Rappin Ass Thursdays #46

Posted on Oct 7th, 2010 in Downloads > Rappin Ass Thursdays by admin

Quick cuts. Lets get at it!

Diamond f. Waka Flocka Flame “Hit Dat Hoe” [mp3]
Not to be confused with “Mr Hit Dat Hoe.” Instead it’s ex-Crime Mob mistress Diamond, who I can’t believe took so long to team up with soulmates Waka Flocka and Lex Luger. I haven’t listened to their magnum opus Flockavelli yet, saving it for the weekend when I have access to Four Loko and lighter fluid.

Jim Jones f. Yo Gotti, Cam’ron, and Vado “Gretzky (Remix)” [mp3]
MARK MESSIER. More Lex Luger boardwork too. This is my current “Nick please don’t swerve off the road” jam.

Izza Kizza “My Name Iz” [mp3]
Kizz’ own style is bugged to begin with, but it’s still nice to hear him try on some vintage Em, which in the original Slim Shady era was essentially Young Zee’s flow. Izza x Outsidaz collab? They’re all living in Jersey. Rap God (BASED GOD?) please make this happen.

Young Chris “Philly Shit” [mp3]
Chris is also a student of the game. Philly dudes rep their forbearers more than most, but he manages to shout out The Acknickulous One?!? Also very important: BASS.

NORE f. Imam Thug, Bun B, Red Cafe and DMX “Nutcracker (Remix)” [mp3]
Declaring “I blow the whole club up like a suicide bomber” before going into an Imam Thug verse is ballsy. Otherwise: scattershot, unsatisfying remix. DMX sounds refreshed, but I kind of wish this was all old Queens guys.

Kanye West feat. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks, & Ryan Leslie, “Christian Dior Denim Flow” [mp3]
Lloyd Banks feat. Kanye West, Swizz Beats and Fabolous, “Start It Up” [mp3]
On the other end of the posse cut spectrum, it’s Yeezy’s G.O.O.D. Friday leaks, where the guest stars are no less random, but they service an extremely focused and singular vision. (In fact, I don’t think these songs would even exist if it wasn’t for the unpredictability of the supporting cast, on some chicken vs egg shit.) More than the approach and the aesthetic, however, is the fact that the finished products all stand on their own as dope songs rather than pure experiments. “Christian Dior” is swagged out, haunted, and maybe one of my favorite songs of the year. Not sure if Kanye fixed his site yet, but be sure to grab the version with the extended R Les verse. Speaking of Mr Leslie, have a hunch that’s him on the keyboard squiggles on the Banks’ single. I keep wanting him to break into the riff from Van Halen “Jump.” Synthmania!

Aasim “I Mean” [mp3]
NY grimey rhymes. There’s a model now for succeeding with that same attitude, just loop up Ultimate Beats & Breaks and get on the radio (YAOWA!) but Aasim hasn’t put out a real single in… ever? Just these random mixtapes Diddy shouts out on his Twitter every few months.