Maino – Hi Hater
So, this is the newest, dopest hip-hop on the block (S.O.T.A.?)… a fucking affirmation. Maino is very aware of the haters in his life. Everybody is a hater at some point, I think, and I know there is a lot of shit in the world that I hate on, so in a way, this is like the friendliest song ever! Who knew some random hip hop artist could get all Shakespearean on our asses with such implicit self-contradiction and expressive wit? Fascinating!
Tabi Bonney – Beat Rock
So, again, some brand spankin’ new, dope hip-hop, but loved from a much different place in the genre. I’ve recently spent time in D.C., but haven’t gotten to see this guy live. I guess he’s the new indie-hip-hop persona out there, and like Maino, he’s dripping with self-content. My favorite part of this incredible cinematography (Cool Kids) is when he’s sporting the “I heart haters” t-shirt. T.B. has been ill in the east coast scene for quite a while, but has finally blessed some of the west. I’m so excited about this, I could just hate!
50 Cent – Many Men
This is a test… This is only a test. Does 50 Cent still suck balls, even listened to closely after how long? (I don’t know, don’t care to find out.) It’s been a while since “Many Men”… And, now that I really think about it, after all this time, even after his collaboration with Ciara, yes… this is some of the lamest music I’ve ever heard. I still hate on 50 Cent. I’m really the quintessential hater. I fucking yield it. But we all knew that now anyway, didn’t we? Time for a dishonorable-mention to 50 Cent, who’s worth will always parallel that of his namesake…