Friday, 26 June 2015

Just sayin', bruv # 10.5

A trifecta of actual facts about Bay Area rap on this humid friday evening:

Numero uno reason why Mac Dre & Khayree were one of the greatest rapper/producer partnerships ever: they made a genuine classic 5/5 rap song where Dre rapped over the phone from jail for nearly 6 minutes in I'm N Motion.

Be nice if some of the folks pontificating about Lil B being the most influential rapper of the last 5 years would acknowledge just how much a product of Oakland he is: Mac Dre was stylin' in Vans Eras a couple of years before The Pack dropped THAT song; B was the member of The Pack with the deepest voice until he switched his whole tone up and started rapping through his nose after DB Tha General dropped Welcome To The Navy in 2007; B's whole penchant for referring to himself as pretty and Jesus was liberally nicked from Husalah.

If Brian Coleman doesn't dedicate a chapter to Mac Dre's What's Really Going On EP in his next Check The Technique book then he's probably workin' for the FEDS. Top 5 EP of the early '90s no competition.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

No rapper has swagged quite as hard as Dre in Hawaii.

GGGGG said...

"My Chevy" is dope too

Si Mane Price said...

Of course, but that's got the Mac Mall studio verse as the spoonful of sugar to help Dre's phone verse go down easier.

d said...

I love '93 aswell. Been wishing for years for some nerds to break down his recording process/define what made Dre great for me, hes too original to pin down handy or something.

kinda related, did Ice-T invent the rap game/crack game concept on Im Your Pusher? cos the og Mac Dre Is The Name might be my favourite one. sending out the zippyshare records n tapes signal rn, need the definitive collection

Si Mane Price said...

Very annoying they didn't put Mac Dre Is Da Name on the Young Black Brotha album or any of those Best of Mac Dre compilations because it's my 2nd favourite song from that first EP.

I can't think of owt before I'm Your Pusha.

SE said...

Always thought of B's nasality as Rammellzean, but DB is maybe more logical. His Baycentrism is def overlooked tho, the Husalah connec def needs to be explicated in depth.

David said...

Also the lil b flow is an exaggerated parody of OJ the Juiceman's

Anonymous said...

brian coleman choice of records for his last book is really poor..gravediggaz?c'mon son

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