Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A COUPLE COOL NEW VIDS (music videos)
At the beginning of 2011 I put up a post on this site titled "You Slippin Internet" in which I expressed my disappointment in the internet for not informing me that Dru Down had dropped a new album (Chronicles of a Pimp) until several weeks after its release.
Once again there is new Dru Down material out there that I am finding out about waaay later than is acceptable. This video came out over 2 months ago and I'm just now finding out about it now (thanks to reader Joseph for alerting me). Something tells me that I'm not the only one who has had this song fly under their radar considering it has exactly 656 views at the time this is being written.
Dru Down seriously needs to get a publicist/manager/guy who will share his new music on "social media."
This song is quality stuff though, with a beat that sounds like it was made 10 years ago (diss or complement? you decide!) and Dru Down rapping like Dru Down. Unfortunately, it seems this is going to be the only new music from him for quite some time, because apparently he is serving a 3 year prison sentence now after just getting out last Spring. That fucking sucks and I hope he gets out asap.
On a lighter note, can we talk about Dru Down's continuously impressive wardrobe? In this video he is rocking a black "street" outfit and a white "pimp" outfit, which includes a white fur kangol hat.
Kangol hats are always funny to me, especially after my friend a while back described to me how cool his garb was at a wedding he was invited to, including a kangol hat that he wore the whole night. The apex of the story was that he got to finger some girl in the passenger seat of his car while driving home; smoking a cigar with his left hand and driving with his knees. Me and my other friend refused to believe his story on the grounds that no man actively wearing a kangol hat has touched a vagina since 1999 and he got pretty upset. When you reach your mid-to-late twenties and are still single all you have left is bragging about your occasional sexual escapades to your friends in a serious relationship and when they take that away, what do you have left? Hmmm??!?!
Life can be very sad and confusing.
What an unlikely trio here: Droop-E, J. Stalin and some woman named Nite Jewel. I have no idea who Nite Jewel is, but according to Complex she is a "lo fi songstress," which sounds pretty hip to me.
It's not every day you encounter a rap video that is a period piece, so I am happy to see this video is set in San Francisco circa 1933. It tells the story of the historical repercussions the United States faced after abolishing the gold standard because of the Great Depression (joke).
Everyone is dressed to the nines in their vintage wardrobe and it is nice to see rappers dressed up nicely even if J. Stalin's outfit is too big for him, especially the hat. All is forgiven because Stalin drops the show-stealing line "I think her name was Malaysia, I met her in Malaysia"
E-40 probably looks the sharpest with his pinstripe suit. Very mature look!
Any lip synching of the lyrics is dropped in favor of everyone just sort of moving around in slow motion and it looks good. Do you think rappers will eventually abandon lip synching altogether in favor of just showing some cool visuals?
This song has a very chill vibe to it and assuming Droop-E produced it, he is continuing to impress by expanding his sound beyond neo-hyphy blappers for his Dad.
Is it OK for anyone besides Dru Down and Samuel L. Jackson to wear Kangol hats?
Where can I buy a "FREE DRU DOWN" tall tee?
Do you wish there were more period piece rap videos?
Does anything in life really matter at all?