Yeah, you read that right. T.I. hopped on Gucci Mane's track "Plain Jane," along with Rocko, who appeared on the original. Apparently, T.I. and Gucci Mane used to beef, blah blah blah, so this is a pretty big deal. Personally, I think T.I. has been killing it lately. I tend to forget about Fuck Da City Up, but I thought that was solid. He's one of the few trap rappers who I can listen to a whole project without getting bored, and as such, I always welcome the inclusion of another rapper that dilutes a Gucci Mane song.
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T.I. recruited fellow ATLiens Travis Porter and Young Dro for "Hot Wheels," which on the outset, sounds as family friendly as "Harry Potter." Whenever I see another video off F*ck Da City Up, I'm reminded how good it is. Inexplicably, though, I always forget about it. Even though this video is aight, I still favor "Harry Potter" over "Hot Wheels." What can I say? I like reading (and am always open to book recommendations!).
Mayne I'm jacking my own post for this one. Whenever I look at this picture, I laugh. It can make the darkest day bright. Harry Potter and the Pocket Full of Stone...starring: Young Jeezy as Harry Potter Rick Ross as Hagrid Jay-Z as Headmaster Albus Dumbledore Nicki Minaj as Hermione Granger Gucci Mane as Ron Weasley Waka Flocka Flame as Professor Severus Snape T.I. as Professor Minerva McGonnagal Yesterday, I saw a picture of Yelawolf and he actually looked like Snape.
Accio that black Range Rover to me ASAP Rocky, please... "Harry Potter" was one of my favorite tracks off T.I.'s F*Ck Da City Up release at the top of the year that happened to feature his group D.O.P.E. While I was on the fence about the intent of the song initially--is this super cool? or is T.I. just trying to be like a cool dad?--I love it now. I hate to throw out this spoiler alert, but I also love Harry Potter. I know, I know, who would have guessed?
Tyga enlists a bunch of rapper friends curiously not signed to YMCMB with him, such as Meek Mills, Wale, Fabolous, T.I., and Young Jeezy, for the remix of one of the most ignorant songs ever, "Rack City." I posted the song a while back, and I still have noooooo idea why Fabolous continues to rap, but more pointedly, why he attempts and succeeds at sounding nearly identical to Tyga. It's utterly baffling to me. Unrelated, but I like Wale's kicks. Trap City bitch, Trap Trap City.
B.o.B is on his commander steez--seriously, what's with that army hat trend?--and brings out the big guns Young Jeezy and T.I. for the remix of "Strange Clouds." I really, really like this song. T.I sounds great, Jeezy sounds great, Bobby Ray sounds great. I just love it. Now, if only Bobby Ray's next album Strange Clouds could be along the lines of this song. Although I was partial to the pretty strange clouds in the original video with Weezy (and Weezy looking like a huge weirdo), I'm not complaining. I just really like this song. That's not very eloquent of me, but that's the truth.
I really feel like T.I. has been on his shit lately. Good for him. T.I. joins Future in front of Magic City for the appropriately named song "Magic," with Decatur Dan behind the lens (I love that alliteration). Whenever I hear anything by Future, or YC of "Racks" fame, I always imagine that I'm listening to a language immersion song. For what language, I don't know, but that's just what I tell myself.
I don't think you need to know me in real life outside of blogging to know that I have nerdish tendencies. I never, ever, in a million years, imagined that trap music would somehow intertwine with Harry Potter. In case you didn't know, Harry Potter and trap music are a couple of my favorite things. Naturally, I was pleasantly surprised to see that T.I. had a song named "Harry Potter" on F*ck Da City Up (by pleasantly surprised I mean I started laughing really hard), and I might have done a fistpump when I watched this preview for the video that features the Harry Potter font. Okay I didn't really, but I loved it no less. Although the trailer has since been removed, that still image should be enough to warm your heart like a mug of butterbeer. Yes, I'm aware that I'm getting nerdier and nerdier. Since we're on the subject of Harry Potter, here's this poster than I never miss an opportunity to repost. It's mostly all trap stars, too!
"Rack City" is the best worst song in a hot minute, although the inclusion of Wale on it definitely pushes it more toward 'worst' than 'best.' Nah, I'm just kidding. I like him over this ignorant shit. This is actually a nice remix. Young Jeezy and T.I. are always a good look, Wale sounds fine, I don't feel like I'm being yelled at when Meek Milli raps his verse, and I'm confused as to why Fabolous tries, and succeeds, in sounding identical to Tyga. Isn't the point of bringing new voices to a remix just that, to have new voices? I never understood that one. I love "Rack City." But more than the song, I love saying shit like, "I'm going to Rack City now, bye," or if someone asks something, I'll answer "Rack City" even if it doesn't relate to anything. Rack City, bitch! Rack Rack City! I need some hunnits, please. Also, if you didn't know, "Rack City" is a nickname for Las Vegas. Just to clarify and all. Download from NahRight
Frankly, I probably wouldn't have gone to the trouble of downloading TI's new mixtape Fuck Da City Up if I hadn't read the phrase "trunk rattlers" over at the Trilluminati.net. I judge a book by a cover, mixtape, too, though not as much as novels, and this artwork is goofy looking. Admit it. It's not that it's wack, although I suppose it is, but it's just goofy, like TI is a dad trying to be cool...except he's TI so I guess that makes him automatically cool. Anyway, I was at the gym the other night, and practically dying for some reason, so I figured that if I were to die, or fall off the box I was stepping on to, I might as well be listening to TI's new thang. I mean, why not? Better than BAYTL. Arguably, T.I. created the whole trap music phenomena with the sound on his Trap Muzik album (I think I read that somewhere?), and I really love how he took it back for the streets on Fuck Da City Up. He sounds hungry and aggressive again, and I really like it. Plus, he has great beats, the trappiest of the trap, and all the usual suspects found on any reputable trap album, including Jeezy, 2 Chainz (whose appeal I don't understand), Young Dro, Future, Trouble. More surprisingly, like he had some type of Harry Potter charm, T.I. conjured up a Pimp C verse, and production from the elusive Dr. Dre. Like, did his patronus bring that back to him? What would T.I.'s patronus even be? I can't not bring this up, considering I've already thrown in some Harry Potter allusions. I literally can't believe that T.I. has a song named "Harry Potter," and that's it's produced by Hit Boy, ...
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