Saturday, February 7, 2015

Song of the Day #118 - Heems - It's the Drug I'm Needing

2015 is gonna hit some critical mass of hype soon

There's just too much, right? Like, it's enough that I feel it's actually forgivable to occasionally let it lapse that we're only a month or so away from Eat, Pray, Thug. There's just so much music! Did you forget how great Heems is? Because... Heems is pretty amazing! He makes music that only he could make... if you break down this song, there's really no aspect of it that you'd see on any other track - the PJ Harvey sample? The surreal Tubthumping homage in the opening line? The Street Fighter lyrics? Saying "this is what it sounds like when _____" and then doing an impression of it? Nailing this weird semi-conversational, semi-frantic flow? This insane constellation of pop culture, drugs, and introspection? Is Eat, Pray, Thug gonna be the AOTY? Would you even be that surprised?

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