Wednesday 15 April 2015

Generic list post: great songs on rap albums that are far from great

The next time some doe-eyed twerp is all up in your airspace earnestly extolling the virtues of the good ol' days of buying albums, pluck a fistful of notes straight outta his wallet and remind him there was nothing remotely noble about shelling out money for shit albums with one great song, especially if that one great song happened to be the single you'd already shelled out money for a couple of months beforehand.

Fuck da industry, we in da streetz bumpin' a YouTube rip MP3 of Cruisin from T.I's otherwise shitty Trouble Man album! Additionally, here's 24 other favourites from mediocre albums that were almost redeemed by one flash of brilliance where all the stars aligned like Band Aid in 1984:

Freddie Foxxx - The Master (1989)
Tha Camp - 1 Rubber (2007)
Meek Mill - Dreams And Nightmares (Intro) (2012)
Dramatik ft. Bria - Gotta Getaway (2000)
Marley Marl ft. Tragedy & Chuck D - America Eats The Young (1991)
Casual - Turkey And Dressing (2003)
Mr. Lif ft. Murs - Murs Iz My Manager (2006)
Shazzy - Gigahoe (1990)
Monsta Island Czars - Mic Line (2003)
Pusha-T ft. Kelly Rowland - Let Me Love You (2013)
Nighthawks - Cop Hell (2002)
Mac Mall - Pussy Whipped (1999)
Large Professor ft. Nas & Akinyele - Stay Chisel/Akinyele (2002)
YZ - The Return (Remix) (1993)
Devin The Dude - Bad Company (2008)
Half-A-Mill - World Famous (2002)
Master P ft. Curren$y - Let 'Em Go (2004)
Young Black Teenagers - First True Love Affair (1993)
Haystak - Broads & Alcohol (2004)
Sheek Louch ft. D-Block - Mighty D-Block (2 Guns Up) (2003)
4 Deep - True Blue Brother (1993)
Mack 10 ft. Ice Cube, WC & Butch Cassidy - Connected For Life (2002)
Biz Markie ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff - Tear Shit Up (2003)
Ca$h Out - I Want The Money (2014)


David said...

dramatic objection to your assertion that 'cop hell' is the only good song on 'nighthawks'

fuck u if u dont rock with 'street poly'

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I can agree on is that Cop Hell bodies its earlier namesake by Mobb Deep & DJ Premier.

hotbox said...

shazzy on a 2015 blog list is not something i expected

Malcolm OXO said...

I haven't bought a single in 15 years. Albums rule. You need to learn to pick better.

Unknown said...

you dont like In Control Volume ii?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

The only other decent thing on there is the LL track, imo.

d said...

D-12 Shit On You

might be "good songs by otherwise irredeemable artists" though

The Ghettos Been Good To Me title track>>>>

weird cos that was an album I was dissapointed by but its cos I heard that song first

Clark$on said...

Some authors are better at novels than short stories. Some film directors fail miserably at making TV. Some rappers are singles acts and others are album artists. Also some rap sub genres are better suited to one or other of the formats.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

D12 have 3 jams, imo - Shit On You, Purple Pills, and the track from Tony Touch's first album.

That's at least 1 more than Eminem has his whole catalogue.

d said...

The Tony Touch song is class

Purple Pills been ruined by experience, one of which is seeing it lip synced live by some Spinal Tap quality pretend ferris wheel

Etto G and Da C.A.I.N.E.T.O.A.D.S. said...

Freddie Foxxx's 'I'm Ready' is better than 'The Master' on account of the hook.

Ray Garraty said...!4hYyxBaR!Rligwl3cLWtpGxBR24mFo1iPcybWwE6ddB079i4jXM

expect more

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


Just do a big post with all the links when you're done and I'll link your site.

Ray Garraty said...

I don't need any publicity))
I'm doing it because I have free time on my hands and almost unlimited axx to all music in the world.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

A true soldier in da game.

Cheers, comrade.