Thursday, June 26, 2008

Latest Reasons for Pushing Forward

Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista (2008)
Heavy Eye of the Sun - II (2006)
Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice - Gipsy Freedom (2006)
Valet - Naked Acid (2008)
Mississippi John Hurt - Today! (1966)
It amazes me that at the age of 28 I am just discovering the music of Mississippi John Hurt. Every song on this record is an exceptional auditory space.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Compulsory Lil Weezy Post (with Lean)

I really should have posted this Tuesday when Tha Carter III dropped but oh well. Irrational as it may be, I feel a responsibility to post about Lil Wayne this week. The hype has been realdiculous and surely haters will hate but there's no denying his talent. While not the "Best Rapper Alive" I think Lil Wayne is certainly in the top 5. In my 20 plus years of listening to Hip Hop, no rapper has ever approximated Weezy's melodic delivery and complex inflections. While this throwed version of I Feel Like Dying comes dangerously close to being cheeseball, I can't help but find it hypnotic. All praise Weezy!
PS An obscene amount of Lil Wayne recordings can be found HERE