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So… I picked the right time to start writing up blogutations again, didn’t I? Hoodie muflippin’ Allen hits us up side the head with the debut single off All Americanoh, plus a corresponding music video with two fine ass girls riding around in a Dodge Charger (more on that later).

All American is Hoodie’s first attempt at an all original EP, normally my man takes cool songs and makes them cooler by spitting over some reworked beat i.e. “You Are Not a Robot”, “Words of Wisdom” etc. This is a cool way to gain notoriety within the blogosphere, but a pretty shitty way to get rich. So just as NHL entry level contracts run out, so does free music. It’s time we start giving Hoodie Allen money so he can ride in the backseats of better cars. Sorry bud, Mercedes SL65 > Any Dodge ever.

Buy “No Interuption” off iTunes

Check the video after the jump

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Fuckin’ right Wale Wednesday!

Wale-Rack City (freestyle) feat. Black Cobain

Man shit be crazy sometimes, I mean like I want to post up shit sometimes but then I stop caring and quit because it takes too much effort (it actually doesn’t)… but I’m waiting for the Caps game to start (and The Office to air) so in the meantime let us bring back Throwback Thursday.

Who else? Clipse. Shouts to Malice, Pusha, VA Beach and the entire 703 yaaadig.

Clipse-The Funeral

 

 

Here’s the deal. I’m posting this for you. I haven’t watched/listened to it yet. I’m trying hard to not predispose myself to Ambition, I’m waiting til’ 11.1.11 when it comes out.

So enjoy this, spoil your ears. I’ll wait til’ Tuesday.

Blah blah blah Rick Ross something something something joke in poor taste…

I seriously contemplated not listening to this song so I could hear it fresh once I copped Ambition (due out 11.11.11), but I broke down and listened to it. I’ll leave it at that.
p.s. If you’re dying to know, I enjoy it.

Wale-Focused featuring Kid Cudi

Sorry it’s been a while, the fan in my laptop decided to cease to be. I just got the new part and fixed it whilst at work (I couldn’t wait) and downloaded Lil’ Wayne’s newest. So you know what that means… The last time we did an album review it was Watch The Throne, I went in with low expectations and was greatly rewarded with my favourite hip-hop album since Tha Carter I… That’s foreshadowing in two ways: a. I went into Carter IV with low expectations and b. For my money Lil’ Wayne hasn’t come close to making an album like I or II, and I will always judge any new material he releases to those first two installments of the now Carter quintology (I think I just made that word up… but fuck it).

Okay, with that little preface over let’s get on to the meat and potatoes. Lil’ Wayne released this album on my Birthday, which was Monday if you forgot (you know who you are). August 29th. Now I don’t know if it was Wayne’s personal gift to me and only me, or a tribute to Katrina victims since she hit the N.O. on the 29th in ’05. Probably neither and certainly not the prior, but whatever. Thank you Lil’ Wayne for your thoughtful gift, I’ve never been so honoured.

As was with Jay and ‘Ye’s album, the critics seem to be getting their shots in. Which I reckon is fashionable, but seems pointless to me. We all knew what we were getting with both Tha Carter IV and Watch The Throne, and while one fascinated me the other just held my attention enough for me to like it with the exception of a couple tracks.

Lil’ Wayne should not do several things:

  1. Sing
  2. Rap slowly and gayly about his lame feelings
  3. Featuring motherfuckers on HIS album

I have no use for Drake, T-Pain, whoever the fuck Cory Gunz is, Rick Ross, Tech N9ne (for the record Andre 3000 and John Legend were alright with me), Bruno Mars, Jadakiss and Shyne after his incarceration.

At this point in the review I’m still listening to the album, and I just skipped over “How To Love”. I don’t have time for that gay shit. The next track is a bit of a follow-up to “Dr. Carter”, it’s called “President Carter”. While Jimmy Carter was just some hick from Georgia, “President Carter” serves as reminder of what Lil’ Wayne’s was. That’s right, I said was. I and II were never had poppy type songs, and maybe that’s what separates a good rapper from a historically great one. I once thought Lil’ Wayne was one of the best ever, right after Jay-Z, but there are too many songs in his catalog like “Lollipop” and “How To Love”. Name a song of that nature by A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye and even Jay, you can’t.

