Sunday, November 20, 2011

White men can't jump, or rap... Unless you are a honkie named Marshall Mathers.

Okay, I know that the title to this latest post might get people's hearts pumping and a little pissed. Well if that is the case I'm sorry, and take it up with that little thing called the Constitution and it's first ten little amendments called the Bill of Rights.

Okay enough about politics and back to music. So this past week I took the time to listen to Pittsburgh, PA's home town MC, Mac Miller's new album "Blue Slide Park". Now I have to say that it was not as cool as all the hype made it out to be. One of the interesting things about the version that I sampled on Spotify, was the commentary version. Now I'm all for listening to bands ideas on certain projects and stuff, but during episodes of VH-1's "Behind the Music" or "Storyteller", not on the "freaking CD!" I mean come on? Do you think that I really care about what inspired each and every song on the album?

That being said the production of the album was lacking in many ways. If there is any credit that I can provide Mr. Miller, is that his production team did a great job of trying to maintain the integrity of old-school beats and samples that made Hip-hop a prominent force within the Music Industry. Beyond that, "Blue Slide Park" was like listening to a Jim Henson Muppet rhyming about his memories of a hard-knock life living in PA.