Here we go, another week another dollar or whatever they say. Little piece on the U.S. Women’s soccer team here. Yes, it’s titled One Hell of a Choke Job, so if you’re sensitive to violence against women… it’s safe to read I promise, no violence just criticism.
Moving on, a couple of new music releases worth noting. First, those who were anticipating Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV dropping this month, sorry it’s been pushed back to August 29th. Don’t be too upset, however, as Weezy does look out for his fans. Sorry 4 The Wait is out now on datpiff.com for free download. Anybody familiar with Weezy’s official mixtape past knows that this is a must download. Shit, I’d say that Weezy’s 2006 mixtape The Dedication 2 is still the best mixtape I have ever listened to. That mixtape can rival a lot of retail album releases in regards to the quantity and quality of its content.
That’s the thing about Weezy that I love. I would never say he’s one of my favorite rappers, and he does a lot of shit that I can’t fucking STAND (i.e. the voice decoder, “Lollipop”, that bullshit rock album), but he’s easily the biggest name doing it since 50 was on his grind. Thing is, Wayne is a whole different beast because he consistently and unfailingly delivers quality rap music. 50 fell off HARD, even Jigga had some issues (Blueprint 3, Kingdom Come anybody?), but Wayne has arguably been at the highest level for the longest, and this mixtape certainly continues that trend.
Another new release comes outta Chi-Town and the super original group, The Cool Kids (comprised of Mikey Rocks and Chuck). I first got turned onto this group in like 2006 by their dope track “88”, which sampled Nas’ “Do the smurf, do the wop, baseball bat, Rooftop like we bringin’ ’88 back” line from “Made You Look”. That song was serious, and I downloaded all their shit (out there for free at the time). They soon became one of my favorite groups because of how raw their production was. Not raw in the form of being done in a basement, because their quality was on point. But raw in the sense that for an entire song the bass-line was in the form of the word “bass” being repeated in the background. Their beats are ridiculous, but at the same time not like anything you’ve ever heard.
From what I’ve heard of their newest album release, When Fish Ride Bicycles, the kids pick up where I would expect them to- Funky beats, simple rhymes about girls, parties, and Chicago summers. Nothing groundbreaking in their lyrics, but if I’m going to listen to funky party time shit, I’d much rather it be these two rhyming than that clown OJ Da Juiceman. With guest spots from Bun B, Asher Roth, and Chip Tha Ripper, definitely go out and cop this SHIIIIIIIT!
That classic “88” shit:
From the new album: