Tuesday 26 July 2011

Dark $tar

Brief thoughts about $tarlito & Don Trip's Step Brothers mixtape :

$tarlito & Don Trip - Life
(From Step Brothers; 2011)

$tarlito & Don Trip - The Realest
(From Step Brothers; 2011)

As far as street albums based on Will Ferrell & Adam McKay movies go, this adheres to its concept much better than Yelawolf's Talladega Nights-themed Ball Of Flames : The Ballad Of Slick Rick E. Bobby; $tarlito and this Don Trip kid have actual chemistry like Boosie & Webbie or Jacka & Husalah; it knocks even though there's nary a Burn One or Coop production in sight; and one can't help but be absolutely appalled that rappers like Freddie Gibbs, Big K.R.I.T, Alley Boy, Spaceghostpurrp and fucking Dom Kennedy are more written about and praised than 'lito.

On the topic of recently released stuff, this new Black Rob album has some joints, but I was right that Up North would be its highlight :

Black Rob - Up North
(From Game Approved, Street Tested; 2011)

If only it was B.R and not Mysonne who'd jacked Jail house Rap, huh? Since Rob is as bad as Soulja Slim was for getting locked up immediately after releasing an album, at least his next bid has the possible silver lining that he can bunk with his old pal G. Dep. That really would be living the notion of Step Brothers to the fullest.


step one said...

This gave me a Partidge style idea for an updated version of 'Porridge', starring Black Rob and G Dep as cellmates

Lattisaw Tapes said...

I was disappointed with the Step Brothers project. They really teased me with "Life".

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

With Puffy as Mr. Mackay, Harve Pierre as Mr. Barrowclough, Ma$e as Lukewarm and Haitian Jack or Jimmy Henchman as Harry Grout.

James said...

I bet Curren$y will do a Blades Of Glory mixtape.