Sunday, August 27, 2006
Tear Da Club Up Thugs - CrazyNDaLazDayz
Tear Da Club Up Thugs, "Smoked Out"
Tear Da Club Thugs, "Wet Party"
Tear Da Club Up Thugs, "Get Buck Get Wild"
I was trying to think of what to put up today before Bob Dylan Sunday and it occurred to me that it might be fun to make a post every weekend that focuses on a classic album that maybe has gone under the radar or would be cool to turn people onto who come here for one particular genre. In essense, this was all an excuse to put up tracks from the music that I have been listening a ton lately, the legends, Three 6 Mafia, the Triple 6, Oscar winners, but whatever.
This album, CrazyNDaLazDayz, is the only Tear Da Club Thugs release, which featured DJ Paul, Juicy J and Lord Infamous from Three 6. For myself and many, this is the best release ever out of the Hypnotized Camp Posse, as the paring down of the group makes for more consistent songs and for whatever reason, this is the angriest album the group ever made. There's very little of the horrorcore lyrics and sounds of the earliest albums; I guess it's most accurately the transition album from that sound to the party shit that's gotten them money and an Academy Award.
The songs above are some of my favorites, although there really were quite a few choices. It's an amazing album, 24 songs, sprawling, angry, violent, brutal, funny, misogynistic, drugged. It's probably not for everybody and may even offend some people, I don't know. For me, it's an amazing album, a sound progressing and a dark, foreboding stories about lost men, trying anything to get away from the craziness in their heads and hoods. I cannot recommend this one more highly, go and buy it if you don't own it already.
-I've decided that I want to have a daughter. Not sure what spurred this idea on; probably the little girl I saw today getting off the bus at 21st and Spring Garden, dressed in flower dress and Elton John star glasses, babbling away to her mother and whoever would listen, including the bus driver. Later, as we went in opposite ways, she stuck her tongue out at me and then waved. It was the cutest thing ever, and I realized that I would like to have a little girl that dresses in ridiculous clothing like pink kicks, crazy hair accessories, rainbow socks, straight hipster steez.
-On the real, Pound for Pound is going to be out of control this week with so much good shit that it really isn't fair: Switch a.k.a. Todd Henry, Scritti Politti, "Teabag Dat Hoe," Bay Area heat, Forward, Russia!, Lily Allen, more Padded Cell, Dirt Crew and more. Most importantly, the Ed Banger show in NYC jumps off and I will continue to help make this a sell-out. Check in often, you will not be disappointed.