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.


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.