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Saturday, April 01, 2006

The real question is: Does he get free Fatburger?

So E-40's son Droop-E and B-Slimm are releasing an album, "The Fedi Fetcher and the Money Stretcher." It's not super great. Droop-E can't rap and all his beats sound the same. But here's some shit anyway.

Droop-E and B-Slimm feat. E-40 - Pause
Droop-E and B-Slimm feat. KD Stunts - Get Ya Shit Cracked

Here's a scan of the back of the CD.

E-40's album was somethin like third on some sort of music charting system a while ago, and MTV's "My Block: The Bay" has come and gone. But where is the depth of Bay releases to keep the momentum going? I guess it has been sort of steady (San Quinn, Keak, the Team, E-40), but it seems like the Bay Area hasn't caught on to be the national wave it imagined itself to be. At this point it's unclear whether the Bay is on the way out or still on the way in, but me being the perennial skeptic will side with the former. I'm going to make the sacriligious analogue and say E-40 is the Mike Jones of the Bay scene, and his album should have jumpstarted the string of recent releases instead of punctuating them.

I could be wrong, though, as I'm sure you've heard even the NY Times is getting caught up on hyphy. I'd be mad, though, if I were Keak Da Sneak, first getting removed from the "Tell Me When to Go" remix with Kanye and the Game (which sucks anyway, but will probably receive national exposure) and now getting shafted in the Times story which uses his slang word in the headline.

On an unrelated note, I was reading the WFMU blog (which has been weak as of late) and it highlighted a song on the new DJ Green Lantern mixtape with Immortal Technique, Saigon and Dead Prez. It calls for the Impeachment of the President and the rappers spit over a loop of the drum-standard Honeydrippers tune. It might fly under the radar because the Green Lantern tapes I heard in the past weren't that good. It's a good song, though, and it's nice to see this guy bounce back even after squandering his DJ slot at Shady Records. Word to Russ Feingold.


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