Saturday, September 7, 2013

King Cozmic's Ethereal Playground: Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire - "Butt Naked Baby Cupid" (Universal?)

Following June's fairly long-awaited return to form and more or less, an artistic re-birth, Kismet, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire randomly unveiled 2 new tracks late Wednesday-Thursday night; "Butt Naked Baby Cupid" and "A Sun's Calypso" are supposedly from eXquire's forthcoming project, King Cozmic's Ethereal Playground. So far, it sounds like his mixtape'll be a stylistic hybrid of Mr. MFN eXquire's new-found Psych-Rap sound and those 90's Hardcore reminiscent rhymes... almost effortlessly rocking over a beat swiped from Brainfeeder Jazzman Thundercat and frequent collaborator, Bowery Beats. Accented by a brief buttery-smooth Thundercat intro, eXquire ferociously raps, "I suck at love songs, but still write some / Just last night we Skyped all night long / Took a screenshot of your dummy-ass smile / Set it as my wallpaper... in love. I'm in denial. Lost in your Ora. We got it figured out. But nigga, baby cupid hit me with an arrow!"

It wouldn't be too far off to say that Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire kinda sounds like a disjointed mix between Biggie & ODB, equal parts lyrical genius and deeply tortured soul. While little else is known about King Cozmic's Ethereal Playground, it should see a wide release within the next few months (before 2014, for sure). I guess it's worth noting that when okayplayer Tweeted, "Two new joints from @MRMFNeXquire, The @Thundercat-produced "Butt Naked Baby Cupid" + "A Sun's Calypso," Thundercat quickly replied, "I did not produce that;" and needless to say, the incorrect Tweet and companion blog post were immediately fixed. Final note: can we just take a minute to acknowledge the 2 extremely Lo-Fi/awesome ghetto fabulous "cover images" that eXquire uploaded to Soundcloud!? He's basically squatting down in front of a tree and TOTALLY MySpace posing, reflected in some sort of mirror (flash and all) ha.

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