Rick Ross finally dropped the much-anticipated “Rich Forever” mixtape yesterday. I haven’t given this one a listen yet, but I’m excited to hear some of the features included on this tape, which include Drake, Nas, Pharrell, and MMG running mate, Wale.
Today’s SOTD features a Chicago-based rapper by the name of Mike Schpitz. Schpitz has been lighting up the underground hip-hop scene in Chicago almost as soon as he stepped foot in the city. He will be dropping a mixtape in a few days, titled The Prize Package Vol. 1. Today’s featured song is off of Schpitz’s 2010 mixtape Mike Murder(click to listen to more tracks and download it). Schpitz spits some of his best bars over the legendary Nas track “Nas is Like”, titled “Mike is Like”. Take a listen below.
[audio http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/2/22/3085020//01 Mike is Like.mp3]
Today’s song of the day features a tag team between two of the hip-hop game’s most legendary emcees. Fried Chicken was released on Nas’ most recent album, which, after Def Jam disapproving of the proposed title of “Nigger,” is ironically entitled “Untitled.” The album as a whole employs a somewhat satirical approach to highlight the evident discrimination African Americans have faced since the conception of our nation. Fried Chicken is a truly genius track, as Nas and Busta use personification and exaggeration to enforce a widespread stereotype, rather than try to refute it. “Like Greek with his falafel, Italian with his tomato pasta, what roachie is to a Rasta.” Prejudice is nothing more than fear of differentiation – every culture has subtleties, it’s time to start embracing them! I could write an essay on this, but I’ll leave it at that. Enjoy the track.