Mixtape: Charles Hamilton – ‘C.A.T.S. Can’


Am I the only one that’s hoping for a proper Charles Hamilton comeback? It’s sometimes painful rooting for the kid. Just take the song below. The 9th Wonder beat kicks in and you’re about to get into it, then verse one strikes: “Ross and Jeezy suck Jigga dick.” Cringe. He keeps this kind of thing going throughout the song, even saying something about Waka Flocka fucking a fish, which… whatever, that’s a hot line.

I mean, I don’t know, Hamilton’s an interesting character, and part of what makes him interesting is probably his unpredictability. But at this point, after all that he’s been through (drugs, mental institutions, being punched in the face on YouTube), wouldn’t the most unpredictable (and most rewarding) thing he could do be to create focused, coherent material that doesn’t blur realities with far-too-detailed cartoon references, obscure themes, and controversy?

Still, I’m a Charles Hamilton fan. I hope I can be more proud of that one day. Through his dozens of mixtapes over his short but prolific career, he’s shown glimpses of brilliance, and I was one of those people who, after hearing Outside Looking, was convinced that this passionate weirdo has next. Little did I know how complicated the story of Charles Hamilton would get.

Charles Hamilton – “CATS Said I Could Diss You (9th Is Cool Tho)”

Hit the jump to listen to/download the whole mixtape…

  • http://twitter.com/itsivanibarra management

    long live CTH!!! i’m right there rooting for a comeback with you Cons

  • guest

    nice mixtape hope he comes back strong god bless ch

  • http://twitter.com/verbatumjones Verbatum Jones

    Charles Hamilton is a combination of raw talent, a brash attitude, and seriously unfortunate circumstances. You’re not alone Con I want to see the kid win, hopefully he can pull it together. Long live Sonic. Peace

  • Simone Kleopatra

    very well said!
    I agree completely, I dont think he is maxin his potential out, or even headin in that direction. I know theres more in his mind I want to hear than his ill feelings towards other rappers. Hes gotta start putting that beautiful mind to use for a higher purpose.

  • CK

    The beats are sick…. the rapping is not terrible.

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