Chief Keef- M.C Big Black Nigga 2.0

50 Cent was the original big black nigga. The netscape of the archetype, if you will. He burst on to the scene hanging upside down (like monkeys tend to do), while doing crunches with a hard body doused in vegetable oil #nofrankocean.

Minstrel type behavior aside, 50 cent actually made good music-  at least in the beginning. His earlier mixtapes were littered with funny, clever tracks like How To Rob and almost all the tracks on his debut, Get Rich Or Die Trying are gangsta rap classics.

However this new iteration of big black nigga, isn’t very big, hasn’t made particularly good music, and is somewhat more terrifying than the original. He’s like a Frankenstein version of all the bad elements of gangsta rap- homophobia that morphs into homoeroticism, wack lyrics, too much gunplay and stories that have as many holes in them as the show Suits #shotsfired.- mixed into one little package.

Watch these two videos  below:

Those are real guns. This is actually terrifying.

I wonder what the casting call for these were:

 Looking for all the real niggas to come for a video shoot. Bring your gats. Shirts optional.

At the risk of not ‘getting it’, like when Lil Wayne was on fire busting out classics like Da Drought 3 and Dedication 2 and your correspondent thought it was wack because he still unconsciously subscribed to the ethos of using music taste as a tool of personal branding, this shit is wack. It’s wickity wack.

Don’t get me wrong, ill still blast Bang ironically when the testosterone in my car is high and i feel in an ignorant mood to act all gully and terrify people walking by- but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still wack.

However, I had the same thoughts when Waka Flocka came on the scene. I though O lehhh do it,was wack but then his subsequent album,  Flockaveli was a classic. Even Gudda Gudda (bar none, the ugliest weed carrier in the rap game) manages to drop a good 16 on that album against all odds.

So, I guess ill have to wait for Keef’s album before fully making a decision on his wackness. The signs don’t look promising though.

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2 comments

  1. […] Big Black Nigga 2.0 might not be so bad after all. On this very blog, I gave umpteen reasons why Chief Keef was wickity wack but gave an all important caveat about the argument being based on […]

  2. LOOL “Looking for all the real niggas to come for a video shoot. Bring your gats. Shirts optional.”

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