2002ronnie asked: what is your problem with killer mike's new music? you don't seem enthusiastic at all about r.a.p. music and run the jewels.
I definitely don’t have a problem with Killer Mike’s new music but you’re right to say that I’m not especially enthusiastic about it. I mean his linking with El-P has clearly been a great move for both of them. It’s given a boost to their careers in a way that is rare for any rappers in their age bracket and they both seem to love the work they’ve been doing together. I’m genuinely happy for them as human beings - they are talented artists and probably good people and unquestionably positive forces in hip-hop, they deserve to be successful and content - and the music is very good too!
laviiish asked: casino left out of move that dope video, his second snub after karate chop. is future not his brother's keeper?
I met Future at a listening session a few weeks ago and asked him about this. It turns out Casino wasn’t supposed to be on either of these records initially but he went rogue and snuck his vocals onto Future’s Pro Tools sessions. Future then found the verses when it was time to send them out to be mastered and decided to leave them on the street versions as a way to boost his brother’s profile. He assured me that Casino’s “Move That Dope” verse will appear on the album.
I like Casino. “All I do is sell dreams” is one of the realest and truest things any rapper has said in a long time. I could easily see him surprising people and growing into the Waka to Future’s Gucci.
ct5holy asked: true or false? 1) zaytoven is doing interesting and weird things with the some of the beats he's giving migos, namely 'versace' and 'peek a boo', including using sounds and techniques that would not be out of place on early-to-mid 90s electronic albums | 2) migos are the only guys that can rap over those kinds of beats | 3) migos' contribution to these songs could be thought of as more percussive than communicative when it comes to the actual words they use
a) False. Zaytoven is very talented but he has basically just been making minor variations on the same beat for yearsnow. I guess the Migos shit is a little tighter and a little faster. That’s interesting but it’s not weird.
Man I didn’t even know that David Paul had this collection of David “Funken” Klein columns up on The Bomb site. This is some real history here. Reading these words, I can remember his voice. He was one of the realest for real. Behind A LOT of the beginnings of the best that happened ever in hip-hop. Did it from a wheelchair while battling cancer too. We should all try to live as fully and as real and Funkenklein did. He passed away in 1995 and was a major loss to this entire culture… Anyway, reading these has me tripping. I’ma read em all tonight for sure. Re-educate myself.