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The Up-Turn

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A few years back, there was a trend of political and social consciousness sweeping the hip-hop genre.  Rappers like Lupe Fiasco were coming in and groups like Dipset were going out.  It seemed as though the hip-hop genre was warping itself to be taken seriously by people too ignorant to understand it.  Luckily, that movement is clearly coming to a close and Lil Ugly Mane is a testament to that.  First of all, I can’t help but comment on how amazing his name is.  It is a hilarious fuck you to anyone who takes rap too seriously and perfectly represents him.  Lil Ugly Mane prefers loud, rough, lo-fi beats that sound like throwbacks to early, early Three 6 Mafia, and raps with an angry drawl about the ignorant hood rat shit that made Bill O’Reilly hate rap, and does it extremely well.  His most recent single “Bust A Sag” is a perfectly crafted rebuttal to “Pants on the Ground” utilizing the cold, calculated logic that “my shirt look stupid if my pants ain’t low”.  I am completely aware that more than half of the people who listen to this will immediately decide they hate this, but I don’t care, I love Lil Ugly Mane and everything I like to imagine he stands for.  Stream his “Bust A Sag” single below and link to his bandcamp below that.

-TC

LIL UGLY MANE’S BANDCAMP

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