Happy Funday everybody!
The whole throwback workout aesthetic is played out. That said though, this is a better Sleigh Bells song than anything on the last Sleigh Bells album.
Twista and Do or Die
20 years has changed the landscape of Chicago rap. The scene of today is almost unrecognizable to what it once was. However, one thing that hasn't changed is the lightning fast old school delivery of Twista and his cohort Do or Die. They haven't skipped a beat, pun intended.
Can you imagine how much less fun music would be without this woman? I bet you can.
Diplo x CL x Riff Raff x OG Maco
This might be, no, it is the collabo of the year. And wouldn't you know it, that the most furious rapper here is a K-pop idol. As one-fourth of the incredible South Korean girl group 2NE1, CL is partly responsible for some of the best, weirdest, most forward-thinking mass-appeal pop music in recent memory. And now she’s breaking out the icy half-rapped snarl in English over a Diplo beat that sounds like a spaceship landing on an Atlanta strip-club roof, and she still sounds like a badass. That’s versatility! Meanwhile, OG Maco is growling in a barely-comprehensible Atlanta gravel-drawl, and Riff Raff is driving backwards through Rome in the Range Rover. 10/10.
ASAP RockyFor the second time in two weeks Rocky continues to hype me for his album release. “Excuse Me” repurposes an early, lush track from Vulkan The Krusader called “V I Z Z E R,” a product of a college MPC 2000 session. If you listen to Vulkan’s original, though, not only does it illuminate what a sleek, clever rapper A$AP is, but it spotlights his blown-out pop sensibilities that are so often overlooked. Rocky drawls all over the fairy-wing-flit sample, bragging about his tailored garments and vacation stunting for a few verses, then expands the churning synth-tink into a misty, booming cloud of a chorus. Just like that, a two-minute throwaway track off some dude’s hard drive pulses with Lord Flacko’s couture-swag arrogance. Cloaking his most boastful sentiments in the faux-politeness of the phrase, “Excuse Me” is the kind of cunning move that catapulted Rocky over the heads of an entire class of rappers. His ability to beg, borrow, and steal from the past with unbothered dexterity is another. Pay attention.
How to Dubstep
Don't worry older generations. You too can dubstep with the best of those young'uns. Just follow these easy steps, and you'll be high out of your mind in Miami getting dehydrated and making out with a palm tree in no time!
I mean...it's already pretty cool that they are lifting a bus to save someone, and doubly so that it is a double decker. I don't know if us fat Americans could pull that off on a single decker, let alone one that is doubled. Cheers.
The Archer's Paradox
Science. Get some you dumb people. Smarter Every Day has your back y'all.
This thing creates a visual representation of the weather outside. So you don't even have to get up from your chair to find out what you are missing outside by never leaving your house. Excellent.
See you next week.