I should have posted this way back when it wowed me 2 months ago but I was busy and junk so my bad. I was wondering if it was still worth posting since it could be considered “old news” by blog standards. Then I wondered why the hell I was caring about blog standards. What’s wrong with going against the grain? Good music is good music, independent of the constraints of time. Yeah, I’m questioning the current system! Just like Killer Mike does in this song titled “Reagan.”
Yo, check out Nugs writing about a song but making the column relate to himself in some way, who does he think he is, Rick Reilly? Yo, check out Nugs writing about himself in the third person, who does he think he is, George Costanza?
Nugs is getting angry! Killer Mike is angry, too! Angry at the system and possible conspiracies that help to maintain the current divide between the different classes in the United States. In the song he claims Reagan was just a puppet. He talks about cocaine being brought to the United States by our own government. He talks about the loss of rights that resulted from the War on Drugs. He ends by saying “Six six six.”
Yo look at Nugs just listing things with boring sentences, who does he think he is, E L James? Yo look at Nugs showing off with a bunch of pop culture references, who does he think he is, Bill Simmons?
I’m back with another Sea Isle inspired descriptor in this post as I bring you some “Kiddie Pool Music.” Now, these tracks can be enjoyed in any setting but I believe that in order to achieve maximum listening pleasure you should crank both of these as you chill out at a backyard beach bbq in the friendly confines of a kiddie pool.
First up we have “Summer Girlfriends (I reminisce)” by Chaz Van Queen featuring Jinesis. It sounds like the laid back party hip hop of the early to mid 90s and its nostalgic verses fit the vibe perfectly. Chaz shows off his range during the track, rapping some parts then breaking out his singing voice to enhance his story.
Next is “Full Retard,” the first single off of El-P‘s upcoming album Cancer for Cure. This one is heavier on the bass than the previous tune and a little bit more aggressive. Still perfect for the kiddie pool as well as a night time drive to the beach. I guess it could work if we brought a boombox to the basketball courts, too. We need to bring a boombox to the basketball courts.
I’d like to end this post by saying shout out to Doctor Urbas. He likes rap music. He’s a doctor.
Friend of the blog Chaz Van Queen is performing in New York tomorrow night and he would like for you to join him. He is set to open the show up and will be followed by the Disco Monkeys and Emergency Service, who will be recording the show for their next music video.
If you’ve been keeping up with the blog you know who Chaz is. If not, he is a very talented musician specializing in hip hop and r&b who is currently studying music and plans to release his album “A Smile for You” very shortly. The Disco Monkeys are in fact a disco band, but the band is made up entirely of humans. This means that their band name is half of a lie. Emergency Service lists their genres as pop, reggae, rock, pop rock, and hip hop. I’d throw in that they sound a bit ska-ish at times, too. This makes them the everything bagel of music, or maybe a meat lover’s pizza. They are headlining the show which starts at 9 PM and is located at Dominion in NY. Event info here.
Now Emergency Service isn’t the only band Chaz will be opening for this week. On Saturday night he will start things off at the Das Racist concert in Washington, DC as the Relax Tour rolls through. The show will take place at the 9:30 Club and will start at 11:30 PM. You can get your tickets here if you haven’t done so yet. The show will also feature Despot, Danny Brown, and Lakutis.
We will be on hand for this one so expect videos and audio from it. Or don’t. We could run into technical difficulties. Then you’d be disappointed. Want to be not disappointed? Listen to this:
I like to make playlists…a lot. Many of my active friends ask me to create something nuts to listen to whilst working out. So when you see me running the streets, this is usually a healthy mix of what’s playing through the ear buds.
Have a creative theme for a playlist or DJ mix? Send suggestions to whatsprotocol[at]gmail.com. We like emails.
And of course I had to include this jam (RIP Guru):