Sunday, April 15, 2007


Return of the Mac
the projects fucked me up
made me strong as an ox
made a nigga cold blooded
aint no friends on the block
just the comrades and co-d's

and crooked ass police
Bang On 'Em

The knock on Mobb Deep has always been that they are actors, couple of kids from the New York High School of Art and Design who decided to act hard and make gangster music. In fact, just before Jay-Z got ethered, he showed his appreciation for the arts or rather tried to disgrace the Mobb at summer jam 2001 by unveiling pictures of fourteen year old Prodigy tap dancing. HNIC addresses this occurrence on this throw away joint (links jacked from nahright.com, go over and search Prodigy to see eskay's take on the Ballerina P thing). The fact that Prodigy has an artistic background does not seem like a conflict of interest to me. Prodigy is able to speak about violence and poverty without over simplifying or glorifying it, perhaps this is because the pursuit of art elevated his own life to the point where he can look more objectively at the world around him. Whatever the reason, the Alchemist produced "Return of the Mac" bangs... Check the vids




2 comments:

eyse said...

i just watched these videos and i think i changed my mind... he does over simplify and glorify violence, sex, drug abuse, money, power pretty much everything... maybe thats his artistic touch. "nah this is reality rap.. i really go through it"

get back at me if you think P is really high on crack.

Eben Dingman said...

it took me less than 6 hours to completely change my opinion. nice!