"She works hard for the money"
This song was in my head when I woke up and I wrote out 70% of a story all at once. Thank you, Ms. Summer.
Monday morning is grind time. Monday is the greatest day of the week, it is the time when you establish what's going to happen and how hard you are going to roll all week. This morning I have established that I am going to roll harder than a roll of quarters.
"All the things she said"
Remember the Russian pop kids who had all of one hit song? This single is crack. If you are capable of listening to this less than seventy times in a row you're a better man than I.
FT, with OC and Pharoahe Monch
An underground rap single that failed to launch FT's career but earned Pharoahe Monch the "Hip Hop Quotable" in THE SOURCE magazine for his verse. This is my first real exposure to Pharoahe Monch who is on my short list for best technical rappers of all time. Monch is ridiculous. Rappers who get on a song with him can usually only hope to hang onto their dignity. His collaborations have left luminaries in the dust from Mos Def to Canibus to Black Thought.
A+ with Prodigy from Mobb Deep
Quiet as kept, this is one of Prodigy's best performances which is a major statement if you are familiar with P's work. The entire album THE INFAMOUS... by Mobb Deep is one of Prodigy's best performances. One of the best performances by any rapper ever. That said, this song "Gusto" for fourteen-year-old rapper A+'s THE LATCH-KEY CHILD is one of those rare brain-busting songs that you knew that nobody would hear but you. A+ was nothing but a gimmick kid rapper and Prodigy agreed to do a song with him mostly because they are from the same town. But P held nothing back, writing two verses that rival the work he put in for his own HELL ON EARTH album which came out the same year.
This song shaped my mentality toward collaborative work. When I read comic book anthologies and see top-brand-name cartoonists sending in experimental work, cast off work, I feel terribly disappointed. Their names sell the anthologies but they let their readers down with sloppy half-hearted work.
"There's many different levels of the criminal mind/either you're in it for the gusto or wasting your time."
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Anders Nielson.
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