It seems no one is doing anything new. Retread music and movies is the biggest thing. This, I like!!

Comments 9

  1. Mike wrote:

    pretty fun!

    Posted 02 Apr 2009 at 8:11 pm
  2. von wrote:

    P.O.S. (the rapper) is an extraordinary talent. Highly recommend that you seek out some of his original stuff. (Far as I know, he remains Pitchfork-undiscovered.)

    Posted 05 Apr 2009 at 2:22 pm
  3. von wrote:

    Just a taste to support my claim that POS is worth yr time. The following comes off his most recent album …. it’s rare for someone to (1) make a political song that doesn’t sound like crap and (2) work in a high percentage high-quality references:

    POS steadily wreck it for anybody who raps
    or naps on facts
    fill the in line six to End Hits
    the oval office and the lobby
    probably listen to Fugazi singin’
    this ones ours lets take another
    this ones ours lets take another/ x2
    Then they dance away clean like
    Savion Glover

    This comes after nods to A.C. Slater and the class-A line “Prada dead guilty as any internet thread.” And it’s only one freakin’ song.

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 at 7:47 am
  4. tpep wrote:

    von, i like how you are picking almost every artist i’ve been talking about for a while now. i just saw P.O.S. last month. my friend Jen in DC is pretty good friends with the whole Rhymesayers crew (that’s their label) and she turned me on to him a few years ago. definitely check out his first album, Audition. Never Better is an AMAZING album, i love Goodbye, Savion Glover, Purexed, Low Light Low Life, Graves, and Optimist.

    Stef is lyrically ahead of the game…

    So fuck it back to the wall
    crush it laugh at em all
    hush/ let em try to find the beauty in your face
    something more than a song
    they hatin? Aw come on
    dust let em try to find the beauty in the bassline
    aw but then them words dont change
    we wont sing with what will fade away
    yeah we do our own damn thing
    we dont blink at what tomorrow might bring (at all)

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 at 1:19 pm
  5. tpep wrote:

    here’s a pic from the show…

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 at 1:22 pm
  6. tpep wrote:

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 at 1:22 pm
  7. von wrote:

    TPep, I never claimed to be only or first; only, best. ;-)

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 at 1:32 pm
  8. tpep wrote:

    LOL! well played, sir.

    perhaps you and i should participate in the ancient japanese ritual of KARAOKE to some new-school hip-hop come Beachwalk this may!

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 at 4:21 pm
  9. von wrote:

    By the way, TPep: Agreed with your list, but I’d add “The Brave and The Snake”. Got a little Death Cab/Narrow Stairs/I will possess etc. (stylistically – not substantive) on the intro, with a deserved Fugazi whiplash.

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 at 4:44 pm