Blame One recently dropped a new song, um, "Rap Song," with Cincinnatti-to-SD transplant, Main Flow. Blame One is currently nominated for two San Diego Music Awards, one for Best Hip-Hop and another for Best Hip-Hop Album, for his latest, Endurance.
I might be wrong but I believe this song marks the first collaboration between Blame and Main Flow since 2004's "Alumni," which appeared on Blame One's album A Complex Burden. "Alumni" was one of the standout tracks, so it's good to hear Blame and Main Flow together again. Where "Alumni" was filled with braggadocio about why the two MCs were dope, "Rap Song" tweaks that formula a little bit, this time talking about why they're dope and about why the current crop of wack, run-of-the-mill record label rappers (the title comes from the hook: "Everybody got a rap song") are not. It seems like it could have fit right into Blame's Endurance project, which was very much about criticizing and schooling young, ignorant rappers on hip-hop history.
"Rap Song" was produced by Blame's longtime friend (and a sought-after beatsmith in his own right) DJ Exile. The song is available for streaming and downloading on Blame One's newly created Soundcloud page. Don't forget to vote in the San Diego Music Awards.
Quan Vu Quan Vu is the founder and editor of local music blog SD Raps.com. He has also written about local and national hip-hop acts for San Diego CityBeat and the San Diego Reader. You can nerd out on rap trivia by following him on Twitter or e-mailing him directly.