Filed under: Not Your Average,Promos & Exclusives,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
As the result of booze-impared judgement, I signed-up for an MP3 “record pool” last week, and sure enough started seeing my inbox filling-up with shitty R&B “club bangers”. When a new CL Smooth joint arrived yesterday, I damn-near spilled my Beck’s from the shock of actually being sent something worth hearing! While The Mecca Don’s recent outbursts against his former DJ (which included calling him a “a faggot” a bunch of times) indicate that Pete Rock will never work with him again, I could care less really. They did their thing already and left us wih a bunch of classics, so why sweat a reunion?
While “American Me” has nothing to do with “sticking a knife up your ass” (thanks Fat Joe!), it’s a solid effort over a bluesy guitar riff, and Corey Love is sounding as self-assured as ever as he builds on the conceptual tip. I’m just happy that it’s not another one of his “ladies jams“. Far less exciting is the return of Busta’s original weed carrier (I can’t believe I forgot about this guy in the nominations) – Rampage The Last Boyscout. Also using a fuzz-laden guitar loop (seems to be the flavor of the moment, doesn’t it?), on “Out of Buisness” Ramp sounds pretty unenthusiastic on the mic, which hardly makes for essential listening, does it? Plus the chorus is pretty annoying.
CL Smooth – American Me (clean)
Rampage feat. Busta Rhymes – Out of Business (clean)
Courtesy of Grand Imperial Entertainment
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