I swear, Juicy J must have filmed a bunch of music videos at the same time or something, because this kind of resembles scenes from other videos (see: Hella Juicy J music videos from Blue Dream & Lean for #TrapTuesdays). Regardless, I feel like filming a shitload of videos for a project just might be the way to go, whether or not people watch them. Kreayshawn, V-Nasty, and Future make appearances in "Drugged Out," off Blue Dream & Lean. This video reminds me that I need to order a We Trippy Mane shirt still. Maybe one of these days I'll get around to stop talking about ordering it, and order it.
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Is ASAP Rocky considered trap? All the wavy trap blogs that I keep on my Google reader posted this video, so by extension, I'll post it mostly due to the fact that I feel compelled to post something for #TrapTuesdays. I'm going to be honest when I say that I do not understand the ASAP Rocky phenomenon at all. Sure, Clams Casino's production is great, and aesthetically, it doesn't get much better than what's in ASAP Rocky's video for "Wassup." I love all the pretty colors and shit. I've tried to understand, and if someone could enlighten me as to what's so great about him, I would appreciate it. I'm starting to like "Peso," albeit a good 8 months late or whatever, but on the whole, I'm starting to feel more confused than V-Nasty looked in the music video for "Let's Get Faded" with Gucci Mane. However, it seems like all he ever raps about is being a pretty mutherfucker from Harlem. Don't get me wrong, I like saying that, probably as much and as frequently as he does, but it never seems like he says anything of substance. Take for instance, "Wassup," a song where all I hear is "wassup." His music reminds me of a Barack Obama speech; all the fluff makes it sounds pretty, but it isn't substantive and he isn't saying much.
I actually enjoyed Yo Gotti's video for "Harder," probably because it looks like a knock off of "Look At Me Now," my favorite video of 2011. Same type of abandoned urban environment, lots of people, pretty colors, fog...been there, done that. Let me just say, me and my self-diagnosed ADD were really, really entertained by the tire rolling back and forth...and back and forth, and then back and forth. "Harder" is from Yo Gotti's first commercial album Live From The Kitchen that dropped last week on January 10th. Unfortunately, it received a negative amount of promotion from Interscope, or in other words, no promotion whatsoever, as it sold between 12,000 and 15,000 copies in its first week. Why do record labels refuse to ship products out? Well, because they don't think anyone will buy them. Whatever. It's kind of like a Catch-22, I guess. Unless I'm mistaken, which is possible, more probable than not, the general consensus is that Yo Gotti would have been fine on his own without Rick Ross for this song. I think he went "Harder" than William. Yes, I had to. Easy pun.
Julie J loves Juicy J. If Juicy J can talk in third person, does that mean Julie J can, too? Talking in third person gets old real fast, so I'm off that. To my glee, since last Tuesday, in fact, Juicy J has dropped three videos. First off, Spaceghost Purrp and Speakz join Juicy J for "Deez Bitchez Rollin." One of the many reasons that I enjoyed Blue Dream & Lean was that while Juicy J approached traditional trap music subjects, he also made songs like "Lucky Charm." It definitely showed a softer side to our trap superstar. Anyway, is that The Weeknd whose music starts the video? That soft R&B shit is actually a really trill contrast to the Lex Luger instrumentals that finally start at the 4:00. The buildup to the actual "Lucky Charm" song is ill. But, some lucky charm, eh? The video for "Countin Faces" is kind of trippy, mane. Like, if I was hungover, it would make me feel worse, but as it stands, I'm not, and I kind of actually appreciate all the colors and the overlapping frames. And I can relate to his line of "I love myself so much, everyday I buy gifts," but that's about it. Okay, this video for "Get Higher" and "U Trippy Mane" isn't new, but I figured I might as well throw it on here. "Get Higher" is my favorite song off Blue Dream & Lean, while "U Trippy Mane" featuring none other than Kreayshawn, is also one of the better cuts out of the 26 tracks or whatever. The instrumentals remind me of meowing cats, and I actually want one of the shirts that says "We Trippy Mane." Seriously. I already looked, though, ...
The East Atlanta Santa (Gucci Mane) has been busy spreading some holiday cheer by remixing everything
Gucci Mane has been super busy lately dropping all his little verses over other people's songs that everyone else refers to as "remixes." Normally, I'm not the biggest fan of this move, but hey, I'm not gonna hate because that takes too much energy. For the most part, I like all the songs that he apparently likes, so either he has good taste or I don't. You'll probably be incredulous reading this, my dear reader, but Gucci actually sounds really good on this songs. More importantly, if you imagine him in the respective video while he's rapping, his remixes are approximately 100 times more enjoyable and you might laugh out loud. Drizzy's "The Motto." Drake hanging around with Mistah FAB, Berner, whoever else, E-40, and...Gucci Mane? Tell me that isn't funny. I haven't seen this video, or care enough to see if one exists, but the inclusion of Gucci would make 2 Chainz' "Riot" better. Trust. The video version I've seen of Tyga's "Rack City" includes explosions and a video ho, basically, in some fictional, mystical place named "Rack City." I'm envisioning that scene, with the explosion, where ...
