Archive for March, 2010

Feels like I never left

Posted in Hip Hop, Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 2, 2010 by JB

That’s a lie. I’ve been gone for awhile. And it feels weird coming back.

Don’t really have an excuse. Was in China. With garbage internet and lots of blocked sites, I just took a 2 month break. And then when I got back… well I went on hiatus I guess. Not sure how often I’m going to start posting right away. I’ve already replaced my blogging time with other pointless pursuits, so I’m going to have to shuffle around my daily routine. But we’ll see, I’ll get back to posting regularly soon enough.

Anyways, sorry to any one who was reading this. Wasn’t right to just stop posting without any notice, but hey, that’s how the internet works. There’s no way anyone kept checking back after the weeks and months of nothing new. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back some old followers and find some new ones. Anyways, here’s some sweet gems I found on 2DB last week.

Superfast Jellyfish–¬†Gorillaz feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul

I know some people don’t like this song, but I don’t know, I think it’s great. There’s a MF Doom vibe going on, and that bass line is killer. The beat and chorus definitely have that crazy Gorillaz sound. Not to mention the great song title.

Stylo– Gorillaz feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack

This song has been leaked for even longer. I don’t like it quite as much as the other song (maybe because of my MF Doom/J Dilla background), but it’s still pretty cool. Kinda like switching the channel from an old kids cartoon to an 80s music video. A completely different sound compared to Superfast Jellyfish. The one similarity is that bangin’ bass.

I take it back, this song is just as good. That 80s techno groove + Bobby Womack vintage soul + Mos Def. You can’t go wrong. By the way, check out the cool music video.¬†Something tells me this album is going to be sweet. Be on the lookout on March 9th for Plastic Beach.

Twenty Two– Wakey! Wakey! feat. Theo Martins

Another song that isn’t quite Hip Hop, but even so, I just like this song. Cleo Martins does a nice job, and in my mind the collab completely pulls off the hip hop/indie pop fusion. It’s still basically an indie pop song with some hip hop flavor, but it works. Checked out the Wakey! Wakey! album, and no other song on the album really compares to this (though Square Peg Round Hole is pretty cool). Dope song all around.

We’ll see when I get around to posting again. Hopefully not too long.