Seriously, just watch this video.
The New York-based MC Action Bronson dropped Actin Crazy today, a slick taste of what fans can expect when his new LP Mr Wonderfuldrops over the coming months. It’s another on-point jam from Bronson and you can check it out here.
In 1999 Cage recorded & handmade 100 cassette tapes to promote his debut album: “Movies For The Blind.” They were only recorded on TDK/Sony 60 minute cassettes and he wrote a different message on all the covers and entitled it “For Your Box.”
I have known about this tape for years but never had been able to listen to it, being as there were only 100 available copies and I had been unable to find this tape anywhere.. until tonight while scouring the pages of underground hip-hop bloggers, I found a link to the album I had been dying to hear for years. My holy grail of underground hip-hop, as it might be.
And so kiddies, words can not express the complete joy and fulfillment I am experiencing right now as the twisted words of Cage pour from my speakers, knowing that I have been dying to hear these words for longer than I can remember, and it is everything I had hoped it would be.
I was talking about the evolution of music throughout the years the other day and was reminded of my favorite Neil Young song “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” It is immeasurable how many people’s lives were touched and even changed by a single song, written by one man in the midst of his feeling irrelevant during a widespread crossover from rock to punk and grunge.
Inspired by synthpunk group Devo, the rise of punk and what Young viewed as his own growing irrelevance, the song today crosses generations, inspiring admirers from punk to grunge and significantly revitalizing Young’s then waning career. The song is about the alternatives of continuing to produce similar music or to burn out. However, upon its release, Rust Never Sleeps was hailed as a commercial and critical revitalization for Young, and the successful, bizarre tour (featuring over sized amps, road crews dressed as Jawas from the new Star Wars film (called Road-eyes), sound technicians in lab coats, audio recordings from Woodstock played from disintegrating tapes, etc.) earned him a new generation of fans and good will, buoyed mainly by “Hey Hey, My My”.
A line from the song, “it’s better to burn out than to fade away,” became infamous after being quoted in Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain’s suicide note. Young later said that he was so shaken that he dedicated his 1994 album Sleeps with Angels to Cobain. Because of Cobain’s suicide, in live concerts he now emphasizes the line “once you’re gone you can’t come back”
I have been listening to this for almost two weeks straight now. You’re all very welcome.
Gave up smack, don’t smoke crack
PCP made me think so black.
At the end of lines I threw up pills
Drink like this cause I’m low on thrills.
Big k-hole and I bet it’s wet.
Way past pro bitch, I’m a vet
Fuck NA, I’m high as shit.
Nose bleeds choke to sleep
Hurt her guts cause I poke too deep.
Literally my new theme song. I’ve had this song in my head for days, pretty sure it’s about me haha.