This Usher & Ella Mai Song Is Incredible

So, let’s just skip the formalities and get straight to the point, son. The fact of the matter is, this new Usher and Ella Mai song is incredible, man. I mean, THIS is the type of music that I want to hear from him, fam. Yeah, I know that he’s tried different sounds, such as that ill-advised album with Zaytoven, but real Usher fans know what we want, bruh. Frankly, if Jermaine Dupri ain’t involved in the production, then Usher can keep it, brethren. With all of that being said, I’m glad to say that the band is back together.

Ok, for those who missed it, Usher is gearing up to release his Confessions 2 album. Now, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I normally hate when artists make follow-ups to classic projects. The way I see it, legends just need to leave their legendary shit alone, man. In any case, I’ve decided to put my hesitation on pause once I found out that Dupri was back behind the boards. In addition, Bryan-Michael Cox, who’s also responsible for a bunch of Usher’s biggest hits, is back on the beats too. Meaning, we might actually have a chance at some magic, fam.

Moving on, once I heard Usher’s new joint with Mai, which samples “I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)” by Hi-Five, I was all in, bruh. Shit, from the 808‘s to the bass line to the vocal harmonies, the song has a lot of the elements that I fucking love, son. In addition, the music video, which has appearances from Snoop Dogg, Eric Bellinger, Diddy‘s sons, etc., has a dope ass house party vibe. Side note, house parties have always, ALWAYS been better than the club, man. Real talk, this isn’t even up for debate, fam. It just is what it is.

In the end, there’s nothing else to say, bruh. Ultimately, I just hope that the rest of the album is as fuego as this song, son. By and by, everyone can peep the “Don’t Waste My Time” video below. At the end of the day, I’m just hyped that Usher is back working with the right team, man. All I can say is, Usher and Jermaine Dupri don’t miss, fam. That is all. LC out.

White On White Crime: Eminem vs. Machine Gun Kelly

So, let me get straight to the point, son. On the real, I have NO idea what songs people are listening to, man. I mean, there are really folks out there who believe Machine Gun Kelly beat Eminem? Like, they really believe “Rap Devil” is better than “KILLSHOT?” Really?! Shit, if that’s the case, I’d like someone to clarify what the criteria is, fam. Is it based on lyrics? Is it based on hooks? Is it based on the beat? Seriously, I’d like someone to explain this shit to me because there is NO way MGK got the upper hand here, bruh.

Ok, before I continue, let me make something clear, son: I’m actually an MGK fan. Real talk, I think he’s an under appreciated artist, man. Frankly, he’s a great live performer and he can actually rap. Keeping it a buck, I was bumping the hell out of his Bloom album when it dropped, fam. Side note, everyone should go listen to “Golden God,” bruh. That song is fucking tough, people! In any case, I just wanted to make my stance on MGK known, folks. I don’t want anyone to think I’m just being a hater here. With that being said, Em cleaned him up on “KILLSHOT.”

Listen, let’s go through some of the lyrics on “Rap Devil,” son. Are folks trying to tell me that “your beard is weird” lyrics are hurting Eminem? Are folks trying to tell me that bars about sweatsuits and “corny hats” are hurting Eminem? Man, get the fuckity-fuck outta here! Look, do I think “KILLSHOT” is Em’s best diss? Hell no! However, lines like “the day you put out a hit’s the day Diddy admits that he put the hit out that got Pac killed” are better than ANYTHING in MGK’s song. For God‘s sake, do lyrics matter at all anymore? Is comprehension that low, fam? All in all, a cool hook and an 808-laced beat can’t fight the obvious, bruh. It just is what it is.

In the end, this is just my opinion, son. Ultimately, I have a right to think that motherfuckers are crazy, man. At the end of the day, people can decide for themselves, fam. With that being said, both diss tracks are below, bruh. By and by, I love Rap beef, people! More bars, more insults, more drama! Let’s do this! That is all. LC out.

RIP Craig Mack

Damn, son. *Sigh* Here we are again, man. Another day, another rapper from my childhood facing an untimely demise. Look, all I know is, Craig Mack never got the credit he deserved, fam. I mean, if we’re being real, he jumpstarted Diddy‘s career, bruh. Ok, yes, I’m well aware of Puff’s tenure at Uptown Records and his work with Jodeci/Mary J. Blige. However; Puff laid the foundation for Bad Boy Records on Mack’s back. Frankly, if it wasn’t for Mack, there might not have been a Bad Boy empire.

Ok, before I continue, let me get one thing out of the way, son. Listen, 46 years old is WAY too young to die from heart failure, man! Now, I have no idea what Mack’s health was like in his final days. But, as a 32-year-old dude, the thought of dying in 10 or so years is frightening, fam! Real talk, that’s one of the main reasons why I started getting back in shape, bruh. Yeah, looking good is nice and all, but I’m more so petrified of dying in poor health. So, stories like Mack scare the fuck out of me, folks! All in all, we need to make sure we’re taking the best care of ourselves.

Moving on, let’s talk about Mack’s legacy. Now, for those who are unaware, Mack legitimately started the Bad Boy run. I mean, not only was/is “Flava In Ya Ear” a classic song, but it was also Bad Boy’s first release. That’s right, people, The Notorious B.I.G. didn’t put out the label’s first music. Ok, yes, Ready To Die ending up coming out a week before Mack’s Project: Funk da World. But, Bad Boy’s momentum began with Mack. Real talk, if “Flava In Ya Ear” never took off, we might not have ever gotten the rest of the label’s discography. With that being said, everyone needs to put some respect on Mack’s name, son.

In the end, I don’t want Mack’s influence to go unrecognized. Ultimately, he’s important to Hip Hop‘s history, whether people know it or not. By and by, Rest In Peace to Craig Mack! At the end of the day, he died too young, man. That is all. LC out.

P.S. For anyone who’s in the dark about Mack’s music, go check out Project: Funk da World. Shit, “Flava In Ya Ear” is a given, but “Get Down” is also supremely fire, fam. Good day.