Video: Frenchie, Waka Flocka, Etc – “We Here Now”
This has been out for a while but it’s new to me, first heard it on Frenchie’s Nightmare on Brick Street tape. A few of these names are familiar (Eldorado Red has worked with Rick Rock extensively) but most are lesser known Atlanta rappers (and those that transplanted to the A – Frenchie is from Queens). The track reaffirms both what I was saying a few days ago about the death of the fun posse cut and what we discussed a few weeks prior about the rebirth of crunk. Say what you will about the Brick Squad and their extended family but at the very least they are a welcome antidote to the post-Jay-Z/Young Chris too cool to rap whisper style. Everybody on this track is pretty excited about rapping, whether or not they are actually good at it. And a couple of them are quite good at it. Though Ms. GoHam is definitely no Nicki Minaj.