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1. The Roots: Kool On
The thing I love about The Roots is that I love their albums more with each listen. It’s not that it’s not love at first listen, just that with each listen the subtleties and nuances become more apparent. Anyway, this track has been in heavy rotation due primarily to Greg Porn’s wordplay in the first verse. Continue reading →
We already know Justin Vernon covers songs like nobody’s business and this is an absolutely gorgeous and jazz flavored take on the original. And of course it’s Björk so the lyrics are perfect. Here’s the original:
The concept, take your favorite quotes from your favorite songs/rappers and turn those lines into a coherent verse. I could do with less exposition from Face the Music and definitely naming every damn rapper after the line. As Zadie Smith would say, remove the damn scaffolding. But bonus points for creativity and effort. It’s Face’s song but as he tends to do, Skyzoo steps up and busts it wide open