alex ayala

Comments from alex ayala

It's becoming more challenging to defend artists (especially rappers) nowadays since people seem more aware of the fuckery that they commit outside of the studio and not the actual music. I kind of wish Jay and Kanye would fall back, take in as much of what comes with living during their midlife, and come back when they have something legit to rap about. Magna Carter Holy Grail was terrible and I liked Yeezus but it's my least favorite Kanye album. Ye's next album kinda seems like Kobe's 6th title win (nonexistent) and I don't even care about another Jay album at the moment. This whole I'm a creative artist, Basquiat in my crib, rap from the top of my head shit sucks. They both most likely are already past their golden years but I still think if they took the time they could each release another great album and people won't care as much about all the non-music crap.
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May 19, 2015 on Marina Abramović Is Very Pissed At Jay Z
As much as we shit on this movie, the funny/sad thing is this will probably do pretty decent numbers and inspire a couple of high school kids.
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May 19, 2015 on Watch The Trailer For We Are Your Friends, Starring Zac Efron As An EDM DJ
Holy shit, they couldn't of made the effort to put each sentence in order and use periods?
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May 13, 2015 on Coldplay Confirm New Album Title Head Full Of Dreams In Studio Update
Sounds almost like Shamir except less exciting.
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May 7, 2015 on Willow Smith – “F Q-C #7″ Video
Soundcloud and Youtube Album streams > all these other services
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March 30, 2015 on Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event
"Well you was doing 55 in a 54..."
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March 23, 2015 on David Crosby Drives Into Jogger At 55 MPH
I fuck with this album. This coming from someone who thought K-Dot, since Section 80, was another overrated product of Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope. I Haven't been this entertained by a major label rapper's album in a while. True west coast funk, G-funk, on this album. I get it now Kendrick. Hope these other rappers paying attention, buying more studio time, and triple checking their ghost writers lyrics because dude this album just took shit to another level. Beautiful album.
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
Birdman and Slim have always been shady with their business ways. Wayne should explore his options and leave. I haven't been a fan since the 2005-2008 era Weezy but I think if he got with the right people he could release another decent album.
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December 4, 2014 on Lil Wayne Calls Himself A “Prisoner” On Cash Money, Says Birdman Won’t Release The Carter V
This track makes me wanna put on a bathrobe and strut around my house like Ric Flair.
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November 18, 2014 on Pusha T – “Lunch Money” (Prod. Kanye West)
Screw Monsanto, Starbucks, and people who think all GMO's are bad.
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November 15, 2014 on Neil Young Says “Goodbye Starbucks” In Angry Open Letter
This is not surprising but what bugs me is how people continue to label this guy as one of the greats. We all know Hip Hop for unfortunately being one of the most misogynistic and homophobic genres and this dude has been the ambassador for going too far with his lyrics. A lot of the stuff he says always seems to be for shock value and just has become too repetitive and corny. The guy continues to make his motivational stadium anthems and attention seeking rap alongs and people still cosign him while listening from their Beats by Jimmy Iovine headphones. It's ridiculous. I'd put Danny Brown's the Hybrid, XXX, and even Old above any Marshall album. Sure Danny says some wild and sometimes disrespectful shit too but at least he also dedicates a good amount of his albums to rapping about the struggles he endured while growing up in Detroit. Danny is a true storyteller that can make entertaining records yet also rap his ass off. Marshall can rhyme but the content is garbage. Maybe he continues to rap because people want him too but seriously he's 42 and still raps about the same content as Tyler the Creator pre-Wolf.
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November 10, 2014 on Eminem Raps “I’ll Punch Lana Del Rey Right In The Face Twice Like Ray Rice”
FKA Twigs was robbed.
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October 29, 2014 on Young Fathers Win 2014 Mercury Prize
His upcoming album has Kanye as an executive producer and it has a couple new 'Ye verses so yeah I believe him. Not sure why Kanye is producing tracks for dudes like Theophilus and Tyga when he has Mos and Q-Tip on the GOOD Music roster who both haven't even released music in a while.
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September 25, 2014 on Kanye Apparently Played His New Album In Paris Last Night
I like it. Reminds me of Hype WIlliams videos from the 90's that my mother would not approve of.
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August 27, 2014 on Grimes – “Go” Video
FUCK. That last verse though..
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August 21, 2014 on Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Part 1″
In the last three years they've released 5 albums and have kept me satisfied when it comes to experimental weird shit. They entertained and pissed me off a lot of times too. Each new album sounded more radical and crazier than the previous one but they had my attention every time a new album dropped. Despite all the fuckery and excuses like "oh, its art", I do believe they are one of the most interesting groups in the 21st century so far.
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July 2, 2014 on Death Grips Break Up
Better than a lot of the shit Rihanna's team has made.
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June 26, 2014 on Grimes – “Go”
Beyonce was probably like "WORLD STAR!!"
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May 12, 2014 on Video Shows Solange Attacking Jay Z In An Elevator
As much shit Lorde gets for being another name on the Billboard and itunes charts she gets my attention because her music stands out. We can write about her influences but this young girl and the team behind her sound are actually making music that doesn't sound like the bullshit Dr. Luke and Shellback are producing.
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April 14, 2014 on Coachella 2014: The 9 Best Things From Saturday