This week is going to be…. different.

The thing I love about hip hop is how far stretching the genre reaches. From frat rap to nerdcore to drill, hip hop covers so many bases it’s amazing. It also takes so much influence from other genres. I also firmly believe that if you like music whatsoever, any genre, there is hip hop out there that is similar enough to that genre that that person may enjoy.

As you can tell from the title this week, we’re going to be talking about WAAAAAKKKKKAAAAA!!! However, who I’m going to ask you to compare Waka Flocka Flame, maybe be quite out of your comfort zone. So let’s just get into it.

Here is the Waka track I want you to listen to:

…..and here’s the other track:

My question for you to examine and think about is this:
What does Waka and Slipknot have in common?

Keep in mind, I’m not necessarily look for you to nail down anything suppper specific, but more about as a whole. What does Flocka have in common with metal?

Ha. Enjoy!


From ‘Cole: Week Twenty One – Highbrow Week

Yeah, I’m gonna make my pick before I respond to last week, what of it?

The thing I like about Shad is his self-awareness…I mean, he knows what he’s not. And that goes along with my conviction that people really do appreciate the genuine. Plus, he smiles a lot.

I mean, look at this guy. He is not aggro. He is not twisted. He is not militant, or protesting. He’s just him.

There’s a lyric that states that in college they called his stuff “highbrow.” Do you agree?