In case you have better things to do in your life than read Twitter, and that somehow actually keeps you from reading Twitter, so you missed when I tweeted this—my ballots for Pitchfork’s mid-decade polls. 20 tracks and 20 albums from 2010-2014
Talked about the some of the records I keep in rotation these days, including a new steppers’ classic, a forgotten “for the ladies” record from the mid 90s, my favorite 2014 Nigerian jam, and new Chief Keef.
King Louie’s Tony is a force of nature and one of the strongest projects of his career. The Chicago street rapper marshals the bleak language and imagery of violence to craft a world where brutal realism and mythos collide, where reality bleeds indiscriminately into art, and the extreme is everyday.
Texas rapper BeatKing’s Gangsta Stripper Music 2 is in-your-face, crude, lowbrow rap music. He is, in essence, a Houston punchline rapper making crunk records, but he’s one of the biggest rappers in Texas right now because the sum is so much more than those parts.
Great tape by BeatKing, a good time, put the kids to bed before you listen. then soundproof their rooms.