Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Re-Up Gang rides again

So, I downloaded We Got if 4 Cheap Vol. 3, and I'd have to say I enjoyed it. I don't want to make this a review of sorts, because I'm not good with rating shit by scores. I'll just tell you to listen to it.

One of the main gripes about the Brothers Thornton is the fact that literally all that they rap about is crack. The reason why I like them is because they can actually can rap, though. Unlike most "Cocaine" rappers, they make it interesting with entertaining metaphors and similes, alongside engrossing storytelling. As Pusha T said in "Rainy Dayz", "Twist metaphors to avoid sounding cliche".

I don't want to forget about Ab-Liva and Sandman, the other half of the Re-Up Gang. Being that I didn't hear any of their previous mixtapes (which I'm listening to, now), my main worry with WGI4C 3 was that Liva and Sandman would just be extra weight that are just there to be in Malice in Pusha's shadow. Fortunately, my worry didn't come to fruition. Each member of the Re-Up Gang pulls equal weight, one being just as lyrically competent as the other. They also share an equal love for the white powder that the two star members made so popular to rap about.

As for the mixtape completely, I can say I really like it and it's on constant rotation in my PSP. One guy on Dat Piff said, "All they did was jack a bunch of beats". It seems that cock-knob is new to the mixtape scene, being that all that mixtapes are for is the artist(s) to show off their skill, whether using their own beats or beats they wish they had. With WGI4C Vol. 3, The Re-Up Gang succeeded with that. Instead of going through a percentage system, I'm gonna tell you my personal favorites that I put on repeat at least once.

20K Money Making Brothers on the Corner
Cry Now
Dey Know Yayo
Fuck You
Rainy Dayz
Re-Up Intro
Real Niggas
Scenario 2008
Show You How to Hustle