Some people get confused between Rap and Hip Hop. However, to the true music lover, PAPOOSE is the clear difference. I believe Rap only has one main element of Hip Hop and that’s RHYME. NOT Deejay, NOT Emcee, NOT Bboy or Bgirl, NO Loyalty nor Kinship, NOTHING Artistic or Visual, because Big Booties and Fast Cars don’t count as Art that Graffiti holds. Plain and simple, NO real elements of REAL LIFE.
At a RAP Show, I can see them sweatin off mollies and groupies strippin, cause they’ve been told it’ll get them backstage, and land them in the lap of money. At a Hip Hop Show, like The NACIREMA DREAM | PAPOOSE Official Album Release Party, I attended (3/27/13 at SOB’s in New York City), I saw REAL LIFE, unorchestrated moments, like when an audience member felt so comfortable to get on stage and disclose her battle with Cancer, after hearing, PAPOOSE perform his new song “Cure”, featuring Erykah Badu. Along side, radio and media trendsetters like DJ Kay Slay, DJ Enuff , Akeem Shabazz and DJ Juanyto were live and in effect as they gave their support to the Brooklyn living legend himself. And, of course, his manager and close friend Du Love, was head noddin while tweaking any and all details, making sure the party popped off as planned.
It’s been 10 years strong in the making. Watching this incredible emcee pounding the blacktop, mixtape after mixtape, keeping his name and more important, his HBM (Honor Before Money), movement alive and relevant in the blurred community of Hip Hop and Rap. Respected by the grimiest character, THE NACIREMA DREAM dropped to thousands of extremely anxious fans, even more like hungry congregation, because the album went to chuuuurch!
Well, the anticipation is over!!! Tracks like “What’s My Name” featuring his wife Remy Ma, “Alphabetical Slaughter Part II / Z to A” and, “On Top Of My Game” featuring Mavado, will definitely set the tone of the future of Hip Hop.
If you don’t have it, you can cop it here https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-nacirema-dream/id607302011 . Feel free to leave comments and reviews. I/we want to know what you think!!!
Jah Bless Our Journey!
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