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Music Monday: Old Seattle rappers make weird, funny threats, don't care if you're impressed
Posted by Andrew Matson
Scanning through Seattle producer RC Tha Trackaholiq's new album "Full Circle," I'm noticing my favorite songs are by old guys. And by old, I mean "people who were rapping when I was born" (1982).
Sometimes it's annoying to hear all these young, no-perspective rappers laughing at their own jokes, patting themselves on the back for lyrics that really aren't that clever. Sometimes I just want to hear old guys who aren't trying to impress anyone kick some solid raps.
Here, area elders Wojack and Silver Shadow D pokerfacedly dispense hard truths, free advice, and goofball jokes. "In The City" is a neo-Shaft groove, "The Blastoff" is throwback electro; both tracks are produced by RC Tha Trackaholiq.
"In the City" by Wojack and RC Tha Trackaholiq
"I'm praying your milk curdles"
"I hope a dinosaur really steps on you"
"The Blastoff" by Silver Shadow D and RC Tha Trackaholiq
"I'll rip your mask off/ Blast off to outer space with your face/ Then I mace Jack and the Bean Stalk"
"Like Mr. Coffee, I stay hard on the grind"
Toward the end of the song, Silver Shadow D suggests the listener focus his/her chi and meditate.
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