Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Hip Hop Curiosity



Zissou listens to Cannibal Ox


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18 comments:

nilpferd said...

That's a very thought provoking curiosity, Mnemonic, thanks. I particularly like Roots Manuva, his lyrics and delivery are perfectly suited.

steenbeck said...

Shoot, the playlist is hiding behind the next post, I can't get to it to listen...

Mnemonic said...

It's showing up as underneath the picture on my page. I checked that they would all play after posting it. Have you tried refreshing your page?

steenbeck said...

Oh, it works if I click on the post as a separate entity. On my way out the door, but looking forward to listening. Love outkast and Jurassic 5, but the Cannibal ox is new to me. I youTubed some today...very intriguing.

Anonymous said...

what is zissou sitting in?

blimp

Shoegazer said...

Loved them all, except for Outkast. Felt that Outkast ruined a perfectly good track by opening his stupid mouth, & those 2 slappers before him had nothing of interest to say either. When you can hear that in any bar around here on a Friday night, it's too close to home to be of any novelty value I suppose.

Cute cat.

Mnemonic said...

Blimp, Zissou is sitting in my shopping bag. Have you ever known a cat that wouldn't jump into any box, bag, briefcase etc., especially when you are trying to use it?

By the way, every time I try to open the home page of the blog, Explorer crashes; I can only open from links in the e-mails. Is anyone else having this problem?

nilpferd said...

That happened to me this morning (crashing, not being able to post) but cleared up soon enough.

Blimpy said...

@mnemonic - you are absolutely right! it can even be something as simple as the next page of the newspaper that you are about to read. How do the little buggers know?!!!

saneshane said...

“But we made ours with a special rabbit ear on the top so we could pipe in some music”

Zissou is such a great name…

Anyway …strong finish to this collection Roots Manuva is a particular favourite. I like songs about the darkness of ones mind, cheese on toast and bitter (as the critics pointed out a lot) It is not guns and bitches.
He does have a great flow.. love him to bits.
EL-P is my kind of geezer too, some very dark beats bringing out the words of the def jux lot and interestingly holding up (if you like that kind of thing) as instrumental albums in their own right …Oxtumentals is just EL-Ps beats used on a Canibal Ox album.
Would be interested to know Nilpfs opinion on EL-Ps ‘High Water’ If you know it.. guessing it’s not a high point on the C.V of any one involved.

Coffee by Aesop Rock (more def jux) features the Mountain Goats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrsj653088E
can this get any anti rap heads watching and listening..
it’s funny and a great track.. heads must nod along or the zombies will get ya.

And Buck 65.. love loads by him.. wicked and weird kicks in just after roadrunner on my driving cd..

ummm.. Backpack rap it is then!

steenbeck said...

Wow, Shoegazer, I couldn't disagree more about Outkast. We were just saying round here that when Andre 3000 opens his (stupid?) mouth, everything around him pales in comparison. The sound of his voice, his diction, his style, the humor that shines through--everything--just floors me every time I hear him. I feel that way bout Big Boi, too, though I think he's slightly less vivid. Just as dexterous, though, for sure.

Shoey said...

@Steenbeck
May have rushed to judgement on the basis of one track, but, as you can tell, really did not like the vocal on this one.
Will listen to some more before outcasting Outkast, any suggestions?

nilpferd said...

cheers saneshane, I tried the clips of High Water on Lastfm, not really able to get an impression from the 30 sec. clips but the track Intrigue in the house of India was interesting. Perhaps a little on the dischordant side in general for my tastes.
While there I came across Erik Truffaz' Saloua, which has two of my favourite jazz/hip-hop tracks of recent times, Big Wheel and Yabous..
http://www.lastfm.de/music/Erik+Truffaz/Saloua

steenbeck said...

Shoegazer, Yes! Many many suggestions. Maybe after the weekend I'll 'Spill some. In the meantime, I think these tracks, which all have characteristically good videos as well, are wonderful and, myopically, I can't imagine not liking them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Vy8PywZTM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPOCRRJw4gs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5UJjQt3bkM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjNLQeohXew&feature=related

Shoey said...

Thanks Steen. I'll try to keep my stupid mouth close until I've done my homework.

saneshane said...

el-p -intrigue in the house of india
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mac0NoUT_5g
is one of the better tracks...but you know the difference between effortless and not putting the effort in.. 'blue water' kind of feels like the latter to me..someone has kindly posted each track of 'Oxtrumentals' to contrast.

I know Erik Truffaz from Ed Harcourt he was the making of the 'Baby' track on La Blogothèque take away shows..I think..

Just listening to 'Yabous'
liking that.. 'Big Wheel' can't get massive attack out of my head yet.. will give it some more attention.

nilpferd said...

well put, shane, I'd also say High Water is on the relaxing side of effortless..
Oxtrumentals much better.. just listening to Pigeon Instrumental..nice deep sound.

ejaydee said...

That's a great curiosity, I especially enjoyed Roots Manuva and Spleen.