It's currently 7:48 PM and I'm sitting here in a Dickies outfit and Chucks wiping tears from my eyes with red and blue bandanas on the 17th anniversary of Eazy-E's death wondering why I can only find a smattering of jamz per album on E-4O's Block Brochure triple set - am I feeling burned out on this Rap shit at the moment or is the project really comprised of vanilla production that you'd find on a modern Ice Cube album, wearisome weed songs and an exorbitant amount of guests?
Thankfully, the essence of Eric Wright has just entered my laptop's speakers tonight via 2 new mixtapes released today by 2 gentlemen whose visual trademarks are chipped teeth and dreadlocks. Those Maxi Priest 'dos will suffice for now, lads, but on national Eazy-E day next year I want to jheri curl up in tribute. Like B.D.P nearly once instructed us : YOU MUST PERM!
(From The Motion Picture mixtape; 2012)
After a near-decade of mixtapes being prequels to albums it's inevitable that we now have prequels to mixtapes. We'll probably get Detox and a new Guns 'N' Roses album before Louie's management decide to release Dope And Shrimp and there's diddly-squat on this The Motion Picture 'tape as jawdropping as his secrete & rare Dope And Shrimp unreleased cuts like Band Nation and We Like To Party but Bars will do quite nicely for now since it ticks 3 of my boxes with regards to Louie's oeuvre : one take Rapping, exiguous production and blowjob talk.
(From Nightmare On E St mixtape; 2012)
Eh, I really wish Trel would make more songs like Rolling and the 2 Luger joints on Nightmare On E St aren't a patch on Respect With The Tech, but Deep In The Game sounds like the most obvious Trap banger on a very patchy 'tape indeed and the ideal soundtrack for when my friend Suzanne and I go kidnap her tabby back from its original owner who reappeared after 8 months the other day. The M.O is Mask On, Cats Off so if you never hear from me again I'll see y'all at the crossroads.