I was snooping the most exclusive, hipster "Best of 2011" lists, and couldn't help but notice White Jesus was a popular pick. It was one of those projects micro-bloggers favorite, and choose to peddle all year. It may not have worked on the masses, but I finally broke down and gave it a listen, and I'm glad I did.
On principle, I don't like fast rappers, and I don't listen to Yelawolf. But there I was, listening to a Yelawolf crony spit it as fast as he possibly could, and fuck it sounds good. He fires off over incredible deep-fried bangers supplied by DJ Burn One, and is buoyed by guest appearances from the likes of Yela and Big K.R.I.T. Unlike a lot of rappers with machine-gun flows who hide a lack of content behind blurring speed, Rittz is also a great writer. You see this when breaks down love he's lost, the financial problems associated with being a 30-year rapper, self-doubt and more. Bump it in the whip, and when the bass starts thumping, and Rittz funky delivery is filling your ears, you'll be glad you copped it.
Listen: Rittz - "Rattle Back"
Download: Rittz - White Jesus
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