Songs about plotting to get rich > Songs about being rich. Two poor boys in a caddy, Dallas’ ADd+, those behind the seventh best rap record of the year, constructed this on a late night drive home from San Antonio. Despite the hydraulic funk of Picnic Tyme’s beat, the pair describe the difficulties of getting a job when you’re a convicted felon, and plot about getting gas and taking off. The thing about rap songs about being poor isn’t merely that the subject matter is more relatable. Of course, that’s part of it. Almost all of us are always waiting to get our money right.
But there’s something innate and intangible to the way music sounds when the artist is hungry. As their obvious inspiration once said: if you don’t move your feet, than they don’t eat, so we like neck to neck. ADd+ admit that they’re not stars, but they probably should be. This is the sound of two dudes rapping for people to take notice. And you should.