Soulja Boy Tell Em may be a poster boy for those in the music-sucks-today camp some of the song titles by the crunk-friendly rapper include Wit My Yums On, Booty Got Swag, and Gucci Bandanna but have you really listened to his raps and rhymes? Like, really sat down and marinated on them? The stuff, though geared toward the ringtone generation, is pretty catchy, not to mention pretty darn good.
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There. We said it. Dont hate.
Sometimes, the 18-year-old channels B.G. with his belligerent tone while rapping over girthy basslines. During other sonic instances, his party-rap stylings sound as if theyre geared toward every NFL team looking for some pregame motivation.
Its awesome stuff. On the real.
Fri., May 29, 8 p.m., 2009