Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Tokyo Trawler Recommendation #9 (24/02/10)

Artist: Jurassic 5
What's Golden
Record: Power in Numbers (2002)

A frowny-faced, head boppin' street strutter

Not your average rap tune. Like it or not, this is one thing we can all be certain of when considering this song. "We take it back to the days of 'Yes y'all in'", suggest Jurassic 5 here, and whilst not pretending to know exactly what that means; if in those days rappers used fixed loops*, pleasantly sparse* production and big, truly bop-inducing* beats, then I have to agree. Lyrically, J5 are keen to distance themselves from 'gangster' rap culture, stressing* the importance of the skills of writing and delivery*. With such academic principles*, and not an 'f-word' in sight, one might consider this essential music study material.

The Tokyo Trawler’s message to the people: For beginners and veterans alike, no harm'll be done by letting J5 be your rap professors.

To download or not to download??
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: loop (music), sparse, to induce, to stress, (verbal) delivery, principle (noun)

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