Made a quick stop at the vaunted Vince Lombardi service area on I-95 in Jersey the other night during a business trip and was pleased to see a couple of local hard rocks blasting this at car-shaking volume out of a Toyota right outside the entrance. One old head was just marching around the car fist pumping during the “GDK and I don’t even play about it” part lol
I KEEP A GLOCK, WHEN IM IN CHURCH
NYC summertime music of a different variety, RIP Pop Smoke
I’m a little late on this but damn this is some serious heat from Cash Click Boog, maybe the best artist in the game. Shout out to Ray Garraty for carrying the Cash Click Boog torch while I’ve been slacking.
This production is super harsh and perfect for Boog to break out his Mess Flo on. This might be my nominee for hardest track of 2021 so far almost halfway through it.
“In the crib it ain’t shit but money counters beeping, in my Canadian Goose it’s money counting season. Dilla said bro it’s time to move out your region, but I’m proteting my house – on the south we beefing” I love the idea of Boog just chilling in his house, wearing a Canadian goose in the air conditioner, while it’s dead silent aside from multiple money counters counting up
“Every gun I buy plastic, I got something against metal. The last nigga I dropped, he had something against Redbull, sent some niggas up top for the love of my ghetto” I love the casual imagery of that Boog dropped him because he had something against Redbull, not even anything specific.
“Walked right up in the rap game, the door was open”
“Supreme hoodie off the Bread 11s the retros, squeeze everything out the mac 11 and let go, the only way out this shit is death or Death Row, I know the gang don’t love me I’m still banging the set though”
Nice melodic little hook here from Stockton’s Nicky 900. (This dude also had one of my favorite songs/hooks of 2016 before I started this site). Great beat from Zoran too. This is that chill, laid-back Cali slap-core that you can still knock on doors and collect money to. Nice touch with the Stockton Ports hat.
I’m not even 100% clear on what’s going on here but this is fire. This is the trap Ocarina of Time with Carti as Link swinging his sword around cutting down the haters. No idea who produced this but hats off to them. I have a feeling this video will get deleted any minute but I hope not.
Rest in power Dark Man X. The soul of a true modern day poet. “To live is to suffer. To survive is to find meaning in the suffering.”
This isn’t the type of paint by numbers hit from the record label you can just throw together in the studio, this is the oddyssey of someone who has been down a long road in life putting pen to paper and turning their experiences into a true work of art. Slippin hits harder than almost any other song that comes to mind, ‘How We Be’ was ‘concept’ music that a poet laureate could spend their whole career trying to create and then of course bangers like Where the Hood At or Ruff Ryders Anthem are classics that could get any party, with a huge array of ages and demographics started, or actually not just started but also particularly out of hand. DMX was the troubled but resilient soul of a wandering poet, truly a modern day master of his craft and artistic genius.
Boog came through and knocked down the buildings over the beat from this Lox/Lil Kim/DMX classic. Boog was one of my favorite artists of 2019, released a couple of dope songs (i.e. Come Back) but was a little quiter in 2020, but is starting 2021 off with a bang. This is the hardest song of 2021 so far in my opinion.
“We on your back better watch your front, or have them niggas at your crib with them chops in front”
“Little nigga manufacturing crack, I quit school just to learn to dismantle a mack”
“NIGGAS KILL YOU IN MY CITY OVER 5 DOLLARS, FREE TREY OUT THAT CAGE HE A ROTWEILER”
“YOU CAN GOOGLE ALL THEM NIGGAS THATS WITH ME, DADA CANT CONTROL THE FULLY AND HE BENCHING 250”
“Lil Boog aint even 9 and he the prince of the city, this bitch ain’t even mine and she leaving here with me, did the off white Js cause they clean with the Dickies, in the Rari up in Harlem be in Queens in a Jiffy, everybody get a plate you gon eat if you’re with me”
Another thing I love about Boog and the way he raps/his flow is the casual disdain, almost like he’s disappointed in you if you don’t believe him/aren’t feeling what he’s saying
I’m feeling that icey Supreme shirt. Is Boog filming this in New York?? Note the Yankees hat, the Lox beat, and also the line about going from Harlem to Queens in a jiffy hmm
This should really read happy Fat Tuesday but I was too late to post yesterday – actually not only am I a day late, I am an entire YEAR late because I missed this 79ers Gang wave that The Martorialist AND Crimedawgbylaw both generously tried to make me aware of last year. I even read Martorialist’s post on it and we may never know why but for whatever reason I never clicked the play button – arguably one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made to date because this is a legit Mardi Gras choon and a half.
Fast forward in time and I see Crimedawg has it as his #6 song for 2020 and it was high on Martorialist’s list as well so I decided I needed to finally go back in time and see what I was missing. All I can say is that this is fire and without much else going on and lockdowns and bleak weather persisting, what a perfect way to celebrate Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras, just imagining I’m marching through the 7th and 9th with Big Chief Jermaine and Big Chief Romeo. I’m loving the beat with the live instruments, the hook goes, first verse is fire, second verse is fire, and you know what – I’m also loving the positive subject matter.
“I’m a young big G from down in New Orleans, and I be ringing them drums and them tambourines, I use needle and thread to sew my soul, on the Mardi Gras morning I be all brand new”
“I’ma rep the 9th ward til I’m six feet deep, but I be repping 79ers when I’m running the streets”
I can absolutely relate to Big Chief Jermane walking around the neighborhood and musing “Walk around the 7th ward got a lot on my mind, got a lot of stuff to do but I ain’t got time.”