Our all-too-proud nation recently celebrated what I suspect is our soon-to-be-newest federal holiday, Black Friday! This might be the best holiday yet, because it actually gets celebrated earlier and earlier every year—as people now push back from their family's Thanksgiving table so that they can cram the tiled halls of malls from coast to coast. In an orderly fashion, they feverishly swipe overstressed credit cards through the ass cracks of consumerism, America's favorite greased-down WorldStar Honey. Now, I'm no different, except that I'm antisocial in my old age (in hiphop years); online sales exist for me.
That said, Seattle's Moor Gang decided to use that Friday to drop a bunch of product, including a new Harry Clean–directed video for Jarv Dee's top-shelf "Status," a mixtape from Chiefin (Been Chiefin), and "Rockstar Life," a joint from J. Byrd the Low Life. The biggest news, however, was new releases from Nacho Picasso—more on that in a sec—and their "first lady" Gift Uh Gab. Her excellently titled Queen La'Chiefah not only harks back to the '90s heyday of cold females on the mic via the name and the cover (a take on Queen La's Nature of a Sista')—her rugged, kicked-back rhyme style evokes Nonchalant and the Lady of Rage.