The opening round of March Crackness got off to a fast start. Philadelphia rapper Neef Buck, a relative unknown with a solid pedigree ("I started off 9 or 10, runnin' with my step pops,"), came out firing in his attempt to upset number one seed and self-proclaimed "Trapper of the Year" (for multiple years), Young Jeezy.
Jeezy got out to a solid start with "Win", scoring 9 points letting everyone know he's turned a "half to a whole in one night." Not to be out trapped, Neef Buck jumped out like gang busters with his track "Boiling Water", racking up 16 points from just about everywhere on the strip. Scales, kitchen sinks, halves, O's, blow, and iPhone dope sales were all mentioned in less than a minute and a half. Neef was a dopeboy on fire.
Perhaps in need of a re-up, Neef put up a paltry 1 point on his next song "We Riders". True to his number 1 seed status, the ever consistent Jeezy put up 7 more points on his track "Slow Grind." No motion like snow motion, baby.
Seeing an opportunity with his opponent's package seemingly running low, Jeezy went full-out Frank Lucas, putting up a heroin coma-inducing 27 points over his next two songs ("How You Want It", "The Real Is Back") to Neef's 16 points. With lines like "said the last niggas served 'em that pretendo, we don't play them type of games, that's Nintendo," Jeezy reminded us why he was a strong favorite. Neef seemed to veer off track, forgetting his dope-slanging roots in favor of raps about Hermes belts and Louis Vuitton shoes on his songs "Louder" and "Baller". Rookie.
Down 10 heading into the last song, Neef knew it would take a strong effort to unseat "Mr. 17.5", and gave it his best (hot)shot with his "Spend It" freestyle. Neef reaffirmed his rightful inclusion in the tournament, including a dope hook ("I'm riding around with chickens") and coke king lines like "that Arm & Hammer family, twist and mix it with candy, over the stove catching everything like Randy (Moss)," scoring 11 points in just one verse. Never rattled, Jeezy put up a solid 8 points of his own in one verse on "Run DMC." Final score: Young Jeezy 51, Neef Buck 44.
"3.5s in them 7's, I'm hand to hand, bitch, I hit that brick with that hammer; the Handyman."- Young Jeezy, Slow Grind
"They was playing football, I was learning to cook raw." - Neef Buck, Louder