"Looking at the world through my rear view, searching for an answer up high..." -B.O.B (Just A Sign)
In a world over-saturated with "twerk this" and "shoot that", it's nice to hear that some Hip-Hop artists are still making quality music. B.O.B is one such talented artist that strives to leave more than just a catchy hook with his fans, he wants to give them food for thought. Of course, he has dabbled in the "what's popular" and jumped on an occasional track for the money, but when the smoke clears, he's still a solid poet. B.O.B's song, "Just A Sign" is one of those tracks that allows us, the listeners, to see just where his head is at, even with all the dro and champagne floating around. Let's take a closer look...
Hate it or Love it, The Game is here to stay! Jayceon Taylor is one of those guys that somehow manages to rise to the top no matter what gets thrown at him. It doesn't matter if it's a rap feud, court case or even hot lead, The Game always prevails. So when you take all of this into account, it's no wonder that he titled his 5th album, Jesus Piece. This album came out in 2012, but it's still a better listen than a lot of the commercial hits on the airwaves today.
Jesus Piece as a title, is a bold move within itself. It seems a lot of rappers get to a certain point where they feel they've hit "God Staus" lyrically, but as long as it stops there it seems most people don't mind. We won't even go into some of these other rappers that take things a little to far in this review, since for now we are focusing on The Game. Jesus Piece has a lot
Lupe Fiasco is an inspirational artist that has managed to find that balance in maintaining his integrity while still rising in popularity with the world abroad. He has consistently put out quality music that has not "dumbed down" his train of thought or underestimated that of his listeners.
Sure Lupe could put out a mediocre track just to get spins on the radio, but he does not bend to the will of the commercial world. Lupe puts superior content first, which is why he fan-base can always count on him to deliver the goods.
"State Run Radio" is a song off of Lasers that discusses the struggle that a lot of artist have when