Sunday, 6 December 2009
Fuck my (head in the) car
Alerted to the new MJG EP (more rappers need to drop EP's as I can barely bring myself to trawl through downloadable 20 track mixtapes for the 6 good tracks anymore) by Dave over at Southern Hospitality, I've stumbled on what I'm offering up as thee This-Will-Sound-Fucking-Amazing-In-The-Car jam of '09.
It's unlikely that anything will ever top Pop The Trunk by Celly Cel & UGK or that intro beat to the video version of Natural Born Killaz by Dre & Cube in the hierarchy of ultimate car jams, but i'll be damned if this isn't the best attempt I've heard in a while :
MJG ft. T-Rock & Daz - Cold Hard World
But what of those songs which sounded like Maradona when you first heard them in a car, which then sounded a bit Juan Sebastián Verón when you later heard them in the cold light of day at home on your stereo or compoota? About 9 years ago I heard Suave House's 1997 sampler in someone's car, which featured 3 songs by a group called The Fedz who debuted on it and then promptly vanished from the rap game entirely thereafter. On this particular car journey their trifecta of tunes sounded like what would've happened if 1994 era Dre had formed a supergroup to produce for consisting of Scarface, Ice Cube and Kurupt, but when finally tracking a copy of it down a few months ago the only one of the 3 songs which isn't underwhelmingly shit is Death Notes, which is a good tune in a 2nd rate Face-Mob sorta way an' all but hardly one of the songs which haunted my mind all those years.
The Fedz - Death Notes
Still, at least Death Notes does just resemble a not as good version of one of the songs I heard years ago, as oppossed to something entirely different. The first time I heard All Black by Plies was a year or so back in Chek's car and we sat together bombing down the motorway in his four cornered Astra staring at the dash in wonder as it sounded like oscillating basslines made up of farts from the 12 gods of Olympus were simultaneously reverberating around the car and then enveloping us in a beautiful sulphur every 10 seconds over and over and over again as Zeus himself intoned the secrets of the universe.
Plies - All Black
Heard back at my house about 6 hours later, however, it just sounded like a passablely generic rapper from Miami over an 808.