Saturday, 9 April 2011
Re : Lil B's video of the g's worth of Xbox 360 games he's bought
I sorta take back what I said about Jacka's debut now because B jamming it in the background of this video made me realise that I've totally slept on Million Miles due to those tinpot drums in the intro which've always caused me skip it when it's an even better archetype of Jacka's default sound of the future than Die Young is, albeit one that's not quite as good as that cut.
Anyway, I finally checked out the Jacka & 12 Gauge Shotie The Price Of Money album recently and I was wondering what the consensus on it is because it bypassed the forums/blogs I read back when it dropped in 2009, and even Thomas hasn't made any sort of reference to it, and he's to Jacka what David is to Gucci or what Bol is to the Gin Blossoms. 12 Gauge Shotie's claim that "you don't gotta skip a song, boy, all this shit slap" on Dope wouldn't stand up under scrutiny in a court of law, but there's a handful of jams on here which have got me sharpenin' my tooters so I can pardon the snoozers.
The Jacka & 12 Gauge Shotie - Dope (2009)
Jacka and this 12 Gauge fella comparing their white Air Force 1s to bricks of snarf and how they have 21 rounds as well as 21 styles over a modern interpretation of 6 'N The Mornin' with trancey oscillating plink-plonks between the sharp-elbowed synth-stabs derived from the Ice-T classic on Dope here is a particularly effective concoction and I'll take this over the rapping-over-the-instrumental-of-The Smurf by Tyrone Brunson-alongside-Lee Majors-stylings of the Gobots albums as far as Jacka's excursions back to the old skool go. Leave the straight-up beatjacks of mid 80s rap to the more animated youngsters like NhT Boyz and DB Tha General, Shaheed.