chikiuno said: tha flow came from the widwest bruhhh wut r u even talmbout?
That flow sorta kinda came from several places all at once and the lineage is fascinating but the death of an actual human being is probably not the best time to rekindle an argument over the ownership of a rap style, especially given that most or all participants have long since squashed it. I chose the word “godfather” for a reason - it’s suggests influence but not creation. If Infamous wasn’t the sole innovator of that style he was absolutely one of just a few.
I’d like to write something in depth about the origins of chopping and tongue rolling and tongue twisting and rap triplets and all of that one day but today is not that day. I’m going to to play Chapter 1: The End loudly from front to back again instead. Then I’m going to get on an airplane and not think about rap music at all for ten whole days.
Three 6 Mafia (Lord Infamous) - “Anyone Out There” (Hypnotize Minds, 1997)
DJ Paul & Lord Infamous - Come With Me To Hell (Underground, 1993)
R.I.P. Lord Infamous, founding member of Three 6 Mafia and godfather of the rolling pitter patter ASAP flow that every rapper with a Tumblr rocks today.
Project Pat - Mista Don’t Play (Hypnotize Minds, 2001)
I don’t know why or how Mista Don’t Play is up for free on Livemixtapes but you should take advantage of this and bang “North North” loudly on repeat until your neighbors call the cops.
Starlito - Insomnia Addict (Grind Hard, 2013)
Save this one for when you are suffering from a real life bout of insomnia and don’t sleep.
I made a list of rap songs for the internet.
Shy Glizzy - “Awesome” (Glizzy Gang, 2013)
Chickens in my coupe, this a fuckin chicken coop.