Obie Trice/ The Most Underrated mixtape review

Obie Trice/ The Most Underrated mixtape review
Rating of the product: 4.5 stars
Most underrated on the Detroit scene and among mainstream artists? Obie Trice certainly is…the worst is that the average listener often doesn t pay attention to the Detroit artist s lyrical skills.
Long before he blew up on the international scene, Obie Trice has been in the rap game for a long time. His life has been far from easy, leaving him homeless for a period because of his drug deals, kicked out of his mom s home, having to struggle on his own. Eleanor Trice can be hugely proud of her son, because, despite the numerous arguments that opposed mom and son, Obie has eventually made it and has shown some real recognition and unconditional love towards the incredible person that struggled to raise him along with his brothers as her youngest kid.
Obie Trice has developed his craft over the years, he is getting better and better as far as I am concerned.
Cheers was a real good album, but Second Rounds On Me widely surpassed Obie s first LP. It revealed a man who perfected lyrical skills and who mastered flow and instrumentals. Second Rounds On Me is the perfect gift for black music lovers. It is simply amazing.
So Why isn t Obie on top of the tops? That’s what he d actually deserve!
Too many times outshined by 50 Cent, people should definitely have a closer look at the Detroit talent.

DJ Woo Kid introduces the mixtape that is followed by Most Underrated in which Obie assails his opponents with some astute lyrical bullets. Built on some crazy vocals, Obie s words will merciless knife you, making his obvious lyrical talent shine. You might hate the man, but you cannot deny his talent!
Hope is introduced by some violins and trumpet sounds, mixed up with some swinging drum beats while Obie spits his venom, exposing his vision of hope, despite the negative elements surrounding him.
Gangster is instrumentally softened with toothing stone and flute sounds. While Obie excels at composing his words, the song leads you into a pleasant ballad during which Obie challenges his rivals.
Can t Stop is a rhythmic track whose scurrilous dimension is reinforced by repetitive drum beats and electric guitar notes. Let Obie show you his artillery. The song is highly enjoyable. It will lead you into an incredible, incisive battle of words. Obie s flow delivery is quite impressing.
Terrible will take you by surprise with its euphoric sounds. Keyboard sounds, instrumentals work together with the catchy beats to create an enthusiastic atmosphere of a confident emcee who is heading towards victory. I recommend you the song, particularly for its original choice of the instrumentals. No doubt: you gonna like it!
Fooling With Fooling starts with some sharp harpsichord notes, gun shots and is a powerful outlet for Obie s rage.
A Detroiter shows you his spirit and sense of realness. Never afraid to tell the truth, Obie carries the proud spirit of the Detroit underground, fully representing the 313.
I was a little bit disappointing by Show Me Love Bitch that is more R’N’B sounding and has more mainstream appeal. However, Obie s lyrical skills are still great on this track!
Poet, drug dealer, eternal hustler, weed smoker, drinker, Obie portrays life at a rock bottom level in the hood with an incredible lyrical brilliance and a lot of humility. I loved Coupe. A must hear!
Globally, Obie Trice s work on the Most Underrated mixtape is the result of hard work. I highly recommend it to you.
Let Obie transport you into his universe and show you how real hip hop should sound.
Download Obie s mixtape here.
Copyright 2007 by Isabelle Esling
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So Many Tears…let Dresta Da Gangsta narrate you the hood of Compton

On his my space account, Compton s popular emcee Dresta allows his listeners to discover another taste of his music. The four songs you will be able to listen to are taken out of his Dirty West mixtape Volume 4.
So Many Tears is instrumentally well worked on: an intelligent combination of keyboard sounds and dope ass beats, interrupted by some refreshing harmonica sounds will create a favorable background for Dresta s stories straight out the Compton hood.
Let s enter into the hell of the hood where Dresta will tell us how he had to deal with his own demons, struggle for survival and see his buddies die in front of his eyes. Sometimes he felt like the prisoner of a mental jail. In an incessant quest for God s help, Dresta is longing for freedom and better living conditions. Those who have lived there know how it is to live in the hood. I recommend you Dresta s song that is so full of poignant truths.
Why Me starts is based on a beautiful Ruthless melody that would barely leave any hip hop lover indifferent. You will be able to discover Dresta s specific know how. The song, that starts with laughter, sarcastically targets one of those wankstas who are playing phony games.
Compton Dick is a filthy hood tale, built on a nice funky, Ruthless flavored background.
Talking That Shit starts in a rather symphonic way. The violin background and the rhythmic drum beats will soon lead you into a rather festive atmosphere adding some good West Coast sounds to the track. Talking That Shit proudly carries Eazy E s legacy.
Incredibly gifted, rich of a good flow delivery and a confident attitude, Dresta is one of those rhyming masters one could barely ignore.
Check him out here if you haven t yet.
Copyright © 2007 by Isabelle Esling
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Eminem, Kim to halt talk trash in front of daughter (Macomb Daily article)

