Burying Emus

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I lost my father and my best friend…hell naw I ain’t the same nigga…ya dam right I changed….

That Tweet from J Stalin today got me thinking of the interesting juxtaposition that occurs in gangsta raps when the façade of hyper-masculinity collides with genuine feelings of sorrow and vulnerability. Here’s a few of my favourites.


Stalin and dubb20 come through with the heavy hitter lines.


Nearly every Boosie song is a documentary of how shit life can get and his video clips can be sickening at times with how fucked up his community is but the line “life scarred from bad memories/daddy loved drugs, but you can’t take this from him, he loved us” gets this one in over the others.
Free Lil Boosie.


only brotha lynch hung could have an emo song with references to hating gays. Rap music, i love you.


sugar sandwiches. Meal talk.


Game is one of the most interesting rappers in the mainstream at the moment/last few years.
I think part of the reason for this is that throughout all his interviews and most of his songs he comes across as struggling to come to terms with something deeply troubling. Yea, fascinating.

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Appleseed + Gsso – The Bitchuation

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Novelty but still entertaining.

The Jacka and Young Sight – Rich Girl

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Best thing about the Bay Area compilations re-using tracks that are already out is that you snap up some shit you missed the first time around.
I think this was from late last year but I just caught it on Melo and Messy Marv’ new compilation “Atlantic City”

Beat slaps so hard and the Hall & Oates sample is mean.

Jay Roacher – Bringing Me Down (Love is the Opiate) prod. Nettsmoney

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Again this pairing have come through with the goods.
Jay still miles ahead of 99% of rappers in Australia and NZ and Netts putting out yet another superbly polished piece of music.

This is why Briggs needs to go to SXSW

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He’s just an entertaining guy. Hopefully, finally, get the interview edited this week if the cuddy, Dands1 has time, in the meantime, courtesy of Hunter

AOI – Eye Beam

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Watched the shit outta this over the weekend. Visuals match the track so well.

Teamknoc – Coo When I’m Drunk

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Think I got this off Nation of Thizzlam around ’07, looking for it online and i couldn’t find a copy to stream so had to get it out of my own music folder….such hard work.

anyways, this kinda heralded when based went from “post-hyphy” to it’s more ethereal side, something lil B gets all the credit for when it was probably sirrealz doing

coo when im drunk.mp3

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