Artist: Alley Boy
Mixtape: Definition of F--- Sh-- 2
Real Spit: Atlanta rapper Alley Boy is tired of the shenanigans ... of course, he words his displeasure differently. On his Definition of F--- Sh-- 2 mixtape, the Duct Tape Entertainment co-CEO throws pleasantries out the window and gets straight to business.
"I brought the mixtape out and I wanted to come with the part two for the Definition of F--- Sh--," Alley said of the street-bred sequel. "I just wanted to hit them with some real sh-- for the street."
On his latest, Alley Boy doesn't conform to any industry standard. Songs like the slow-rolling "Bring the Pain," which interpolates Method Man's 1994 song of the same name, and the Zaytoven-produced "I Ain't Cool" put AB's street demeanor on full display. On the latter, Alley warns newcomers that he isn't the friendly type. He raps, "I ain't speakin' 'cause I ain't cool/ Don't approach me 'cause I ain't cool."
Things get even more hectic on "Tools," a dedication to the rapper's collection of firearms, and "Rob Me a N---a," produced by Big K.R.I.T. and featuring Freddie Gibbs.
Yes, he is in the music industry, but Alley Boy refuses to operate under the confines that he believes are present in today's hip-hop scene. He'd rather just stay true to himself.
"There's a lot of folks who are just stickin' with that industry music. I wanna show n---as that n---as in the street, we can do this," he said. "You could stick with what you do and still get it."
Joints to Check For
» "Four" featuring Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti - "That 'Four' came out the blue. I got the track from my boy Metro, he seen me in the trap. I went in on the hook and the first verse I went so crazy on it, then I had been politicking with my boys Jeezy and Gotti, so I just sent them the record. I already knew what the song was gonna do, just me. I was like, 'Sh--, I'mma add this spice on to it and I know what it's gonna do.' It's just been goin' and 'Four' crazy right now."
» "Rob Me a N---a" - "I got the 'Rob Me a N---a' track from my n---a Freddie Gibbs. Bruh sent me the track, he said Big K.R.I.T. sent it to him and he just went crazy on it. He sent it to me like, 'Bruh I just want you to f--- with it because this sh-- just fit everything we got goin' on. We gonna bring that real back.' So you know it was a blessing. He sent it, I just did my thing to it and there it is."
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