Friday, March 13, 2009

Classic: Still Alive

Dope beats and dope rhymes don't have to be mutually exclusive. I mean, a lot of times they are since the nicest of wordsmiths sometimes have dead ears for production. But sometimes, just sometimes, there exists a song that you can proudly crack the windows for and ride with (if the bass doesn't crack the windows first) while still keeping your brain cells from dieing.

I think the only thing that's limited AZ in his career is that his very first verse ever was perfection. How could any rapper ever be expected to top that? So while AZ doesn't make it on anybody's all-time list and has yet to deliver that single classic album as a whole, any given song of his could feature a verse better than nearly anything you've heard before. It's just the concept of the song after that one that leaves you shaking your head a little. But I'd love to see AZ's rhyme book for myself. He's up there in a class with Eminem in the way he can string together effortless assonance along with his rhyme schemes. The resulting sound of any given line is just sick. Simply sick.

"... if you in the car, pull over, put your hazards on and let the windows down ..."

You better do what he says. This beat could cause you to set off your own air bag.

... put 'em both together and you got yourself a super spork.

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