Welcome back to Tim and Blockhead Discuss Music and Stuff, our weekly discussion of new and old music videos and a platform for us to show just how old and white we really are.
This week we this week we start dabbling in the weird, whether it is the weirdly nordic hip hop of Philly native Asaad, the super natural rock of Father John Misty, the Funk Doobie inspired sound of Mad Kap, Eddie Money doing his Eddie Money thing, Mongo Jerry making everyone happy or Gritty City Fam having the best BBQ a grip of guys who drank 40s and smoke weed with tuition money ever had; it is a weird fucking week bro.
Basically it is Block and I returning to form and being the assholes god sent us down to this shit hole to be.
So let's get into this fucker cause 5th time is the charm you assholes.
Tim and Blockhead Discuss Music and Stuff
As always we are straight stealing the a/b idea from XXL (I think it was XXL) where two people talked about the new singles. Only we decided to go all videos and break them down into 6 catagories:
From time to time we might venture off of this course, depending on how stale it gets or if we are feeling adventurous. We probably will be doing the column shirtless when we feel adventurous as well.
As always please be sure to check out Block's album Interludes After Midnight here
Block Says: I discovered this dude earlier in the year and I'm kinda on the fence. This song is especially polarizing cause the beat is awesome, he's KINDA dope on it but then he just starts freestyling and it falls of the tracks. It's just strange they'd even make a video for it but, at the same time, I keep watching it. He's also the creator of the best album cover ever.
Tim Says: I dig this shit, never heard Asaad before today. The flow is tight, the beat is killer and the video has that super awesome found footage Italian horror film feel to it. It's like Cannibal Holocaust - The horror is that fur jacket bro.
Block Says: This was pretty cool. Both the video and the song. Kinda Beatles-ish but with a little ADD. I'm a sucker for when rock groups incorporate strings into their songs. Also, the girl in the video gives me bonerz.
Tim Says: Father John Misty is the artist of the year, has the best album of the year and makes the best videos of the decade. There is nothing about this man that I don't like. He is the kind of front man that can go all spaz out style, or stand there Sam Cooke style and croon you the Fuck out of your boxer briefs bro.
Block Says: I had REALLY high hopes for Mad Kap when I first heard this song. It was SO up alley. Some west coast dudes who had east coast leanings with dope beats. Well, then the album dropped at it was completely half assed. This was a common occurrence in the 90's but, the funny thing is, people will look back on most of this stuff as "classic" now simply cause it was made during that era.
Tim Says: I was never able to get into this style of hip hop. It always felt wildly corny, and forced. Like what happened when hip hop went to burning man or some shit. The hats fucking sucked. I guarantee these guys used to play with devil sticks. fucking assholes.
Block Says: Fuckin' Eddie Money. He's a great example of an artist that could never exist now. He's got a cool voice but he looks kinda like a character in a Rodney Dangerfield movie, as well as someone who recently had a stroke. It's too bad though cause rock needs more quirky people like him. Quirky people who aren't trying to be quirky.
Tim Says: Shakin' used to be my jam. It had cars, semi heavy guitars, mentions tits, a singer who looks like what I used to imagine people who were on coke looked like and the early prototype version of Sofia Vergara.
Block Says: Best feel good song of all time? How can someone ever be sad when this song comes on? All it's missing is an appearance by the Muppets and the cypher would be complete.
Tim Says: This song is the fucking best. It makes me want to do some syncronized dance/step shit. It is perfect, and made even more perfect that it looks like Mongo Jerry is wearing a novelty bush from a shitty teen comedy on his head.
Block Says: Where did Tim find this one? I'm really hoping these aren't his Virginia based cousins or something. The funny thing is, these dudes aren't even terrible at rapping but no matter what they do they're still suburban whig's and that's a hard stereotype to shake. The third guy looks mad like Shia Labeouf too. That said, this party look like fun but I still don't think I'd wanna be there.
Tim Says: Gotta thank the homey Roy C for sending me this one. I fucking love these dudes. I love how they jump in both feet and rap some fucking raps. Johnny Ciggs and Delta Automatik fucking murder this shit, and then of course Skweekey Watahfalls (the one Block compares to Shia Labeouf) might be my favorite rapper ever based on the two verses I heard from him. Dude is effortless.