Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Bun B, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Killa Kyleon, A.D.D., Roderickvonn, Onehunnidt, Kyle Hubbard, YS, hasHBrown, Medicine Girl, Kyle Hubbard, more.
Not Invited: Big Meech and Larry Hoover.
This Week's Prompt: Ricky Roay released his new mixtape this weekend. Everyone is talking about it. What's the verdict? How do you feel about it?
A.D.D.: "Fuck rich, let's get wealthy."
Roderickvonn: Not too much diversity, so sounds like some good 'ol Ross.
H-Kane: I think it's dope; 9 out of 10.
D-Risha: It totally blurs the line between mixtape and album. Good nonetheless.
Yung Redd: It sounds rushed, but overall [it's] better than most because [he] knows what fans want.
Slim Thug: He's rapping his ass off.
Kiotti: Still going through it, but I prefer "Triple Beam Dreams" Rich Forever Ross vs. "B.M.F." Ross. He's a lyricist.
Medicine Girl: The first three tracks sound like the same song, but the feature selection is so dope you can't stop listening; John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Nas, etc. But how is it a mixtape when a DJ didn't mix it?
Bun B: Shinin' like it's yella diamonds.
Chuckway: I think that nigga Ross [is] jammin'.
Chane: I give it a thumbs up. I'm really digging that "Mine Games' joint with Kelly Rowland. Gonna be a good year for MMG.
Z-Ro: Didn't know he had one.
Onehunnidt: I like it. Album quality features and production. The very first track was the worst one. After that, it was really good.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to the mission of the Houston Press. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Houston’s stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Kyle Hubbard: I haven't listened to it and I don't see myself changing that. I've heard one Ross album and I'm pretty sure that was enough to meet quota. He's still rich and fat as fuck, right?
Killa Kyleon: It's the best shit out right now.
YS: It's a solid tape, man. Sounds like an album. Can't do nothing but respect his hustle.
hasHBrown: A few standout joints. More of the same, for the most part. It isn't bad, but I'm always a fan of progression. Where is [the progression]?