Friday, 3 August 2012

Zat REAL Foreign sheeit

Ironically, the thing N.Y Rap is most lacking in 2012 is great trans-regional posse cuts in the vein of World War III, albeit ones which sound like Parisian buskers playing synthesised accordions as N.O.R.E and his pals done shook dice with Fabien Barthez on the Champs-Élysées :

"Guacamole, poppin' Stoli
kick n*ggas in they face... soccer goalie"


N.O.R.E ft. Busta Rhymes, Game & Waka Flocka Flame - Lehhhgooo
(From Crack On Steroids mixtape; 2012)


On paper the disparate line-up of N.O.R.E's latest minor-classic single reads like the absolute worst kind of pathetic pandering to regional radio markets by N.Y Rappers, right? I totally dismissed Lehhhgoooo for that very reason during my initial skim through Crack On Steroids until I was forced to re-investigate after hearing its quasi-jolly French tones on the Kenny Powers video. Thing is, N.O.R.E and a rowdy former Queens Dunn-Rap ex-pat like Waka are actually a pretty good stylistic match for each other; as for Game, he's found his way back into my good books after his recent antics resulted in the best Rap GIF of 2012 thus far, so I don't mind admitting that he almost steals the song with his opening line of "somebody walked up and told me N.O.R.E shot somebody so I shot him and turned up my Rakim", and you can always just pretend he's Imam Thug or MusaliNY if you still find him an objectionable presence on the original non-video version up top.

9 comments:

done said...

That lines too much of a Game line for me to enjoy it, I like how he bragged about factory rims though.

Boothe said...

I like this.

Richard Tre Mane said...

A-Mafia and N.O.R.E are the only N.Y Rappers who should ever be allowed to make more than 2 songs per year from now on.

done said...

Still sleeping on free hugs era AG?

Richard Tre Mane said...

'Fraid so.

Fulci Lives said...

Love this. Always felt it was more of Queens thug take on that Danza Kuduro tune off the Fast Five soundtrack.

Richard Tre Mane said...

Who u be, Fulci Lives? You're my new favourite commenter.

Fulci Lives said...

Ya boy, Spartan. Carry on with the great work, blud!

Richard Tre Mane said...

Ohhhh, of course.

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