In Preparation For Nas’s Album…

So, I’m going to keep this SUPER brief, son. I mean, I’ve already written a post about the Kanye West-produced Nas album that’s supposed to drop on Friday, man. With that being said, I’d much rather just vibe out to some of my favorite Nas songs, fam. On the real, those who know me know that Nas is one of my favorite rappers. Now, my ADHD is waaaaay too strong for me to pick a definitive favorite rapper. But, if someone held a gun to my head, I might have to pick Nasir Jones, bruh. Anyway, in preparation for his upcoming album, here are some of my favorite Nas songs. Good day. LC out.

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Is The Drake & Pusha T Battle Already Over?

So, I won’t lie, son. Unless Drake puts out a diss to Pusha T this week, this will probably be the last time I speak on this subject. Now, to be fair, I’m only rehashing this topic because of a recent interview with J. Prince, Rap-A-Lot Records founder and Houston legend. Anyway, according to Prince, he made an “OG call” and told Drake not to respond to Pusha. All I know is, if this is true, these dudes just ruined a perfectly good Hip-Hop beef, man. *Sigh* It’s only Rap music, fam. Just fucking rap!

Ok, before I continue, let me give everyone a brief recap of Prince’s background. Now, as I stated above, Prince founded the legendary Rap-A-Lot Records. So, he’s responsible for bringing artists like Scarface and Devin the Dude to the forefront. In any case, his son, Jas Prince, is the one who discovered Drake on MySpace. In addition, Jas is the one who brought Drake to Lil Wayne. Needless to say, the Prince family has been very instrumental in Drake’s career, bruh.

With all of that being said, I can understand why Drake might take Prince’s advice to dead the beef with Pusha. However, it’s a fucking rap battle, son! Drake willfully engaged with Pusha and Pusha got the upper hand on him. All in all, it’s only right for him to respond and try to rectify the damage that Pusha has done to his name. I mean, that’s the whole fucking point of a battle, man! The entire objective is for rappers to go at each other until there’s a winner. Frankly, Prince is only calling the beef a “pigpen” thing because Drake took an L. Shit, no one was saying that when he was roasting Meek Mill, fam.

In the end, I just want to hear good bars, bruh. Side note, I don’t know which rumor is worse, son: the idea that Prince killed the beef or the rumor that Drake already recorded a response with help from Wayne. Look, ain’t no getting backup in this shit, man. On the real, this is mano a mano shit, fam. In any case, people are taking all of this way too seriously, folks. Ultimately, just let the men battle, people. This is precisely what Hip-Hop was founded on. 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.