Monday, 4 October 2010
Martin & $hort part 2
Am I really gonna have to Paypal Bol $20 to make another "Pimp C was a degenerate" post to force an angry "I KNOW KRS ONE AND DE LA SOUL!!!" response out of Bun B again (sooo wish the old XXL blog archives were still online) just so I can slide in and casually ask him why UGK and their then Jive label mate Too $hort both recorded near-identical songs called Fuck My Car mere months apart ($hort's came first in may, UGK then released theirs in july) back in 1996? It seems a drastic measure to take but, yo, we're mad gully like that here at The Martorialist and we need answers already, damnit.
Too $hort ft. MC Breed - Fuck My Car
$hort's Getiin' It isn't a particularly good album (how could 2 $hort & Parliament collaborations be so humdrum?) and it has a helluva lot to answer for since it was rap's first world-weary retirement album, but I've got no compunctions about the £3.99 I spent on the tape of it from Tempest Records in Birmingham in 1999 because I just look at it as a great cassette single I had to wittle down to Fuck My Car and $hort's I Used To Love H.E.R rip-off Take My Bitch, where he equates handing over the rap game to da kidz with a pimp giving away his oldest whore who's now tore-up but still comfortable like an old pair of slippers. Classy.
Too $hort - Take My Bitch