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December 27, 2008 7:43 PM   Subscribe

I should tell your mamma on you.
posted by cashman (24 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by cashman at 7:45 PM on December 27, 2008


he needs a mouthful of laffy taffy
posted by pyramid termite at 8:16 PM on December 27, 2008


I hate bad Hip-Hop.
posted by Flex1970 at 8:19 PM on December 27, 2008


swallowed a didgeridoo?
posted by longsleeves at 8:34 PM on December 27, 2008


Eh, maybe I have no taste, but I actually kinda dug that.
posted by katillathehun at 8:41 PM on December 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


oh hell yes
posted by rxrfrx at 8:45 PM on December 27, 2008


Eh, maybe I have no taste, but I actually kinda dug that.

Yeah me too. It's hip hop, it's the blues, it's nothing but him and his body as an instrument. The timing is raw. I know they're going to sanitize things when they produce a record for him (and even this is previously part of an Eastsidaz song from a few years ago), but I wish they would just record him in all this raw creativity. It's zapp, it's weezy, it's rap, it's crazy. If you just listen and don't watch the video, you hear the claps, the clicks, the snaps. It's unreal.

Now here we go
a-gain.
posted by cashman at 8:52 PM on December 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is fucking amazing. Great post, cashman!
posted by sveskemus at 8:59 PM on December 27, 2008


That was awesome. I really miss this sound, you know. The early 90s were great years for hip-hop. I mean, sure, you still had to hear I-95 or MC Hammer every other time you turned on the radio, but G Funk was a real breath of fresh air.

I can't believe he threw a Cagney and Lacey reference in there, either.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:14 PM on December 27, 2008


I know they're going to sanitize things when they produce a record for him (and even this is previously part of an Eastsidaz song from a few years ago), but I wish they would just record him in all this raw creativity.

I wish that about all musicians. Why? Why do they do that? I keep imagining an army of graduates from the Institute of Art and Sound Design who fuss over music until it's perfect, where "perfect" is to the music what blurring and backdrops are to an Olan Mills family portrait.
posted by The Loch Ness Monster at 9:25 PM on December 27, 2008


Yeah, an ambitious producer with a budget can really laminate the bejesus out of a performance. At least we'll always have this perfect moment in the parking lot.
posted by fleetmouse at 9:46 PM on December 27, 2008


but the thing is, I mean he's emulating a vocoder. That's what's crazy, I mean he's taking the effects created by all the synthetics and recreating them himself. It's impressive, but if I heard this on the radio I'd be pretty bored, I mean it sounds like all the barely musical crap that comes out of some that particular genera of hip-hop (what is it called anyway, "krunk"?)
posted by delmoi at 10:45 PM on December 27, 2008


At 1:20 in the first link, was he peeking into the car to see if it was unlocked / anything worth stealing? It looked like it.

And yes, I realise the lyrics at the time were "Nike"[?] and he wants us to think he was merely showing us his shoes...

But there for the grace of God, go I. Being homeless. I'd possibly be looking into cars for stuff to steal as well!

"16 in the clip and one in the hole. Warren G's about to make some bodies turn cold."

/RANDOM LYRICS
//MY PONY, GET ON IT

posted by uncanny hengeman at 11:44 PM on December 27, 2008


At 1:20 in the first link, was he peeking into the car to see if it was unlocked / anything worth stealing? It looked like it.

You'd make a really shit thief.

The dude had an audience and knew it. He wasn't just singing at random, for the pure pleasure of it -- he was busking.

I assumed that there was somebody still in the car that he was showing his Nike's to, as part of his performance, but even if there wasn't, he was surely aware of at least two or three other people watching -- whoever was filming him, the bouncer/door-person who he asks to hook him up with Warren G. and whoever it was that drove up in the car and got out while he was singing.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:31 AM on December 28, 2008


Oh that's fucking outstanding. I had a homeless dude come up to me once and do the verse of Rapper's Delight that starts "Did you ever go over to a friend's house to eat" (for all the non-heads, that's like minute 6 of that song, by the way). I was in college at the time, and I know it was just a bit the guy had to pick up a couple more dollars, but singing with a homeless guy for a minute really made me feel like we bonded. It was a cool moment. Strangers should sing with each other more often.

This guy I would empty my wallet for. And then go home and email Warren G or G-Funk or damn Kurupt or somebody for him. Glad to see somebody's putting him on.
posted by penduluum at 4:08 PM on December 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


You'd make a really shit thief.

But an awesome crime fighter. Nothing gets past me, sizzlechest.

The driver tumbled out of his car and waddled off at the 0:30 mark. I've replayed it and the rapper was definitely looking into the car. Maybe just to see if it was empty coz he was about to plonk his ass on the bonnet?

The "showing the shoes" was a ruse. Heh heh. I'm a rapper too.

posted by uncanny hengeman at 4:15 PM on December 28, 2008


dirt nasty.
posted by gnutron at 10:49 PM on December 28, 2008


gnutron, never heard of the chap, but I did a search and got a bit of a chuckle out of 1980, cheers.

The 3:10 mark reminded me of this sunscreen wearing Paul Hogan TV character from around the same year.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 12:39 AM on December 29, 2008


Awesome, thanks.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:55 PM on December 29, 2008


Ghost riding your hips ← ghost-riding the whip ← Ghost riding the ship?
posted by Eideteker at 11:58 AM on December 30, 2008


Nothing gets past me, sizzlechest.

Aside from the person in the passenger seat moving about -- visible between 0.10 and 0.12?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:54 PM on January 1, 2009


That is me moving about.

Preparing to kick your ass for being a DAFT TAFFY.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:11 PM on January 1, 2009


Peter, could future replies be it rap? Lest I pull out my gat.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:13 PM on January 1, 2009


I am now obsessed with this. It won't work in the recording studio any more than Rahzel does, but if he were busking I'd throw the bigger bill I had.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:41 PM on January 1, 2009


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