I don’t know why but I always expect Bener to appear after the chorus. Fucked up. I hope he didn’t ruin my sad mobster raps. This can’t be life.
Vocally Snootie Wild is the missing link between Future & Kevin Gates which means he sounds really good.
ATL art school dropouts are in fashion right now i guess. Sloppiness + simple but bangin beat = the catchy formula perfected by rappers like lil b & chief keef.
Rap groups aren’t fashionable right now. It’s a shame ‘cause I think rappers like blanco caine & gzus piece get more out of each other rapping together rather than alone.
Still on that untold history of Atlanta tip, in this post i’m sharing the music of some sort of “ATL-behind-the-scene-legend”.
Kool Ace is a rapper/producer who’s probably mainly known for his feat. on UGK’s "Pimpin ain’t no illusion" or for any other work he’s done with national rappers like Too Short & MC Breed, ATL rappers like Kilo Ali, D4L & Lil Jon, or with soul music greats like Curtis Mayfield & Joi. In the late 90’s, he was hanging out with Too Short, Pimp C, Jazze Pha, Erick Sermon & Mc Breed when all those guys moved to Atlanta. Knowing this you can already tell his music’s gotta be funky. Indeed, his first (& only ?) official album “Mackathermastaticzone” is mostly a smooth and slowed down take on the west coast g-funk popular at that time. The album’s only single "Pimpin in da south" gives you a good idea of what Kool Ace music is about : pimpiiiin, pimpiiin, pimpiiiiin, pimpin. Vocally he sounds a whole lot like Kokane (obiviously both were influenced by George Clinton). His solo discography is quite difficult to track down, but i found a 2 cd mixtape called “Mackathermastaticzone volume 2” & an unofficial (i guess) digital album called “Mack zone” released under the ‘Cool Ace’ name…
"Mack Zone" stays in the same lane as the first album but you can hear it was recorded in this millennium.
"Mackathermastaticzone vol. 2" is more diverse, like a resume of his post-2000 career gathering features, smooth pimp tales, strip club anthems & snap songs recorded with the extended D4L family.
You should get both records if you’re into that kind of stuff.
SergDun on Twitter: I want to know if ATLrise is as good as Dirty States of America which in my opinion is the best regional rap doc ever.
make your choice :
ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game : http://vodlocker.com/xyu8k8fcwukj
Dirty States of America : https://mega.co.nz/#!DhZS2AYA!MEzFriQHXJdK65CuP429nG0_pYcly5w9XHjUGjzEsmo
is probably better than anything i heard this summer…
Chief Keef - Close That Door.m4a
Chief Keef - Either Way.m4a
Chief Keef - First Day Out.m4a
Chief Keef - Getcha.mp3
Chief Keef - Go To Jail.mp3
Chief Keef - hobby.mp3
Chief Keef - Hundreds.m4a
Chief Keef - Ight Doe.m4a
Chief Keef - Macaroni Time.m4a
Chief Keef - Make It Count.mp3
Chief Keef - Nigga Wat (feat Trigga Black).mp3
Chief Keef - No.m4a
Chief Keef - Pull Up.mp3
Chief Keef - SHIFU.mp3
Chief Keef - Shooters.mp3
Chief Keef - Sosa Style.mp3
Menacing rapper & menacing synths.
So it turns out this kodak kid has more than one good song. His first & only mixtape is pretty good all around. The tape’s first track sounds a bit much like a karaoke of a boosie song, but it then reveals kodak’s potential. Given his young age (bio says 16), i’m impressed by how effortless he seems to make different kind of songs, from “boosiesque-emo-raps” & “glory-boyz-style-rap” to “autotune-hit-fo-da-ladiez”, he almost always finds the right formula to make it work. There’s definitely room for maturation & growth. Favorite tracks are “dead time”, “signs” & “project baby 2”.
Kodak Black - “No Flocking” (2014)
Slang in South Florida is as dynamic as the people who live there. Terms for drugs aren’t exempt from this. Flockin (in the context I’ve heard it) that Kodak Black criticizes here is lacing blunt with pretty much anything other than weed.
Despite being from Ft. Lauderdale area, he’s usually got the high pitch voice of a Boosie and flow of alternating Cash Money artists circa 2000. But here he goes for a more subdued tone that matches this haunting beat. If nothing else it shows some strides to work on his rapping as a craft.
Kodak Black raps with enough depth that wouldn’t make you assume he’s only a teenager. That, in addition to his raps not being completely derivative of 90s screw/occult raps from other citites, makes it interesting to follow the kid.
Ace B8gie has that Louisiana sing song flow I can’t help but love (especially with the Young Bleed vocal timbre ). Here is his last tape, features two equally good songs with Tree & Mic terror.