Monday, 17 March 2014

Yo wassup, this ain't Marillion, we rap!

Yo YG, I'm happy for you and I'ma let you finish, but Boosie already made the best rap song ever about angrily jerking off in a jail cell!

My Krazy Life is probably gonna end up as the best "ridin' in a Fiat, lookin' for a biatch" CD of 2014, but it pains me to see YG & DJ Mustard get caught up in the cockamamie notion that all rap full lengths now have to subscribe to some sort of highfalutin artistic narrative that sacrifices songs like When I Was Gone, I'm 4rm Bompton, Fuck You, and Sprung just because they don't fit into the grand AlbumOrientatedRap theme of "a day in the life of YG".

It's admirable that YG & Mustard have aspired to make a modern correlative of Doggy Style, and while it's unfair to compare the practice of putting albums together in eras that are separated by a 21 year gap and vast technological changes in the way music is consumed, there is no way in Hell that Dre & Snoop would have ever let two songs as good as I'm 4rm Bompton and When I Was Gone end up being relegated to bonus tracks. YG not having a posse cut with his homies like When I Was Gone on the non-deluxe version of My Krazy Life is akin to Doggy Style with no For All My N*ggaz & Bitches, and that's why all the forthcoming reviews of My Krazy Life which praise it for its "artistry" and/or "narrative" can suck a big fat dick.

Still, that 5 song run from Left Right to Do It To Ya, huh?

22 comments:

Bob said...

Would have had "This Yick" over some of these tracks too.

Jamie said...

"When I was Gone" definitely should have made the cut.

Joe said...

I went to jail for a flock
Came home with a strike
You went to jail as a bitch
Came home as a dyke
N*gga, yikes!

Si Mane Price said...

Joe, I just wanna say thanx for posting that V-Nasty song yesterday.

Really need a remix of Iggy Azalea's Fancy with V-Nasty on it.

Joe said...

haha no problem. joe did that so hopefully you won't have to go through that.

Zwoop nation said...

I thought that they did a great job sequencing the album so that songs actually flow into each other. Surprised YG could release an album featuring any of his friends (Tee Cee, etc...) and not the usual cast of clowns that major labels require. Wish there was a better/different song with Ty$. Definitely felt like he locked himself in the studio and listened to Doggystyle, Chronic 2001, and Kendrick Lamar's latest album.

Si Mane Price said...

If only he'd have spent more time studying Doggy Style's blueprint than Good Kid, M.A.A.D Citys.

Album def goes downhill after Really Be (Smokin' N Drankin) for me as they quickly try to shoehorn a narrative arc in, but I do quite like Sorry Momma even if it's about as cliched as valedictory album tracks about mums go.

Anonymous said...

maybe yg should concentrate on actually bringing some rappers from the west coast on his forthcoming releases (and no kendrick lamar and friends don't count).

Zwoop nation said...

I agree. I appreciate the cohesion but in the latter half of the album it felt like they tried to copy Good Kid Maad City. Could have done without the skit.

I wish TeeFlii wasn't his token R&B singer nowadays. I don't know why I can't stand dude, and the whole "Annie" thing annoys the hell out of me.

Si Mane Price said...

When I die, plz remember me as the person who first compared TeeFlii to Agent Dale Cooper in the final scene of Twin Peaks.

d said...

Fact I read in the past month: Incarcerated is a concept album.

V-Nasty's n-bomb ban is this decades "snoop gives up weed".

Si Mane Price said...

I suppose I can now tolerate the song with the Schoolboy Q on it for the brief Suga Free cameo at the end.

Schoolboy Q is definitely going down in history as that bloke in stpid allover-print bucket hats who did nothing other than stand around holding styrofoam cups in Tumblr pictures with Yams.

CrowleyHead said...

Co-sign Vanessa to save the Australian's record, just like someone randomly suggested a week ago on twitter we need a Boosie remix verse on "Left, Right" YESTERDAY.

I'm really upset w/ the TeeFlii song because dude looks like a lukemic Nipsey Hussle. And it's the worst song on the album.

Si Mane Price said...

Left Right remix with Iggy Azalea reprising Nicki's dance from the A$$ and Beez In The Trap videos would be better, imo.

d said...

Ah no way, I thought that was just a good impression.

Whos flow is he doing on Really Be Smokin though? def ringing a bell.

Si Mane Price said...

Not sure but it's definitely a homage innit?

Suga Free gets an additional vocals credit on I Just Wanna Party in the album's booklet.

corpsey said...

Love the beats on this album. YG is decent but has a tiny percentage of snoops charisma esp. Circa doggy style. Is there a west coast rapper around now who could be a serviceable snoop to mustard's Dre cos I don't think y.g is it.

Si Mane Price said...

Bobby Jimmy?

hotbox said...

d: the smokin and drinking flow sounds like ross a few years ago which he bit from jay z on dirt off your shoulder which came from master p's "weed and money" which p almost certainly borrowed from someone.

d said...

Definitely a v solid theory but Im not 100% convinced.

makin moves with uffie said...

idk what a Black Lips is but lookit

https://twitter.com/notrivia/status/448514789816692736

hotbox said...

d: Probably missing a few connections there but hey I'm no complex magazine.

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