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Stuck In My Head: “Guv’nor”

JJ Doom – Guv’nor

Watch the Regular Show: “Ello Gov’nor” [Part 1] [Part 2]

With all The Regular Show samples strewn about this beat, It almost seems like this was commissioned by Cartoon Network (wouldn’t be the first time for the Villain). As the first real track on DOOM’s new collab album, “JJ DOOM”, it doesn’t stray too far off his well-worn path as an idiosyncratic MC with an ear for beats. But though formulaic, Dumile’s ingenuitive rhymes still cut sharp:

Catch a throatful/From the fire vocal/Ash and molten glass like/Eyjafjallajökull
The Volcano out of Iceland/Go conquer and destroy the rap world like the white men

Along with the MC’s good showing, Jneiro Jarel’s production stands strong. With beats reminiscent of early MF & Viktor Vaughn cuts, cut alongside the spacey synths found in contemporary spacerap tracks. I’ve always liked the electronic influence that has shaped rap production from the UK; it’s definitely a bit grimier than the Electro sound that’s gotten popular on this side of the pond.

The video itself is pretty dope too, and again, very DOOM: simple, but with interestingly different expectations. Worth a watch, if only to get a good glimpse of the Villain’s profile near the end of it.

Stuck In My Head: Swimming Pools (Drank)

Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

Rock the Bells was pretty dope. Even though I didn’t get to see Bone Thugs play E.1999 in it’s entirety. ( ´,_ゝ`)

Nonetheless, I got to see Kendrick Lamar once again, and he performed his latest track,
Though I’ve had it spinning in Spotify a while back, seeing it live has got it all in my head again.

Ironically, I haven’t drank more than a beer in one sitting for awhile now. This song makes me wanna go ‘livet up though!