What’s wrong with the rap game? Is it Auto-Tune that’s to blame? A lack of true lyricism? Tight jeans? All of the above? According to Sha Stimuli, the Brooklyn buzzmaker who earned reader acclaim for Booth-exclusive freestyle Balboa, all these issues stem from one larger problem: a lockstep, conformist mentality that’s turned hip-hop into an endless game of Follow the Leader. Leaked to the net last month, the newly-selected lead single off Sha’s forthcoming LP finds the emcee giving his take on the state of the genre—over beatsmith Siege‘s hard-hitting percussion and choral backing vocals, the emcee vents his spleen at that infamous studio plugin (he was against Auto-Tune way before Jay pronounced it dead), the hip-hopsters currently enjoying blog buzz, and the meaningless stunting that oftentimes masquerades for lyricism. These gripes may not be new ones, but the combination of well-crafted rhymes and heartfelt, almost pained delivery makes this an easy sell for lyrical heads. For more real, left-lane hip-hop, pick up a copy of My Soul to Keep when it hits stores October 29th.
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