Bandz Part Two: Lil Wayne

(The second in a three-part series by Jake “The Snake” Seabreeze. Go back and check out part one, if you haven’t already.)

Sorry for taking so long. I’ve been cleaning for Autumn of Austerity, been sleeping a lot in Egyptian cotton, GTA V just came out, and bars have been open at night. So I have been pretty busy. But here we go. Here’s the video, in case you need to refresh your memory.

Verse 2: Lil Wayne

(… Baby…ha ha ah… Juicy I gotchya!)
Pop that pussy for a real nigga

Pull out my black card, that’s my lil’ nigga
Make a movie with your bitch, Steven Spiel nigga
Smoking on Keysh, Cole, gimme chills nigga
What’s your real name? And not your stripper name
I make it rain on ya, like a windowpane
Bands a make her dance, Tunechi make her cum
Two hoes on one fucking pole, two hoes on my fucking pole
I don’t tip, I pay bills, bitches call me buffalo
Her stomach in and her ass out
I’m flyer than the ones they pass out
If money grow on trees, I branched out
I’m just waiting on my bitch to cash out (Ha ha)
(…just waiting for my bitch to cash out!
 Young Mula Baby)

Here we go.

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Bandz Part One: Juicy J

(This is the first of a three-part series by guest blogger Jake “Sea Breezy Be Easy” Wolfe.)

Q: Who is Juicy J?
A: So I may be biased, but Juicy J is one of best rappers all time. Juicy JWhile he may not have as many Grammys or award nominations as the likes of Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye, Nas, and other rappers who make up the upper echelon of hip-hop, Juicy J has managed to stay culturally and musically relevant in ways that many of his contemporaries have been unable to. In 1991, Juicy J founded Three 6 Mafia with DJ Paul and Lord Infamous. Shortly after its founding Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, and Koopsta Knicca completed the six member rap collective.

They released their debut album Mystic Stylez which was produced by Juicy J and DJ Paul. To me it was a brilliant album with a very eerie tone, over some dirty south beats, with a straight up confrontational rhetoric. Throughout the album Juicy and Three 6 spit bars about violence (“Tear da Club Up”), drugs (“Now I’m Hi, Pt. 3”), sex (“Porno Movie”), and occultism (“Mystic Styles”). In juxtaposition of the gritty themes pervading the album is the song “Da Summa.” I liken it to a Memphis version of “It Was a Good Day” or the other laid-back summertime anthems in the mid-90s. Continue reading

Analyzing Lil Wayne’s Verse on French Montana’s ‘Pop That’

We all know and love the genius that is Lil Wayne. He owned the radio in 2008, and he hasn’t let up since. He took up guitar and skateboarding. He got a few more tattoos. He brought us Nicki Minaj, Drake, and of course Tyga. The man’s unstoppable.

Admittedly, he's had his fair share of legal trouble

Admittedly, he’s had his fair share of legal trouble as well

I think it’s time, however, that we took a deep dive (to borrow a phrase from Chuck Todd) into some of his more clever work. French Montana’s ‘Pop That’ is one of my favorite rap songs of the past year or so; even Rick Ross, whom I despise, drops a nice verse on there. For those of you who haven’t heard this collaboration from Montana, Ross, Drake, and Wayne, please do yourself a favor and check it out right now:

Now, before we get into Wayne’s verse, I want to answer a few questions you may have about the video, or about these rappers, or about hip hop in general.

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