Wednesday, June 24, 2015
ALL I NEED IS 5 JOINTZ
Here some joints I been listening to, I listen to music a lot cause I like it.
EARL SWEATSHIRT - FAUCET
Never been a huge Joy Division fan, but Ian Curtis hanging himself after watching Stroszek is mos def in my Top 5 suicides of all time. This song reminds me of that, only it makes me sad imagining Earl dangling from a ceiling fan wearing a 5-panel hat. Step ya game up doggy, you ain't wanna die in anything less than a Panama.
STARLITO & KEVIN GATES - STUDIO AND GAS STATIONS COMING SOON
I don't really fuck wit Gates beyond a detached "yeah he got skillz" level. Ol' dude is too emo, plus he look like a fat dyke according to an ingeniously stupid YouTube comment I once read, but I was a Cuban Linx stan in my teenage years and I'm easily seduced by a genuine rap collab. Starlito is the definitive rapper's rapper, but that's a limiting accolade. Take it as it is: he'll never be better than a master craftsman. He consistently drops well engineered joints that just ain't got the je ne sais quoi that the Frenches always be talkin bout. Nothin really push ya wig back. Rap Game Gordon Lish, John Sayles.
RICH HOMIE QUAN - FLEX (OOOOHOHOHOHOO)
"Trap Queen" mighta spawned a thousand thinkpieces, but this is the best Song Of The Summer. Just cause Clear Channel playin a song you like for 6 months straight, and maybe u heard it while u was applyin ur genitals to a foreign body, don't mean it's the Song Of The Summer all of a sudden. Song of January maybe :/. SMH, I thought we was livin in the accelerated Internet age or somethin, time feelin like analog molasses. We got calendars for a reason.
DYNAS FT. SLICK RICK - WHO U?
Don't know what the fuck a Dynas is, but he don't get in the way of the Rapper Emeritus too much. Remember that Nike jingle where Rakim goes, "Age don't count in the booth / When your flow stay submerged in a fountain of youth," except he literally sounds like his iron lung is collapsing? Slick Rick actually preserved his flow. It's all about the Ricola, my binaca.
LIL WIKI AND GOOGS
True story, I discovered Ratking when I was browsin Aron Bondaroff's abandoned Off Bowery channel. I didn't run to my local A&R community outreach center or nothin, but I did think to myself, "Yo, these kids could help me sell $35 tshirts one day."