I get down sometimes because I’m my hardest critic even before I look to say something about others. So I’ll be the first to say that my momma raised me better than I act at times.(Momma told me to speak like I got a college degree- J. Cole) I have to credit that with why I haven’t gone off the deep end. Especially when I see how many lames, marks, tricks, skips, scabs, and scallywags are out here living it up. You know those times you realize that you work too damn hard and the bum you just gave a dollar to hops into a benz and uses your dollar for toll money? That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. I’m sure that’s how a J. Cole or a Wale feels when they can give you a classic mixtape and they turn on the radio and Solja Boy or Waka Flocka (yeah, I know Wale did a song with him but it was the hottest verse on the song) gets played every 7 minutes. It has to hurt. But right when you feel like all these shady, crooked, half way illiterate MFers are doing way better than you just remember they caught your boy Qaddafi in a sewer. The U.S. claimed he had BILLIONS embezzled. That’s Oprah money. Swizz Beats/ Alicia Keys money gets you an African village and he supposedly had Oprah money and was caught in a sewer? No matter. That just goes to show when you are doing the wrong thing whether for 42 minutes or 42 YEARS like Qaddafi it will come back to you. Vice versa if you stay focused and do what you are supposed to do, even if it takes long, the grind will pay off.
So in between the Sideline Story and jamming to new mixtapes from Wale and Meek Mill I had a chance to check out Rage Pack by Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly, MGK or Kels for short. He’s got an affiliation with Diddy and as we all know thats only good for the length of time that you stay associated with him (see Loon, Dream, any number of “Da Band” members). With that said lets put the focus on the actual music. MGK actually has a decent tape in Rage Pack. Hype songs in “STFU” and “Wild Boy” (if you can stand the Waka Flock feature). Heartfelt joints like “Chasing Pavements” and even story telling with “On Fire”. Rage Pack is a decent outing if you looking for something to tide you over til Ambition and Radioactive come out.
The dream has put out an official mixtape, to preceed his next album. 1977 the mixtape is available here http://www.datpiff.com/The-Dream-1977-mixtape.262900.html
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2011 is the year for them suckers to get their ones up, but its the year for me n mine to get our Ms up (Roman numerals). So, whether you waiting on a loved one to come home in twenty eleven, like T.I. people or my folks that’s deployed, or you mourning someone that already went home, R.I.P. Shanette, unk Dempsey, and all the other casualties of 2010, keep your head up and keep a higher power glorified in the new year.(Jesus, Muhammad or Moses there is but one God.) I pray this post and this New Year finds you well, and if you’re not going to be good, be good at it. Love to even the haters U G Royal- Gone!!!