Monday, 29 October 2018

Ain't I allowed to just post a bona fide classic sometimes?

Yung L.A ft. Young Dro & T.I. - Ain't I (Remix)
(From Aint I (Remix) single; 2008)



Remember, remember the 25th of November for being the 10th anniversary of the Ain't I remix. A song which keeps getting better with time and deserves an in-depth Oral History Of.. Red Bull TV video. Call me an old sage if you want, but I knows my onions and Atlanta just doesn't make 'em like this anymore.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

as soon as ATL rappers made "autotuned to death, slow & boring" trap rap the default sound instead of sticking to the creative production and faster tempos of bass music and the swag/strip club rap era (Travis Porter, Rich Kidz etc) they fell the fuck off. even Dro was making Autotune rap. YUCK!! we might need a Rich Kidz & Travis Porter best of playlists.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Young Dro, i don't know how "All That Money" wasn't pushed as a single. personal classic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPz3g9_VWVs

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Was Party Like A Rockstar by Shop Boyz the birth of Atl swag-rap?

Yohan said...

Not saying I completely disagree with you, but is the consensus here that Future circa 56 Nights and Young Thug during Barter 6 aren't worthwhile?

The 5/6th generation (not sure where we at right now) of trap ATL rappers bore me to death too. Don't care much for the Lil Baby, Gunna's and Hoodrich Pablo Juan at all, the sound is stale as hell.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I didn't like 56 Nights meself, but I've only ever been a very casual Future listener anyway.

What this post is specifically referring to is 2018 Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

This may be a hot take but 2011-2014 Future >>>>>>> 2015-present Future. Creative production, wider range of emotions, songs actually had concepts, great songwriting. But more importantly I think as soon as he left the Mike Will, Sonny Digital, Nard & B production trust and went to the vastly overrated Metro Boomin & 808 Mafia his music has suffered.

Anonymous said...

I’m not sure but D4L “Scotty” was probably the song that started it off.

Anonymous said...

Barter 6 was cool but Thug’s 2015 was low key ruined by that huge leak. There were a lot of dope songs in there. Also he needs a strong A&R because Birdman is the reason Tha Tour pt. 1 is so great. His music hasn’t been the same to me post 2015. His production and bars have gotten much more generic.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Scotty is more like a genre unto itself.

Yohan said...

Thug's 2014/2015 (including the leaks) was amazing. I think Barter 6 was his most coherent album to date, but overall you can safely say he amassed quite the catalogue even outside all of his albums. Didn't Noz write a best 50 Thug songs of 2014?

I'm not partial to 2015 being Future's standout year (although I have some good memories from that summer), but I do think around that time was when he started leaning into his codeine infused style and slowed up his music by a lot, which has now become the norm in ATL. I think Beast Mode started it off, could be wrong on that account.

supremeblaqsquare said...

Didn't T.I.P. did the whole Yung LA thing just because he had a beef with Lo and he wanted to piss him off with signing somebody who sounded just like him?

19&Boomin was dope imo, but Londonondatrack was better tho(during the period when metro's music was still enjoyable)

D said...

this whole era is a big blind spot for me I've wanted to go back to it for yrs but I dunno where to start. I like the rappers birthed by all it

D said...

D4l franchize boyz etc are p handy to track it's everyone else I wanna hear

CrowleyHead said...

Man we got a Leland Austin song on the post and you ppl want to talk about Young Thug and Future smh.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

*Futuristic Leland Austin