TWO UNDERRATED SINGLES
MySpace put up their underrated singles of 2013 today. I contributed but my choices got AXED because they weren’t on proper albums (to which I countered: IT IS 2013!!). The lovely edit staff offered me another chance but I didn’t have time, however. HERE ARE MY ORIGINAL BLURBS.
Para One f. Irfane, Teki Latex & Cam’ron, “Every Little Thing”
In a year when Cam’ron revealed a softer, gentler, more in-love side of himself (via Vine and Instagram, no less), he foreshadowed his romanticism by hopping on a sex-funk track made by three crooning Parisians. There’s no Juju shout-out, but you can hear her influence, and even Irfane and Teki seem mesmerized by the thought of her visage. Cam sings too, obvs: “I usually tell the girl to blow this…but you that deal for real.” THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SATURN RETURNS, LADIES; KEEP YA HEADS UP.
Tigga Calore, "Beads"
"The bitches throw shade cause they just can’t take": Azealia Banks tweeted the chorus earlier this year to one of her many adversaries, but it went over most peoples’ heads. Tigga Calore has been quietly running New York in low-key stealth mode for years, an underground boss who deserves wider acclaim; this MikeQ-and-Brenmar-produced house banger was essentially her sole release this year, but heavy enough to be bumped for ten straight months. Rooted in ballroom culture and spat with the most-unbothered of tones, "Beads" ("Bitches Everywhere Always Desire Shade") precedes a future when the boroughs will be Calore’s undisputed kingdom; bow down while you still can.
LOL “‘90s Nostalgia Crowd”
Motherfuckers I cut my teeth in the ’90s and I will be the first person to tell you that, other than perhaps Sassy Magazine and certain rap albums/racial consciousness and the women’s march on Washington/certain feminist advances, THAT SHIT FUCKING SUCKED.
Anonymous asked: all right, i wish i could somehow ask Dap this, but here it goes... isn't he a little embarrassed to be dating a fashionista like yourself? i mean, hipster blahblah whateverwhatever, you can deny it all you want, but it's clear that you fit in with the Noisey/Vice/RookieMag/various 90's-nostalgia-bullshitters crowd, and it just seems a little embarrassing. i mean, do you "blog"? and isn't your twitter a little ridiculous? just seems like a cool guy that kinda exists a little above it. maybe not
Haha. This actually amazing and I suppose in theory I should feel offended because… what kind of asshole asks something like this, like are you seriously asking me to justify my existence/TELL YOU, BRAVE ANONYMOUS, WHAT MY BOYFRIEND OF FOUR YEARS SEES IN ME?! But also it is so completely off base about who I am/what I do/where I come from that I read this aloud to Dap just now and we just laughed. Seriously, just Google me.