Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Asher Roth and Charles Hamilton

I think that these two dudes have the game sewed up... atleast as far as I'm concerned. Hip-hop muthafuckaz!. I have been waiting for a while to hear artists that just say what they want to say. Like literally. You can tell that they just sit down and start rapping. They don't think about what they need to get across in the song, what the hook should be... its all so effortless and it just comes to them. Every line is not a gem... no. But thats real. None of that "Lloyd Banks" punchline, punchline, punchline manufactured rap. None of that "I Gotta Make a Party Song or an Anthem To Get On" bs (like local dudes always feel the need to do ALL the time. Think about how many wack DC anthems you've heard. Not hatin, just sayin, do somethin different). They just step in the booth and spit themselves. When you listen to their music, you feel like you instantly know them. In real music, you shouldn't have to interview the artist and ask them shit like "what do you do for fun" or "when's your birthday" or no shit like that. You should be able to hear their music and know the answer to every question you have. And if you CAN'T do that, then you have someone who is acting. If all I rap about is guns and cars, then my birthday is guns and I cars in my freetime. And if that ISNT the case, then why am I lying?

I know I've been rapping alot about these two dudes lately, but I really stand behind these guys (no porno). Its funny because I had a conversation with the boy g*Two yesterday and I was like "aight son, lemme stop being these niggas lawyaers"... but thats how i feel. I feel like this time for people who just get on the mic, have fun and keep it 100% real to be heard. I feel like these guys represent me, cause thats what I do all day... who else could make a song about their iPod but me?


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