While perusing our usual pre-release digital music haunts for a copy of Bun B's II Trill (relax, just cause we absolutely need to hear it this second doesn't mean Best Buy won't have fifteen of our hard-earned American dollars next Tuesday) we noticed that a Greatest Hits collection for fellow Texan Devin The Dude just dropped. And who on this green (wink) earth is more deserving of such a compilation, even if it's just a quickie single disc cash-in from his former label? One of the greatest storytellers of the past 15 years! Star of the best/worst FADER cover combination of all time*! But why is Devin's single "I-Hi" nowhere to be found? DJ Domo's wheezing double-time beat sounds as fresh as it did in 2002, and - come on! - the song is The Dude's gotdamn superhero origin story (Adventures of Cougheeman, Issue #1!). Rap-A-Lot, can we do an mp3 Iran-Contra and swap the Sean Kingston song off Bun's album for a new Devin tracklist? Arms for hostages!
*PS - gotta pat ourselves on the back for the 2002 Santi love. Other F14 highlights: Adrien Brody beatmaking secrets revealed, "electroclash," and a picture of Gabe.