Yea. I was saving this one. Saving it for a day I needed it and what do you know? Hump day seems to be just the right time. Missy Elliot finally comes back with a new single and accompanying video and to no surprise she doesn’t miss a step. Press play.
For a more in depth interview and what she’s up to check out i-D magazine’s exclusive. And for a list of what I love about Missy, she’s-
fun without the vapidness
conscious without the pretension or facade
thuggish without the ignorance
pop without being diluted
feminist without having to scrawl it on her forehead cuz she just IS
a rapper without having to have the prefix “female” affixed to it
Smash. Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch back together on a track! Damn, I miss them together. Organized Konfusion’s Stress: Extinction Agenda is hands down one of the most important albums to me, of all time, of all genres. I wish there was some of their rapid fire back and forth interaction on here but nonetheless they kill it. And I haven’t even mentioned D.I.T.C. alum O.C. yet, one of the most consistent emcees for decades. He makes the reunion complete, as he was also the featured rhymer on O.K.’s first single “Fudge Pudge” from ’91. I suppose I should also mention Madlib’s brother Oh No, a ridiculous producer in his own right, is on the track. Smash.
Some of you know me. Some of you don’t. That’s okay. DC Dan has asked me here to provide links that I find during my regular Internet prowls. A few sources will be obvious if you’re already hip to my patterns. If you recognize where I got every single one of these, we should probably have a chat. Here we go, deep breath… Pull!
To start off the new year, here’s a joint from Sean Born and Kev Brown. Hailing from the Mello Music Group and Low Budget fam, kings of making waves in the hip hop universe on the humble (not to be read soft) tip.
And pick up Sean Born’s new album, “Behind the Scale” here.
“A gritty 90′s style album for those who grew up on Illmatic, Midnight Marauders, Only Built for Cuban Links, Moment of Truth, and Ready to Die. Behind The Scale shows the other side of what some are glamorizing about street life and drug trade. This is unfiltered, real sh*t on tape. Some of the stories are intensely personal and Sean second-guessed including them, but if it ain’t raw it ain’t real. Behind The Scale is about change, transition and growing up.”
This is a Danny Brown video so you already know it’s going to be on some other ish. This time he brings the scary future to our face pen & pixel style (I know you haven’t forgot about the ingenious design team behind the No Limit album covers!!!!).
I’m also realizing that anyone under 21 probably doesn’t get the Monica Lewinsky reference.