Ex-wife can still bad-mouth rapper in public; ‘that’s up to her,’ lawyer says
By Jameson Cook
Macomb Daily Staff Writer
Kim Mathers appears Monday at a Friend of the Court hearing. Her lawyer pointed out that Eminem has a tattoo which “depicts a grave with a tombstone that reads, ‘R.I.P., Kim, Rot in Pieces.'”
Eminem and Kim Mathers agreed Monday to refrain from talking trash about each other in front of their daughter, but did not agree to stop talking to the media.
Eminem, Marshall Mathers III, and his ex-wife agreed to a “parental cooperation” pact approved by a Friend of the Court referee and circuit court judge in which they vowed to stop making negative comments about each other in front of their 11-year-old daughter, Hailie.
But the order does not address the primary complaints by Eminem in a March 16 legal brief in which he accused his ex-wife of making “disparaging remarks” about him in the media.
Kim Mathers’ attorney, Michael J. Smith, said Monday afternoon after the hearing that the order does not address public comments, for which Mathers is “elated.”
“She has the right to speak her mind as long as she doesn’t make disparaging remarks about him in front of their child,” Smith said. “The judge never indicated the parties cannot speak to third parties about their lives. It’s a First Amendment issue, freedom of speech.”
He said Mathers “may” continue to make public comments.
“That’s up to her,” he said.
The order was announced at a hearing by referee David T. Elias and had been approved by Judge Antonio Viviano after the parties conducted a telephone conference behind closed doors earlier in the morning.
Mathers attended the hearing, only saying, “Thank-you your honor,” to Elias. She left without commenting.
Eminem’s attorney, Harvey Hauer, said shortly after the hearing: “We’re happy the court was able to bring a resolution. The most important thing to Marshall is Hailie.”
Hauer could not be reached late Monday afternoon for further comment.
Eminem and Mathers’ second divorce was finalized last December, about 11 months after they remarried in Rochester.
The 34-year-old rap superstar initially complained about Mathers putting him down in television, radio and print media about their relationship, complaining that her comments negatively affect their daughter and her view of her parents.
Mathers, 32, of Macomb Township, defended herself in a brief filed Friday, saying she was merely responding to years of remarks by Eminem, mostly through his song lyrics.
“After years of enduring plaintiff’s (Eminem’s) public derogatory statements both in his lyrics, during his performances and in the media, she decided it was time for the public to hear her side,” Smith says in the brief. “(Eminem) must forget the lyrics he wrote and the effect those lyrics have on the child.”
Smith points to two songs that include derogatory comments about Mathers, noting the song “Kim” is heard “millions of times a day” throughout the world.
In “Kim,” Eminem describes how he plans to murder a woman named Kim. Smith notes the “gruesome” nature of the lyrics, some of which are quoted in the brief.
Smith notes that Eminem performed the song, “Puke,” at a concert during his latest tour attended by Mathers and Hailie. Eminem refers to Mathers and says, “I hope you die,” Smith says.
Eminem also has a tattoo that “depicts a grave with a tombstone that reads, ‘R.I.P., Kim, Rot in Pieces.'”
“Did (Eminem) consider the effect such inflammatory statements would have on their minor child when he obtained this tattoo?” Smith says.
Smith says that while his client’s handful of derogatory remarks about Eminem have a “very short time span of survival,” Eminem’s songs “will live and breathe forever immortalized in his performances and greatest hits collections,” he says.
Smith argues that preventing Mathers from public comments “would be so subjective in nature” and a violation of her free-speech rights.
He said after the hearing the court order contains standardized wording that is commonly used in custody cases.
In Eminem’s brief, Hauer says that since the divorce was finalized, Mathers has appeared on “20/20 Lovers Revenge” on ABC-TV (Channel 7), WJBK-TV (Channel 2), on the “Mojo in the Morning” show WKQI-FM (95.5) and nationally televised “Dr. Keith Ablow Show,” seen locally on Channel 2, and has been quoted in “Star” and “People” magazines and in the Detroit Free Press and The Macomb Daily.
Hauer refers to Mathers comments such as that Eminem is “a horrible person who gets worse every day; b) has ‘nothing positive’ between him and the children; and c) is ‘slacking very much when it comes to the kids,'” Eminem’s brief says.
In their divorce settlement, the couple agreed to shared custody of their daughter. They also were married from 1999 to 2001, after meeting as teenagers in south Warren.
Mathers also has a younger child from another relationship and takes care of a niece about 13 years old.
Eminem rose to stardom via a number of best-selling CDs and a starring role in the hit 2002 film “8 Mile.” He has won nine Grammys, including best rap album for “The Slim Shady LP,” “The Marshall Mathers LP” and “The Eminem Show.” He won an Oscar for the song “Lose Yourself” from “8 Mile.”
N.B: this thread is going to be locked…I am fed up with the Hailie Jade posers posting on here. Get a life, people. And to the last idiot (mc kayla) to submit a comment (whose comment I deleted), I wanna put a few things clear: the Eminem blog is my place. I decide who is allowed to comment on here or not…so you shall shut up on here, not me.
If anybody poses as Eminem, Kim or Hailie or anybody related to Eminem, he’ll get DELETED! End of the story.

