These days it seems hard to come by a classic album by an artist. By classic album I mean nine out of every ten songs is good. Labels are scared to take chances and are putting out half cocked albums usually frontloaded with singles and short on substance. At the same time most there are people who craft albums with so much “substance” no one cares. I don’t want to save the whales I want something I can ride to and 5 years from now I won’t be ashamed that I have this cd in my collection **cough** soulja boy tell em cough**. With classics albums hard to come by on iTunes, Amazon, or Best Buy, Big K.R.I.T. is giving away a classic album on datpiff.com. K.R.I.T., which stands for King Remembered In Time, produced and wrote the entire album. He gives you soul, swagger and conciousness without contradiction. “My Sub” an ode to the speakers that enhance the sound we all love K.R.I.T. mixes heavy bass production with good lyrical cadence and a southern twang that makes the song stand out. On Another N.I.G.G.E.R. Naive Individual Glorifying Greed and Encouraging Racism he both promotes the positives of what being black means in America but also discusses the stereotypes that we ourselves continue to bolster. The only place this album falters are on the tracks “Sookie Now” and “Made Alot” featuring David Banner and Big Sant respectively. Their additions to the songs did not add to the greatness that was already there. Still all in all 19 out of 21 songs makes this a classic that you need to download and makes Big K.R.I.T. someone you need to look for when he finally gets his Def Jam release date.
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me for not slapping the melanin out of you the first time. Recently “Lollipop” producer Jim Jonsin reached an agreement with Cash Money Records to finally receive royalties off of the multi platinum single which dropped more than three years ago. Hearing the news producer Bangladesh almost undoubtedly called everyone he knew to get similar reparations for his production credits for “A Milli”. If Bangladesh sounds familiar maybe it’s because of his work on Young Money/ Cash Money artists Nicki Minaj’s “Did It On Em” and Lil Wayne’s new single “6 foot 7foot”? You might be wondering why if Bangladesh is just working out royalty payments for “A Milli” , would he have already given Cash Money more beats before being paid for his original work? You don’t see Jim Jonsin or Play n Skillz or Mannie Fresh in any kind of rush to submit more beats. The business has outs and ends a lot of us that are on the edge and even some people on the inside don’t understand. But if B.G., who was hooked on heroin, knows to keep his distance and he toured, ate, n slept (and prolly received a few of them kisses that even I as a Cash Money fan thinks is gay) why would Bangladesh hop back on the train like Pinky when she realizes this rap shit is not for her. She needs to go ahead and be a Hollywood madam for those rich guys that secretly love black women and fried chicken. Nullus. My point is somewhere there is a mother using Bangladesh as a perfect example of why not to keep putting quarters in the machine that says “Out of Order.”