MR. CHEEKS GRACES
A CHANGE IN THE HIP HOP
Hip Hop has evolved over the years, to the point that new genres
have developed to best qualify the demographic one markets to. Ok, enough with
the business mumbo jumbo, this record is hot. Maybe it is because I am
approaching 30 (I aint worried bout nothing), but there comes a time when you
don't want to chase the fast girls of Club Speed, Webster Hall, or
Nagasaki's. There comes a time when you are tired of impressing the
overrated ladies that are in Greenhouse, Toshi, Fashion Forty, and BB Kings on a
weekly basis. There will be a time where you don't want to spend half your
check at Rivieras, Sou Rendevous, or Perfections, ok maybe we going to
There will be a time when you want
to relax, have a BBQ and in the words of Nas "without the cops harassing".
What will happen to your taste of music? Will you stop listening to your
favorite artist simply because you feel its not mature enough? Well, for
consumers, the answer is yes, which is why this record is such an outstanding
body of work. Mr. Cheeks understands his fan base has gotten older,
working decent 9-5's, have a family, and he knows not to let that true fan get
Fused with a blend
of blues, jazz, and little bit of Motown soul, "Atmosphere", led by "NoImage",
gives off that vibe that is sure to be as big of a wedding song as "Get Up" was
for every South Side brother that has gotten married, or had to attend a baby
shower for the past 16 years.(Oh you didn't we know history, see "Get Up" video
below). Mr. Cheeks has no problem maintaining that platinum flow all his fans
adore him for. He said its not a "rap attitude" but Mr. Cheeks surely displays
his annoyance with people thinking he fell off, feels he is broke, not relevant,
addressing it in his first couple of bars with "we the future, salute me I
salute yah" and "everybody wanna know where you at where you be where you go".
Surely Mr. Cheeks, as evident to the song, is
alive and well and enjoying life. No Image is definitely grooving, and the
video, shot by Zodiac Fishgrease and Saint, legendary directors themselves,
bring out the life of the song. Showing how the people arrived in the
club, what was going on prior to the song, scene changes, all the things that
are missing in todays under developed talent. You can jump if you want to
be mad if you want to hate if you want to or love it if you want to but this is
certainly a video worth sharing with the world, especially if you love
"Aint no rapper as tough as me/That's why they don't fuck with me/They can label this a diss when the song drop/Cause I'm better than your favorite rapper by a long shot"
Cassidy has been on tour in Dubai and Australia and Kendrick Lamar might just wish Cassidy was asked to go somewhere with censored internet like North Korea and maybe Cassidy would not had said nothing. First, let's take this time to thank the Lords Of Hip Hop for building this competition what it is today. Guys like Kool Moe Dee, Special K, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, Krs-One, Slick Rick, Nas, Biggie, Jay Z, Mase, Jay Z, Nas, 50 Cent, Cassidy, The Game, Nas, Jay Z, Nas, Jay Z, Nas, Jay Z, N--- well you get what we are trying to say. Those cats kept real hip hop relevant in the mainstream as long as possible until the executives got a firm grip and started giving million dollar deals and shows to myspace rappers. I will refrain from naming them all but Souljah Boy tops the list. If it wasn't for them Hip Hop would've died in the late 90's or right after 50 cent got rich. Kendrick Lamar, we thank you. We thank you for leaving out the real lyricist of hip hop. we thank you for indirectly disrespecting those who have done some damage in this game. Nas said "don't ever disrespect me blatant or indirectly" and those who grew to hear that verse took heed.
Ever seen a movie where everybody beefing and don't know why. Well, they are usually comedies or about drug dealers. Think about "Get Him To The GreeK" or one of the "Fast and Furious" or something by Quentin Taratino. Yea, and then there is that cool character that shows up and can just body everyone, take what he came for, and then goes like he came without even an exit interview? Well that's Barry Adrian Reese just did. Now, we heard a whole lot of versions, we heard Lupe right before his. Even cued up the title for Lupe, and then motherfucking Cassidy verse hits and well all of a sudden talking about how Lupe spoke German wasn't interesting. Cassidy didn't just attack Kendrick, he searched for him, developed a report, and hit his house at Zero Dark Thirty. We see people saying not to waste bars on freestyle. STUPID, that is what hip hop is built on. Prove you can rap no beat, on spot, about something relevant, make sense, and have a tight flow, all without being a pussy. "I'm not gonna let you get disrespectful Im gonna address you", "I'm just trying to figure out who Im gonna slaughter next", "I got hyped when I heard that Kendrick Lamar raps/I'm in the booth thinking construction boots and a hard hat", "I'm not the King of New York/But the King of New York know I'm hot", "If you a fan of hiphop you gotta support it", are just a few of his lines from the deadly assassination of Kendrick Lamar. Think of Lebron James dunking on Jason Terry and you will understand the capacity of what just happened. You know how everyone was loving how hard of a time JT gave the KING until that moment.
CASSIDY, if this all it took to get you back to destroying niggaz I would've paid someone to write a diss just to diss me just so I can be impressed with hip hop again. I mean Mr. Lamar is not out yet people. We must give him time to respond. Think of this as 'Lyricist Lounge" gone digital and there is nothing a sponsor can motherfucking do about it. So, perhaps B.A.R.S. is back or maybe, just maybe, it might be Split Personality, either way his bars has never fell off.
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