This sounds so unbelievably sci-fi fucked-up that I just had to post something about it. I just hope these tracks do it justice. They were the ones I thought of when I saw the picture, and thought about space babes and mechs possibly preventing the end of the world at the hands of interdimensional beings.
I hadn’t heard from the Persian Prince in a while, but then I found the picture (from Mardi Noir) above in the latest issue of AIR WAR MAGAZINE. If you know the Prince as well as I do, you’ll check out the mag and see why it reminds me of him.
The same day, I got a message from him on Facebook telling me to check out The Hood Internet:
“The most recent playlist is pretty good set up of mashups….they have all the songs individually available for download if you only like some of them….but i really like the the first R Kelly one…”
I’ve only been here for 24 hours and I already I’ve had 3 pretty decent surf sessions and eaten 4 fish tacos. Plus, I’ve been listening to the island’s hottest radio station: Da Jam 98.3. They pretty much play the week’s top R&B/Hip-hop songs a couple of times an hour.
One song they’ve been playing lately that I can’t get out of my head is this one:
“Does it instantly register as one of the reasons why (Lil’ Wayne’s album) will go down as the classic album it’s been tirelessly predicted to be? Not necessarily, but the next time someone utters the line “fuck the police”, NWA’s rivalry with the FBI probably won’t be the only thing that crosses one’s mind anymore.”
When I was travelling in Thailand, I bought a bunch of bootleg CDs to l isten to. Two of those, Beach House 1 and Beach House 2 have become staples and always remind me of tropical good times. Yeah, they’re Hed Kandi mixes and kinda cheeseball but I know you love that shit. I just know you do.
Here’s a couple of tracks that will back me up on the second part of that theory.
Kick Push is a great track from Lupe in which he tells the story of just spending the day rolling around on a skateboard - “a rebel to the world with no place to go.” It is also worth noting the following quote from Lupe that I found in Wikipedia:
“…I’m not a skater and I don’t want to keep putting on the faces of people who’ve been skating for 20 years and actually lived out “Kick, Push”.
So I checked out the Cadence Weapon show in Toronto last Thursday, and have to say that I’m now a fan. I hadn’t heard anything by him, but he came recommended by the Persian Prince himself so for $12 at Lee’s Palace, how could I go wrong? I couldn’t, and part of the reason was because he reminds me of Tracy Morgan.
While the video for Real Estate is pretty good (thanks to The Tape for the find), the track is actually begging to be put over top of a re-purposed clips from Glengarry Glen Ross. If I had a video editing program, I’d probably do it myself.
But since I don’t, you might as well check out this 40 minute mix of house music “hosted” by Alec Baldwin clips from Glengarry (via the always-entertaining Canuckflack).