Outkast – Da art of storytellin’ featuring Slick Rick
This is a favourite from Aquemini, Outkast’s third album. It is really great and in my eyes one of the best rap albums ever made. It was from before Ms.Jackson catapulted them into the global stars they are today. And perhaps, one might argue, before they got just a touch too big for their boots.
I said what you wanna be, she said “Alive”. It made me think for a minute, then I looked in her eyes. I coulda died. Time went on, I got grown, rhyme got strong, mind got blown, I came back home to find lil Sasha was gone…
I love just how mellow it is.
Darwin Deez – DNA
Because my situation is in a state of flux I have struggled to do as much research as normal this week. I.e. I haven’t been able to obsessively listen to as many radio shows and podcasts as normal. Unfortunately this trend will probably continue for a few more days as I am scheduled to move to Dublin full time tomorrow.
As a result I have been revisiting some old favourites. Darwin Deez are a band I stumbled across a couple of years ago, and was spellbound by the wonderful Radar Detector, which was the 5th song I posted in my blogging odyssey last January.
These guys are unashamed hipsters and depending on your views on that particular species you may or may not enjoy this video (and the one for Radar Detector). Personally, I really like it’s simple charm.