|There is a new guy around town poppin up on all the hottest mixtapes. XO's the name .......and like his namesake, (depending on your experiences) he will knock you off your feet if you are not ready for him. He packs a real whallop! LOL! I remember first hearing his scratchy, yet veeeeeeery distinctive voice on the Architects Street Radio Vol I mixtape (Vol III Coming Soon), but it wasn't until recently that I really l-i-s-t-e-n-e-d to his music. He has this song called "In Memory of" that really impressed me. He delivers some pretty memorable lines like:
Chicks forever scheme,
I wear rubbers when I sleep
cause I don't trust the bitches in my dreams
Ima hustler so I got to
let you know, money...
better than no money
The track's a scary MONSTER! Big Ups to the producer and to Mike Mac (ARS) on the mix. The beep beep beep....was hot! Ima warn ya, the song is laden with catchy punchlines. Some people love that style. Im usually not impressed with that... but some of his-- particularly that last one ["money"] --were hot to me. Not because of what he said....more the way he said it. He has a real way with words. That is one of the things that make him worth your time <<<< THAT IS MY NEW WAY OF RATING MCs...LOL! Yeah...he can be kinda "ignorant", but I am not one to call something trash simply because it made me blush. Poetic license is something that I value and respect. I think he is an extremely talented artist....so check um out on MYSPACE and decide for yourself. I talked about his show out at Sonoma's a while back. His live set was hot too. Please don't make the mistake of sleeping on him....you don't want to be called a bandwagonner later. Is bandwaggoner a word?
I sure did....I CAN ADMIT IT!!!!.....only for a minute tho. If you are looking for the next Busta.....look elsewhere. He is not the super explosive MC on the mic....he's rather straight-forward with his intent and his flow is very laid back. He will mos def give you something to nod your head to if you can relate to his reasoning. 4 real for real....it's hard believing he is a rapper without seeing or hearing him do it. It's just that he's so quiet whenever I see him out. L7.....that is all I will say ..LOL! But that's the part that's really gangsta about him!
I hope no one ever writes a song about me like "Damn MA"