Little did we know, he was about to release an atom bomb the next week. Ultimately, if DS2 is the pinnacle of rapping Future, then HNDRXX is the pinnacle of singing Future.

Now, before I continue, let me make a few things clear. No, Future doesn’t reeeeeally sing. I mean, we can all hear the saturation of Auto-Tune on his voice. However; even when an artist can’t sing, finely-tuned ears can hear when they have a knack for melody. Plainly put, Future makes catchy shit, son. It takes talent to routinely make songs that stick in people’s heads. So, no, he’s not a rapper or singer in the purest sense. But, I always find myself vibing to his jams.

With all of that being said, this HNDRXX album has some of his best written songs. Look, son, if anyone can’t jam to “Use Me,” “Incredible,” “Fresh Air” or “Neva Missa Lost,” I’m going to judge their ability to feel. That’s right, I said it, son. Big whoop, wanna fight about it? Anyway, the melodies on these tracks are strong as shit, man. “Neva Missa Lost” is getting the most rotation right now because he successfully repurposed a melody from Jodeci‘s “My Heart Belongs to U.” This type of shit matters to me because Jodeci is my favorite R&B group of all-time. Since Future was able to interpolate that song without making me hate him, I have to give him his props.

Ok, my Stan-ning is over for today, son. All I’m saying is, give the album a chance. Look, LC would never steer anybody wrong, bro. Well, unless if I’m being asked whether or not it’s a good idea to play Flip Cup with 151. Of course it is, man! Good day.