Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MF Grimm: The Hunt For The Gingerbread Man

If you haven't heard of MF Grimm yet I wouldn't be surprised. Percy Carey aka MF Grimm started of his career on Sesame Street of all places. In 1994 Grimm survived his 2nd murder attempt. Shot seven times Grimm was blinded, deafened and paralyzed. He later recovered his vision and and hearing but remains confined to a wheelchair. Grimm is also known for being a comic book and graphic novel writer. Oh and it's been rumored that he wrote most of Dr. Dre's "Chronic" album. His cd "The Hunt For The Gingerbread Man" doesn't have the best beats, lyrics or storytelling I've heard. As far as best concept album I've heard? Definitely. How can you go wrong when the whole album focuses on a fugitive Gingerbread Man with stories about his gingerbread mansion and carousel in a metaphorical world of Candy Land. By far the best song on the album is "My house". A song about the Gingerbread Man aka Gingy who meets a girl named Gretel (Hansel's sister). At this point Gingy is scared to tell Gretel that he slings candy so he alters his story by saying that he trades it on wall street. "Couldn't tell the truth, had to think quick, I don't work on wall street, I move it by the brick." Gingy then goes on trying to convince Gretel to come back to his house with lines like, "Your perfume, smells like caramel, come to my house, you could ride my carousel". They then proceed to Gingy's house in his chocolate interior, 600 Gingerbread Benz. Back at the house Gingy then gets Gretel drunk off butterscotch, they bust out the whip cream and the rest is history. Insane song and an entertaining cd. Def check it out.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Plan B: Missing Links

It's been a while since I've been on here... I feel like I always say that. Anyways. I discovered Plan B a few years ago and the kid def has talent. Plan B hails out of East London and has a refreshing spin on rap. If your a rap fan and a Radiohead fan you'll definitely enjoy this song as Plan B samples Radiohead's "Pyramid Song".