I had never enjoyed a Johnny May Cash song before “Ain’t Shit To Me”. I assumed that he was one small part of the seemingly endless Chicago hype machine that everyone supports. I, too, am guilty of supporting without looking towards other regions. Are the most exciting rappers coming out of Chicago, or is it all owed to the regions overexposure?
So why did I even download this tape? I have no idea. But I listen to this song and I’m driving around Chicago in a shiny black coupe, amidst leaves; orange, yellow, brown; leaves that roll under the wheels of my car, leaves that fall on top of my car and float around me like confetti. I open the sunroof and a leave falls onto my lap. I’ve never been to Chicago.
Why did LeekELeek release a tape that is almost entirely produced by not LeekELeek? What is the origin of those tinny-caribbean-sounding-cheap-casio-keyboard-soundkit notes that the song opens with? How happy would you be to never hear “thotiyana” or “thot” in a song again, since it has long since overstayed its humorous import (like the existence of Riff Raff)?
Also, “Versace, versace, versace, she _____________” - LeekELeek