I love hip hop. Before I was ever into punk, metal, and hardcore, I worshipped Special Ed, Gangstarr, Kool G Rap, Rakim, Slick Rick, Eazy-E, and all the other stars of Yo MTV Raps. I also love both shitty rap-metal (Limp Bizkit, Downset) and shitty metal-rap (Necro, Ill Bill, Goretex), but I have to draw the line here. This is below even Rick Ta Life's abyssmally low standards. He wouldn't even bootleg this on Back Ta Basics. I honestly think this is even worse than Insane Clown Posse! I never, ever dreamed that I would type that sentence, but I also never dreamed that Rick Ta Life would become an MC. Although I suppose after his stint as a jockey, nothing should be surprising.
In case you're not familiar with Rick, he has some background information that should be, uh, informative:
About NYHC King RTLI am not sure if he suffered severe head trauma at some point in life or if he was born this way but I'm honestly suspicious that he is functionally illiterate. There is only one way to find out: if any of our readers in New Jersey have some spare time, please follow him to McDonald's and see if he orders from the picture menu. His seemingly arbitrary use of superfluous commas and dashes reminds me of a note you would find in the park that some crazy guy scrawled on the back of an Arby's bag. And who is "BOBBY BIOHAZARD-CHUMLEY"? Did he get married to some Mr. Chumley and hyphenate his last name because he didn't want to lose his identity? And "NO DRINK NO SMOKE"? Wow...
GOD IS MY CO PILOT ,MY SAVIOR,MY BROTHAZ FOR LYFE, I LUV YAS ROGER AF,JOE HC ,KING BETO, DREW STONE OG NYHC ,BOBBY BIOHAZARD-CHUMLEY DRI-KRIS MISSION ,BOB RILEY CHRIS POWER ,CRUCIFIED PETE OG SIB DAMIEN BURNZ ,LORD EZEC AKA DANNY DIABLO , EZRA THE GREAT OBHC ,PETEY PABBLO,,J SKAMZ, RICHIE KRUTCH, CRIMZN,JAY REASON,MARK BFL, B2K BFL,JOE HATE FTR,JOEY FTR RENO FTR,DANNY NSK -JEFF LOCKDOWN,CHAPPY UPSTATE,NICK D 141, ,MADBALL-,FOREVER TRUE REPRESENT NYHC 4 LYFE- STRENGTH INTEGRITY BROTHERHOOD ,DRUG FREE ,SXE, NO DRINK NO SMOKE
As for his music, unfortunately we can't embed the song from his MySpace on here. Instead, we will demonstrate his vocal ability with this live performance clip:
I destroyed my 25 Ta Life records years ago, so I can't verify this right now, but I remember their songs having lyrics that were different than what he is singing above, which sounds to be "YUB YUB YUB!"
Anyhow, if you'd like to learn more about Rick, listen to what Ezec has to say about him in the legendary and incredibly awesome NYHC documentary. In the mean time, let's just hope that Rick can hook up with Dipset or Neptunes and get his hip hop career on the right track. At this point, even Swisha House would be a step in the right direction (by the way, swishahouse.biz is maybe the best domain ever registered!).