Truth be told, I didn’t really care for 2012’s Cruel Summer, besides “New God Flow” and “Mercy”. I never listened to any other song on it after my first couple of listens through. I did not listen to Owl Pharaoh when it dropped because of that apathy, Travi$ Scott flew under my radar and I had no idea who he was until July of 2014 when a tweet caught my eye. Something or other about Days Before Rodeo, Scott‘s second mixtape, being the banger smash hit of the summer. I turned it on and was immediately struck… By the production and features. Aside from the song “Drugs You Should Try It” I didn’t really bother memorizing any of Scott’s lyrics from that project because they all felt flat, colorless, and vague. The year now is 2015 though, and Travi$ Scott has decided to “bless” the streets with a studio album. Is he still afflicted with Chronic Dull Guy syndrome? Let’s cross our fingers and hope not.
Oooooooooh weeeeeeeeeee! It’s #LanezSeason and as usual Tory Lanez da GAWD has blessed us with a brand new project to hold us over until his next masterpiece. I been a Lanez fan since 2008, but it wasn’t until 2012 that he really began to take his talents to the next, next level. His #IgnantShit mixtape really showed us what he could do as a freestyler. A nine track tape dedicated to him bodying the hottest songs of the year so far for 3-4 minutes. In 2013, he dropped “Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story”. Probably his most comprehensive project to date, complete with co-production from himself. My favorite project from 2013 (just edging out PARTYNEXTDOOR), he showed us what he could do as a rapper, singer, and storyteller. Each teach flowed seamlessly into another.
IF YOU AINT GOT A MAN, COME FUCK WITH ME
Aight, y’all. Now, I’ll be the first nigga to call another nigga out on not listening to my music recommendation. I’LL BEE DAT. I’ll also be the last nigga to admit when I’m wrong. I’LL BEE DAT TOO. This post tho, it’s about both. Probably the hardest thing I ever had to do *Usher voice and emotion*. This post, ya boy gotta take the L and admit I fucked up.
I Swear this mixtape is hot. I swear on crip and blood.