If so then you are very aware that it opens up untold wealths of music possibilities. You are also probably aware that it is a bit addicting. Listen to one desired album and before you know it it's 5:30 in the morning and you have just listened to every band you ever liked as a high school sophomore.
For this reason it is not hard to imagine that after trouncing around from one rap song to another while we were both writing the other night, Indie Jake and I decided that what we really needed to follow that Outkast was a fiasco, Lupe Fiasco.
It is an agreed upon truth in our house that Lupe Fiasco used to be an intelligent and talented rapper. I say used to be because while Food & Liquor and The Cool are both go-tos, that what came after is generally considered single-ridden, club appeasing trash. So imagine my surprise when IJ chose to put on Lasers.
In my completely unannoying and totally not whining manner (riiiiight) I began to lament the decline of Lupe and the fact that there were far too few good rap artists anymore. If you read my short letters from wednesday you know my feelings on one Mr. West and while collectives like anticon & Doomtree are holding the line, there could be so much more.
I had just reached my conclusion when a furry invader padded his way across my desk and flopped down next to my mouse.
"Where the f*ck is the cat's rap album?! When is that ish gonna drop? Need to hear some of those fat, kitty beats and dope feline rhymes."
Indie Jake just stared at me. Then we both stared at the cat. He looked back at us unfazed.
"The cat doesn't have a rap album. He doesn't know language."
"The cat has a rap album. You wait. It's gonna be huge."
Well, it turns out I was right. The postman just dropped off the first pressing when he delivered a few short letters that got returned to sender. Y'all, trust me when I tell you that you need to go out to your local record store and pick up a copy. Cat rap: it's the next big thing.
...after the success of the genre shortening of j-pop we are considering a similar move. Cat rap shall be known as c-rap from here out. Catchy, no?