Last week we announced the end of an era. We were putting down our long running column Trending Topics with our friend Blockhead. It was just time, the gimmick had run its course, everyone on the internet was all about saying some snarky shit about some shit bird pseudo celeb who did something vaguely racist or drunk and I got tired of looking at Kim Kardashian's vaguely manish face or making fun of Lindsay "You have me in your celebrity death pool" Lohan. It was just mean at this point. Add to that, that we are a music site, and it just made sense to put that fucker in the dirt.
The thing was, we loved working with Blockhead because he is dreamy as Fuck and is one of ten people on the planet who owned Brotherhood Creed (as did I).
So we brainstormed and came up with the idea for a new column, stealing the sort of 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: Like a audible car crash…seriously, I'm yet to meet a person who can take their eyes off of V-Nasty or Lil Debbie. I mean, let's be clear, they're next level atrocious at music but…man, I get lost in a youtube black hole every time I watch on of their videos. Also, LiL Debbie could get it.
Tim Says: I love these guys. They are ignorant as shit. They have banging beats and they make white people feel really uncomfortable. Basically taking it back to the essence.
Block Says: This is a pretty song but I can't help imagine them all crying and rubbing their beards together between takes. Is this emo? I dunno..is wearing plaid emo? Whatever the case, it could use more woodwinds to fully knock the "guys jamming in the country house" out the park.
Tim Says: This song is pretty gorgeous. It makes me want to caress my pets, in a non sexual way of course, more in a "hey we rescued you from the shelter why don't you stop pissing on the bath mat" sort of way. I am excited to hear Husky's album. The first few singles are promising as Fuck.
Block Says: Huge bushwackass fan over here. I'd say I'm one of like 15 remaining that don't live in Europe. I'm also a huge fan of when rappers used to film video's in their neighborhoods and project hallways. shit is crazy authentic. Also, they definitely didn't give a Fuck when it come to lighting this video. I'm pretty sure this was all shot at dusk with a camcorder.
Tim Says: Holy shit. I remember buying this album when it came out, I was sold off the strength of Bootleggaz, at the time I was sold on pretty much anything that made wearing brown and beige with a pair of Timbs seem like cutting edge fashion and not work attire. This song sounds just like all of their songs. They are pretty much the precursor to MOP and the postcursor (is that a word) to Double X Posse.
Block Says: Woah, I didn't even know there was a video for this but it's pretty much exactly what I would have guessed it would be. I remember when I was in camp in like 5th grade I found out this band called "Slayed" had a song called "Necrophilia" and I got all excited cause it was so taboo. Then I heard it and it scared the shit out of me.
Tim Says: I have been on a huge "Big Four" (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) all weekend. This music was just so raw and hard, and much like V Nasty and LiL Debbie scared the shit out of white people, but had the added bonus of scaring black people too. Mexicans...fucking love it. This was the first song that got me into Slayer and it was also their first work with Rick Rubin, who helped the sound escape the muttled agression of their earlier works and replaced it with the utter brilliance of their later. If this video doesn't tip our hand that the only reason we are doing this is to talk about music we grew up on than nothing will.
Block Says: Mark my words:This band will be extremely famous in the near future. They're all teens and three of them are related…and the lead singer can sing her ass off. So, again, two years from now when they're touring stadiums, remember where you heard it first.
Tim Says: Holy shit! I only even know about this band because of Block, but sweet pussy Pauline do they kick the shit out of some music. The singer sounds like the love child of Robert Plant and Magic Man era Ann Wilson and the riffs are on some straight up early G n' R meets Steve Vai playing the devil in Crossroads..It makes my pee hole bleed rainbow tears.
Block Says: It's funny to think about all the corny muthafuckers out there who have fucked to this song. Just the idea of the kind of sex that get's done to this song makes me wanna vomit and watch nothing but gang bang porn for a month.
Tim Says: To Fuck with Blockhead even more, just know that this song was on every mix tape I made for girls in college. I used to burn mad incense and get in it to this jam boy! In the interest of full disclosure I was looking for the video for their song Me and You from the Boyz N' Tha Hood soundtrack, because I like to think of Nia Long getting it.