Sunday, March 13, 2016

I GOT A POCKET FULL OF PEPPERS!




Shouts to CrimeDawgByLaw for the plug on this UGK rarity. If you've ever laid awake at night wondering what Pimp C would sound like doing Red Hot Chili Peppers karaoke, set your sleep mask aflame and fret no more. The Pimp and The Keid have more in common than one might think: both wildmen with sensitive sides, instruments of intense feeling who sought relief in the dull nod of narcotics.

What would Pimp think if he knew artists were deliberately trying to remake the waterlogged muddle of this demo, when home recording has never been easier? Rawness can be approximated, but it can't be be faked, mane. Because UGK didn't make a career of smoking weed and rapping about it, "Weed Weed" is infectious and real in a way Wiz Khalifa ceased to be around the time he looked into the bulb of his bong and saw the handblown glass bars of his own making. Instead it's more like the great weed song of last year, 22nd Letter's "Blunt On Me," which would sound a lot like this if Nef yelled, Chicka chicka dee, do me like a banshee!, and Spaceghostpurrp mixed it inside a clogged toilet. So follow the uplift mofo party plan and smoke somethin, beeeeeyich!

9 comments:

  1. 3-2's pcp laced antics were always a perfect compliment to UGK songs

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    1. Revisiting some UGK albums got me thinking I should check out 3-2's solo work, but I know I'll probably regret it.

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    2. Actually you would probably be pleasantly suprised his solo album on Rap-A-Lot Wicked Buddha Baby is a personal favorite of mine along with the Blac Monks albums also on Rap-A-Lot. His post Rap-A-Lot stuff is a hit or miss but some of it is really if you take the time to weed through the million solo projects he has.

      P.S. I'm assuming you already know The Convicts album is classic

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    3. Wicked Buddah Baby is a great album

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    4. this comp is a good starting point for diving into some of his highlights http://chicken-n-kalinka.blogspot.com/2012/09/chicken-n-kalinka-compilation-vol.html

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  3. This actually isn't the first time Pimp went all Warped Tour with his adlibs: Pocket Full of Stones (remix)

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    1. Damn, he was very into "Give It Away."

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