I’m tryin’ real hard to keep up with Lil’ B’s constant mixtape output, but that dude doesn’t make it easy. I’ve barely scratched the surface of The Silent President and Black Flame from just a couple months ago, and he’s already put out BasedGod Velli AND Gold House since then, and he just put out a video the other day for a song that will be on White Flame, which he says is just around the corner. That dude just doesn’t let up.
But I still make an effort to keep reasonably caught up with the stuff he’s been putting out, and this one song from Gold House I was listening to today caught my ear because it heavily references this one really weird Geto Boys song from over 20 years ago.
Lil’ B – All I Have
Geto Boys – Balls and My Word
Maybe that song’s not that weird to anybody else, but for some reason it feels real weird to me. I mean it definitely was weird back then for some dudes in Houston to be trying to make rap music, that shit was pretty unheard of at that time. And it’s weird how there’s no rapping on it all too. Maybe that’s not as uncommon as I think it is, and maybe the fact that it gives me some flashbacks to learning about this in music school makes my brain feel strange about it.
Steve Reich – It’s Gonna Rain
I feel like those 3 videos in a row are like some kind of weird rap haiku or something, at the end of it your brain is just kinda empty and you have to just start thinking about something else. Man this post turned out weird.