Wamp Wamp! What it do, homie? Check out my new music poll on your top left.
The Set-Up: The holiday shopping season is coming up and several of your favorite rhyme-slingers are dropping albums like a bad habit.
The Question: Which rap album are you checking for the most? There's the Game's The Doctor's Advocate, Snoop Dogg's Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, Jay-Z's Kingdom Come, the Clipse's Hell Hath No Fury and Nas's Hip-Hop Is Dead . . . the N.
My Thoughts: Honestly, I'm not interested in hearing what Jay-Z has to say, at all. He came, he saw, he conquered. Jigga did it the best and now I think he should focus on being a Presidential MC over at Def Jam. Jay says he's the Michael Jordan of recordin', and I think to myself, "I hope he doesn't go out like he did." Sir Air Jordan came back . . . and back . . . and almost tarnished his legacy playing all banged up with the Washington Wizards. Stay out the game Hov, maintain your "King" status.
And that goes for Snoop Dogg, too. Althought his album looks like its going to be a banger, I truly believe that the Doggfather should retire. Snoop's rap career is Hall of Fame worthy, and with him pooping out albums and rehashing old gangsta themes it only does a disservice to his legacy. Snoop is the the king of West Coast rap, and he has nothing to prove -- step away from the microphone, dog. And that goes for Ice Cube, too. Step away, just step away.
So I'm more interested in listening to what Nas is bringing to the world this time around. It helps that he titled his album Hip-Hop Is Dead . . . the N. Niggas keep scratchin' their heads and askin' "What the fuck is he talkin' about?" So I hope Nas brings some food for thought. And I also want to hear the Clipse's album Hell Hath No Fury only because it's been four long years since their last release Lord Willin'. I want to hear what the crap-rap verbalists is cooking up this time. And I heard a few Game tracks from his forthcoming collection. My thoughts: Eh, they are okay. Some of the songs on Doctor's Advocate are download worthy though -- particularly that Kanye West-produced joint that has been floating around the 'Net.
My iTunes store is going to get hit up hard in the coming weeks.
So, go ahead and vote. Let me know what you think.
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