“Last month I paid a visit to the institute
They had the Dropout keeping kids in the school”
Alex Wiley, Chance The Rapper and their Save Money buddies clearly grew up under the shadow of a very specific, very influential Chi-Town emcee. Taking Kanye’s classic “Spaceship” – a blue-collar ballad that had people working terrible, dead-end, just-enough-to-pay-rent-and-maybe-buy-some-beer muttering “if my manager insults me again, I will be assaulting him” – and penning an unofficial sequel? Ambitious.
But here we are, deeming “Spaceship II” worthy. Dripping with homage to Kanye’s College Dropout days – from the “Overnight Celebrity” intro to the “yeah I stole, never got caught,” hook – all I can do is sit back, smile, and wrap my mind around the fact that cats who clearly had their Walkmen spinning the exact same maroon-and-yellow CD that I did when I first really got a taste for Hip-Hop have next.
Previously — Alex Wiley – Club Wiley Mixtape