Hey what's up rap blog reader. Dang this site has not been updated in a week, that is hella lame. One week in internet time is like 5 years. So with that said I would like to announce that I am coming out of internet retirement to write this blog post.
What are some sweet Bay Area rap tunes I've been jamming out to? Hmmm let me think... I would be lying to you if I said the Bay Area is popping off right now. Besides the songs I've posted on this blog, the Bay hasn't really been churning out much that has caught my ear like usual. Why? I think it is just a couple-month-lull for the scene, nothing to get real worried about. On the other hand I kind of feel like Bay Area rap is starting to sound less like Bay Area rap and more like everything else.
Is the internet ruining regional rap scenes as we know it?
Perhaps my interest in Bay raps is just naturally declining as I'm finding less of it that I enjoy as I steadily listen to more and more Euro Pop Punk (I don't have to explain myself to you).
Anyways, here's some rap music songs and videos that I have been bumping:
It's weird how the term "sampler" is only used when it comes to food (esp. cheese) and music. Here is the finest gouda that it has to offer:
Young Boo "You Know What it Is"
Young Boo started up under Messy Marv, but they hate each other now because everyone hates Messy Marv. Boo is a really good rapper and his 2010 album, How I'm Rockin', still gets played regularly at the blog headquarters (this song goes so fucking hard). Unfortunately he hasn't really released much music since then. Perhaps the rap game is not the lucrative career that rappers make it out to be? Young Boo probably had to get a real job and stop fucking around. His mom is probably really happy about that. Like she pinches his cheeks whenever he visits and says "I am sooo proud of you for working hard, young man!" And he's all like "cut it out Mom," but it feels good deep down inside to have a respectable career driving a MUNI train or whatever, rather than pretending to sell drugs and uploading freestyles to youtube. So if Young Boo never releases another album again I'm ok with that, because I know his mother is very proud of him and in a way, so am I. Keep up the good work not rapping, Young Boo.
Omina Labs research associate Michelle working hard
There is some other compilation album out from "Omina Labs." Omina Labs is a recording studio in Sacramento, but it sounds more like a biotech company to me. The best part of the album is the ample amount of T-Nutty on it. He is an extremely entertaining rapper and his distinct over-the-top flow signifies everything that once was and still is great about Sacramento rap:
T-Nutty ft. Lace Leno & The Gatlin "Full Throttle"
There is also this music video from Akron's V12 (he goes by "V12 Series" now btw) that is tight. V12 is one of the best Akron rappers out who has yet to drop a solo project. V12 does a really poor job of lip synching his verse here, but he gets a pass for having a gold grill in 2013.
Not really sure what's going on with the aesthetics of the video: everything is really dark and dirty and there are random shots of stained walls and rusty pipes. It's like they filmed the video in an abandoned building or something. Perhaps they are trying to emphasize how grimy life in the streets is and the decaying cabinets are a metaphor for how cyclical poverty decays your soul and will to live. ¯\(°_o)/¯
Check out :40 for my new favorite producer drop
Kansas City's C.W. Da YoungBlood just released this music video TODAY and I like it a lot. Him and some guy named Da Young Gunna trade bars in an apartment kitchen while they pretend to cook drugs and it is pretty awesome. It seems like they are having a good time and are constantly jumping in on each other's lines throughout the song, which sounds dope as fuck. It took me a handful of plays to even realize that there isn't a chorus in this song.
I like the girl in the video, she is just like "uhh ok I'm not really sure what to do here, guys."
This song is probably my favorite of the bunch and goes stupid hard.
Ok that's all for now. Gotta get back to work. Stay positive.