20060415

Looking For That Paris Hilton Bitch Too

Fabolous: You Don't Know (Freestyle)
Loso's Way: Rise to Power

EXT. MYRTLE & WASHINGTON AVE., BROOKLYN - NIGHT.

CURIOUS STYLES and MINGUS DYNASTY stop at a red light outside KUM KAO CHINESE TAKE OUT.

MINGUS: Damn. Three in the morning and it look like a car show out here.

CURIOUS: Word. The rims on that Magnum are unprecedented.

MINGUS: Peep homey with the green Astros throwback.

CURIOUS: Where at?

MINGUS : Sitting on the hood. With the mint on his neck.

CURIOUS : Who's he think he is, Fabolous?

MINGUS: Ha.

CURIOUS: Ha.

MINGUS: Yo, here he comes.

CURIOUS: Yo, that is Fabolous.

MINGUS: Oh, what up Fab?

FABOLOUS: Doin' me, fam.

[The light turns green.]

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Fab's forever been on that slick shit, that talk with a lean shit, to the point that Swagger's comfortable with quoting a hot line over panang curry -- a great look. But to jack Swag's surmise, Loso's Way's far from jus being about beating about that dead-horse, "Bring Back ENN WHY" yang. (But shit it's that too.) At the very least its a pretty entertaining & presently/nearly isolated (in re: New York, erm, shit) attempt at mythmaking, albeit whose cinematic crutch is the sub-Pacino 'prequel' to Carlito's Way. (Still halfway clever idea though: Remember, "I'm reloaded.") LW proves it doesn't take rapping about alphabets, or how Manhattan maybe looks like his finger (which kind of looks like a dick and how a dick-sized thumb looks like a borough again and is maybe pointing at you) to be from Brooklyn and be able to rhyme words pretty. That's an opinion of mine.

Supposedly Brian "L.A. Reid" Cashman traded Musiq and a stack of DVD-R's to be named later to Atlantic for Fab, so here's hoping we get more collabos like "How We Do It," where Jeezy performs the mystical feat of making it possible to listen all-way-thru that "Have A Party" beat.

Bottom line's I'll ride for dude long as he's shrewd enough to rap "I'm tryna keep it subliminary/ but that's only temporary/ to all of them I buried inside of a cemetery," knowing I won't find a dictionary in time.

[B/T/W, there's a song titled "Computer Love" on here. "What's not to..." about this guy?]