Honest question: If Party & Buillsh*t disappeared off the face of the earth, would you guys even care? Is anybody even reading this column if their friends aren't mentioned in the headline? Does anybody else even care about Nashville hip-hop? Because I'm not sure if I do anymore. It was fun and interesting for a while, but it seems like it hit a plateau in terms of growth and creativity. Same folks doing the same shit, and then a whole bunch of other folks that are trying to do that same shit, only they suck. And then cats think I'm their publicist because I made the mistake of following them on Twitter. Maybe I just thought the talent pool was deeper, but things seem pretty shallow lately. Or maybe I'm missing the point because I'm an old fool from the old school, and 21st century hip-hop is a totally different beast and I should just hand over the reins to some Young Turk who was born with an Ethernet cable built into his or her brain?
God, did that sound really dark and morbid? Sorry about that, I have a massive headache because some fools are still turning their Auto-Tune up to 11 and acting like it's 2000-fucking-7. I apologize, I'm allergic to Auto-Tune. Because it's the worst thing to ever happen to music, ever. It's like throwing gravel at feral cats in a grain silo. It's the worst. And it's entirely too early to start getting nostalgic about the '00s. RawLowB didn't need Auto-Tune. And don't worry, P&B is not going anywhere, unless you all keep using Auto-Tune.
More partying and bullshitting after the jump.
* Seriously. [HT HipHopDX Facebook page]
* Supa-dupa seriously.
* But fer serious, check out the new album from Mage the Blackheart. It's a politically charged sample-delic piece of agit-prop with some rich, dynamic beats and thought-provoking flows. Watch out kids, this is a swag-free zone.
* But for real, this RawLowB record is off the chain.