the land of the lost episode
so i had the honor of listening to the new j*davey/the fader mixtape
here's a *quick* run down, in no particular order.
lalaland - if you were lucky enough to be at their 1st nyc show (rare form!) then you caught phonte, from little brother, jumpin' on stage to go verse for verse with miss jack to a MONSTROUS beat. well that beat has been transformed into lalaland. a homage to los angeles with a verse from the lessondary/loosie emcee elucid.
lil big head - this was done last year, in philly @ larry gold. we roll up to philly after the first dc show w/ questlove and quest laid the drums. we ate tons of cheesesteaks. there's some rant about feathers and a cool kid(s) .. i ain't gonna say shit else.
red light - y'all have probably heard this one already .. it was on the controversial jdilla tribute 'jay loves japan'.
you are - this one has been floating around for a lil bit .. it's a slow sultry tune produced by toronto's marco polo.
sLAyers - posse cut with pacific division, diz gibran & bleu collar. i been praising these cats for a bit .. i hope folk take notice after this.
the valley of love. - this is one of my favorites, but i'm biased. it's produced by trackademicks and has his damn near patented tom tom swing.
just because - phonte is fuckin' hilarious. y'all have probably heard this on the j*davey myspace page. i can't get enough of it .. phonte is fuckin' HILARIOUS.
mr. mister (cock out remix) - remixed by mr d'leau and gb (of poly). yet another take on mr mister.
dancehall - i heard the original to this awhiiiiiiile ago. but about a year or so ago we were in norway , on the same bill as kardinal offishall & dwele. contact info was exchanged and now we have this. some of y'all may remember the skeleton version of dancehall from miss jack's short lived myspace page.
slooow - if i'm not mistakened brook and me were being lazy that day. had just gotten out of bed in the early afternoon .. it was shortly after we came back from europe. bri showed up at the house with this new track laid out and, still in our pjs, we lost it. it is the mixtape's standout track.
hi's & lo's - produced by mr d'leau and georgia anne muldrow and featuring nicki of bleu collar. this is another one of my favorites. sloppy, playful and full of what miss jack calls "electro-cowabunga dude surf music" it's some new school cali shit.
thick interlude - don't kill me, bri .. but i wanted to do aerobics to this. dope regardless.
venus 2 mars - the nola darlin theory, produced by khari farrari of nouveau riche. go to the nola darlin page and check it out.
finer things - this was one of the additions to the myspace page about a month or so ago. it was on snoop's boss'n up movie. i love this damn song.
oh and there's also a live version of no more on this mixtape.
overall, it's breezy as hell .. made me miss the days in la.
*photo by the cobrasnake
** cover design by graham haynes