Jul 312012

Riff Raff owes giant pieces of his swagger to Gucci Mane and Lil B. That’s normal. It’s nothing for me to say that. That’s common ledge-knowing. But wait.

The homies over at Pure Baking Soda don’t just bless the nets with incredible rapper-related illustrations, they have also blessed us with two clues to the genesis of Riff Raff’s style some time ago… Dallas rapper Big Tuck… and fellow Houstonian and Swishahouse signee Lil Ron.

Listen to the songs linked, and then slap some Riff Raff. The similarity is undeniable, shocking, revelatory.

Now take a look at this interview with Bizzy Bone from some 14 years ago (I think I first found it on imnotatoy.com, but when I looked for it there again, I did not find it).

Bizzy’s pronunciation of words and the rhythm which with they roll out his mouthpiece, the obtuse angle that he’s eyeballing the host at, his finely (yeah, somewhat femininely) executed humour and wordplay, his all over dramatic demeanour, his dramatic fashion sense, with the braids, glasses, facial hair, animal prints, and so on; is he Riff Raff’s biological father or do they merely share a spiritual kinship?

Jul 312012

Nah, not about Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force.

Without a doubt the best hiphop documentary I’ve ever seen. Revealing and inspiring interviews with Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, RZA, Too Short, B-Real, the real AZ, the real Rick Ross, and others sprinkled throughout.

Narrated by the legendary Tracy “Ice-T” Marrow.

How do you know if a rapper is lying?

Real drug dealers will tell you to not sell drugs, to do better with your life.

Jul 292012

Queens levererar ännu en rödhårig rappare med lustigt skägg, som i sin tur levererar ett obesvärat flow över en sommarskön instrumental, signerat vår yngste ASAP-mobster.

Ytterligare övertygad om Cohens goda smak, efter att jag bland andra fina bitar på tuben funnit hans duett med en av burkens favoriter, norra Oaklands stolthet Mr Shady Blaze!

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