About a year ago, I put up a video from Louisiana rapper Bilal Abdul-Hakeem, A Playstation Cost More than a Choppa. As I said at the time, I was caught off guard by the idea of hearing some legitimately conscious lyrics from a New Orleans rapper. Most independent artists from the area were (and still are) doing their best to emulate Lil Wayne's sizzurp-soaked non sequitur style of rhyming, devoid of anything that might provoke any sort of thought or analysis out of the listener. Bilal's song was in an entirely different lane, and the only thing holding it back was the video which was little more than a slideshow of images taken off of the internet. Recently he put together an official video for Playstation..., and although it's unlikely to make it into MtV's rotation any time soon, I think it's a real good look for Bilal and his song.
(Shoutout also goes to Mia, who confirmed that a $299 PS3 does indeed cost more than an AK-47, which can be had for as low as $200 in certain parts of the country.)
11/09/2009 9:00:51 AM posted by Fresh
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