'Back $ellin Crack' Renders 'Rich Forever' Obsolete
Back $ellin Crack, a solo mixtape from one-half of New Underground crew Main Attrakionz is indeed, a street rap album, which may seem odd from this duo best known for making “cloud rap” — diffuse hip-hop, in which feeling and mood took precedence over lyrics, or even cohesion. Given the low-stakes accusations often sent Main Attrakionz’ way, this mixtape feels vital. Squadda B declares that while rap’s aesthetic goal posts have moved — eccentric former crack-slingers like Main Attrakionz scan as “weirdos” while a fount of cinematic cliches like Ross gets over as a “gangsta” — his mind is still filled with harsh memories of hustling.
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