Oh hi! My name is Thomas and I run a blog about mostly Bay Area rap by the name of 100 Grand on My Wrist, Yeah Life Sucks. Sergeant D hates on the Bay Area pretty hard due to gross hipsters living here, but it is actually a decent place and if you just live in a nice neighborhood or one without too many white people then you won’t have to experience any ironic facial hair or struggling artists that create “musical soundscapes” or whatever.
Anyways, today I am here to share some new rap music with you, because it’s time to let the Jerkin music go and move on to something new, better, and different:
Husalah & B-Luv ft. Roach Gigz “Reppin 4 Da Cuddie”
This song is dedicated to the late Mac Dre, who was murdered in 2004, but unlike most rap songs dedicated to a dead homie, you could definitely do ecstasy to this track and dance the night away until you suffer from severe dehydration. Mac Dre was a great rapper, but for some reason he has attracted the most shitty of people to his music. Like if you ever meet a guy from El Cerrito who has a meth problem and wears wifebeaters to display his tribal tattoo and wears wrap around Oakley sunglasses, then chances are he is a huge Mac Dre fan. This song goes hard though and is strong evidence that the hyphy movement of the mid-2000′s still lingers on in the Bay Area.
Ampichino “Getting Over You”
Here is a little something to balance out the hyper energy of the last track; an introspective gangster rap song. Ampichino is a rapper from Akron, Ohio, who raps about being miserable, selling drugs, killing people, and living in a shitty Midwest town where all the factories have been replaced by crime. Sort of like the rap equivalent of Modern Life is War, if you will. I usually hate it when rappers express any feelings besides anger or indifference, but Ampichino pulls it off quite well here.
I have a theory that the more awkward-looking human being you are, the better rapper you can become. Like if you are a half-way decent looking rapper and start to get a little bit of fame and money, you will probably start getting some serious pussy and then just rhyme the n word with itself endlessly because LeToya is blowing up your phone and you’d much rather tear dat ass up than think up some clever wordplay for your next verse. The point is LeToya is not going to be blowing up Ampichino’s phone anytime soon, so he can continue to make dope raps for a long time.
E-40 ft. Cousin Fik “Wasted”
E-40 recently released a triple-album (!!!) with 60 new songs, clocking in at over four hours of music. That may seem a bit excessive to you and you are absolutely correct in thinking that. Rap music should be released as EPs at most, if not just singles. When is the last time you sat down and enjoyed a 70 minute rap album from beginning to end? Despite the album’s ridiculous length, it contains a lot of quality jams, such as this one.
Fun fact: E-40 is 44 years old! Good for him for still writing raps about selling drugs and fucking bitches well into his middle-aged years. Most rappers usually get a bit soft once they get older, because they start experiencing liver problems and want to reconnect with Jesus or something, but not E-40! This song is about getting fucked up and SYWH recommends you put this on next time you throw a house party to increase your chances of getting a female to touch your penis tenfold.
Bird ft. Domo “Take Flight”
Rappers really need to be considering how easy it is to google their name in 2012. Bird is a dope rapper from Kansas City, Missouri that I recently discovered, despite his ungoogleability. His style is reminiscent of 2 Chainz (if you know who that is), with an expressive voice and lyrics that have enough humor to be entertaining, but not too much that it sounds goofy. I don’t know much about Bird, but I think he likes birds a lot: his new album is titled Fly Guy and this song is titled “Take Flight.” I wonder if he ever goes on bird watching trips like my grandma does? Regardless, this song slaps hard.
What do you think of these songs?
Does “Reppin 4 Da Cuddie” make you want to consume dangerous amounts of ecstasy?
Does “Getting Over You” make you want to abuse cough syrup and stare off into the distance?
Do you wish E-40 was your cool black uncle?