There are basically 3 kinds of rap that I enjoy:
1.) Super hard/angry raps about shooting people over menacing beats that get me pumped up on the inside.
2.) Songs that are ultra poppy and catchy with friendly beats and hooks that get caught in my head just as well as any Katy Perry song.
3.) Very depressing and melancholy raps filled with bleak descriptions of being broke and miserable that are highly relatable for me.
All raps beyond that can go take a walk.
With that said I'm happy to announce that Jacka and Lee Majors' new album has a handful of quality depressing rap songs, reminding us all that Jacka was the one to kickstart this whole melancholy mobb movement back in '05 with The Jack Artist. Lee Majors has really found his niche making sad raps that suit his gruff delivery much better than the hyphy music he was making at the beginning of his career. I remember strongly disliking Majors back in the day, but looking at it now I think he was still finding his place in the Bay rap scene at a time when you had to be going stupid and/or dumb at all times. His verses easily outshine Jacka's on this album, which either shows how far Lee Majors has come or how far Jacka has fallen (you decide!). Listen to Majors' opening verse on this song and try to tell me it is not some quality depressing raps:
Lee Majors & The Jacka ft. Young Bossi "The Streets"
Jacka's contributions to this album are a mixed bag: there are some great moments, but a lot of recycled lines and verses. Some of it is lines he has been rapping since like '07 (!!!!), how hard is it to think of some new words that rhyme with other words, Jacka? On the other hand he is still dropping some fucking sick verses here and there (best example), so I don't know what to make of modern day Jacka. Perhaps he is stretching himself too thin with all these duo albums?
Lee Majors & The Jacka ft. D-Dre the Giant "Kush Ashes"
So is Bobots 2.5 a wonderful album, you ask? Ehhh... there some great tracks (the ones in this post) and a few decent cuts, but to be honest this album is not so awesome as a whole. There are a handful of hyphy tracks on here that I'm sure were recorded back in 2007 because they sound horribly outdated and feature Mistah FAB expressing an annoying amount of energy. If nothing else this album introduced me to my new favorite intro track name: "Bobottro" (good song too!).
This is what the album was originally going to be, but then cough syrup abuse got involved
Lee Majors & The Jacka ft. Ampichino "Losing It"
Favorite song off the album btw.
Hey speaking of Jacka, have you seen this new music video of his with Freeway?
It looks like their duo album is actually going to come out in the near future. I'm not really feeling this particular song, but all of their previous collaborations have been tight, so hopefully this one will be good. As long as there are not too many East Coast beats (like in the song above) it should be A-OK.
So there you have it, reader: some more depressing rap songs to listen to late at night as you stare blankly at your home computer at 3 AM thinking to yourself "what went wrong?" If you are miserable on the inside then these jams will hit the spot as you continue to die on the inside.