Quick detour, before we get to “Gold and Platinum.”
I’ve never quite understood how East Coast purists could put down Flocka and simultaneously praise M.O.P. Well, I understand it, but I don’t think it’s really fair. No one listens to M.O.P. for complex East Coast lyrical wizardry or consciousness or any of the 9000 areas in which Flocka is generally considered deficient.
Do you know what Waka Flocka and M.O.P. both do really well?
They make grade A, Ragnarok, fire and brimstone apocalypse music. They will make you want to punch through your walls and crash your car for no reason. That’s why you listen to either of them:
to inflict severe bodily harm on yourself to get hype as hell. And when they’re on their respective games, few are better in this department. “Ante Up” can come on eleven years after its release and still set a club on fire. “Hard in the Paint” can turn a room of Big Sean fans into a near mosh pit (which, crowd considered, is pretty intense).
Anyway, “Gold and Platinum.” It’s the most riotous thing Flocka’s done in 2011, next to “Hi Jackin Planes.” And it features Mitchy Slick, which is sort of a head scratcher, but an undeniably welcome one. Southside’s beat is a snaky synth monster and Flocka’s shouted chorus is probably what’s going to jolt me out of sleep every morning for the next few months.
So if you need a little energy boost and don’t have any Street King around, just reach for the “Gold and Platinum.”
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