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Affiliate f/ Sheek Louch - Dope Boy For Real (Single)
Posted by Administrator at Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Affiliate f/ J. Cardim, Sheek Louch
Title: Dope Boy For Real
Label: Flophouse Records

Maybe it's "not really hood" to suggest this to up-and-coming rappers in 2008, but I think it's time to stop worrying about being a dope boy for real when so many hot MC's wind up behind bars. If you legit hustled on street corners before being discovered, give that work up and hire a bodyguard, becaue the Rap Police will look to bust you for an unlicensed gun or even an ounce of purp. Do us all a favor and don't go out like T.I. or Lil Wayne. So much talent being pissed away on unnecessary charges, not to mention money that could be funneled back to the hood to do some good. Putting my bullshit rant aside "Dope Boy For Real" is the kind of song that will blaze up mixtapes this summer. J. Cardim's beat is exactly the heavy layered synth sound so favored on D-Block releases, and it's no coincidence Sheek Louch guests on the track. Affiliate's analogies may be a little cliche but they work in context: "I'm in the rental Coupe, clean plates, dirty roof/Headed to D-Block to break bread with Sheek Louch/Affiliate, yeah I post like Shaquille/And every nigga 'round me's a dope boy for real." Cardim's rap is unnecessary but doesn't hurt the track. You'll be hearing this one soon.

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