From The SlaughterHouse To The Frat House…

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Rap music needs a FRat Pack…

Supergroups in rap music are like watching comets pass over eclipses. They are rare, but oh so spectacular. This is why posse rap tracks drive us crazy. To listen to a song with three or more artists each reaching for the gold over a dope beat is what I live for as a rap fan. This is why the SlaughterHouse movement has been killing shit.

Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Joe Budden and Royce da 5-9 have been through some shit in this music industry. The ups and downs is what Joell might call it. This is another reason why I love SlaughterHouse so much. There is a pain and a pressure to the rhyming like they know a clock is ticking over all of them and they want to make sure their voices are heard before their time to broadcast them is diminished.

Imagine if SlaughterHouse could have formed up four or five years ago? Would we be so accepting of them now? Would we let them spin their stories of their frustration within the music industry to put their truths out to the public? Maybe not. SlaughterHouse’s unique appeal is borne of their individual failures and history. They are all good artists who may not “look” like the artist that a label wants to push out front. Instead of waiting on the shelf these dudes took their destinies into the own hands.

Now what if there was a supergroup formed from some of the younger artists that are being pushed forward? Try to imagine this supergroup being cultivated and performing together collectively as the years go by. This could be the biggest shit rap music ever saw. This could be the best shit rap music ever saw. A supergroup of artists with different backgrounds but the one thing in common is that they are all themselves as performers. What I mean is that there are no super-hero-thug-drugpusher postures that have to be expressed by these artists. Just the art. And the struggle to freely express JUST THE ART.

If I had the ears of the tallest Israelis I would tell them to make the Frat Rap Pack that new supergroup. The potential contained in this collective is something that can’t really even be measured right now. These guys could be bigger than Christmas.

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Asher Roth, Drake, Kid Cudi and Bobby Ray (B.o.B.) are the formula. They pool together regional diversity just like SlaughterHouse does. They all have different adn individual rhyming styles as well. I think this collective could be so futuristic in taking rap music to places that haven’t been considered yet. The only problem I see in forming this college rap collective are the logistics that these guys are facing in rehearsing routines together.

Rappers don’t have to be in the studio together any longer with the way our technology to produce music has evolved, but they still need to get together in the same room to rehearse how they would perform a song that way when the shows actually come they won’t be on stage stepping on one another’s toes. In sports they call that shit chemistry. Once the Frat Pack gets their chemistry in order these dudes will be unstoppable.

Asher Roth already gets all the ladies to come through in high heels. Can you think what it would be like to have all of these dreamboat heartthrobs [ll] on the same stage. College co-ed panties will be flying through the air like frisbees. Even fat dudes like myself will be getting action. This is why I love college.

15 Responses to “From The SlaughterHouse To The Frat House…”

  1. P-Matik says:

    Drake is weak but he’s got one hell of a buzz. I have to give it to him.

  2. khal says:

    thing is, and let me channel my ghostface for a minute…


    just not my steez.

  3. Smear says:

    Trade WaLe for Cudi ( or maybe Drake, he doesn’t seem like a group artist fit) and all is well.

  4. I might replace Cudi or Drake with Blu. Figure you only need one half-rapping/half-singing dude on your dream team. It’d probably be Drake.

    DP: did you ever hear Blu’s re-working of ATCQ’s “Jazz” on that J. Period Q-Tip tribute mixtape? He merck’d it like Vick on a pitbull.

  5. Smear says:

    or maybe even Asher..although i see the potential appeal of the token white [ll]jic

  6. coqui says:

    Cosign Encyclopedia. Blu killed the Jazz remake, and the Billie Holiday sample he rhymed over on Amnesia was nice as well.

  7. Casey says:

    I’m about to blow your mind…



  8. kiana says:

    I like Drake, but I like the idea of replacing him with Wale even more. He would fit in and he sorta has that frat boy vibe when he’s not being serious. Plus you have no dark chocolate brothas for the ladies like myself who like that dark meat. lol
    add him to the bunch and your flying panties ratio would go up.

    Blu is great but I don’t really see him as a group artist.

  9. Angela says:

    I’m not a Drake fan, but he does have that college boy steez…just one of those douchey guys I wouldn’t have liked. lol.

    I’d vote for Blu, or perhaps Naledge from Kidz in the Hall, not sure how old he is but he sure does look underaged.

  10. Fosterakahunter says:

    Wale, yes. Cudi, no. Drake, maybe. (I heard his mixtape joint, and it looks like he got Wayne to rap again without AutoTune.) Asher is an automatic nah-uh. Who is B.o.B? Try Vyle from Chicago, and Chuck from the Cool Kids.

  11. Aunt Jackie says:

    how can i get my hands on that drake mixtape I keep hearing about?

    all of those rappers look like cougar candy…and I’m a cougar so it sounds good to me!

  12. the_dallas says:

    ^ Aunt Jackie you are younger than me. You ain’t no cougar, you are a couget though, meaning you could get it any day.

    Someone co-sign this shit if you know a Glamazon when you see one.

  13. Angela says:

    ^ Aunt Jackie, here’s the Drake, if So Far Gone is what ur lookin for. Think it still works. 🙂

  14. yesimwinnin says:

    Despite the fact that this post is relatively ancient, i gotta drop my two abrahams on it. Drake comes with some real metaphorical shit so i think he beats out cudi for the “rapper turned singer” role. Bump cudi and throw in someone who hasnt yet been named-curren$y. yes. The one time protoge at young money but who is now doin things with fly society. This guys got punchlines out the ass and would add a little spice to the group. His scratchy voice (no homo) would cancel out ashers bitchmade white boy suburban voice. Just the thoughts of a 17 y/o student of the game. Like it or perish.

    DP you the man!

  15. the_dallas says:

    The fact that you left a comment makes the discussion current. Stop sleeping on Kid Cudi. He is the one opening the lane for Drake. I will start to listen to some more of Curren$y’s music. My homey F-Luxury-B tells me that Curren$y is a spitta. Let’s see. Don’t sleep on Cudi though. He’s got bonafide hits.

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