Swade G - Ghetto Life
It's been said there is nothing new under the sun. This philosophy is best debated elsewhere. New music and new artists are important to both music fans and execs, yet human nature generally resists change. Which probably explains why we love classics so much: root beer and ice cream, peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, and of course hip-hop and ganga!
Ghetto Life is the newest release from Swade G. It's got the same tried and true elements you would expect any dope hip-hop record to include: mad mixes, bombastic beats, some lyrics to make you laugh, and maybe the most important part: some music for getting high. This isn't a complaint by any stretch of the imagination, just an admission of guilty pleasure!
"Dirty Walt" kicks off with a funky old school cut. It helps to set the tone for the rest of the record. "I'm so high, spaceship shit" they proclaim as much to themselves as to the audience. The 2nd song, "Ghetto Life" is an honest, yet humorous look at everyday struggles. "I'm ghetto like perms in the kitchen, every blunt I hit tastes like wood." "How Time Fly's" is an anthem with a groovy hook for a chorus. "Numbers" is about hiding the contents of your pockets. "Sunshine" and "Think Of You" showcases the softer side of Swade, while the next song "This Weed", is quite the opposite, full of flirtatious and naughty imagery. The main thread running throughout the entire record is survival. Yet not just surviving, but trying to remain positive while hustling.
The album displays the diverse skills of this talented, up and coming mc. You will be able to hear the influences by Devin the Dude, Ol Dirty Bastard, early Outkast, and yes even George Clinton! While Ghetto Life might not actually pioneer any new ground as far as hip-hop is concerned, some things never change. No one should mess with classic faves like cookies and milk, or hip-hop. Sometimes, you just need to relax with a record like this to make it another day. I would rate this 3.5 blunts out of 5.
Twitter Summary: Ghetto Life by Swade G sounds like hanging out with Devin the Dude and Ol Dirty Bastard. Classic hip hop sound to get high to, 3.5 blunt rating out of 5.
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