ON WAX: EMINEM DROPS ‘KAMIKAZE,’ MORE MUSIC FROM MIGOS, AND “GET THE STRAP” VIDEO RELEASES
ON WAX IS A WEEKLY TAKE UPDATING YOU ON THE POCKET OF CULTURE KNOWN AS HIP-HOP. WE BRING YOU EVERYTHING FROM BREAKING NEWS TO ALBUM DROPS, JAIL TIME AND WHO’S BEEFING WITH WHO.
QUAVO STOPS BY ANGIE MARTINEZ
After doing an interview with Angie Martinez, it would appear that Quavo is not only releasing solo projects, but the rest of the Migos will be joining him in making their own solo work as well. Speaking to Angie, Quavo brushed on topics regarding being on tour with Drake, the “Apeshit” track, as well as his soon to be acting career. For a quick interview, you can see the evolution of how comfortable he has gotten since Migos first came out. He answers effortlessly, and is always shedding light on Takeoff and Offset. One of the best parts of the interview is when he speaks briefly on what Takeoff has coming out—you can pretty much see the excitement on his face. Another highlight was the topic of separation in the group in which Quavo responded without hesitation, “No.” The group’s mindset and movement (as a unit) is far above those who might be looking to divide them, keeping it humble at all times. The interview was well worth the watch, and with three projects on the horizon, it leaves you to wonder who amongst the trio will have the best project to come..?
MEEK MILLS DONATES 6,000 BACKPACKS TO HIS OLD SCHOOL
Another thing that took place recently is Philadelphia rapper Meek Mills donated over 6,000 backpacks to his old elementary school. Surprising the students early in the morning, Meek said: “Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids.” He finished with: “Those memories stay with me and that’s why I’m committed to giving back to families in my hometown, putting smiles on kids’ faces and helping them start the school year on the right note with the right supplies.”
EMINEM DROPS KAMIKAZE
Out of nowhere, Eminem decided to drop a project, which is a follow-up to his terrible Revival album. There was a lot of hope for a better project, but it goes out the window pretty fast when it becomes obvious what type of album Kamikaze is. Em is mad at everyone for rightfully giving negative reviews to Revival, and goes at them pretty hard. Em also decides to attack mumble rappers, like a true old man that he is. Both get tired fast, and it’s an annoying theme of the album. Sure, Em does sound hungrier, more aggressive, and can be impressive lyrically, but it only goes so far. Rapping fast and rhyming words isn’t impressive without the full package of great production and great subject matter. At least the beat selection is better than Revival, but even still, there are some subpar beats. Mike-Wills’ worst beats (I’ve ever heard) on “Fall,” “Normal,” and “Stepping Stone” sound like Revival throwaways. The features feel like saving graces on this project—most notably Joyner Lucas and Royce Da 5’9’s contributions. Overall, this is just another sad late career attempt from Marshal. As a longtime fan of Eminem, this isn’t what I want, but no one is telling him these bad ideas are bad. In a “yes” man’s world, Em will desecrate his legacy further.
RETURN OF THE TRILL
“GET THE STRAP!!”
This week Uncle Murda, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Casanova 2x, and 50 Cent joined forces for the heavy-hitting “Get The Strap.” Casanova brings an energy to the chorus that instantly locks you into a trance of head nods. Following is a nice verse from Uncle Murda (before we go to everyone’s favorite troll, Tekashi 6ix9ine). Tekashi’s verse is not anything too special, but if you go looking for a gem in the verse, you’ll find a Chief Keef diss where he flips Sosa’s lyrics from “Faneto.” Then, we go to 50 who undoubtedly had the best verse in the song; the vibe was old 50, and it sounds great. To have these four on the same track, there isn’t a dull moment.
Until next time, it’s On Wax.
-Dyllan E & Hiram