Friday, February 1, 2013

New York State of Mind: Action Bronson - "Strictly 4 The Jeeps"/Kool A.D. - "Eroika" (Twitter Art)

If you don't know who up-and-coming New York rappers, Action Bronson and Kool A.D. are by now, you're not a true Hip-Hop fan. No need for introductions @ this point. Figured I'd just bite the bullet and do a combo Bronson/Kool A.D. post, for all intensive purposes... "Strictly 4 The Jeeps" is built around 2 hard-hitting samples: Biggie's "Juicy" (Juicy Fruit) and EPMD's LL Cool J-featuring "Rampage," which in turn samples Lowell Fulson - "Tramp" (1967). Harry Fraud linked up with Bronson to craft a few loosies in the past, but they're gearing up to release a full-length [mixtape] sometime during 2013, Saab Stories. Action Bronson manages to successfully flip EPMD & LL Cool J's terribly cheese-tastic early 90's hit, into a certified BANGER that'll indeed knock the shit outta any trunk, boots, CD player, etc. Fraud lifted Lowell Fulson's Funky Blues-Rock guitar lick and EPMD's "slow down, baby" hook. Lyrical example: "I'm a hero in my home town, baby. Stop talking, just go down, baby. Shit on my chest, shoot colors like a Care Bear... Pearl white like what you sniffin' in your sinus? The finest vaginas demolished by my dick."

Kool A.D.'s first post-Das Racist track, "Eroika," on the other hand, leans a little closer to SWAGGER jackin' than a simple homage. He recorded 51 across the Bay Area, CA and largely draws from Lil B's whole "Ellen DeGeneres" phase (2010-11). But I know for a fact that Victor Vasquez is a die-hard Pop Culture fiend, who's overall style is kinda influenced by Pop Art [Warhol]; Almost seamlessly blending common-place items and re-shaping them into a brand new artform. Kool A.D.'s rapping in front of a giant green screen, broadcasting a wide variety of images including: Justin Bieber, Garfield, Madonna & Britney kissing, "making a lotta art like Keith Haring," and other abstract found footage. Kool A.D. is gonna release a 38-track double album, 19-63 complied from 51's left-over out-takes next Thursday, Feb. 7th. It's tracklist includes 2 previously released joints, "Exotische Kunst" (New Gold Flow) and "Attitude" with Cult Days; Kool A.D. roped in hard-hitting verses from his rapping-producer friends: Amaze 88, Bill Ding, Spank Rock, Lakutis, Mike Finito, Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Meyhem Lauren, Pictureplane, Kassa Overall, Ne$$ (Weekend Money), a previously unreleased Ad-Rock/Das Racist beat, and much more.

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