Hey there VL friends. Jessi here to bring you the Video of the Week. I’m a little off but bare with me. For this weeks Video, I’ve chosen Danny Brown - ODB.
Danny Brown brings us a new (just as vulgar as i like) single. His album OLD drops in stores September 30th. This video reminds you that Danny Brown is just a tawdry man, telling you how it is, and doing it with his own style. The video is trippy as hell and full of colourful, obscene, life.
If you don’t believe me, check it out yourself.
Jessi out! xo
What’s up Vatican Lifers? It’s Jon here doing a Reviews & Revues post a day late, sorry! For this weeks R&R edition, I’ll be reviewing a classic album from New Orleans, LA.
Soulja Slim - Give It 2 Em Raw
In the year 1998, Master P’s No Limit Records released around 20 albums. One of them which was Soulja Slim’s debut album “Give It 2 Em Raw”, unfortunately Slim was locked up on an armed robbery charge on the release date. It sold over 89,000 the first week, just imagine what the number could have been if he wasn’t incarcerated. Just like any other No Limit release you got a variety of features on the album from Master P, Silkk The Shocker, Snoop Dogg, Trenitty, Big Ed, Mr. Serv On, Full Blooded, Mia X, Mac, C Murder, Mystikal, Steady Mobb’n, Fiend, Gambino Family, Prime Suspects, Magic and Kane & Abel. All the production was done by the legendary Beats By The Pound aka The Medicine Men, in my opinion this was the best shit they’ve been apart of. Everything about this album IS New Orleans from Slims unique flow and raw delivery to the dirty bounce from the bass to the synthesizers. One of the best if not best release off of the ginormous No Limit collection. My favorite tracks would have to be Takin Hits, Imagine, Lawbrekaz and From What I Was Told, which has a video that can be watched here ( http://youtu.be/dpTxSG3P8fc ). It could have been done without the tracks Anything and N.L. Party. Definitely worth checking out if you never have, you won’t be disappointed. Bob ya head. I’m out. Peace.
RIP Soulja Slim
hello vatican life people, welcome to our weekly review & revues (albeit a bit late). i’m jessi ruckman, graphic designer extraordinaire, here are the vatican compound. i’m 26, from this good ol’ city, and if you know me i’m sure you find me to be quite quirky. we’ll leave it at quirky for now.
this week i have decided to do my review of a childhood favourite of mine.
Jay-Z The Dynasty:Roc La Familia
What started out as a collaborative cd and moved onto being marketed as a Jay-Z solo cd, dropped on Halloween in 2000, easily became my favourite album of all time. He used different producers than his last few albums, and he gave new blood a chance to be heard. Just Blaze, Kanye West, and Memphis Bleek being a few of those. It was more a collaborative rap album with a lot of different rappers featured, making it easy to love every song for a different reason. Everything from “Change the Game”, to “This Can’t Be Life”, to “1-900-HUSTLER” was tight and full of feeling. I can’t think of a better collaborative cd to have grown up bumping than this. If you’ve never had the chance to listen, I think you should.
j out -