Posts Tagged ‘bun b’

Scareface Ain’t A Happy Camper

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

I can’t even recall the last time I saw this man smile. It seems like in every picture, interview or verse he spits these days, the man is just miserable. There is no denying that Rap-A-Lot has a history of toying with people and I don’t doubt a lot of what Face says, but damn this dude hates everything. Check out the full interview at Noisey.

Below is his personal rankings of all his albums.

NOISEY: Let’s start with your least favorite album, whether that is with the Geto Boys or during your solo career.  What do you think comes last and why?

SCARFACE: I don’t like any of the Geto Boys albums at all. Not one. There isn’t a Geto Boys album that I like. I didn’t learn anything from it, and it was a bad time in life for me too. With the label, with life, whatever… it’s a point in my life where I was the most miserable. Everybody else was happy but I wasn’t. I did all of this shit for everybody else and nothing for me. So I cant even lie, I don’t like none of the Geto Boys albums.

Not even We Can’t Be Stopped?
No, I don’t even like that motherfucker because I feel like I was forced to make that album. There is not one album that I like. Do I like songs by the Geto Boys? Fuck yeah! “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” or “Mind of a Lunatic” were great songs. As far as my favorite Geto Boys album? None of them impress me.
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All These Playas Comin’ Up Out That H-Town

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Lil’ Keke, of the S.U.C., is to the Houston rap movement, what a catalyst is to a chemical reaction. Lil’ Keke is selectively added to various projects. He helps those projects explode and then he disappears. For example, in 1997 DJ DMD dropped 25 Lighters (click to read the piece I wrote on it) with Lil’ Keke and the late Fat Pat. This song started the momentum for the Houston rap movement and is still one of the top Houston rap songs of all time. In 1998, he helped Houston turn that local momentum into national attention; he dropped the album, The Commission on Jam Down Records/Breakaway Entertainment. After that release, like a catalyst, he went away. He was briefly signed to In The Paint/Koch and a few other labels. Although he had success with all of his labels, he was absent from the spotlight until 2005-2006, when he signed with Swishahouse/TF Records. Soon after that, the Houston rap molecules began accelerating again. He dropped Chunk up the Deuce (2006)with Paul Wall and Bun B, Break’em Off (2007)with Paul Wall, and I’m a G ft. Birdman (2008)—each with well over a million views.

Additionally, in this great documentary called DJ SCREW: THE UNTOLD STORY, Lil’ Keke described the catalytic effects of his friendship with Fat Pat—“And I loved Pat man, he was an inspiration, kept me going, he kept me on my toes about rapping and I kept him on his toes.” H.A.W.K. described the same—Keke missed Pat because Pat brought the best out of him, Keke brought the best out of me [H.A.W.K.], he brought the best out of Pokey…”

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Swishahouse – The Final Chapter 2k11: The End Is Here

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Since 1998, Swishahouse’s Michael 5000 Watts has traditionally released Final Chapter (regular and Screwed & Chopped) mix tapes towards the end of each year.  This year’s Final Chapter 2k11 mix tape has a subtitle: The End is Here. Who knew Michael Watts’ mix tape release schedule would coincide with the Mayan calendar and the Mayan’s predictions that the world would end in a catastrophic event in late December 2011.

Just because it is interesting. Mayans had an elaborate system of time cycles. One of them was a katun (20 tuns/7,200 days). These units were used to calculate the time elapsed from a zero date set at 3114 BC.[1] Each katun ends with the name Ahua (Lord), combined with one of 13 numerals; and their names form a Katun Round of 13 katuns. Scholars are fairly confident that the last katun was katun 13 Ahua, which ended on November 14, 1539.

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