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Picking Our Favorite Molly Brazy Tracks Before Her New Album “Big Brazy” Releases

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Molly Brazy’s new album, Big Brazy, will be here in a week. To say that we’re ready for new Molly is an understatement; she’s one of the hottest artists in Detroit and one of the female rappers to beat in the music industry, period. She previously released her project Molly World this year that was almost overcrowded with fire flows. It looks like she’s in the zone, ready to release some more fire. To prepare for her new album, we decided to count down our favorite releases from the baby-faced rapstress.

5. Trust No One

As bouncy as the beat is, it’s nearly impossible to avoid vibing to it. Molly’s vocals over the dynamic production are pointed, direct, and relatable. “Never trust a snake/Never trust a snake/they gonna try to ride your wave/and eat it off your plate,” she says knowingly, like an OG scolding a young child. We know Molly, we know. But when she says it, you can’t help but appreciate the vivaciousness in her delivery. This is her most recent release on Soundcloud so it will be a delight if she returns to this style of production and rap cadence for Big Brazy. 

4. Rambo ft. Zay (Prod. by Helluva)

 

“By this time next month, I should have a Lambo,” Molly proclaims on this track, asserting her confidence in her rhymes. And it’s for good measure – her bars on this one are magnificent, as are the contributions from featured artist Zay. Famed producer Helluva provides an airy backdrop for the two artist to drop off some good verses full of declarations of dominence and hints at future greatness.

3. Gimmie (Prod. by Reuel Ethan)

There’s something about fast flows that give listeners chills, especially coming from a talented female artist. Molly Brazy eschews her casual rap style for a quicker, beat-riding, concise flow that makes the track one to remember. “Exaggerated/they so animated/these bitches told me I’d never make it” she says so rapidly, almost as if she isn’t breathing. One word to describe this track: exhilarating.

2. Pop Shit

Talking junk on the internet to someone you’ve never met is something that a lot of people do to celebrities. Perhaps it’s the anonymity that plays into their decision. Regardless, many people believe that it stops at the computer screen. Molly Brazy doesn’t play that. She’ll pull up right to where you live and squash any beef. You’ll have to listen to her dizzying flow on the track to hear what the consequences of internet talking are. Spoiler alert: it won’t be pretty.

1. Molly’s Story

 

We’re suckers for introspective tracks that take a peek at what it’s like to be an artist. Often times, we only see what they let us see of their character. We don’t know what goes on behind the photos of Instagram, tweets on Twitter, or carefully formatted press releases. Molly Brazy’s track offers an interesting, if somewhat sullen, peek into what her life is like now that she’s a burgeoning rap star. It’s an engrossing listen that deserves to be played through multiple times.

 

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Drake Should Have Kept City Girls’ Verses On “In My Feelings”

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Drake’s “In My Feelings” has become a viral hit thanks to internet comedian Shiggy’s challenge. It’s also a good song with enough switchups to keep it interesting. One of the more interesting switchups comes in the second verse when City Girls, Quality Control’s star signees, come in for snippet’s of suave verses that are equally energetic and laid back. But we only get glimpses at their verses, the rest were locked away. Now, we’ve gotten them again since they’ve released the extended version of their verses.

This reminds me of the time when Rick Ross’ “Aston Martin Music” came out and glimpses of a powerful Drake feature were apparent in the tail ends of the choruses (sung by Chrisette Michelle). Drake confirmed that he’d recorded a verse for the song that was ultimately cut with “Paris Morton Music,” a standalone release that proved him to be one of the game’s hottest up-and-comers.

With City Girls’ release echoing this earlier sentiment, I’m surprised that Drake did in fact not include their verses. They fit the vibrant energy of the song, so building around them would have been instrumental to capitalize on their fanbase as well as showcase their artistry. It would give them a chance that he was robbed of earlier in his career.

Regardless, check out the City Girls version of “In My Feelings” below.

 

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Lakeith Stanfield Needs To Stay Far The Fuck Away From Rapping

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Lakeith Stanfield plays Darius on the FX’s hit show Atlanta that has been renewed for a third season. He’s the weird, idiosyncratic best friend of rapper Paper Boy who always knows more than what he lets on. Viewers fell in love with his demeanor that, according to Stanfield, isn’t that much different from him in real life. In fact, all of us blacks have traces of Stanfield’s Darius inside of us. Society may paint us as one-note stock characters, but, yes, like Darius, we talk about quantum physics and the possibility of simulation universes just as much as we can about smoking marijuana or having sex.

He may be winning over audiences and critiques as an actor, but he also wants to do the same thing as a rapper. When Stanfield was interviewed by The Breakfast Club in November of 2016, he revealed to the trio of Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee, that he was also a serious rapper. Charlamagne challenged him to rap, and what spit from his lips was some of the most garbage, try-hard lyricism that has been released in the last five-to-ten years. Charlamagne wasn’t impressed; the rest of the room remained equally silent. Instead of taking a hint, he’s kept at it. He recently released a song called “Mango” with Tune-Yards from his recent film Sorry To Bother You. Stanfield’s vocals are horrendous bordering on simulation-like.

There’s nothing particularly wrong with what he’s saying, it’s how he’s saying it. Stanfield’s vocals feel flat, like he’s just doing this to get it off of his chest. Of course, we know that his demeanor is normally like that, but in rap that won’t work out as well as it does in the acting and interviewing world.

Maybe time will tell. If that’s how he truly conducts his artistry, he’ll have a hard time becoming and remaining relevant in the rap game.

 

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Please, Don’t Take Nicki Minaj’s “Barbie Dreamz” Serious

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Nicki Minaj’s fourth studio album Queen released with a hilarious flip of Biggie’s “Just Playing (Dreams)” from his final studio album Ready to Die. Lil Kim also created a steamy version that centers around men as sexual toys, but, for some reason, Nicki’s has ruffled a few feathers. On “Barbie Dreamz,” Nicki uses modern rap males as her playthings through a series of verses that are clearly meant as jokes. Don’t take it serious.

On the song, she names 31 different people – from Quavo and Karrueche, to Lil Uzi Vert and Drake. Many have apparently “had sex” with her – Meek Mill and DJ Khaled have failed recently supposedtly – but, as stated above, it’s jokes, nothing more. She even tweeted as such after the uproar hit critical level.

Nicki has long been adamant that she’s never been one to sleep with a number of industry men. She’s went on record, and in interviews, to reiterate the fact. There’s also the fact that male rappers have built entire careers out of trolling. Can we let Nicki have her fun?

Let’s just enjoy the music and dissect it later.

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