Thursday, 14 April 2011

Twerk them towels

I guess this barnstorming TV performance of Three 6 Mafia's classic with Lil' Flip when he still looked like a sea lion with 2001-era Triple H facial hair solves the mystery of why you always see black dudes walking around with towels in the summer, because I guess a brother just feels naked without something to twirl around in the air if a DJ Paul & Juicy J produced banger comes on the pub jukebox?

Three 6 Mafia feat. Lil` Flip - Ridin Spinners (Live On 106 & Park, 2003)



I know Sippin' On Some Syrup and Stay Fly are the more popular choices, but I tend to favour Ridin' Spinners as the best Three 6 single of the last decade because John Carpenter OST-sounding-but-still-club-friendly-headbustin' Three 6 Mafia and is the best kind of Three 6 Mafia. Gotta confess that I was totally oblivious to the original version of this with Lil' Wyte and La Chat until last year, though, and it's more evidence that a cracka can't catch a break in the Hypnotize Minds camp.

And speaking of Three 6 Mafia and Lil' Flip songs from Da Unbreakables AND original versions of songs from Da Unbreakables, here's the non-Screwed-but-still-Chopped version of Rainbow Colors which was sadly lacking from the retail album :

Three 6 Mafia ft. Lil' Flip - Rainbow Colors O.G version (2003)



There are some songs which benefit from the extra thump a Screwing gives them - DJ Screw's version of C-Bo's America's Nightmare sounds bombastic where the original was a little too light in the steeltoes, and I sorta prefer the entire Screwed 'N' Chopped version of Cham' & Paul's Get Ya Mind Correct CD to the regular version for the same reasons. The original Rainbow Colors, however, sounds far less sludgy and much more infectious and John Carpenter OST-y in its original un-Screwed incarnation, so feel free to twirl your towels to this one from now on.

7 comments:

brad said...

so does lil' flip have aids then?

scjoha said...

Thanks for that Rainbow Colors. Didn't know about that!

The Great Gats, B said...

That's the rumour, Bradley.

Asher said...

Flip probably was a top 10 rapper around this period.

The Great Gats, B said...

Underground Legend + guest verses on various classic singles + I'm A Baller and Game Over = I totally agree.

Asher said...

Oh, I actually thought he was doing his best work on U Gotta Feel Me, bloated as it is. But by 2005 he was already falling off; I remember how shocked I was that his album/mixtape with Z-Ro wasn't actually any good. Flip's loss as a great rapper is especially sad for me, as I associate his guest spots on songs like 'Like A Pimp,' 'Tear It Up,' 'Riding Spinners,' 'From The South,' and 'Welcome to the South' with some fun adolescence that I never really had but am nostalgic for anyway. He was made for hot summers.

The Great Gats, B said...

Gotta confess that I have a huge soft spot for the I Need Mine $$ singles like I Get Money with Jim Jones, You'z A Trick, and Sorry Lil' Mama with Z-Ro too, as well as around 4 joints from their tape together. Burbans And Lacs was an insult to its namesake by Percy, though.

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