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Archive for July, 2009
“Travelin Man” by Mos Def and DJ Honda single handedly changed the course of my musical roadmap. Back in 97′, this was my first real introduction to underground/independent Hip Hop. If not for this very song, I’d probably be in the club wearing my white T-Skirt, popping my collar, getting Hyphy, doing The Soldier Boy(Yeah, I know this reference is played out already) with the rest of mainstream America and not the elitist music snob you have before you typing this. And for this, I thank you Mos Def and I thank you DJ Honda. From the bottom of my heart.
Ahhhhh, listening to this reminds me of the glory days of Rawkus.
“Magnetic Arts” by Mos Def + DJ Honda:
The more a rapper strays from typical “hip hop” video cliches, the more I like it. I’ve seen the same radio rap formula for nearly 15 years now. So anytime I see a video WITHOUT bottles poppin’, ghost riding and thug posturing and displays even a hint of originality or creative direction, it will always score well with me. But then again it’s Kid Cudi, one of Kanye’s inner circle and fellow G.O.O.D. Music artist were talking about here and anyone from Kanye West’s camp almost always tend to have interesting videos.
I also want to point out the significance of this song having scratching in it. Nowadays, trying to find a rap song on the radio that has an actual DJ scratching on it is like trying to locate Bigfoot riding a Unicorn with a Leprechaun carrying a pot of gold standing on its shoulder.
I have to concede that visually “Best I Ever Had” might be the greatest video ever created by humans. But the second Drake opens his mouth and starts rapping and singing, it starts to go downhill from there fast. Doesn’t he realize all he has to do is shut the fuck up and let the video sell itself? Anyways, I don’t know what it is but Drake reminds me so much of Wilson Cruz from My So-Called Life. I can’t help it. When I see Drake, I see Rickie Vasquez in my minds eye and think “Where the hell is Claire Danes?” If they ever make a MSCL reboot, look no further. Casting directors, here is your Rickie. You’re welcome.
Look for yourself:
Well, am I right? I don’t know, whatever. Maybe it’s just me.
I don’t even know why I’m giving Drake so much face time. I don’t even like his damn music.
Once every generation a talent appears on the scene and takes it by storm. I’m not talking about your typical storm you get once a year which make you go, “whoa, this is the worst storm this year.” No, I’m talking about those once in a great while storms they talk about in like The Bible where it rains down frogs and lasts for months on end and drowns entire cities. This man has quite literally reinvented the comedic wheel AND makes it an even more functional wheel by making it…rounder, I guess. Whatever.
Anyways, if you’re ready to laugh your dicks off then strap yourself in and get ready for the comedic stylings of RAAAAAAAANDY. Be forewarned, you will laugh so hard and find this so funny that everything after this point in your life will lose all humor. No hyperbole here. He is the greatest thing to ever happen to humans.