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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What Happened to Philly?

With all the regional Hip-Hop explosions what happened to Philadelphia?

On the ignorant/party side clearly Atlanta holds the crown. TI, the Young J's (Joc, Jeezy, Jesuit, and Jehovah), The 'Kast, Youngbloodz, Bobby Valentino (remember ‘Blackberry Molasses’? the manager of that group Bobby V was in went on to be a big failure as coke dealer, Anyhoo…), and the list goes on.

And I guess Rick Ross, out of Miami, is the next big thing...whatever.

Snoop is bringing back the West...whatever (again).

The Chicago scene is more my speed. Kanye To The and his homonym-al rhymes, Common is coming back in February. Lupe, despite his uninspiring (save 3 or 4 songs) leaked album, and my fav Rhymefest.

But what happened to Freewizzle, Peedi Crack Cocaine (perhaps my favorite ignorant MC name), and Beans.
I was listening to the iPod on the way in and 'Gotta Have It' came on. That song is insane. Better than any street shit I hear on the radio. Better beat than almost any indie joint.

I always loved Freeway. Not sure if it was Just Blaze or Free's frenetic style. Where is he? Waiting on a G-Unit/Roc hybrid release date. Boo creepy foot doctor! 50 can barely get Banks and Olivia off the ground. 50 is probably not even on the schedule.

And what label is P. Crack signed to? The Tax I.D. number known as Damon Dash Music Group or Roc cum Def Jam?

Is Beans in jail...again?

Regardless, the collapse of those artists essentially sank the Philly renaissance. There is The Roots, of course but they don't count. ‘
So instead of these quality ignorant MC's over Just Blaze and Kanye beats I have to swallow this Southern trash.

Boo Roc A Fella, Dame Dash-Shawn Carter break up! This is all your fault. The blood of the airwaves is on your hands, sirs!

Give us us P Crack Cocaine!

6 Comments:

Blogger ian said...

U just missed Mister Cee do a great throwback Philly set with Schooly D, Steady B, Cool C etc. on the old school at noon mixshow on Hot 97 today.

August 16, 2006 1:36 PM

 
Anonymous Stephanie Elder said...

You gotta qualify that ignorant/party side thing. Not sure where you're distinction lies, if indeed, you're making one.

August 16, 2006 3:21 PM

 
Blogger Swifty said...

hmmm
I guess there is a distinction between the two , but not a strong one. I assume the appeal of those crunk songs is that they rock in a party.

does that make sense. I am not sure

August 16, 2006 3:42 PM

 
Anonymous Del said...

wes,
re: peedi. i wasn't really a fan before but he kills his verse on the the new roots track he's on.

and mista (bobby valentino's group) were definitely slept on. that 'blackberry molasses' joint was one of the most underrated r&b tracks of the 90s. it was kinda innovative. i think his beat for 'slow down' was pretty interesting too, but those wack lyrics ruined the track.

August 20, 2006 10:36 AM

 
Anonymous Del said...

wes,
re: peedi. i wasn't really a fan before but he kills his verse on the the new roots track he's on.

and mista (bobby valentino's group) were definitely slept on. that 'blackberry molasses' joint was one of the most underrated r&b tracks of the 90s. it was kinda innovative. i think his beat for 'slow down' was pretty interesting too, but those wack lyrics ruined the track.

August 20, 2006 10:36 AM

 
Blogger KASPER said...

ROSCO P COLDCHAIN from Star Trak is going to hold Philly down extra hard.
I found this www.myspace.com/pcoldchain.
Ill give it to the young brother. He is raw and nasty.

February 03, 2007 5:10 PM

 

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