Reviewing My 2021 Apple Music Replay; 10-6
We have made it to the top ten.
After a few weeks, we have finally reached the top ten and it did not disappoint this year.
10. Hypocrite by Spose
Hypocrite has many similarities to another great song, Lies Song, he even references the song in the first verse. Hypocrite is Spose pointing out his inconsistencies along with others inconsistencies, but coming to the agreement of “yeah, I guess I am a hypocrite”.
I think that everyone is a hypocrite to some degree, shit even I am. While the song is upbeat and has a pop feel, Spose still finds a way to inject his lyrical genius. “At dessert? What a douche, what a jerk, Guess all that knockin' on wood didn’t work”. He goes onto reference I believe seven past projects, which is a somewhat common easter egg in songs by the King of Maine.
The reason that I think Hypocrite made the top ten was because it came out as one of the first releases of his new album, Get Rich or Die Ryan so I probably overplayed it. Nonetheless, the song still slaps.
9. The Rappist by Schaffer The Darklord
I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it because of the somewhat satirical rhymes that STD uses. He explains how he isn’t your typical artist and that he will not change and you need to understand that. “Don't call it hip-hop, because it really isn't, If you listen, it's similar, but just a little different, Rhythmically delivered lyrics over wicked beats”.
Schaffer doesn’t classify himself as a rapper or a hip hop artist, he’s the Rappist. One of the best parts of the song that I found funny was how he took lyrics from other rappers and explained it to the audience. “So where's Queen's at (what), where's Queen's at (what), Dude, let me show you on this street map (oh), It's right here, over Roosevelt, across the East River, That's enough of that crap, I got some raps to deliver”.
It’s a truly funky jam where a lyrical genius explains his style of music, how he writes, and how he IS NOT A RAPPER. He’s the Rappist.
8. I Know What You’re Doing by Cam Groves
I Know What You’re Doing is a fun song to listen to. It’s one that I have sang along too on multiple occasions in my car by myself. The piano intro that carries on in the background of the song is a nice touch by Cam Groves.
The song chronicles Cam Groves suspecting his girlfriend of cheating. She’s not answering her phone, he’s not a stalker but her car wasn’t at her moms when he drove by, and she told him that she went to the mall today but the mall is closed. C’mon, you have to think of something better than that.
Groves has an idea of what she’s doing. She’s probably at the bar with her girlfriends texting her ex. I mean she’s definitely not in the club dancing alone. Just cut her off Groves.
7. White Kids Aren’t Hyphy by MC Lars
White Kids Aren’t Hyphy is a top two MC Lars song for me and it’s not number two. MC Lars just wants to be hyphy. He wants to have respect in the Bay Area hip hop scene, but white kids aren’t getting that type of cred so he takes it in his own hands to reach hyphy status.
His first attempts not successful as he gets kicked out of Slims for crumping uncontrollably. Even though he got up on Aarons desk at Live 105 and shouted about Mickey Avalon, he didn’t have much luck.
After having a seizure from the strobes and busting a move, Keak da Sneak acknowledged that he can dance. He even goto sit in the hummer with Bubb Rubb. Lars was hyphy, all because he kept it treal. My number one favorite Lars joint. No surprise that this one was so high on the list this year.
6. 03 Altima by Spose
You can be an absolute bum, have a few dollars to your name, and struggle to make ends meet, but when pay day hits you feel like an instant baller. Some would even say you feel like you’re riding in the 03 Altima, feeling like a boss.
No matter how shitty your situation maybe, Spose is there to pick you up because he can relate. He made this banger for those who are living to pay check, but ball out on pay day because you should be able to treat your self. By that bottle of liquor or take your girl out.
A personal top three Spose song that hits every time you listen to it because it just hits the right spot in your ears. The King of Maine is undefeated.