problem is that his shit these days ain't as good as the classics like lustful 97, shones, mpr, captain planet, the list goes on and fucking on but I can't name a single track of his past 2013 that's knocked me on my ass like that legendary 2010-2012 shit did, not even gonna discuss the underground influence that legacy's had compared to his literal irrelevance these days but that's neither here nor there when talking quality
Can't deny the mediocre/bad tracks released but there's still a good number of 2013+ classics. Larry Bird Season, Dark Angel Project, MOB/Munnie Train/Who U Roll Wit, IntoXXXicated 1.5, Terror Gang, Animorph Religion, Taliban World, Addicts, Vixen, Just Ashin, Black Money Hustlas...
I won't talk on whether or not his new shit is explicitly bad or not, I thought End of Stan was hot as fuck and catching Larry Bird Season out of left field surprised me how much I liked it on first listen, but I try listening to some of his shit post-BMW and it just has a different sound that doesn't endear itself to me at all no matter how hard I try to like it. It's all really metallic and noisy instead of sounding like some of that effortless, living, breathing Memphis shit you could get out of dudes like DJ Paul and DJ Sound. Like, you remember how mean Bringin The Phonk sounded the first time you heard it, with that guitar-kinda whir sound going on in the back? That's what all of his music sounds like to me now, like Ride 4 Me and Intoxxicated and My Staxxx all sound the same to me, and his music's mastering now is just straight bad instead of sounding like it's intentional.
It also feels like he lost any self-awareness he might have had before and takes himself waaay too serious these days, shit like Possessed sounds like it was done with a grin and even on the Nasa Mixtape he had tracks like Snapback 90s Nigga that were legitimate heat lyrically, but the same tape had shit like "SPACE NIGGA SHIT, SPACE SWAG BITCH, NIGGA NASA GANG, FUTURISTIC BITCH" all over it, it was just more fun and by the time he started taking himself a little more seriously it feels like he'd earned it and had the skills to back it up with a release like BMW (NIGGA WE DA DARKSIDE FUCK WHATCHU GON SAY). idk this is a bunch of bitching and moaning on last.fm but I really loved this dude back in the day, he was untouchable and had hella untouchable b-sides even beyond his bulletproof run from Nasa Mixtape to BMW but I fully believe him being a fucking idiot single-handedly broke Raider Klan up and his music has stagnated heavily for me, I just gotta vent