Sunday, February 19, 2012

Action Bronson & Riff Raff "Bird on A Wire" (SIMON REX!)


It has been a while since I have posted any music / videos, simply because you are all probably keeping up with this stuff as quickly/quicker than I am. HOWEVER. This is just too too good not to post.


Okay so first thing's first, RiFF RaFF SODMG. If you are not already familiar, please slide on down the rabbit hole that is his youtube presence. This guy first graced our boobtubes as a contestant on "From Gs To Gents," and has since gone on to launch a semi successful online rap career (*side eye*). But let's talk about his tattoos. He has the NBA logo, World Star Hip Hop logo, MTV logo, BET logo, Bart Simpson, and more... tattooed on his body. He also wears a pumpkin/jack-o-lantern chain.

As far as his raps go... he's not great. He doesn't really have a great sense of rhythm, and he definitely gets his funnies in, but it does all seem kind of gimmicky all together. AND YET I still really really love him, because I think that his whole persona / look / raps / career / tattoos / image are a very well thought out and brilliantly executed joke – RiFF RaFF gets the last laugh!

Action Bronson on the other hand is a great rapper. His voice sounds a lot like Ghostface, he has great videos (see "Shiraz" and "Brunch"), sweet beats ("Shiraz" over "The Shadow of Your Smile" on organ is jazzy fabulous), and he's just a good ole New York kid from Queens.

This is a sweet song, and a sweet vid. Action looks like a walrus with two XL Js hanging out of his bearded mouth, RiFF RaFF's hair is on point, "Tailor me a leather suit on some Jodeci shit" is obviously A+, Alchemist makes an appearance OH YEAH AND THERE IS SIMON REX AKA DIRT NASTY, SO. Dirt Nasty released a record through Myspace Music (o_O) in 2007, and according to his wiki page, "is credited as the impetus behind Mickey Avalon's personal rediscovery of, and subsequent success in, hip hop," which is one the least awesome claims to fame I have ever heard of. 


But that's enough of my yammering, watch the video, watch their other videos, and let me know what you think.


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