Ok everybody I’ve just got to clear out some of these tabs that I’ve been accumulating in my browser by posting them here.
First, check out this video from this girl who made a song in Atlanta, my brother’s girlfriend is in the video, and she did a release party for it at The Graveyard, a popular joint in the East Atlanta Village. I think that’s kind of goofy though seeing as the video itself was shot at the Eastside Lounge which is around the corner from there. You know what really grinds my gears, all these folks who make one track and then go into full-on publicity mode, Exhibit A:
Personally I think it’s crap with almost no redeeming qualities whatsoever, save the b-boys. The bearded white dude at the beginning is Heroes + Villains aka DJ Megan Foxxx aka Daniel. He got picked up by Diplo's Mad Decent label on the strength of some dubstep remixes of Brick Squad (Gucci, Waka) songs he did that became emblematic of the “trapstep” mini-genre. I hope he didn't have anything to do with the music found here.
While this is bad, it’s not the worst song ever, really. Check the link for a 20 minute long pastiche of the most hated elements of music based on survey results. Think polka, kids voices, holiday themes and corporate shout outs, probably sounds even better on acid, which is to say that it’s actually pretty cool. I feel a bit richer for having heard it and I have my friend Bridget, of Bridget and the Puppycats fame, to thank for it. Listen to tracks from her EP on her bandcamp if you’re into acoustic indie-folk sounds..
Finally, this song is kind of old by now, but I just stumbled across it today. It looks like Rick Ross is trying to go mogul with his Maybach Music Group. Maybe DJ Khaled has something behind this too, it wouldn’t surprise me at all. This track stars Meek Mill, which is a pretty awful name. I guess a lot of guys have gotten away with being Lil’ this or that, but meek just reeks.