Music Recommendation – Single – Waka Flocka Flame, Fire Squad (Remix)

waka-flocka-flameThe “remix” of Fire Squad by the guy famous for hiring a blunt-roller (benefits and everything) is actually not half bad. I have been partial towards a couple of Flocka songs, but this is definitely his strongest verse. The flow is solid and and whole piece stays on focus and feels personal.

Taking a song by J. Cole and attempting to make it better is usually near impossible, but Waka Flocka Flame puts a tough spin on the already dope beat and makes this a mean verse. I am a big J. Cole fanboy, so to take one of his beats and put your own taste onto it can be dangerous. However, despite being quiet for a while, Flocka came back strong.

The “remix” is hardly that, and features no real hook. If something to go back to had been included, I might find this song a bit more appealing. The verse is still his best though, and its over two and a half minutes straight. So overall, I would rate it at:

9.75/10

Flocka still needs a blunt-roller by the way, as he states so at the end of the track. This verse is rather impressive, and while a hook is not really needed, it could have added some extra appeal and made this a perfect Hip-Hop track. This is gangster without being overly-intimidating and unrelateable.

You can stream the Fire Squad “flocmix” below:

-Austin Heath

Music Recommendation – Single – Crooked I, Black and Yellow (Freestyle)

Unfortunately I will not be able to write much today, but this one should last a while. The track is similar to the original Black and Yellow, but Crooked I gives the song a more gang-y feel (can’t take it seriously after using the word “gang-y”).

Crooked I drops some seriously sick bars in this one though, and tells a story through the song. This is definitely his best freestyle from the Hip-Hop Reloaded freestyle series. This track really opened me up to Crooked I, who is my favorite Slaughterhouse member.

Overall, I would have to give this one a 9.75/10. Rather sick freestyle and one of the best by Crooked I. Definitely worth a listen below:

-Austin Heath