How did you guys like the first installment of the new column?
I for one fucking loved it and couldn't be happier with the new concept. Sure we both still write like 4th graders and our boy Roy C. will be sure to tell us as much, but who gives a Fuck. We are bumping out killer new music and retarded good old music.
Just putting this one together lead me down a rabbit hole that landed at the feat of Rappin Ronnie. How could that be a bad thing?
So let's get into it shitbirds and enjoy Vol. 2 of 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: First off, these 40 second Ciroc ad's in front of video's isn't helping anyone.
Anyway, I love any rap video that's directed by the rapper and that consists of acting. ESPECIALLY, if it's someone as crazy as Gunplay.
Tim Says: Holy Fuck, I thought this shit was never going to begin, between the hour long commercial and the weird intro, but Fuck am I glad I waited it out. The NWAish beat with Gunplay's utter insanity makes him my favorite rapper alive right now.
Block Says: This video reminds me of video's from the 80's. It's got that kooky vibe that just doesn't seem to be prevalent any more. Also, the lead singer looks like what would happen if Buster Poindexter, Kurt Cobain and a my little pony became one.
Tim Says: Know what I love about this shit? You can tell that Ariel Pink takes his music and art hyper serious, but doesn't take himself seriously at all. It really is the most endearing quality a musician can have, especially a critical darling. A. Pink when I finally hunt you down and mount your head as a trophy in my study, it will be my favorite trophy of them all.
Block Says: I picked this one just to remind people where the whole term "backpacker" came from. Contrary to popular belief, it wasn't a bunch of doofus white dudes in fat beats. It was some kids from Brooklyn who looked cooler to me (as a 16 year old) than pretty much anyone ever.
Tim Says: Oh Block, this is why I love you. Seriously was always my favorite Black Moon song. I know How Many MCs or Got You Opin were more en vogue at the time, but this shit left me totally absorbed. It made me want to become a rapper. The whole vibe and feel spoke to me. It was amazing. Plus I met Buckshot right around that time. Dude was the size of a 3rd grader. Knowing that made me feel a lot better about my chances on them streets.
Block Says: Hahahahaha…I remember this crap. In an era when I would basically buy anything hip hop related that wasn't vanilla ice, even I knew better then to spend the $7.99 on this bullshit. No amount of Cross Colours could save this group.
Tim Says: This was secretly one of my favorite songs of the era. Fun as shit, cheesy as all Fuck, and ultimately a joy to listen to. Additionally it has become a running joke with me and my friend Reggie. This and Quo are probably may favorite go to rap jokes of the past 20 years. It is also a shining example for those that hold on to the golden age as this mythical place where there was nothing but 5 mic hip hop on the shelves. fucking white college students are the worst.
Block Says: I have strong memories of this song when I was a kid. I think I loved this song at one point. Listening to it now it just sounds a deformed drinking song. Mad Scottish, yo. If rock bands knew what was good for them, they'd do a lot more castle related video shoots.
Tim Says: Oh man! Block you are on fire today. I used to adore this video. Their are not enough songs like this anymore. Just some shit to make you go ape shit when you are drunk with friends. Outside of Andrew WK and that one Ting Tings song I can't think of any. We need more stadium anthems bro!
Block Says: I was never a headbanger…I dunno, aside from thinking the music sucked it always just felt really suburban to me. Angry angst. not my bag, bro.
Tim Says: Before I go off on my soapbox let me say, I fucking love this music, but.....One of my favorite things about revisiting crossover/thrash metal bands is being able to see how similar their message is with underground hip hop artists of today. This overwhelming notion that everyone who isn't into the most fringe of fringe culture is some how brainwashed by the masses, TV or some corporate over lords, as opposed to falling in line with the message of some outcast looking, non-shower having, socially awkward, angry dudes. They never seem to take into account that getting laid is way more fun than living in your moms basement.