Even though Yo Gotti sounds like he's dying at the beginning of "Single," I still like it. Is Yo Gotti more clever than your average rapper? "Single" carries the double meaning of his record execs saying he needs a hit single, AND everyone being single for the night. The irony is, of course, that the song is catchy, and it is a single. As such, it reminds me of Danny Brown's song "Radio Song" off XXX, which basically talked about how people thought a radio hit was needed, yet it was catchy enough to hear on the radio. And then Fashawn and J. Cole also had that track "Nothin' For The Radio," which, again, I did hear on the radio because it was also that great. But I digress. In keeping with the cocaine theme of his rapping career (ie the seven installments of his Cocaine Muzik mixtape series from 2008 and 2011) there's a lot of white in here, and as usual, Mr. Boomtown gives us everything we could ask for in a video. Rappers, hoes throwing their inhibitions away, gambling, and a splashy mansion decked out in all white. Me, personally, I don't really do white because it gets dirty immediately, but to each his own. Sure, this isn't the most groundbreaking song of Yo Gotti's catalog, even with a guy who sort of resembles The-Dream, but it's remarkable to me that he'll be releasing Live From The Kitchen next week, or January 10th, in case your mathematics are worse than mine. It's been years in the making, and I'm super excited for it to drop. Cop that.
2 Chainz is that guy that we've heard on basically every track in the last year, and it doesn't look like he is showing any indication of slowing down his hustle. I'm not mad at that, though, because it's like he brings the trap to the most seemingly un-trap songs. Mostly in my head, I've tended to refer to him as Tity Boy/2 Chainz (I'm not sure if I've written that on Tha Blog, and I'm too lazy to fact check myself), but I guess 2 Chainz is now more like the artist formerly known as Tity Boy. If you're wondering, yes, I do find it ironic that he thinks "2 Chainz" is more family friendly name, considering nothing that he raps about is family friendly. Moreover, you know it took him hella to think of that slippery slope of an explanation as to what "2 Chainz" means. I mean, 2 Chainz as a second chance, or more appropriately, the second rebranding of himself? Yeah, that's clever. Maybe if I ate a big bowl of kush for breakfast, I could think of really weird shit to say, too.
I just realized that it's still Tuesday out here on the Best Coast, so that means I can still post my trap music. I guess the rap game can be stressful if your friend gets shot over candy (RIP Slim Dunk). But along that same line, life can be stressful if your friend dies in Haiti. Or if you are driving your pickup truck and rear end a truck transporting hazardous waste and manage to flip it on the freeway like I-5 tonight. Everything is stressful, and some people articulate that better than Waka Flocka Flame. I actually really didn't enjoy this song, and I'm not sure that I would ever listen to Waka Flocka Flame if he wasn't rapping over beats by some of my favorite trap producers like Drumma Boy or Lex Luger, which is part of the reason I am starting to think that producers are more responsile than rappers in creating the trap subgenre. I'm not a hater of Waka Flocka Flame; I'm a realist. Even Waka Flocka Flame (it seems weird to only write "Waka" in reference to him) knows he isn't a great rapper.
I am still listening to Blue Dream & Lean, Juicy J's great trap mixtape from about a month ago. I'm not lying, but "Juicy J Can't" is one of my favorite songs. I feel like I tend to say that about every music video I post from each project, but I'm not lying! I promise! "Juicy J Can't" is catchy, and I think I really like it because I can easily sub Julie J for Juicy J perfectly. That's where it stops, though, because I can say no to drugs, so it doesn't make that much sense. It just sounds good, which is kind of like a lot of hiphop, to be honest. Plus, I also like all the fancy, Roman-esque imagery throughout the video, too. Not to be a downer, but as much as I like "Juicy J Can't," the song kind of makes me pity the guy because he is almost 40 years old and talking about how he can't say no to drugs. Then again, I would say that he's pretty successful and did win an Oscar, so I can't feel that bad. After thinking about how similar the alliteration if of his name to mine, that's the next thing that I think of. Nonetheless, you should download Blue Dream & Lean because I am lowkey obsessed with it, and it is one good project.
"Christmas in the Trap" looks way more festive than Christmas at my place, probably because I had zero decorations up. That being said, will someone invite me to their Christmas in the trap next year, assuming the Mayans aren't right and the world doesn't end? Thanks. At any rate, I don't know how much better it can get than Smoke DZA's ode to Christmas. It's pretty ignorant, but still observant of the holidays, but not annoyingly so, kind of like Royce the Choice's song "Wish List," but trappy. I don't know why I haven't been listening to him, but "Fuck a punchline, I'll physically pound you" made me laugh.
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- Download: Drumma Boy’s 4th of July Playlist July 4, 2012
- Hot song – Chief Keef ft. Fat Trel “Russian Roulette” #TrapTuesdays May 15, 2012
- Hot video – Juicy J “Won’t Miss Ya” #TrapTuesdays May 15, 2012
- Hot video – Waka Flocka Flame ft. Trey Songz “I Don’t Really Care” #TrapTuesdays May 1, 2012
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