On Wax: A Week of Drops, Diss Tracks, and Ghostwriting
MAXO KREAM DROPS “GO”
On March 26th, Maxo Kream would go on to drop a music video featuring D Flowers for their track “Go.” In plain sight, there is nothing too spectacular about the video, however, this does demonstrate that street element that Maxo does consistently provide in his lyrics. Let this be a stepping stone as Maxo makes his climb up the hip-hop ladder. As far as Maxo’s chemistry with certain artists, him and D Flowers haven’t gotten to the point where it’s too desirable; like how it is when he makes tracks with Playboi Carti. Either way, its always good to see Maxo Kream working on something.
A$AP ROCKY GIVES US BAD COMPANY
Neck deep in the wait for A$AP Rocky’s new album, he would give fans a track titled “Bad Company” with Blocboy JB, who just surfaced from his “Look Alive” track with Drake. Dropping a music video not too long after, while the visuals look up to par (as usual), the song is not exactly what fans are anticipating from Rocky. Now, the features Rocky has given have been vicious, but these releases have failed to get most of us just as pumped for his project. To Rocky’s defense, his hits are rarely the best tracks on his projects, however, it looks like the game will “wait and see” once again. In some ways, there is a need for the album to be bad. If it is terrible, best case is that it puts Rocky in a corner and forces him to drop the project that he should’ve dropped a year after At.Long.Last ASAP.
TYLER DROPS “OKRA”
Tyler, the Creator dropped an absolute banger titled “Okra.” The track features a more lyrical Tyler with insane flows and a beat that makes you wanna rob your own house. The Flower boy talks about several things, including the dissolution of Odd Future, and continues to dabble with his sexuality. The track is certain to be on repeat for a while because Tyler’s music is scarce in between albums.
MIKE WILL REPRESENTS ARIES SEASON
As we are currently in Aries season, Mike WILL Made-It appropriately dropped “Aries (YuGo) Part 2” with the help of Rae Sremmurd, Pharrell, Big Sean and Quavo. The track is actually a remix from Mike WILL’s Ransom 2. The original track was a solo Skateboard P track, but it’s now revamped with more Aries rappers. Fans of any of the above artists will greatly appreciate this track.
T-PAIN, THE DEAN WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
The Legendary T-Pain has launched https://www.wiscansin.co/. With the slogan “We Can’t Believe It Either,” T-Pain has started his own college. Well, probably not, but let’s play along. Classes include The History of Autotune, The Art of Sprung and most importantly, Accounting for Strippers. The website also has a killer merch line where you can cop a sweatshirt or a PE shirt. Fire.
RICH THE KID DROPS THE WORLD IS YOURS
While it would make sense to highlight the release of Rich The Kid’s album, The World Is Yours, its what’s in it that proves the ultimate flaw that comes with rappers that are apart of “The Wave” of diss tracks. They flex so much and barely write when it comes time to diss another rapper — its high-quality Gar-BAGE. This is the story with Rich The Kid’s “Dead Friends,” (plain and simple), doesn’t work. Either way, you do have to hand it to Rich for his pursuit of being a boss type and putting other rappers on.
A CARDI B GHOSTWRITER?
Cardi B has a ghostwriter… The surprise is minimal. In the similar situation of what happened to Drake, a reference track dropped that showed someone named LifeofThePardi singing his version of the track; having been credited as a writer on other tracks as well. The impact you ask? Well, zero. Cardi B is technically still in her rookie year, and to be as big as she is, as well as competing with Nicki as much as she does, it can only be met with a shrug. Especially with this getting out a week before her album — most already felt that she had one, and same with Nicki.
Until next time, it’s On Wax
-Dyllan E & Hiram