This track called “Dirt” by Tobacco from his 2008 album Fucked Up Friends, has been on repeat throughout my entire weekend – I’ve yet to stop bouncing. The first time I heard this deliciously gritty beat was a snippet from Prada‘s SS12 women’s ad campaign video (see below), who’s playlist was most likely coordinated by the brilliant Frederic Sanchez (he produces all of Prada’s runway soundtracks along with several other labels). Thanks to Korey Lartigue (@korewhore) and his phenomenal runway music blog, which had the playlist outlined, I managed to find the full-length song. The head-bouncing hip-hop beat combined with electronic synthesizers feels retro and modern both at once. I’ll turn off the repeat function when I feel like it. Also, Aesop Rock is featured on the track. Enjoy.
Round #3! Welcome to the third installment of MISDEMEANOR MONDAY. The news of Missy’s official return made us all a tad giddy (if it didn’t/hasn’t yet, please seek some professional help), but things were turned up a notch when Busta Ryhmes released the remix to his deliciously hard track, “Why Stop Now“, featuring none other than the Misdemeanor (Weezy and CBreezy, too). Busta’s first up to spit (and slays), to which he then introduces Missy: ” Hey, lemme re-introduce y’all to my beautiful twin… omg… MISSY!” – amazing. Needless to say she KILLS her verse, and let’s us know during her opening when she says “Now watch how I kill this remix”. So, yeah, she’s baaa-aaack.
Pardon the late post! Longest day… of my life. I leave next week, so my plate is full of things to get done prior. Anyways, I digress; it’s Monday aka #MISDEMEANORMONDAY,#2! If you failed to read the first installment, I’ll be dedicating a post to Missy Elliot every Monday until her highly-anticipated 7th studio album, Block Party, drops in the spring/summer. As the Grammy Awards were last night, it’s only fitting that we relish in Missy’s 5 Grammy Award-winning tracks, including the following:
2002, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals: “Lady Marmalade” (Producer)
2002, Best Rap Solo Performance: “Get Ur Freak On“
2003, Best Female Rap Solo Performance: “Scream a.k.a. Itchin”
What a night; heavy lip-syncing (I don’t blame her), superstar backup dancers (Nicki + M.I.A.), custom Givenchy x3 (the heart strings were tugged, and damaged), and a sequined homage to André Leon Talley (C-Lo). The Madonna Bowl was pretty spectacular; so spectacular that it managed to crash the Twitter app on my Blackberry – not surprised:
Madonna's performance during the Super Bowl's halftime show saw an average of 8,000 Tweets per second for five minutes.
Cray. I’d add a sister “cray” to that, had the Misdemeanor been performing alongside the Material Girl. Yes, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott – you remember her, right? Would’ve made total marketing sense too, since A. She and Madonna do make a hell of a team (see past GAP commercial below) and B. her 7th studio album, entitled Block Party and produced primarily by Timbaland, is apparently set to release this spring (or summer). Surprisingly, I hadn’t heard a a whisper about it until I randomly Wikipedia’d her after listening to a slew of throwback tracks, including Supa Dupa Fly (below), Beep Me 911, and Sock It 2 Me. Fuck, she’s such a boss and I’ve been listening to/watching her since she made a garbage bag look “supa dupa fly” in ’97, which is why I’m starting Misdemeanor Mondays on LEBIGT BLOG. I’ll be posting something Missy related (mostly songs/videos) every Monday until the day Block Party drops. Missy, hurry back to the forefront and don’t forget the PVC.