Cyrus Phantasm of Buffalo introduces you into his world

Let me introduce you to an underground emcee from Buffalo, New York. Incisive in his words, confident in his way of rapping, Cyrus shoots at you with thousands of bullets accompanied by an army of rough instrumentals. His style resembles nothing you have heard yet in hip hop.
Get It In is a wicked Spongebob remix that probably won t leave the listeners indifferent. Innocently starting like the Spongebob refrain, the song suddenly takes another, more filthy turn. Cyrus astutely jungles with words within a crazy party atmosphere. Trumpets, car noises, chords in the background reeinforce the nasty atmosphere created by the inventive lyrics. Have a look at this Spongebob remix, I recommend it to you.
AR s is built on rapid drum beats combined with softer keyboard sounds. Cyrus stormy flow delivery will punch you right in the face and take you into his hustle.
Jihad Instrumentals is built on oriental melodies and instrumentals. The rhythm and the drum beats strongly suggest a war atmosphere and soldiers marching on. I partucilarly appreciated the use of the instrumentals that are a mix up of softness and combativity. Rhythm and instrumentals create a beautiful harmony. Bagpipes leave a place for freedom and poetry, despite the war oriented track. This is truly a must hear!
Grind Time is a song many people can relate to. Cyrus Phantasm summarizes the rough, struggling times. The Grind song is an encouragement to all of you who keep struggling to achieve your goals. If persevere till the end, you ll be a winner.
I loved the beautifully rhythmic song. Violins in the background totally enhance the beauty of the song.
In short, I d highly advice any of you to check Cyrus Phantasm s page. You won t regret it!
Copyright © 2007 by Isabelle Esling
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Why Kim Mathers should definitely move on…

