Curren$y & Harry Fraud Cigarette Boats
Still enjoying ''Reloaded'', though it does have a couple of average tracks IMO. The highlights (''We Ill'', ''Emeralds'', ''Flash Gordan''...) make up for that though. He reminds me of loads of different NYC rappers - e.g. the opening lines to 'Emeralds' (I got Lamborghini dreams, Nissan nightmares, movin' white, my ice cool as the night air / Two fives flare glare through your Cartier eyewear, and knock ya newborn outta the high chair) remind me of Inspectah Deck cos of the dense multis/assonance but obviously without the high-energy delivery. His laid back angry delivery reminds me of Rakim, too, I dunno if I'm off with that one though. If you listen to his verses they don't really hang together, even line-by-line its pretty much a multisyllabic stream of images and boasts with the odd bit of wisdom thrown in - a bit like Action Bronson, I suppose. Anyway, at the high points it makes New York New York rap (that old throwback) sound cool again, if that doesn't sound like a completely twattish thing to say.
as i said on another board, bronson is basically to ghostface what shyne or guerilla black were to biggie. good taste in beats but hes basically just a hollow impersonator.
He's just terrible, like... Forget Ghostface, him being white, he's just terrible.
He's never gotten better as a rapper, his technique is terrible, his lyrics are inane and useless. And how much longer are we going to put up with the "Yeah, I'll clap you..." garbage from a weekend warrior rapper who can just go back to cooking food for old greek families in Astoria afterwards once people get sick of the gimmicks, and the honestly really mediocre production, and the novelty of "YO, HE'S BRINGING THE REAL BACK...." ?
No shots at his fans here.