Obscene/Chamillionaire - Houston We Have A Problem!!
If you're following
Chamillionaire and his extremely resilient mixtape career, then you obviously
know the beef with his former label/crew Swishahouse. Since "Dike Jones"
has died out, the whiteboy gets it next on the freestyle opener over Timbaland's
vintage violin sways: " you should write a book and call it 'How To
Be Down'." Paul Wall answers with a banger of his own "Sittin' Sideways,"
which nearly every fan of southern rap is requesting right now. And why not?
The beat knocks harder than most, and Paul and Big Pokey's crispy rhyming make
it all seem so easy. The People's Champ returns to freestyle over the Transformers
theme (not kidding), the all-not-too-enjoyable "Mobbed Up Style,"
and "Drank In Yo System," explaining his countless times at the clubs
featuring Bun B (his second ode to sizzurp on the disc). Not to be outdone of
course-this is Chamillionaire's time for shine-Koop destroys "I'm A Hustla,"
the kitten-hitting "Sittin Back" and tackles "Roll With Me"
with Stat Quo, showing up on a shitload of south and otherwise mixtapes this
week (at least this one features some scratches). Koopa's other adversary Mike
Jones returns with "Perfect Man" which features a hot beat and some
scorching cuts on the intro courtesy of DJ Obscene, as earlier, tearing into
the guest spot on AJ's lone track. Whether you like the repeated name drops
or not, Jones can flow with the best of 'em. The Boss Slim Thug gets real funky
over the Neptunes guitar plucks featuring thumping percussion and a soulful
vocal from Pharell; this one could very well show up on BET at any given time.
"Let Me See Ya Hood" features an annoying hook despite the hot synths
and grave input from Lil' Flip. Fifty Cent joins Flip on the Obscene remix of
"Package of Power," featuring a hefty yet soothing Neptunes backdrop.
Pitbull unloads an impressive freestyle while UGK's Pimp C rounds the disc off
with classic south bangers "Comin Up" with Flip and Z-Ro and the remix
to "Hoggin Da Game" which at the moment is doing just that. While
this mixtape lacks any true exclusives, and not enough Chamillionaire, if its
lyrics you want from the Dirty South then you've got to go to Houston; DJ Obscene
does the job exposing that fact.