Binary Star - Indy 500
In an age where it’s harder than ever to make a living in the hip-hop industry, many artists feel obligated to sell out. The music they create is simply what the record labels tell them to make. The industry execs favor dumbed down music, simply because it sells a hell of a lot better than profound and poetic hip-hop. The average consumer nowadays doesn’t want to spend any extra effort interpreting philosophical lyrics, so they tend to just listen to music that proclaims simplistic concepts, such as “And I don’t love them hoes / But don’t fuck up with Wayne cause when it “Waynes” it pours / No really, I’m on my “fuck that bitch” shit / You used to be the shit, but now you ain’t shit, bitch”. One Be Lo and Senim Silla champion and live by an anti-sellout mentality. This is off of their classic album Masters of the Universe.
My Song Rating: 9.4 out of 10Played 1561 times.
“If you go platinum, its got nothing to do with luck, it just means that a million people are stupid as fuck.” - Immortal Technique
B.o.B - The Biz
This is B.o.B’s version of Mobb Deep’s classic Shook Ones Part II. Unfortunately, a lot of people hate on B.o.B when it comes to his music. I’m not going to lie, his debut album was a sell out/dumbed down version of his true talent, but he’s still one of my favorite artists of all time.
I got just one thing to say to all the haters, “listen to his fucking mixtapes!” That’s where his true skill shines. If you dislike B.o.B, that’s like disliking Lupe. He might have sold out for one album, but he still has classic songs that surpass a majority of all other artists’ works. Keep things in perspective!
Regardless this is my second favorite song of 2010.
My Song rating: 10 out of 10Played 662 times.