Don’t forget tonight to check out ONRA w/ JBZ & Niko Sacks @ Bardot
There’s only three days left for my birthday.
I feel so old.
I’ll be 24 on Saturday. Fuck.
The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Andy Atlanti$ - Descent To Tha Depths
Released this past Friday, Andy Atlanti$ made his latest effort, OSG, available for download via his bandcamp page. OSG is an 8-track long collection of some of his best beats. The album’s epic art depicts Andy Atlanti$ as a king of the sea. OSG, with song titles such as, “Sippin On That H20 (Current Got Me Movin Slow)” and “Cokey White Sand (All In Her Nose)”, is a super chill, fresh, smoke a few to, instrumental tape of hip-hop coming from straight Florida.
“Descent To Tha Depths” is a personal favorite that is reminiscent of a slowed-down MF DOOM. The snare/hi-hat attack and the bass-less bass drum add a subtle, yet enjoyable, rhythm section to the equally subtle horn lines.
|BADU:||How do you choose chicks from backstage?|
|LAMAR:||How do I choose chicks from backstage?|
|BADU:||Yeah, what is the protocol?|
|LAMAR:||I try not to. [laughs] I’m too scared. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m probably the most scared person when it comes to that because I’m so caught up in the act of sex, of something going crazy, going out of my control. I’m too paranoid.|
|BADU:||[laughs] So you just pass?|
|LAMAR:||I’ve got to because I’ve seen a situation where it got totally out of hand, where something seemed so innocent, and now this person has got allegations on them. It spooked me. This was before my career really started, though—before any “Kendrick Lamar.” And that right there? It changed my whole perception about certain things. I’ll always keep that in the back of my head.|
|BADU:||So who is your asshole-checker?|
|LAMAR:||Who is my what?|
|BADU:||Your asshole-checker—the person in your crew or your family who let’s you know if you’re being a asshole.|
|LAMAR:||I have two, actually. [both laugh] But the main one is a friend of mine—a lady friend who has known me since high school. She has always been someone, since day one, who has said something whenever I’m an asshole, or also if I’m doin’ something positive—but more so when I’m out of my element.|
|BADU:||What’s your favorite cereal?|
|LAMAR:||Fruity Pebbles. When people ask for my rider, they think I’m crazy: Fruity Pebbles, baked chicken, bottle of Hennessy, and some Polo socks.|
|BADU:||What do you, as a man, envy about what it means to be a woman?|
|LAMAR:||There’s just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can’t grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante…|
|BADU:||That’s a good perspective. Something I envy that men have is that ability to grow a goatee. I think that’d be really hot on me.|