Originally Posted by louder
This kid is a fucking idiot. I almost believed he has changed his life for the better and become a better person.
There's a whole wave of popular rappers who idolized him through high school (Lil Uzi Vert being the boldest example), but now he ought to watch them from the sidelines as he's completely irrelevant beyond the occasional, borderline ironic praise from Pitchfork reviewers.
I see this violent outburst as an act act of desperation.
In my opinion, his fall off was quick. "Finally Rich" and" Almighty So" were fire and even influential, but after that he just lost his hunger and turned into no more than a Gucci Mane carbon copy.
"Back from the Dead 2" is worth a mention because admittedly it did have some interesting moments ("Faneto", "Dear", "Where's Waldo" all go hard), albeit way too long to get through in one sitting. But on all of his post-Almighty So tapes and albums, he always sounded tired and bored as hell while rapping.
So, years of laziness and handling his career like an idiot are finally taking a toll on him. Oh well.
Oh well, there's always the Cruel Summer version of "Don't Like" (I've come to kind of hate the Finally Rich version.. snoozefest), and his iconic vocals on Yeezus
Frankly I think it's a little silly to say that laziness and mis-management of his career are to blame for him being arrested for fucking home invasion.
Home invasion, man. That's a big one. That's worse than breaking and entering or plain old robbery.. that's some FUCKED UP shit that only a FUCKED UP mind could lend itself to. That's walking into someone else's house and turning them into fucking prisoners, however temporarily, in the ONE place where they're supposed to be safe.
Like I said, FUCKED. UP. If you want to fight someone, challenge them to a fight. If you want to rob someone, try your luck on the street with witnesses and cops and all that shit. Whatever. But if you want to severely fuck with someone psychologically, and instill in them a sense of absolute powerlessness and make them fearful everywhere for everyone, you'll break into their fucking house when they're there, just to show them that you can. And you'll fling your gun around just to show them you COULD kill them if you really WANTED to.
It's like rape. It's absolutely goddamn disgusting.