Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mr. Weezy...

So I decided to flip the scrip, put a kink in the chain, throw a hitch in your giddyup today and post in the FIRST person (insert loud cheers from Catch here). It gets a little tiresome and, well, kinda difficult to refer to yourself in the third person all the time. After seeing Catch and Will's posts I thought I needed to chime in and throw in my 2 cents. Then we can, hopefully, move on to better things. Mr. Weezy please pay close attention...

What you have just said is one of the most insanely, idiotic things that I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

Now, as I am not one of the 1.2 million who have heard the album, I will reserve my judgement until such time. I have, however, read a few reviews. Thanks to Okayplayer for, probably, the best opening line of a review ever. "On Tha Carter III, Weezy rasps on about megalomaniacal nonsense, non-sequiturs resonating off his promethazine soaked vocal chords like a gremlin trapped in a piano with some blunts and a vocodor". Everytime I read that I giggle to myself like a 3rd grade girl with a crush. You can read the rest of the review for yourself.


The one thing that I have listened to lately is The Green Album, produced by Omer Saar over at Universoul Productions. Being that I have seen this album making it's way around the blogging circuit, and it's a free download (here), I thought I would give it a listen. It is a "mash up" album, for lack of a better term, with various artists layed over Al Green samples. I have always been a little intrigued by albums of this nature like The Grey Album (Jay-Z/The Beatles) and Collision Course (Jay-Z/Linkin Park) but rather than one artist, Saar uses multiple artists for The Green Album. Artists such as Jay-Z (go figure), Das EFX, Royce Da 5'9, The Pharcyde, De La Soul, Notorious B.I.G, and Ghostface all make "apearances" on the album. The album is actually a good listen. Though I especially like Boom (Royce Da 5'9), Real Hip Hop (Das EFX), and Passin' Me By (The Pharcyde), I wasn't much feelin Whoo Haa! (of course it's Busta). I kinda felt that his high energy, loud, fast paced style was out of place. All in all, the The Green Album is "aiight" and the more I listen the more I like it. The bonus is that Omer has a few "unreleased" tracks that will be leaked over the next few months. So I look forward to hearing those as well. Peace.





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, so just a little constructive criticism. With a name like "All you can eat hip-hop" it would imply that you are fans of ALL hip-hop, not just hip-hop from the "Nobodys even heard of these people" genre. The first post that has anything to do with mainstream hip-hop was shot down from the jump, by someone who hasnt even HEARD the damn album. Does Weezy sound intelligent in that damn you-tube video, NOPE. But neither did those dudes from the other post that were stealing their electricity from their neighbors. One humble fans point of view, a TRUE hip-hop fan can appreciate ALL hip-hop, not just the shit you can find in some kids backpack! All in all, I can appreciate your point of views on this blog, but just giving ya'll something to think about. Peace!

Benny B said...

Thanks for your opinion and point of view. Maybe I should clarify...I have not heard the album and said the I would RESERVE JUDGEMENT until then. I was simply commenting on the video that was in the post, and the opening line of the review was relevent to the video. Hope that kinda clears the air a bit, and as long as you keep comin back we cool!! Peace