Thursday, 24 November 2011

Ave a load of this

If the video for PHD's I'm Flippin' tickled your fancy yesterday and you're now hankering for a more contemporary slice of Rotten Apple trifeness with tonz o' gunz, then don your bulletproof baseball cap, grab your L.V duffel bag, hop in your drop-top jeep and configure your Sat Nav to locate Nino Brown by Troy Ave. I only caught wind of Mr. Ave when Blastmaster posted the Jacka-esque 501 Basic Blues with Chase N. Cashe last week, and while Nino Brown is more entertaining as a video than a song and 501 Basic Blues is mildly-spolied by Chase's verse, I can co-sign Dirty Martini without any reservations. Huzzah is a jam and all, but how did a joint over some old Necro beat for Goretex acquire more blog love than this earlier this year? :

Troy Ave ft. Prodigy - Dirty Martini
(From Bricks In My Backpack 2 - Powder To The People mixtape; 2011)


He doesn't step on Troy's toes on his own shit, but Prodigy is a welcome presence for the first time since It's A Body, which is fitting since Dirty Martini sounds like it emerged from the same toxic N.Y sewage pipe as Box Cutters, and I guess it makes some sort of weird sense that if you want the logical continuation of Q.B Dunn-Rap in 2011 then you have to look further afield to Atlanta, Chicago and, in the case of Troy, um, Brooklyn. This isn't the most realistic Rap video you'll ever see, because one imagines Brooklyn's core-clientele of brick buyers nowadays would be the Pitchforkreviewsreviewstumblr dude and a posse of moustachioed white ppl in waxed Barbour jackets, but let's not allow gentrification statistics to ruin a Shangri-La of white gurl, guns, girls with guns, John Carpenter movie soundtrack type sonics and a Main Ingredient sample.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Man I fuck with this song heavy but someone has no idea what "on the rocks" means.

Caleb said...

Check out this song from the first "Bricks In My Backpack" mixtape with the same sample as "What's Going On, Black"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x85pKfgWqo

Richard Tre Mane said...

I like that. The Street Car Named Desire joint on the 2nd BIMB 'tape with that Mila Brown chick on it is good too.

brytburken said...

dirty martini is very dope... and theres something so gangster standing on the corner in ur jordan flipflops...

James said...

Like this but that Nino Brown jawn is great too!

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