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I declare IDGAF the Song of the Summer 2012
June 13, 2012 10:48 AM   Subscribe

George Watsky ("Pale Kid Raps Fast") has released a new free 16-track mixtape. First single: Rich Girl, based on the Hall and Oates song of the same name.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero (14 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Correction: the album is not free, it is "name your price". Carry on!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:51 AM on June 13, 2012


Correction: the album is not free, it is "name your price". Carry on!

Correction.
posted by Fizz at 11:14 AM on June 13, 2012


Awh, he's adorable.
posted by dejah420 at 11:19 AM on June 13, 2012


The roof, the roof, the roof is afire. Bloodhound Gang delivery to start. Rich Girl bored. IDGAF had me thinking "oh hey, a poor man's eminem, trying to be goofy and clever", and then the very next track they bring out the What's the Difference Dre/Em beat (which he acknowledges in the lyrics).

He can rap, and he has a nice little style. But he hasn't learned what to do with it yet. And I just do not get why people think it is something to go in on old beats. At least flip it or something if you're going to go over a beat TIMBO did like a decade or two ago. Then a Nelly beat. And it just gets worse and worse.

Except $ & $$$. Those are somewhat decent. He needs to cut 1/2 the tracks and double the fire. A year and a half later, there still isn't much here.
posted by cashman at 11:22 AM on June 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


Gosh. I never thought I'd live to see the day when George Watsky made it to Metafilter a second time. Funny, quick on his feet, and an all around good guy too. Suffice it to say that, with all his talents, he made for one hell of a high school student body president.
posted by zachlipton at 11:23 AM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Actually, what he needs is a good producer (a la Ant). Someone to tighten things up and provide a bit of perspective to his rather insightful lyrics.
posted by mfu at 11:35 AM on June 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


My first exposure to Watsky was "The Difference is the Difference" and he KILLED it, man.

Title track was alright, and he really seemed to be spitting fire with the last three tracks.
posted by ShawnStruck at 11:38 AM on June 13, 2012


On second (longer) listen: anyone else thinks he sounds like Paul Barman?
posted by mfu at 11:45 AM on June 13, 2012


Of course people think he sounds like Paul Barman. He's a white, nerdy rapper. And we're on metafilter.


and also he sounds sorta like Paul Barman.


Paul Barman and Watsky both actually stink at rap.
posted by broadway bill at 12:31 PM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I gots my own issues with Hall and Oates, but damn that's a good song.

Nina Simone

The Bird and the Bee

Danielle Ate the Sandwich

On second (longer) listen: anyone else thinks he sounds like Paul Barman

Somehow I read that as Tom Barman and was so confused. A rapping Belgian?
posted by mrgrimm at 1:07 PM on June 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


I wish he hadn't worn his sunglasses for the whole "Rich Girl" video. He's cute! Show us your peepers, Watsky!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:30 PM on June 13, 2012


Sunglasses are necessary for the yacht rock vibe of the original song.
posted by Mezentian at 4:02 PM on June 13, 2012


broadway bill: " and also he sounds sorta like Paul Barman. "

you leave rapping elijah wood alone.

Honestly tho, I like this better Barman. Dunno why.
posted by boo_radley at 9:04 PM on June 13, 2012


His slam poetry is a lot of fun. I saw him live, and he killed it with "V is for Virgin."
posted by rachaelfaith at 9:56 AM on June 14, 2012


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