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After a very short lasting second marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Marshall Mathers, better known to the world as Eminem, Kim Mathers decided to appear on air and to be the guest of different shows, in order to give her version of the facts.
One can say that Eminem and Kim have a long common history.
It goes back to their Lincoln High days, at the time both started dating.
Kim entered into Marshall s life as Debbie Mathers foster child at the age of 13, escaping from an alcoholics home and probably suffering abuse from her step dad. Her relationship with Marshall would soon turn into love. This love has nothing in common with the usual Hollywood glamour stories, but it could rather be described as stormy, volatile, and was marked by numerous on s and off s.
Christmas 1995 marked the birth of the couple s common child, Hailie Jade. Despite the joy of her presence, it didn t prevent the couple from many misunderstandings and wicked manipulations, mostly from Kim s side, if we check back into the available, unhidden details, I mean the details different media revealed us on the couple.
I remember watching an old video in which you could see Eminem, wearing glasses and flipping the bird numerous times. In fact, the footage I am talking about was an old footage, made just before the release of the Slim Shady EP, in 1998.
During a short time the young man was talking, and the subject matter was all about his baby s mama who wanted to forbid him to see his daughter.
There is nothing more hurtful for a dad not to be able to see his kid and I do believe that, in numerous occasions, Kim used Hailie as a weapon in order to get what she wanted. She also received a spectacular response through the 97 Bonnie And Clyde song, in which Eminem murders Kim and drops her dead body into the water with Hailie s help.
Eminem has probably swallowed a lot of pain and deceptions all over the years, but he found a way to overcome them through his music. Dissing Kim in a song was a powerful outlet for his rage. Eminem might have harmed Kim through his demeaning words, but one should also consider that unlike many (abusive) husbands, Marshall never laid a finger on Kim in real life. Debbie Mathers even testified it years ago. The same cannot be said about Kim, who was witnessed by Dan Carlisle aka Mc Hush and MC Rec (pictured as Cheddar Bob in 8 Mile) slapping Marshall in the kitchen during a violent argument, at Mc Rec s house, according to MC Hush s statements in Metro Times.
I am not saying that Kim didn t suffer from the public exposure she got through her ex husband s Cds. Of course she did and it must have been unbearable to be looked at as a monster by the media.
Considering Eminem s disses towards Kim from a writer s point of view, all I can say that writing and sharing with the world has always been an excellent outlet for my joys, emotions and pains. It has helped me to overcome many real life difficulties and always made me feel stronger, so I can fully understand the expression of Eminem s temporary rage feelings towards Kim s behavior through nasty lyrics.
Ok, those lyrics have harmed Kim and probably given her sleepless nights and depression days. Those lyrics did make her look bad in the public s eye.
We might not know Kim, but we don t know Marshall Mathers as a person either. Any reasonable person would agree with me that there is always a huge gap between the artistic character revealed through an artist s musical work and the artist himself as a private person.
That s also one good reason why one should always be cautious in judging or jumping to silly conclusions regarding his stormy relationship with his ex. We don t know shit, as Eminem stated it in his spicy Kim dedicated love ballad I Love You More that goes back to 2003.
He was so right about it. We seem to know through a few songs and a few media gossips, but the truth is that we ignore most intimate details of Em and Kim s very private story.
What really happens between closed doors is veiled to gossipers view.
( frankly, I am happy it is so; everybody deserves a privacy, even superstars)
But I digress…
Let s get back to the demeaning Kim songs:
On the one hand, they might have caused Kim some pain; on the other hand, the money and wealth that followed after Eminem s tremendous record sales have also helped Kim to live a better, comfortable life with her daughters.
Ok money doesn t buy you everything, nor can it sometimes compensate what an individual went through. But it also allows you to live a more comfortable and decent life with less material struggles, which is not insignificant, particularly when you have several kids to raise.
Eminem did the best he could to offer his daughter the life he could never have as a poor white kid from a dysfunctional background and it shouldn t be counted as nothing.
His recent actions in favor of peace within the couple, signing a Court agreement along with Kim, in which both parties agreed not to diss each other for the kids best interest, show his good will in stopping this useless public war.
Eminem and Kim went to Court on March the 26th and both signed the agreement named above.
What do we hear about next day? Kim prompts to criticize Eminem on Hot 97, which lead me to the following question: what does Kim really want? Publicity? Her ex back? More useless public arguments with Em? Or is she so desperate to reach the public s compassion?
When Kim first expressed on ABC, I respected the fact that she wanted to give the world her own version of the facts and to clear her bad image.
But her willingness to insist on filthy details regarding her former couple life on Mojo made me lose a lot of respect for her, honestly speaking.
Not even within a second did the thought of harming her own kids cross Kim s mind- kids who would probably have landed in a foster home if Eminem didn t take care of them when she went AWOL in 2003 because of her cocaine problems.
Kim might feel hurt in her feelings. Maybe she didn t expect her second marriage to end up so fast. But her kids shouldn t have to pay such a high price for a distasteful revenge will against her ex in any case.
That s one good reason why Kim should now move on.
She is a beautiful, young woman with lots of assets in her hand who could enjoy the good sides of life instead of being bitter. No matter if her plans for the future include Marshall or not, she should bury the bloody hatchet of domestic war and focus on life s brighter sides, for her kids and her own sake.
Copyright © 2007 by Isabelle Esling
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