In my Year-in-Preview column, I predicted that we'd pass "peak hip-hop" in 2013, and the unsigned hype on the WorldStar hip-hop site would slow to a trickle. Fortunately, it hasn't come true yet: WorldStar is still steadily posting terrible rap newcomers. I guess I'd better review a few to apologize for the faulty prophecy.
T-HUSSLE, "HUSSLE SPEAKS" T-Hussle spits workmanlike rhymes over a decent beat, but richer guys have bragged about being rich, and tougher-sounding guys have bragged about being tough. A whole lot of 2 Chainz–tier dudes will have to retire before a spot opens up for Hussle.
Despite being unsigned, T-Hussle is clearly fixed okay for cash. His bio claims he's the CEO of N4DAMONEY Entertainment, LLC, and the video finds him lounging on a sectional sofa, contemplating some chains and driving a BMW with a couple of huge plastic bags of money in the passenger seat. I poked around on the Internet to figure out what exactly N4DAMONEY does so lucratively, but no luck (and I'm not in Atlanta, so I couldn't search for answers in any N4DAMONEY LLC brick-and-mortar storefronts).
BEST RHYME "Greasy niggas riding on me, but they ain't slick/how you gon' rob a robber, we on the same shit." Imagine an oily dude sidling up to T-Hussle but being entirely unable to rob him because T-Hussle is just as greasy — maybe even greasier.
WORST RHYME "Red bottoms on my feet, they on they period/real shit, I'm the realest nigga, period." Why are your Louboutins menstruating, friend?
CHOICE WORLDSTAR COMMENT FuckYouMeanLame says, "This is why most metal heads clown on rap, because of whack shit like this." Hoover74 replies, "They end up shooting up schools tho"
DEW HI, "LIKE DAT" Dew Hi sounds pretty realistic at first, but then you realize it's because he's rapping a Chief Keef flow over a knock-off Young Chop beat, which makes you want the real thing — if you spend a whole track pining for Keef, you know you've found a truly unnecessary rapper.
BEST RHYME/WORST RHYME "Gettin' money/makin' dough/I'll bag your bitch/take your ho." There's no point differentiating between best and worst, since most lines are just variations on that theme.
CHOICE WORLDSTAR COMMENT Stuart says, "JUST SELL WEED AND FIX BMW BRAKES BRO. LEAVE RAP ALONE"