Ladies and gentlemen: no need to be alarmed. I Hear You Talking Behind My Back is not a screwed Pimp C LP. The “music” flooding a listener’s headphones at the start of Behind My Back is not in fact the work of a UGK wannabe but that of Houston native Wine-O. Somewhere in the depths of hip-hop lies the love child of Rick Ross and Mike Jones nestled in the Texas traps. According to Wine-O he “used to be so broke with ankles ashy but now [he] fight off boppers, some classy/ you know the ones who used to walk right pass me/Can I ride with you they had to know the answer/Back then they didn’t want me but now I’m hot.” It seems as if Wine-O has confused one million MySpace listens with $1 million in sales because I Hear You Talking Behind My Back has not been fortunate with fame.
Wine-O’s change in content from church boy to dope boy has upset devoted fans, but in the commercial southern rap fashion, the coke slangin’, dance track bangin’ mold is the only sure fire way to “get money.” That and name dropping and borrowing the catch phrases of previous one hit wonder M.I.M.S. How creating a dance track titled “Hokey Pokey” could be considered “hard” baffles many. But luckily for Wine-O the uncontrollable need to join in on minstrel-esque dance steps will save his entire project.
By Kendra Desrosiers