Cakes Da Killa – The Eulogy

Between MCs like Le1f and Mykki Blanco, there’s a lot of gender bending going on in hip hop right now, which is great from a societal aspect. I’m pretty excited to see lines like homosexuality being crossed, but I personally think Mykki and Le1f spit with a lotta forgettable lyrics and weak flows. They’re flamboyant and fashionable, which makes their exploits fun to follow, but I think there’s something missing in terms of lyricism and flow.

That’s exactly where a guy like Cakes Da Killa pleases. His flow on the track “Goodie Goodies” is so quick and effective, I think most straight rap listeners might even lose track of the fact the song is essentially an exercise in homosexual peacocking. Also, I’ve gotta mention that the dude rides some of the gnarliest, busiest beats I’ve heard on a hip hop album in a while. The instrumentals on this new tape feature intense trap, footwork, and juke beats. There are loads of strange vocal effects and pitch shifts on the hooks that are really disorienting–especially on a track like “Fuck Ya Boifriend.”

Of course, I expect some of the messages to offend hetero rap fans, but if you’re that easily offended, you shouldn’t be listening to hip hop anyway.

  • Shin0bz

    You’re basically putting straight rap fans into a corner with that last paragraph. So if a straight dude thinks this is “gross” or whatever, they shouldn’t be listening to Hip-Hop because these lyrics should just be socially accepted now a days? Maybe it’s not about political angles and just more about preference. A straight person can not like this if they want. I, can not like this if I want, and I’ll continue listening to Rap.

    I will agree that this dude has great flow and raps over some dope beats.

  • Stephen Wragg

    I agree with you, it implies that rap fans aren’t going to be as accepting of non-normative sexuality as fans of other genres. Sure there are a lot of famous rappers who still use homophobic slurs. But there’s no reason why “hetero rap” fans won’t be able to recognise why that’s a problem or why anybody should be expected to be “offended” by homosexual themes. Like, there wouldn’t be the same stigma around Perfume Genius or John Grant or Rufus Wainwright.

    But yeah thanks for the heads up Anthony, I really wanted to like Le1f and Mykki Blanco but their strong points are few & far between; downloading this now!

  • Avery J. Mason

    This dude is alright.Despite the homosexual lyrics, I can see myself taking alittle serious than the few rappers in this lane.

  • David Adams

    Anthony meant that Rap has always been a genre that offends in some way, so anyone who gets easily offended would not be listening to Rap in the first place.

  • Me

    dope tape

  • hands575

    When I hear this, I keep thinking about Omar from The Wire