Updated: Aug 20
Album: Soundpieces: Da Antidote
‘The LPs stand ground like Hercules/ let’s take that fake cat, break back and make black/ people around the world realise they tryna play us like 8 track.’
It’s just beats and rhymes; they’re not the most inventive; they don’t manipulate language in particularly innovative or comedic ways; it just kinda slaps. The song is carried by dirty horns and a very laid back drum pattern with vocals just as smooth yet punchy and somehow retains a hypnotic attention throughout the track. There’s something very understated about it. As the many skits during the songs suggest as well as the lyrical content, the intention of the songs is its self-proclaimed purity. The song is meant to represent Hip Hop at its most original- four bar loops, call and response verses and DJ scratches.
Whatever you may think of its message (I fundamentally disagree btw) it’s a gentle throw back to a classic sound in the hands of one of Hip Hop’s greatest producers.