Monday, December 12, 2011

Bashy feat Giggs - Backhand P.R.I.C.K.S

Bangers and Smash tipped me off to another hot one. Bashy kills it with this rather even-handed but thugged-out tune about haters and envious fanboys. Seem's to be alot of that going around at the moment with D Double E doing a similar tune called "Never Be Like Me" or some shit. Anyways I prefer the Bashy one as the beats are way more aggy with military snares layer with white noise claps and big slapping sub.

"You know why I got white gold and platinum? - Why's that? Because I wasn't born with a silver spoon and I grind for that money, fam. I grind for it." Motion graphics are on the crude side for this video with brightly colored late 90's styled vector art that's a bit on the sloppy side. Kinetic type treatment, jump cuts, twitches and crude transitions actually make this very watchable. The animations are a bit rough and visual themes are obvious but that's the point. It unifies it in a raw aesthetic that vibes well the sonic growl of Bashy and Giggs. The video ends with a great quote form Honore De Balzac "Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it."

Buggsy's 'Connect The SPDIF' Featuring U.K legends Jehst & Farma G

Bit of a odd mellow yellow weed smoking tune. Its mostly a mid-paced bong-ripper until the Buggsy get's hyper at the end, kind of killing the lifted vibe. The video is weird little tea party at someone's crappy apartment. All around a bit of a wacky tune, but I really dig the groove and it's freakin' Monday, so who needs to be all upfront on a Monday, really. Sometimes you got to take it down a notch, and this one does the trick.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Klashnekoff "Clear my throat"

Got this one from the peeps at Bangers and Smash. K-Lash comes correct with a grime rework of Biz Markie's legendary Let Me Clear My Throat. The video is rather standard footage of boxing rings, cars doing donuts in parking lots, tattoo parlours and housing projects. I like it though. It's simple, honest and straight forward. They are just having fun, hanging out and goofing around. Not posing too be ultra gangsta and not hiding behind lots of bling, or hoodies and masks. Klashnekoff belts-out heavyweight bars with a minimal taunting chorus, and to me, it's a proper tribute to the Biz. It's crazy how fucking catchy and fun that beat is still after all these years. It still sounds fresh.