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The Rap Report Episode Negative 2

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Play this shit in the hood one time lil bitch I’m back and poppin! Your favorite hip-hop critics are back! Posting a day late but it’s all good!

In today’s episode:

00:00 Intro shenanigans

Maybe one day we’ll start getting these out on time

02:00 Da Vinci’s issues with Vince Staples’ Summer 06

The point that I was trying to make here is that everyone’s definition of what makes a great emcee is different. There’s no such thing as absolute wrong or right here. So we can talk all day about what we as fans want from an artist, but at the end of the day, our opinion matters way less than his/hers. Artists should strive for their own visions of greatness, not mine or anyone else’s.

00:23:25 We finally name the albums up for discussion

00:25:45 Scarface’s memoir, Diary of a Madman

To be clear, this is a good book. But it could be so much better!

00:32:22 Netflix’ series, The Get Down

00:38:53 FX’ new series, Atlanta

00:50:36 Kiss The Mack, the possible Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss album

00:57:40 Lil Wayne’s supposed retirement

01:06:10 Ras Kass – Intellectual Property: SOI2

01:29:30 Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade

02:02:30 Young Thug – Jeffrey

02:37:12 Winner of the week: Isaiah Rashad

02:40:00 If hip-hop is a drug, when did you last get high?

02:43:42 Next week’s new music

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Shot of That 100 Proof: Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo

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Apologies for the recent hiatus. I’ve been listening to this album for about a month now (shout-out to Hip-Hop Still Has It for putting me on to it), and attempting to write about it makes me appreciate that I have three different review formats, all without scores. In other words, Isaiah Rashad, and his TDE debut album, Cilvia Demo, perplex me, just like Kendrick Lamar‘s Section.80 did a few years ago. Both were my introduction to their artists, and both have a vagueness about them that simultaneously stimulates me and gets on my damn nerves. Section.80 wavered between pseudo-celebrations of gang life, a young kid just having fun, and observant storytellings with a possibly feminist leaning. This left me very confused about the rapper that Kendrick would end up being, and I’m still worried that Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City‘s consistency was a fluke. As for Cilvia Demo, I like the idea of simply writing a short piece about it because I can’t tell if Isaiah is a southern version of Ice Cube conscious, an insightful, extremely honest introspective psychologist, or just an emcee whose music is built for drivin’ slow.

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