First off, next week is shaping up to be a big week in the city with releases coming from Shareefa, Lil' Boosie and Gucci Mane's long-anticipated "Hard to Kill" album. I'm looking forward to each one of these albums. Even Boosie says that his album is real strong top to bottom (18 of 'em) with no reason to skip through any tracks.
Check in with me next week for my interviews with Shareefa and Lil Boosie.
BEEF!! Did anybody catch the "Queen of the South" battle between Trina, Jacki-O, and Khia. It went down on BET's "Beef: The Series" and it's developing into a nice little catfight. In case you missed it you know BET will run it some ALOT more though. It's like everybody wants a piece of Khia these days? I know she's from Florida but now in Atlanta so she's gotta hold it down. But you know what they say, "If you have people talking about then you must be doing something right."
This weekend, Tom Joyner and "The Skyshow" will be in town doing it up real big at The Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 21st at 8 p.m. Those performing include Cameo, JoJo (Mary Jane Girls), Switch and Kindred. Real heads might recognize some serious sampling that has been done in the game from all of these cats (except Kindred).
I really do try to be as objective as possible, despite what some might think. Yes sir, I love the south but I do try to look at things with a certain amount of obectivity when it comes to this thing called hip hop.
With that said, I have to admit that a great deal of the music coming out of all the regions is bordering on monotony. Real talk, I don't know if it's the beats, the lyrics or what? But the game needs a serious shot in the arm right now.
Are we stuck on punchlines too much? What happened to hip hop commentary on not just one song, but how about the whole album. It means NOTHING if you talk about Hurricane Katrinavictims on one song and the next 15 you're talking about moving bricks for guap. That's just real. The public is a smart public, believe it or not.