Monday, 27 July 2015

Late pass!

It's funny how hearing a song live in a 20 thousand capacity arena can make you flip your whole perspective. Back last december I dismissed Fabolous' Lituation purely because it wasn't as good as his other street single Ball Drop and consequently forgot about it. Then I experienced its searing baronial stomp blaring out in the 02 Arena when Fab opened for G-Unit a week or so back and I've listened to it on repeat in the shower every morning since, an 8 A.M pick-me-up from a wildly-inconsistent 37 year old industry mercenary whose zingers are still slick-as-fuck.

"Got your b.m in my BM, n*gga
she got taken - word to Liam, n*gga!"


Fabolous - Lituation
(From The Young OG Project; 2014)


For a wildly-inconsistent 37 year old industry mercenary who made his debut in 2001, Fabolous has been low-key overachieving these past 12 months: both Lituation and Ball Drop are everything modern N.Y street singles should be; his verse on the Hot N*gga remix was the only good thing about that clusterfuck and was a Westwood staple for months; 4 Digits was the sole highlight of the wack DJ Mustard album and should have been a single; and his Been Around The World remix freestyle finally made good use of a peak-Jiggy D-Dot beat which was previously wasted on a superfluous remix that just placed Puff & Ma$e's acapellas from the original over different production.

Sod all that, though - how's Fab gonna shoot a King Of New York homage video for Lituation and then not let Red Cafe play Jimmy Jump and not hire a Ray J lookalike to play Arty Clay?

13 comments:

James said...

Paul Cain as Test Tube.

Si Mane Price said...

Freck Billionaire as Jimmy's mate with the shades and the leather Lakim Shabazz hat.

Walt Zing Mac Kilt Her said...

Worth it for the Liam Neeson line alone.

noz said...

doo wop bronx tale intro bruv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdf-uC_zTFk&t=50s

Si Mane Price said...

No frigging way. I really should have known that because one of my favourite AZ freestyles is on that tape.

Doo Wop doesn't mention Drake in his freestyle, therefore we wins the battle of that beat.

Sic Evil Flu said...

Were those dancers trying to do Walken's dance from the film?

Si Mane Price said...

Nah, not enough 360 spins.

Anonymous said...

https://youtu.be/ZX_32-xzJOQ?t=61

Si Mane Price said...

Better bars than anything Blade or Chester P have ever spit.

Handy Andy said...

Are we gonna get a Martorialist post about Meek versus Drake?

Si Mane Price said...

Nope.

Until Meek shoots a video where he tells Drake his mum looks like Freeway and then produces some footage of Drake gettin' bodied by Posta Boy on 106 & Park then this beef is pure ZZZZZZZZZ.

Absolutely Fabolous said...

I like to imagine I put you onto the been around rmx which is one of my favourite rap jawns of the year.

Definitely my favourite new York rapper at the moment. Makes me yearn for that old nonchalant wise ass punchline style NY rap.

And 4 digits is amazing.

Yeldarb said...

Banger

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