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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Silky Johnson Takes "Advantage" of Lana del Rey
Full disclosure: This is like a "Dream Post" for us here @ The Witzard, as it includes 3 of my absolute favourite things... Indie Hip-Hop, voluptuous women [redheads], and cutting-edge sample sources. I really hope that all of my fellow Hip-Hop heads and crate-diggers, and of course our array of female fans thoroughly enjoy this assortment of tracks, too. The blending of Lana del Rey's sampled vocal riffs and go-to Hip-Hop stylings makes more sense than you might think... since Lana del Rey is in fact, a self-proclaimed Hip-Hop aficionado: "You're so fresh to death & sick as ca-cancer. You were sorta Punk Rock, I grew up on Hip-Hop." I must admit that I'm really looking forward to seeing/hearing what this seductive songstress has in store next for the music industry!
For starters, it should be noted that up-and-coming producer "Silky Johnson" is in fact named after Dave Chappelle's infamous character of the same name, who appeared @ The Player Haters Ball 2002-03. "Personal Info" specs. on the up-and-coming beatsmith are pretty scarce, but if Silky Johnson's anything like his red suit-wearing counterpart... he's a classy bitch-slapping, player-bashing pimp daddy. While the bulk of HATER OF THE YEAR is comprised of [FRESH] airy, beat-driven bangers, there are a few re-hashed cuts contained within. Johnson's past collaborators include the likes of: Shady Blaze, Main Attrakionz (Green Ova), Brandon McCartney, Western Tink, Mondre M.A.N. and ZachG. The complete tape is comparable to Clams Casino's aptly-titled "Instrumentals," while "Chasin' Paper," "Fuck the Money," and "Felicity" are early stand-out tracks.