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Written by: Robbie Ettelson
As more and more new rap music continues to suck, the task of finding recent shit that doesn’t make me want to cut my face off with a broken bottle and slowly peel the skin off has become more and more difficult. Naturally, all of these songs are old news on the internets by now but if you’re reading this that clearly isn’t an issue for you anyway.
Action Bronson – ‘Cliff Notes’
Statik does his best DJ Premier impersonation for the track, which means we get a scratch hook included at no extra charge. Bronson also insists that he never got high on his own supply, if that kind of thing is how you judge a rapper’s character.
Grap Luva – ‘Work It Out’
This may as well have been recorded in 1994, since it deals with the cutting-edge message of encouraging kids not to shoot each other. These days it might be more productive to request that those same kids don’t listen to shitty music and dress like emo douchebags.
Mobb Deep feat. Nas – ‘Get It Forever’
Hav and P don’t do themselves any favors letting Rapper Nas get on a song with them in this day and age, considering the fact that he can he still rap and they just mumble vague threats to themselves. That being said, this song is great.
M.O.P. – ‘Blasphemy (Blast 4 Me)’
The Sparta LP they did with Snowgoons is musically as dull as dishwater, but this track was the lone standout. The lesson for today? We need Mash Out LP produced entirely by Fame.
Show & AG – ‘South Bronx Shit’
This song wins based on the title alone.
Styles P feat. Pharoahe Monch – ‘Children’
The least annoying member of the LOX is also the only one with good taste in beats. Could have lived without the Mon Chi-Chi crooning, though.
The Opposition feat. Starvin B and GS Advance – ‘Baby’s With Razors’
Outdoorsmen crew affiliates Shaz IllYork and Spit Gemz graduate from B-Team status with this cut from the Rules Of Engagement mixtape.
Thirstin Howl III – ‘Surrounded By Criminals’
The Polo-Rican is consistently entertaining on the vocals, but is often let-down by terrible music. All is forgiven thanks to this superior chorus.
Tragedy Khadafi – ‘Black Prince’
‘Ashley’s Roachclip’ anybody? I’m just glad to hear Trag on something without keyboards again.
Willie The Kid – ‘Waste Not Want Not’
LA The Darkman‘s brother continues to be the quiet achiever. No drums? No problem.
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