Tuesday, April 29, 2008

GTA & Rising Down out today: holy crap!

A double-whammy of big releases takes place today as both the new Grand Theft Auto and Roots album Rising Down hit the shelves. The release of GTA 4 is clearly the most-anticipated for any video game in history, with sales expected to top $400 million in the first week. Somehow, I have been able to resist the lure of the game up to this point. This is basically because I knew that if I ever did own the game, I would probably have to drop out of school. But now that JJ will be getting his pre-ordered copy, he will force me to indulge in the violence and I won't try to stop him.

As for the new Roots album, I am completely blown away that this album is already out. I knew it was slated for a 2008 release, but what a pleasant surprise to have it out in stores this soon. The Roots' last album, Game Theory, was released in late 2006 to the usual critical acclaim, but very little buzz from the general public or otherwise. Rising Down is only poised to top its predecessor.  

Common. Mos Def. Talib Kweli. Saigon. Styles P. And probably my favorite-named rapper of all-time, Porn. All appear on the album. But the absolute shocker is the appearance of Wale, the great hope for D.C. rap, on the go-go tinged track, "Rising Up." Unfortunately, I cannot provide a full album review because I refuse to download this album, I will wait to buy it in stores (I could not uphold this pledge when Game Theory came out). But if anyone else has the money, I implore you to BUY THIS RECORD!

In other news, the Wizards face elimination tomorrow night, nobody gave the Montreal Canadiens the memo but they are not allowed to lose, and what???? Furthermore, WHAT????????   

Laters, y'all.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah... the Canadiens DID NOT get your memo! It's also looking like the NHL didn't get my message that a pens/flyers eastern finals IS NOT AN OPTION! I think I just threw up in my mouth.