Black Rob sounds exhausted, and he probably should. Dude has been in and out of jail for awhile and his career has spanned a couple distinct transitions in New York rap. It's not really a secret that New York isn't really cranking out new young talent like it used to, but there is still good stuff happening, especially if you want to get a little (or a lot) bummed out. Black Rob's "New York" is the exact opposite of that other New York song. It is soul crushing at all times, except the parts where he reminisces about when it was slightly less soul crushing. Thank for helping us start the week on a positive note Black Rob! No but for real this is pretty good.
April 19, 2010