Enough rapper deaths this year already. If God really exists then why is he not taking some of these indie rawk and techno wastemen back to the essence instead? What purpose do Pete Doherty or Richie Hawtin serve in 2015?
Truth be told, I wasn't a big Young Ready fan, but he was involved in a handful of songs that I do love and I'll definitely miss his opportunistic beefing with practically every other Baton Rouge rapper bar his boy Mista Cain, his mentors C-Loc & Max Minelli, and Boosie, with whom he shared a baby momma. Here's 3 songs to remember him by:
(From Junkie Medicine compilation; 2006)
Young Ready from when he was young foreal. "I'm the snake eyes that gets rolled right out the gate, so your old lady gets passed like collection plates."
(From Tha Camp's Break It Off! album; 2007)
Ready's best song and for that we should thank Mouse On Tha Track's bassline + Tha Camp 2.0's ability to present such a convincing case for wearing johnny hats. Very apt that a handwritten letter from Young Ready is one of Frankie Tha Lucky Dog's treasured possessions because it was via Frankie's old MySpace page that I found out about Ready's Break It Off! album with C-Loc & Max Minelli back in 2008.
(From Mista Cain - Louisicain 2.5 mixtape; 2012)
A Mista song that Ready claimed as his own when Mista got sent down for murder. One of the hardest songs of 2012, which was no mean feat considering that was the year which gave us Gunplay's Jump Out and Fam-Lay's Clap Clap.