Chicago HipHop duo The BaCKPaCkers is comprised of two young upstarts in Matt Audio Dope and DJ B.e.T, the beatsmith and DJ, respectively, have blessed us with today with their most recent offering "All Shabba Everything". The track itself is an "All Gold Everything" remix that is comprised of vocals by Jhene Aiko as well as guitar samples of her track "Bed Peace" and includes drums off the infamous "Shabba" track by Asap Ferg. Enjoy this dope track by Chicago upstarts in action!
Trinidad had a rant last night where he exclaimed that New York doesn't support New York. This didn't sit well with some and so Trinidad quickly put it on record with "L.I.A.A.R.S.", which stands for ‘Lames Is Always Acting Real…Sure’.
Below is the rant and his tweets about it:
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I said a lot tonight in NY and people are prolly gonna take the negative and run with it but my main purpose in life only is to take care of my mama and keep my shoe game on “30 million” . Other than that if I can inspire a young person to be the best person they wanna be along the way….then cool. Nothing else matters. #CrazyDeacon #BlackBatman. I didn’t mention fab uncle murder the lox etc…cause they have nothing left to prove they flew the torch. They are all legends in my book. Last shoutout of the day and then it’s back to sneakers… Kay SLAY AND FUNK flex. Keep it NY all day. That’s 100.
Never hold ur words 4 no 1. Their nvr worth It. Most of y’all niggas choking from hiding who u really R. Haha.. Live a lil niggas die a lot. I didn’t disrespect. Bt if you wanna think I did. Do what you feel is best. Either way I lose no sleep for being real. NY doesn’t support Ny. Black Dave….Troy Ave….Dave east….SmokeDza…Joey badass… Artist who keep it NY and get no support. AM I LYING? Future Run NY radio. Action Bronson Flatbush zombies..must I keep naming NY artist tht get no support.Elliot more famous than all these niggas. That’s fucked up. Lastly I’ma always b da nigga with the teeth who can’t rap. Idc..my momma paid. But you can’t never say I didn’t keep it real. #CrazyDeacon
Director's Cut of Donald Glover's short film 'Clapping For The Wrong Reasons' short film (24 min.)
Last night, Donald Glover released his short film, Clapping For The Wrong Reasons, of which he teased last week to my personal intrigue, amongst many others'. I unfortunately haven't found the time between then and now to sit with the film just yet, but I really want to give it its proper attention being a big fan of all of Glover's work on TV, as a writer, and of course as Childish Gambino. I'll update this when I do, however.
The short film has a variety of castmates including Danielle Fishel (best known as 90s crush Topanga from Boy Meets World), Flying Lotus, Trinidad James, Chicago's own Chance The Rapper, and porn star Abella Anderson. Emphasis on variety. As a supplement to the short film, check out this hilarious run-down, which Glover co-signed on Twitter, juxtaposing the pool party Glover throws in Clapping For The Wrong Reasons to the pool party Nelly throws in the 2004 video "My Place".
I got a chance to sit down with the short film today and first off... yes! I loved it. It reminded me of a Wes Anderson movie with of course a Childish Gambino twist. The way it was shot (one still camera with people walking in and out of the frame), the serious tone, the dry humor at times — it was all great. All the while, I was looking to figure out what was going on and maintaining patience that I would know by the very end.
My conclusion: Glover was portraying an exaggerated day in the life, having made it, hanging out with famous friends, and making music — but seemingly lost without a purpose for much of it. The day was more about finding about himself and the struggles of doing that. The title of Clapping For The Wrong Reasons could have multiple layers like his success and money not finding him true happiness and a commentary on society, juxtaposing themes like hard work vs. laziness and meaningless sex vs. deep conversations. It's almost as if Glover is a personification of those, bouncing from one side to the other throughout the film. The recursive ending (stay tuned through the end credits) gives the film an added perspective as well: it depicted one day, and then ending how it began indicates that the next day is quite the same, as I interpret that as Glover being caught in this abyss of happiness and emptiness. It's certainly a head-scratcher and there are some dark and open-ended scenes that are ambiguous enough for the viewer to draw their own conclusions. What's yours?
- "Then he's probably in the Northern Hemisphere somewhere." is how I'm going to respond to anyone who asks me where so and so is
- Chance The Rapper vs. Trinidad James in Connect 4 is right up there with Beyonce vs. Kanye. Fantastic!
- This verse that Gambino spits alongside Flying Lotus is pretty awesome. Would be an experience to hear this on a record down the line... I'll end on this...
Mouth to a Pellegrino, bottle color of envy, who the fuck is Gambino, I hand a waitress a benji to act like she never met me. I'm saying though, they want the game changed when your shit on the radio. Fruit was so hanging low, I didn't even bother, she tryna lad Obama's, she learned from her mama.
I don't blame her, I tame her, give her something to visualize
On my couch watching DVR'd "American Dad".
Man those new Celine bags are so to die for
I'm in that Porsche on Prozac, them suicide doors
Watch her walk as the death becomes her, cause Mrs. Tarantino kill bills, no wonder.
My heaven is the present, so maybe this is it.
Pray to God every night to make me believe he exists.
Drink a fifth of vodka, I don't need no sponsor,
heard a preacher holler, make him hold these souls.
Today we get the Mixtape Cover for Trinidad James next project 10 PC Mild. As a Chicagoan I know I'm not the only person that immediately thought about Harolds when I saw this title. Over the past couple of weeks James had been releasing short snippets from the project, and he recently sat down with Miss Info and talk about the concept behind the project and some of the people that he worked with.