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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.

The Radi, Radi-o. oh. T-T-Totally Sucks Dude. Drop it.

The Radi, Radi-o. oh. T-T-Totally Sucks Dude. Drop it.

So a few days back, Shannon answered a question that had kinda been on my mind during the last few weeks of spring quarter:

“What are they saying in that song!?”

Explosion as R&R devil horns

For those of you who don’t know, its “T T Totally Dude!”.
If you didn’t understand that, then chances are, you probably already know the hook—as well as the rest of the song by heart.

The explosion-as-devilhorns-sign and the very end made me get spit all over my aging Powerbook G4 (ooh shiny Macbook Pros). Then yesterday, Shannon told me about the newest song from the 1 2-Hit Wonder, Shop Boyz:

Bill & Ted + Totally Dude + lolcat =

Damn. Just had to rub it in huh? And you want us to pay you for this stuff music industry?! I don’t wanna sound all old-fogey-ish… music in general has never been better imo, but radio is a cesspool. With stuff like pandora, last.fm, and the hype machine, I won’t look back when the current business model collapses, despite the RIAA’s last gasps.

Anyway, sorry for the crap. I’ve been real bitter as of late at myself and my world in general, for having shit like this, “Pop Lock & Drop It” & “ella, ella, ey! ey! ey!” stuck in my head more than 1/2 the time I’m awake.

Here’s some real music:

John Mayer – Kid A (Radiohead Cover)

Though I was definitely part of the right college radio generation, I never got into the whole John Mayer (or SD’s response, Jason Mraz) thing. But Radiohead was “my band” back in the days of the FHP (FumeHood Posse)—which, btw, is way better than OBG (no comment)—and continued to be my “college band” throughout my UCSD days. Long story short: Kid A is my favoritist song ever (LIVE!!!), and Mayer does a nice acoustic of it.

I also picked up this gem from the del.icio.us mp3 page.

We Got Our Own Thing – J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E.
(via: The White Noise Revisited)

This one’s for Clockw0rk. Funky-house beats that you love, with the old-school rap rhymes that no one can deny… don’t sleep on that via: link though, as I go through it with Peel, I find a lotta gems (YA mp3 blog I gotta check up on).

PS: I’ve been listening to a lot of “The Eraser” recently… shoulda got it last Summer back in Switzerland. And Random Google Researchâ„¢ for the post: Remember this? I vaguely, vaguely do, but the game and cartoon are remembered more readily… Thanks Nintendo Power!

K Qt

Isn’t my new favicon so cuuuuute? Aww… babble!

As you can see… I’m getting there again.

I’ve been playing a lot of marvel again… that game just never gets old. 6 years and still strong! I’m currently trying to learn Sent/Storm/CapCom (yeah… I finally went to the darkside and dropped doom for capcom). I can’t fastfly for shit anymore!

Other than that… I’ve just been kickin it with Lyon, drinking New Castle, and trying to stay up with my routines.


Oh, here’s my new favorite song as of today: Dream Island Obsessional Park A kinda techno japanese adhan… or something. I wonder if it uses elements from traditional Japanese music forms…if so… it seems that’s what has caught my interest as of late.

Its from the Paranoia Agent anime… which is quite interesting in its own right, from what I’ve seen!