Street fih-didididaaam! After Fabolous kind of blew me with There Is No Competition 3, I kinda put him in timeout (I believe the first T.I.N.C. murders them all.) However, “So NY” is not bad and according to the Bad Guy (say hello!), Soul Tape II will be dropping Nov. 22. I’m anticipating this one because Soul Tape was pretty well done. Already in love with the Soul Tape series style and context, I”m sure Fab has pulled some nice beats and samples for this second go ’round. We shall see.
I’ve been waking to this song for some days now and it’s so necessary to be today’s pick. Last night during the last Presidential debate, one of my followers mentioned Mitt Romney saying “you just lost another debate, ya bish” so it was only right I quoted Kendrick ,“A silver spoon I know you come from, ya biishh.” (BTW Please vote, don’t fall into the art of peer pressure when it comes to “not caring” about your future in this country/world because you do count and WILL be affected.) With that being said, here’s los bars:
Besides me loving every song in the movie, this one gets a lot of repeats. This record is one that screams relative situations in our culture. Hustle by any means necessary. Jay said, “if I need it, imma get it however, God help me.” Banks shouted, “I die for a bill, believe in the dolla’, for the chips, anyone gets it, even Estrada.” And K. Dot explains it in a song with the most nonchalant, but straight-forward attitude with a hook letting us know a dollar can easily influence a decision.
Shouts to DJ Dahi on the beat and Jay Rock‘s verse was cool. Gotta appreciate the way Money Trees explains the motive of the situation in “Art of Peer Pressure.” I am grateful for artist who make all of their music connect and Kendrick is so amazing at telling his story in a way that you must listen to it all to circle back to the connections so it can hit you like, “ohhhhhhh.” (Not saying other artist don’t; if you listen to Kendrick like I do, you know what I mean) But I mean what do I know? I just live this hip-hop/music shit.
tha’s jus’ how I feel.
I tried to pick a song that I’m sure you all have played on repeat a couple times already, so Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe was the winner (though mine is M.A.A.D. City). This record is so fitting; that song that you throw on when you want to have “me time” and no fucks to give to anything else. I love how Daddy Kenny introduces the track (end of Sherane A.K.A. Master Splinter’s Daughter); impatiently waiting on his Domino’s, moms couldn’t be just killing the vibe too.
Kendrick is one stone cold lyricist (and I will fight this to the death; for you people who really say you do not see why others appreciate the sounds of Kendrick. But I’m sleep because I’m getting upset typing this) and I pulled these bars because this is one of many reasons I admire GKMC and somewhat (because I’ve never been to Compton or lived that specific life) understand K. Dot.I’m sure you have seen or experienced yourself living in an area or being surrounded by people who decide to stay stagnant and have no passion for anything else but remaining as such. Or even you were that settling homie that just happened to get the molasses out ya ass. Though being a part of the same environment, some may believe you are “too good” or “selling out” when you just want the best for your situation. Kendrick expresses how he appreciates his trials and tribulations and more appreciative of his blessings that pulled him out of the dark. For those who look at his success as a get-quick money fix, fame and who constantly put down his accomplishments for petty reasons, he’s explaining “I love my life. I’ve gotten far and still soaring. I’m coolin’. Bitch, don’t kill my vibe.“
The day has come (officially that is) for the world to tune into the best audio short film I’ve heard. Hiiighly anticipated, Kendrick Lamar has carefully sculpted his angry adolescence in Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. A caravan ride that should have taken 15 minutes tops, took us through the life and times of a young K. Dot. With skits that flow perfectly for the situations, I am in love with this album. With that being said, all week, the Bars of the Day will be dedicated to Compton’s own.
Track list and producers below.
What’s your favorite track? Lemme know.
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Now if you don’t know me personally, you don’t know how much of a thug I am. Duh. But today’s pick for Bars of the Day solidifies my G. When I think of songs like this, it reminds me how much I live and breathe hip-hop culture on all of its levels. The whole Ruff Ryders movement had most of us screaming “Ruff Raaahhduuhhhz” and trying to pop wheelies on whatever allowed us. I remember always bumping my mom’s Opposite of H2O heaavyyy. To this day, I spit “Spit These Bars” off the top as if it was released within the last two years. Swizz blessed the hook and it was perfect for our 8-10 year old asses to sing along considering mothereffer would have easily fit perfectly. Drag-On’s voice was similar to DMX, but a bit calmer; flow was nice nevertheless. The record was just…. Double R. Daws really it. Slick lyrics, raw beat, hood party track.
It took me so much not to write out all the lyrics and the video got me excited. *looks for a four wheeler.* Check it out.
Sings *do my laydaays, run this uhh-uhh? yes-they-do-run this mutha-uhh-uhh.*
Of course the ultimate shuffle daddy, Pandora, laid this throwback track on me. Automatically giving that summer crush vibe, Buddy by Musiq Soulchild is a great song. The Taana Gardner sample from Heartbeat makes me want to hit the wop instantly every time. You hear so much about the ninja cuff, but Buddy was kind of the anthem for that cuff on the low.
Of course you start off willing and ready to become the boo:
But there’s no titles so you can’t be trahn wild out on the other person:
After you get past that (which is usually where shit gets tangled and amnesia sets in), you swoop in for the snatch,
Or na? Hmm.. #TheTunesBeKnowin
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