Everybody remember those schoolyard kids from Minnesota rapping about Hot Cheetos and Takis? Well, they’re back. As impressive as the first time, they have the backing support of an amazing video crew and some excellent beat production. An actual somewhat bold musical choice to use a pan flute as part of the beat, but the laid-back feel of the track fits it and just makes it feel like another part of cruising on your bike.
I don’t have a lot to say, been bumpin’ this most of the day. I have a long list of music to get through, hopefully more next week!.
EQUALLY INFLUENCED BY PUBLIC ENEMY AND SPRINGSTEEN. AMERICAN MUSIC ABOUT GROWING UP AND FREAKING OUT.
The absolutely wonderful feat that Juiceboxxx has accomplished with this album is to perfectly capture the feeling of suburban teenage North Americana through music. It’s every bit of rebellion, uncertainty and carelessness that I can remember from growing up.
The rhymes are reminiscent of the Beastie Boys, and, as Juiceboxxx said, Public Enemy. The album feels like going to a house party where House of Pain, Springsteen, Grandmaster Flash and Len somehow ended up jamming after one another on the same night, a little strange at times, but filled to the brim with nu classics.
DON’T MISS: the single take video for LIKE A RENEGADE
I have the hardest time not commenting on world music in bodegas in NYC, I’m not sure why, for fear of some strange cultural encroachment no doubt. Bodega Pop is a blog by a fellow New Yorker who collects the assorted world musics of NYC bodegas:
Soon after I moved to New York City in 1997 I began to notice that bodegas run by people from around the world sometimes stocked CDs and DVDs of music and film from the countries they had come from.
The music I’ve collected from these bodegas can almost never be found in the “World Music” sections of the few remaining places to buy CDs in the U.S.; nor, for that matter on iTunes (or cheapo MP3 sites like Soundike).
Cool? The coolest. You may have seen me freaking out about it when I found it on Saturday night if you follow me on Twitter.
Some highlights for me are:
2012: Tribal Guarachero Apocalyptica
I trust you’ll be bumpin’ this sometime this weekend. Happy Friday y’all!
It’s quite often that I discover an artist or label’s back catalog in the wake of a more popular release, The Ronin on Neosonic is one of those moments. A collection of wandering tracks, excellent, but never quite fitting on any of the other releases of the label up to this point. Sensible beats, excellent lyricism and minimalist turntablism make this a stand-out for me.
bonus: don’t miss Neosonic’s Hero Muzik Vol. 1, a hip-hop arrangement of beats from the sounds of Final Fantasy VI