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269: “Do That There” by Lyrics Born

Hello, I am the body that contains the voice that belies its container.Lyrics Born is a rapper with a high white-dude affinity quotient. He not only enunciates, but he’s got absurd lyrics that a worry-free cracker can really appreciate. For instance, he makes a reference to Bananarama, Atlantis, Santana, and a spatula within a 12 second span on this track.

So, for some rap artistry that won’t tax your (honkey) conscience, check out “Do That There” from Later That Day… (2003) or the Young Einstein Remix, from Same !@#$ Different Day (2005).

Enjoy.

Song: Do That There
Artist: Lyrics Born
Album: Later That Day…
Label: Quannum Projects
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify
Watch: YouTube

Song: Do That There  (Young Einstein Hoo-Hoo Mix)
Artist: Lyrics Born
Album: Same !@#$ Different Day
Label: Quannum Projects
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify
Watch: YouTube

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173: “Funky Black Man” by Earnest Jackson, “Funky DJ” by Fried Chicken

They dipped this picture in Easter Egg dye. Funky Black Man style.I first heard samples of both these songs before I heard the songs themselves (See live DJ Shadow / Cut Chemist collaboration, Brain Freeze (1999)).  I state this as evidence that sampling a song is a great way of preserving it.  See pasteurization, freehand sketches.

The original is “Funky Black Man” by Earnest Jackson (1974), and the “remake” is “Funky DJ” by Fried Chicken (1976).  Here’s a blog post from a dude with more to say on the topic.

Trip out on these classics, venerating the nobility of the funky black man, as well as the social benefaction of the funky radio deejay.

Respect.

Enjoy.

Song: Funky Black Man
Artist: Earnest Jackson
Album: Funky Black Man: Vintage Soul Cuts
Label: Tuff City
Buy from: Amazon
Watch: YouTube

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Song: Funky DJ
Artist: Fried Chicken
Watch: YouTube

148: “Cut Chemist Suite” by Ozomatli

FUNKY FRIDAY

Ozomatli means fried egg vomit.Chali 2na spits baritone ghetto diplomatics.  Cut Chemist is the deejay, with horns and a full band.  This assemblage is called Ozomatli, an LA-based outfit that’s as eclectic as their home city.

UNRELATED THOUGHT EXPERIMENT:
HOW VAIN ARE YOU?

Would you rather:
A) Shave your head bald?
or
B) Stab yourself in the neck 4 inches deep with a corkscrew?

Remember to hold on to what’s important in life.

Enjoy the music.

Song: Cut Chemist Suite
Artist: Ozomatli
Album: Cut Chemist Suite
Buy from: Amazon

BONUS: Crazy cover of the song by Dartmouth Aires.