Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Best Rap Album ever (imo) Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Lets take it back to 94-95 OB4CL This album played the soundtrack to my life at the time being that I was 14 young and impressionable, I never left my house without my Purple Tape. I Know what it feels like to connect to an artist or an album so blindly that no one can tell me anything negative when it comes to Ghostface and Raekwon. So when I see these young kids sticking to every single word or rhyme that there respective rap Idols spit, I dont co-sign them but I understand them. This album also made me a NaS stan off of one verse:
Through the lights cameras and action, glamour glitters and gold/ I unfold the scroll, plant seeds to stampede the globe/ When I'm deceased, by then the beast arise like yeast/ to conquer peace leaving savages to roam in the streets/ Live on the run, police paying me to give in my gun/ Trick my Wisdom, with the system that imprisoned my son/ Smoke a gold leaf I hold heat, nonchalantly/ I'm grungy, but things I do is real it never haunts me/ while, funny style niggaz roll in the pile/ Rooster heads profile on a bus to Riker's Isle/ Holdin weed inside they pussy with they minds on the pretty things in life/ props is a true thug's wife/ It's like a cycle, niggaz come home, some'll go in/ Do a bullet, come back, do the same shit again/ From the womb to the tomb, presume the unpredictable/ Guns salute life, rapidly, that's the ritual"-Nas on "Verbal Intercourse"
I was a Nas fan but not a big fan because I didnt understand why Tupac decided to take shots at him and Tupac being my favorite MC I sided with him. So I get these kids that side with 50 or Game and let 50 and Games beef have them choosing sides instead of just appreciating the music and letting the other stuff stay in the garbage. I didnt understand this as a youngster and even though I liked Tupac and Biggie I attimes let that get in the way of just listening to the music. I figured everything out a little too late and thats after my two favorite rappers were murdered for nonsense. Most kids who are fans of 50 or Game are too young to remember the devastation of the un-solved murders of the two greatest rappers ever. I think thats the dangerous part because the kids play up to all this hype and if your an adult playing it up thats just plain ignorant. Next time someone says this is a diss track for such and such, how about we just call it a battle on wax from two MC's trying to perfect their craft!