Song of the day 10/12/12

Rap Sheet By Gunplay

(Side note, the song of the day is different than the one in the video above)
I feel like, at least for my readers, there may be a bunch of mixed feelings about Gunplay (the rapper, not the act of shooting things). I could be wrong about this but it wouldn’t surprise me if a decent portion of you guys take one look at him, hear one song and write him off as just some typical thug rapper who’s down with Rick Ross. I hope that’s not the case but it wouldn’t shock me.
Anyway, I’m here to tell you to take a closer listen. First and foremost, this guy can rap. In fact, he can rap his ass off. Not that this is a marker of greatness but he does harken back to an earlier time when a rapper could be both intelligent and ignorant at the same time. While his topics may not exactly be your cup of tea IE:guns, selling drugs, doing drugs (especially coke), he’s one of those cases where the skill and overall entertainment value should outweigh any “issue” you might have with what he’s talking about. The last artist(s) I can think of who got this pass was the Clipse. He’s funny, he’s clever, he’s got tons of personality and he’s one of those rappers who you actually kinda believe when he says crazy shit.
In fact, just this past week, he both got into a filmed scuffle with 50 Cent’s crew
and turned himself in for armed robbery. Yeah, it’s been one of those weeks.
Considering the Armed Robbery thing, I’d imagine there’s a chance that it might be a minute until he drops something new so here’s a new song I just heard this week.
This is actually a fairly toned down Gunplay. I don’t think he even mentions doing coke once in this song…the header video , however, is more or less what he’s about though.
Anyway, what are your thoughts on Gunplay? Here’s a poll…

10 thoughts on “Song of the day 10/12/12

  1. Gunplay is dope there’s something exciting about when he goes in especially on features IE: coke and white bitches also the fact that hes a walking spectacle with his outlandish antics and swastika tattoo that just makes you think this guy is really fucking crazy I love it

  2. i haven’t heard enough from him to form an opinion, but i have had “cartoons & cereal” by kendrick on repeat for the last month, which features gunplay, and he’s def. real as shit on that track.

  3. I’m may be mistaken, but I think it was in fact you who pointed out in an earlier post that white people seem to have an infatuation with legitimately crazy black rappers. I’m pretty sure you used ODB as an example. Well, I think you may have just stumbled upon the next poster boy for that school of thought.

  4. A video just surfaced of Gunplay’s armed robbery. It’s clearly him robbing his accountant with a gun. He’s facing life in prison if convicted, which sucks because he’s really talented.

  5. The fact that there’s a man beating a woman in the background of the whole video is just so unbelievably fucked to me. Fuck this guy.
    Shame, because he can rap, but… no, really, fuck this guy.

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