Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Who Wanna Rock Right Now?

Snoop's single, "I want to Rock" (video above) was the first sign that his newest cd, Malice in Wonderland, was going to be serious. The combination of the simple/hard hitting beat, with Snoops laid back flow, brought me back to the Doggystyle days (and IMO, this is by far Snoop's best effort since his debut record).

Anyway, other rappers took notice, and jumped all over the beat, making it the 2010 version of 2002's "Grindin"beat, or more recent A Milli". Complex is currently hosting a poll where you can vote on who killed the beat best (Bun B, Cassidy, Crooked I, Jeezy, Banks, The Dogg Pound, Rae, Joell Ortiz, etc etc etc). Of course, Jay-Z is currently taking the lead. Not sure if its because of all the actual rap, or if its due to his loyal following, but I'll give him credit where credit is due ("...Lyrics is the only thing I slang now/ I get the job done, I put the 'cain down/it's no 'Biggie', I'm just the King now"). Shout to friend of Oh Snaps Thats Tight, Crooked I, currently holding down 2nd. Check out the songs, and VOTE for your favorite.