“Shouts out to Frankiee Ocean”
“I got 99 problems…but a bitch ain’t one.”
“Guess who’s the new bad character in town?
Causin’ mischief in your city, turn that shit around.”
Busta Rhymes - Where’s My Money
Grand Theft Auto IV was a legendary game for multiple reasons…one of them being its sound track. I bought the deluxe collectors edition with my brother, and it included an OST album simply called The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV. I remember on the way home putting it in my car and playing Where’s My Money for the first time with the bass and volume cranked up. My brother and I couldn’t get enough of it. We’re both big Busta Rhymes fans, even though he’s been a lazy fuck in terms of his more recent musical efforts. This song is one of my favorites by him, and to this day stands as one of his rawest and most hard hitting works ever. Very few artists could kill such a grimy and unorthodox beat the way he managed to do this.
“Critical, it’s pitiful, I’m cynical how I deliver lyricals and take these other niggas paper! Topsy-tervy, controversy, I’m so thirsty, got no mercy. For some of these bitches I collect my money now and later!”
My Song Rating: 9.6 out of 10Played 573 times.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the greatest man alive.
“If everyone is a product of this society, who will say the things that need to be said, and do the things that need to be done, without compromise? Truth will never start out popular in a world more concerned with marketability than righteousness.”
Tyler, The Creator and Seth Rogen had an amusing back and forth on twitter tonight.
Tyler, The Creator - Wolf (ft. Nakel Smith, Jasper Dolphin, Taco, Lucas Vercetti, L-Boy, Lee Spielman & Left Brain)
I talked to a couple of people about Wolf, and they felt obligated to mention how they were really confused by Trashwang, since it doesn’t seem to fit on the album or Tyler’s newly found higher musical standers (aka they thought the song was utter ‘trash’). First of all this song has a central message and aim, in that it’s a parody of the laughable “go hard” gangster rappers of the modern era. Throughout the album lyrical punches are thrown at numerous artists, such as Trinidad James, and other rappers of this genre. ”Passing all you hating fucking fags we don’t discuss, my nigga. We ain’t on no jolly shit and we don’t pop no mollies, bitch.” Possibly my favorite Domo Genesis line ever.
Trashwang is Tyler’s indirect critique of this over-popularized rap culture, and it works exceedingly well. He manages to utilize all of Odd Future’s lesser known friends and members (many of whom don’t actually rap), and surprisingly it doesn’t sound too terrible. It’s not hard to imagine, given Tyler’s love for fuckin around, that he absolutely loved making this track. Out of all of the song’s ridiculous verses, I find Lucas’s trap yelling especially hilarious, since he’s the least threatening OFWGKTA affiliate, yet manages to emulate that iconic hyped gangster sound convincingly well. Lil B, take note. This is how you make fun of mainstream hip-hop…so please stop what you’re doing, immediately. Also Lil B fans, stop defending his music in this fashion….you know who you are. Tyler with this song outdid all of his so called “efforts”, so jump off that lil dick.
My Song Rating: 8.0 out of 10Played 705 times.