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By Matt Leyshock - Posted on 19 October 2010
This is Wiz's new song reppin' the steel city, what do you think?
With corny bullshit like this getting popular, it's no wonder Nas declared hip hop dead a few years back. Wiz started off hot, but now he might be one of the worst emcee's I've ever heard. Sellout something fierce. Yes, like Smith, I am more of an underground head, but I do get into some of the more popular stuff too, and this isn't even close to good.
I can honestly say that i don't like Wiz. I guess i'm not your typical yinzer who get's a boner err time a local gives a medium sized shout out to the 'burgh. I'm kind of a hard sell because I am an underground hip hop head. Yea, that intellectual shit. I don't think Wiz is any lamer than say li'l wayne, and i give him congrats for making a name for him self but the song ain't exactly "New York state of mind" or "Columbus".
Well, I guess that we know two fellas who wont be buying the"black and yellow" album this year. I dont think that lyrically this song is the strongest and I dont think the hook really works, but I like the Blast shirts and the Pittsburgh scenes. I would imagine that this album will do what the rest of his did, alittle pop and than not much else. Shame too, cause I just got Taylor gang tatted under my right eye. Oh and Josh as a life long Nas fan, his version of hip hop died after illmatic. I hope Wiz gets some shine, its about time someone from around here did. Guess we are just not a rap town.
But they don't get the shine that Wiz does. The music biz is hopelessly corrupt, though, so I shouldn't expect any less. I'd like to see a real emcee from Pittsburgh make it. It's entirely possible, too. They just gotta work a little harder than everybody else. You can exist entirely in the underground and make good money and get enough fame that you're large, but not so large that you can't go to the mall when you want. Cats from smaller cities can and do make it. Half the original incarnation of the Weathermen are/were (R.I.P. Camu Tao) from Columbus, Ohio. Yes, Columbus.
On an added note, I like the guy in the screen cap from the video you put up that looks like Prop Joe in the background.