DITC:How the mighty have fallen....
I recently heard an advance copy of the long-awaited DITC LP, and I was so dissapointed that I am almost lost for words.
To hear a lyrical legend like Lord Finesse reduced to sub-par verses over disco loops ("Champagne Thoughts") made me want to break something.
This album represents the final evolution of this crew, who have gone from the elite team in the early nineties, to a hollow reflection of "the rap game" in 1999.
Diamond and OC, both of who wrote tracks about troubles with hoods ("I'm Outta Here" and "Let It Slide"), are now detailing there exploits as stick-up kids ("Time to get this Money"). Finesse went from "Rap warlord" to "smooth playa", Showbiz put down the mic, Big L was killed and there are some new members with questionable skills.
AG has managed to keep his form, but the lack-lustre production doesn't give him much to work with either.
They might explain as adapting to the current market....the mentality of "why can't we get paid too?".
The thing that they need to realize is that the mainstream rap market doesn't give a fuck about DITC, so why try to reach them?
Did you ever hear commercial rap radio blasting Diamonds "Cream and Sunshine" or Finesses' "Hip To The Game"?
I didn't think so. All it does is annoy the dedicated fans. When will people learn!?
To the Diggin' In The Crates crew...thanks for the good tracks...it was nice knowin ya.
Um..yeah I heard that shit too, it is wack. BUT, it is an advanced copy. Don't count them out yet. Word has it that the mp3 "that site" used to have, is a bootleg anyway...just wait for the REAL thing dude and we'll see if your opinion changes any. Peace.
thats something i just didn't wanna hear
Big Fella, you are so on point! I feel you kid.
L could've rapped about washing the dishes and he still would have come off.
That kid put so much work into his flows and verbal patterns that the subject matter was almost irrelevent.
Big L's been on that steez for along time. Hardcore rhymes about champange and what not...
wow...lilWASTED is gonna have a mental breakdown when he reads this post.