My favorite Outkast rapper should be your favorite Outkast rapper. Said rapper is dropping his new album on December 11th, I’ve been giving it a thorough listen prior to officially reviewing it. For those of you who can’t wait for the album or my review (guffaw, guffaw), you can check Big Boi on Jimmy Fallon tonight performing a track with Little Dragon (who are featured on 3 tracks on the album). And here’s 3 tracks off Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors for your listening pleasure.
apple of my eye
upbeat track which sounds a little like a volkswagon commercial, indie crooner on the hook, Big Boi’s composition as usual is unique, funny thing is this track sounds more Andre 3000 than classic Big Boi, big band feel
Thom Pettie featuring Little Dragon & Killer Mike
Killer Mike is a must feature on any future Dungeon Family product. The Little Dragon connection was a wonderful suprise, this combination flat out works!
Higher Res featuring Jai Paul & Little Dragon
Speaking of surprises, a Jai Paul feature!!! WTF! Dude is one of the most played artists on Spotify and he’s dropped like two tracks ever! This co-sign proves what we already knew, Big Boi was not given enough credit for his musical prowess in regards to Outkast’s sound.
I know think I’m a fuckload little late on this one but when I came across this gem I had to post it. Little Dragon is one of Sweden’s illest bands right now (and the singer is smoking–she’d be the girl, of course) and Trackademicks is one of the Bay Area’s only most noteworthy producers, having produced tracks for Little Brother, Mistah FAB, J* Davey and Kid Sister; ?uestlove and the Fool’s Gold clique have both given the Alameda-native their nods of approval. Swing over to the very cool website RCRD LBL to download Trackademics’s remix of “After the Rain.”
Little Dragon-”After the Rain”(Trackademics Remix)
Whoa, has Zebra is Food been around for over a year? I guess it has because I remember reviewing the Coachella lineup last year too. We didn’t even get the site a cake, what deadbeats we are. Anyway, this year’s the lineup is on the esoteric tip, as the festival tabs rap’s–all things considered, yet arguable–GOAT to headline. Friday also sports DJ Lance Rock, whom you’d know if you had kids and were sort of hip. Also playing are Little Dragon and Grace Jones. Day two is the most orthodox and formulaic day, with a Brit-pop mainstay Muse headlining, as well as Faith No More (SF represent). Finally, day three is climaxed by the Gorillaz, a group that doesn’t even exist in our flesh-bone-muscle-centric world. Their past bangers have included guest spots from Del the Funky Homosapien, Pharcyde, Dennis Hopper and Dangermouse, so it may be a ridiculous throwdown if they bring out any of their animated allies.
Last year, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Knux were the illest. As usual, I’ll give you the pretentious-as-fuck recommendation: yes the bands that are playing are pretty dope, but when it comes down to it, just being in the usually-desolate desert is pretty sublime*and when the sun sets and mollifies the 107 degree heat, I have never seen prettier weather.
*“Sublime” is a good word. Fuck that shit band for using it.
If you’re going to write a reflective end-of-the-year list there’s this unwritten obligation to “sum” the year up; I suppose the general theme of 2009 would be death; lots of famous people died…anyway, being a self-absorbed leo, I like to think about the things that affected ME. If you want a little trip into the mind of PeD, please click below for my picks for movies, music, fantasy MVPs etc. of the year. On the real though, one thing I’ve learned when blogging, is that you need to really stick to things that you actually fux with. These are some of my personal favorites…