Louisiana, the state has been almost criminally overlooked when it comes to Rap. This blog is here to shine some much needed light on "the boot state" and it's scene, both underground acts and more established.

Our goal is to stream every title ever released, to serve as some sorta reference library where folks can go whenever they need to look up a title and get some samples. We do not offer high quality downloads, that is not our goal and will never be. Earlier verisions of this blog did but that's in the past.

If you feel you would like to contribute to this blog I would be more than happy to accept your uploaded streams, register with divshare and start uploading, just make it low quality audio. I do not wish to step on any industry persons toes, not even those who released an album 15 yrs ago that is impossible to get now.

One last thing, as anyone who has ever had a blog or website knows; Sometimes your motivation to update is low, this happens from time to time. Sometimes it may take a while before you see an update but the blog aint dead unless i say it is, it's just taking a nap!

Contact me at: louisianarap@hotmail.com

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Disturbed Young Hustlers - Homiez n my head

The nickname New Orleans have among tourists and partygoing fratboys, "the big easy" is one that's not correct for many of it's local citiscenz. There's some heavy poverty and all that comes with it going on and never has the darker side of N.O been portrayed in such a creepy and qualitative manner as on this album. It may not be all that known to folks not deep into N.O rap but this album is a major classic and impossible to top.

Big Bum, Lokee, Jr.Mack and Short Bread serves us a bleak, desperate and highly melancholic slice of N.O streetlife that is sure to stay in your mind once you hear the album. DYH is not offering any glorified views of the hood, don't give us no "damn it feels good to be a gangsta" bullcrap but gets down to the nitty gritty pretty much from the get go. The first song on here (after the intro wich i always ignore) is the title track "Homiez n my head", about passed away homes that keeps on living in the memories of the living and all the feelings and thoughts that comes with young people meeting an far to early and violent end. I just can't believe this song, there's something with it's creepy high pitched synths, sampled gunshots and simple but yet effective base loop that goes str8 to my heart. This song is a modern masterpiece.

I could easily go on writing an essay on each song on this album as it's tite from start to finish but i'll resist the temptation and jump str8 to track 6, "Blow it up" a weed song but not your regular chill smokin song, aint nothing relaxed about this song. It's way more lyrical than youre used to and the atmosphere is kinda menacing and spooky, with different lyrics it would fit great as a part of an horrormovie soundtrack. Let's keep it up and move on to song 8, "Depressed" which is about how New Orleans streetlife is affecting your state of mind, surprise, surprise but this aint no happy song either. As far as beat goes it's kinda chill, a lil bit slower and whit some R&B cat wailing in the background.

Out of an album full of pain, suffering and desperation i would say that track 12, "Born alone, die alone" is among the most depressing. I guess it's about haters, or how those you thought where friends turn into ones and that in the end your all alone no matter what. It's sad that we have a society where folks feel like this. It's backed by a mellow, very fitting beat whit a synth, a worm (if i know my instrument names right, could just as well be a "moog") and some synthetic sounding violins and piano.

Well, all i can say is that this is an outstanding album. It's not that it's so incredibly unique in style, there are albums with similar sounding beats, dark lyrics and a good flow that never comes close to this cd. In adition to having mastered their craft i would say that it's the level of conviction in which they rap that makes this such an remarkable album. No matter how the reality where/is for these guys i believe every word they are saying, they have an desperation and sadness in their flow that makes every sylable urgent and important. If youre to buy an OG version of this album it will cost you, i have seen them go for over $200 on ebay but it's worth it. Damn, it would be worth twice as much.

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