The NBA is in discussions to penalize players for flopping. According to an interview with David Stern, the league is thinking about penalizing players for flopping once game film has been viewed. Can you imagine this back in the 90’s? Divac would probably have been banished from the league for his play. I remember on multiple occasions seeing the Lakers play and being astonished by the blatant flopping by Vlade. His acting was often found amusing by his teammates, who would laugh or hide their heads in their towels. Fast forward 10 years or so and it’s become an epidemic, teams teach flopping, players perfect the art just as they would the fade-away or cross-over. Referees seem dumbfounded by these plays as well. I for one am glad the league is looking in to it. What started out as a funny and harmless thing has perverted into something of a nuisance which has gone way overboard.
yU released The Earn last year on Mello Music Group, the album was well received and yU has been rising quickly in the Hip-Hop ranks. Oddisee brings us back to the album with his remix to “I Believe” from the album. He changes up the chorus and repackages the track. The result is a really clean remix, which does what a remix is supposed to do, create a new version of a previous work.
I’m not a big fan of Don Cannon’s production, most of it is overly simplistic. Now, he chooses to talk the same Billy Paul sample that Dilla and 9th Wonder both crushed on their attempts. However, I’m not sure if it’s Jeezy’s presence, which I admit, out of all the trap rappers, he’s probably my favorite. But, when I picked up the album and this track came on, I must have listened to it 10 times in a row. It just worked so well, the introspective trap-star goes in on the track. Jeezy’s Recession album is a pretty decent album too.