Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Ludacris feat. Pharrell, "Money Maker"
Lil' Scrappy feat. Young Buck, "Money In The Bank"
I wasn't really trying make some point by putting these two songs up, although it does reinforce my statement that rappers luuuuuuvvvvvvsssss talking about money and how much they have. Let me reiterate that this does not bother me. In fact, I love hearing and seeing the bling shit and love buying shit and having money as much as anyone. I think that the post from Monday was really an attempt to hope for a break, the introduction of a more vulnerable side to the music. It was not an attempt to say that this shit has no place in the art form. I mean, how could I say it, when it's all I put up here?
Of the two songs, the Lil' Scrappy is the keeper in my opinion. I have always like Scrappy and think that he has put out some of the hottest songs of the past few years. This one has a nice screwed vocal refrain, a good verse by Young Buck, who really is the only thing redeemable and really great stuff from Scrappy. I really like his style and flow a lot, I'm hoping that this new album holds a few hits and he gets the attention I think he deserves.
Everyone knows and loves Ludacris and hear he teams up with Pharrell in one of those dream matchups that rarely produces the results one hopes and expects. This is another case of slight disappointment, as Luda drops some average verses with the obligatory Pharrell sung refrains and a laid-back beat. I'm not sure if this one will be a hit, as it just seems disposable, like everyone was going through the motions. But, it's a bit of dry time on radio, so you never know.
-New Yorkers, New Yorkers, relive the days when you were young and invicible and had bright futures at 1992. This jawn is brought to you by Oscar D'Leon, King Vashtie and my bol Project Matt at Lotus in the Meatpacking district. Expect lots of early 90s hip-hop, spun by DJs Soul and Wilspin. Get out hear some classics, see how the beautiful people live and have much fun.
-For those in Philly, head to the best bar in the city/state/country/world, 700 Club, for a advance screening of the new Vice DVD, The Vice Guide to Travel. DJs Dryw Scully and Andrew Luxton will spin afterwards, there is going to be free shit and the video sounds like it's a mus-see.