With the two above pictures, you probably have an idea about what part of this post is about. There is a lot of hype surrounding both of these young hip hop artists. I want to give my opinion on both of them. But you already knew that.
I'll start with Drake. Aubrey Drake Graham . . . has the amount of hype that makes LeBron look underrated (what a coincidence!). In my opinion, Drake is overrated. He has a few tracks that are smooth (Forever, Successful, Best I Ever Had). This guy is good. But they keep saying that he'll be able to change the hip hop game forever. I really don't know if that is possible. But he sure seems to think so (The game needs some change/and I'm the motherfuckin' cashier). We'll have to see about that one.
Asher Roth is a different story. The people who don't listen to all of Asher only hear the "I Love College" Asher Roth and they frown upon him without hearing more of his songs or the more articulate Asher Roth. His music is good; his rhymes are clever and it's different. He's not trying to be something he's not; he's just keeping it real HIS way. Maybe it's the fact that I can relate to it that makes me like it (hip hop that I can relate to is hard to come by; but I love it anyways), but I think it's great. Keep doing what you do, Asher.
This wins t-shirt of the week. It wasn't a giant crater. Take THAT, eighth grade earth science. Just playing, school.
SLAMOnline is slacking. Not the site. The site is great; the site is improving all the time, the SLAM guys are up and continuing to raise the bar, up the ante, all that other cliche stuff. But, the comments section...is getting sad. We need to make it better. The absence of key guys is really apparent, and I'm wondering where everybody went. This is the Top 50 specifically. And, about that, where is Rondo??? Seriously messed up. If this whole mediocre commenting scene isn't different by the time the season starts, then...I don't know. I'll follow hockey, then (please god, no!).
NFL week two...my Patriots are not coming out of the gate like we thought they would. Brady is completing 60+ percent of his passes, but his passer rating is low and he has two touchdowns compared to two picks. Not great at all. Our defense is just atrocious so far, but maybe we'll figure it out. Bill Belichick always has a plan. Usually always has a plan. But the Patriots are 1-1 and we could've just as easily been 0-2. The Niners and Falcons are 2-0. I hope this balances itself out. We need to give my man Matt Ryan some problems this Sunday.
And let me add something else onto that--Rex Ryan has proven himself to be a jerk so far. Yeah, his defense is good, but the dude isn't being very sportsmanlike--he said that he didn't want the Jets to beat the Pats, he wanted to "embarrass" them. He sent out three ex-Patriots as captains to the coin flip (among them their third string QB who used to be with NE). Just classless
I'll leave you with the greatest intro in hip hop history IMHO...