To be fair Tha Carter IV is much better than IIIĀ  but it’s still Lil’ Wayne at his most commercial, and that’s fine. Make your money Wayne, I ain’t hatin’. No Pres. Carter here, President Roosevelt (The good one).

President Theodore Roosevelt 4/5

Does this post really need any explanation?

Hell, it doesn’t even need a fucking title. Honestly, all I have to say is this shit is great. Go buy it.

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New Wale! That’s pretty cool right?

It’s pretty clear dc is an extremely diverse area, from all the little Asian markets in Montgomery county to the African restaurants in the U Street corridor. This is the main reason I love the city and her surrounding counties, you can learn so much if you’re open minded to other people’s beliefs and cultures. A very wise man once said “the more I travel, the less I know”. I don’t pretend to know everything, and I certainly don’t possess the ability to dissect Wale’s lyrics in this one. So I won’t even try. Enjoy!

Wale-No One Be Like You

I want to make an abbreviated post with one or two songs from this weekend, a departure from my dismantling of the Orioles as seen in the previous entry. So, here’s some The Head and The Heart & some Kreayshawn.

The Head and the Heart-Lost In My Mind

Kreayshawn-Gucci, Gucci

p.s. If you’re ever in Dorchester, Caroline or Talbot county(ies) go eat at Suicide Bridge Restaurant, it’s the bee’s knees and comes highly recommended from this guy. Get the broiled crab cakes, and if you don’t like crab cakes why the hell are you in Maryland? Crabcakes and football bitches.

It looks as if the lockout will be ending here within the next 24hrs and the means football is back.

The Redskins always seemed to rescue me from the complete ineptitude that is the Baltimore Orioles once the All-Star break was reached. The intriguing story lines surrounding the Skins reeled me in from the vast sea of baseball, and the Orioles are always my reef. This summer seems different; although not as different as the spring felt. Spring was filled with hope, the feeling the Birds were on their way to rise above their underachieving ways… maybe win one or two relevant games in September and battle with the AL East heavyweights right down to the wire. As always those hopes were dashed long ago, right around the same time Britton starting getting roughed up and the acquisition of Vlad seemed to be a swing and a miss. Fingers have been pointed, heads have been called to roll and players are on the proverbial chopping block. For some reason I’ve stuck through watching and listening to this abomination, not in hopes of the team turning their fortunes around, but in hopes that I can somehow figure out a way to stop the bleeding. But trainwrecks aren’t easily fixed. I’ve been reading Moneyball, the story of Billy Beane fielding a winning team with limited resources. This particular book makes finding players a science instead of a crapshoot, and it sounds so easy. The Orioles have money to spend, but rarely do so and when they do it never turns out in their best interest (with the exception of Miguel Tejada). A whole lot of fans have thought all is fixed with the addition of a Mr. Prince Fielder, while he would almost certainly help, he would change the losing culture. The losing ways will take years to change, it starts with ousting the current amateur scouts. These guys have motives and gamble far too frequently for a team in our position. It comes down to drafting High School players, which the Orioles have done frequently in the past and few have worked out. In this most recent draft Dylan Bundy was selected, he has a high asking price and a long way to go before he suits up in orange and black. College players typically are more prudent selections who pan out at a higher percentile. Inexplicably the Orioles continue to gamble, and we have nothing to show for it down on the farm.

The fans complain that the Orioles aren’t spending enough, or the Yankees and Red Sox are spending too much. Neither are the problem. The problem is the inability to recognize true talent in the deeper rounds of the draft.

Okay, I’m getting off my soapbox. Here’s my favourite football-centric song, one in which Wale name drops several Redskins. So throw on your Sean Taylor jersey and get ready for another terrible season by the Skins… Hey, at least we have the Caps to root for.

Wale-Touch The Sky