If you remember the humiliating manner in which DJ Drama was run off his own blog on the old XXL site with his tail flapping between his legs, you probably find his tough-guy hootin' and honkin' on his mixtapes so excruciatingly insufferable that you're employing families of illegal Ukrainian immigrants to spend sixteen hours a day pulling on wishbones in the vein hope that no-DJ versions of Trap Or Die and Dedication 2 will somehow magically appear this coming Christmas morning.
And so I roared with delight this morning after noticing a Drama-less version of Yo Gotti's last Cocaine Muzik 'tape had popped up on DGB. You have no idea how much it pains me to say this, but the new version of Spazz Out where Drama's brief but effective intro is replaced by a rambling monologue by Gotti which takes all the wind out of the song because Drama's bellowing on the original gave the track that sense of 3D grandeur every Trap-Rap mixtape/album opener needs. Without his heretofore superfluous presence the song sounds as barren and inadequate as Hendrix's Voodoo Child (Slight Return) now does without all the n.W.o sound-FX, so let's celebrate an unlikely truimph for the DJ who was sent packing by Bol and Transient :
Yo Gotti ft. DJ Drama - Spazz Out
(From Cocaine Muzik 6 : Gangsta Of Da Year mixtape; 2011)
Still, it's nice to have the other good songs from the 'tape persona non Drama, and not only is Gotti now a much better rapper than Jeezy, but he also pulls off the Trappin' aesthetic far more successfully than all those n00bie blog-friendly boring ATL rappers like Future and Trouble. A gentleman only needs one Trouble in his playlist and it's the one who hail from Chicago :