South Texas

Hot as heck or south Texas,
I’m not sure which.
Indie hip hop blastin’ in my
ear holes. Aesop spittin’ bout
prescription drugs most of them
I’ve taken. How long’s it
take a depressed kid to find
the underground? 10 years.
That’s not an opinion. It’s a fact.
Now gimmie that.

Where’d the beat go?
Wait … Now it’s back.
Now it’s here and now it’s
wack. Track must have
skipped. Just a blip on the
radar wishin’ on a
gray star. That spacebar in
between seems way far,
as I crash into a parked car.
Dust myself off and smile a
smile that’s full of broken glass.
Driver says “Imma kick yo
Ass.” Oh well, here we go again.
Damn man, I forgot my pen.
Who’s a writer without a why,
what and when?

Top 10 Intellectual Rappers – listverse.com

If I were a rapper, I would want the title “Most Intelligent in the Game.” I think that would feel pretty good. I agree with the names on this list, although I’ve never listened to Kool Keith. Aesop at number one, huh? He certainly packs ’em in and uses words that few others are using. If you follow my blog at all, you know I’m going to mention Shad. I know he hasn’t been around as long as some of these other guys, but he certainly fits the bill of “intelligent.” I’ll stop before I get too fan boy on my own blog, but I hope brotha Shad won’t stop slaying tracks till he’s unanimously atop all these lists. 

Top 10 list LINK HERE

The Uncluded

Did you know that Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson of Moldy Peaches (think “Anyone else but you” from Juno) are making music together? I didn’t until about a hour ago. They actually make a great combo with their off-the-wall, disjointed metaphors and Basquiatian originality. Aesop Rock has one of the coolest voices in hip-hop and you can tell it’s Kimya on a track from a mile away. Two truly unique music personas coming together. I could make a United states melting pot reference, but I shall resist. I guess I’m not surprised that they made a song solely about types of sandwiches…and that I somehow like it. Anyway, I’ll leave you with this one from the album “Hokey Fright” mostly about a laundromat.