Treats for your mouth and ears!
RIGHT! It’s my first post for F&T so might as well kick it off the best way I know how – with my favourite track at the moment (see here)
A$AP Rocky (photo by Ysa Perez)
I don’t care what people say about Swizz Beatz not being able to rhyme, his beats are insane and he knocked up Alicia Keys so in my eyes, the guy is a BAWSE. Plus having araabMUZIK on the boards is a major coup. Two of the best producers I know on the one track (I hope you’re reading Timbaland, you big sell-out. What the hell happened to you, anyway?). A$AP Rocky spits on it too – he’s defo doing big things at the moment.
Shout out to the guys doing the Chappelle Show robot and the Harlem Shake at the end.
Have to say, though, hearing Swizzy saying “GODDAMNIT” repeatedly reminds me of an interview funny man Aziz Ansari did with Complex magazine last year, when he described what it was like to be in the studio with his friend Yeezy and Jay-Z when they were recording Watch The Throne:
“Some stuff with Swizz, and it was so funny just hearing him do the Swizz Beatz ad-libs. Just like, [imitates Swizz] “Uh-huh, Goddamnit! 1-2, 1-2. Vroooom!” I was just sitting there dying, I thought that was the funniest thing in the world. I wanna be Swizz Beatz. I don’t want to do comedy anymore, I just want to do ad-libs. Just make noises before rappers start rapping. [Laughs.] That would be a great job.”
Ok, on to the next one. E-40 ft. Juicy J & 2 Chainz – They Point. Absolute tune and an unmistakable Bangladesh beat. Great club track with your regular rap video with loads of T&A, cars and grillz. Ticks all the boxes, check it
Also massively obsessed with this
Big K.R.I.T. can do NO wrong in my eyes. That beat. That flow. Yes and YES! Check out his latest mixtape 4EvaNaDay right here
Something ridiculous for y’all: Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE pasta. So a rap about it is another level. Off Green Lantern’s upcoming mixtape Invade the Game, it’s Future featuring Pusha T and Emilio Rojas
Till next time, lovers. X
P.S. I realize there’s not much food here but I promise I’ll be more diligent in documenting my meals. In the meantime, here’s slow-cooked David Blackmore wagyu beef with chimichurri on a sourdough rolI that I had on a recent work trip. So delicious it hurt.
**As if life at F&T HQ couldn’t get any more exciting.. Did someone just say THREE HUNDRED FACEBOOK LIKES?! YES THEY DID, cue the happy dance! We have been lucky enough to bring a new contributor into the fold.. And this one is a real coup! Lisa C has straight up impeccable taste on all things from food to music and even travel and fashion. Even better than this, she is a real live journalist to boot. So needless to say we’re excited. What better than an intro from the Lady Du Jour herself**
Once upon a time I had what I called a “music blog” but it ended up just being a long, online love letter to hip hop, rap and Lil Wayne. As much as I try to be a well-rounded lover of the entire family of music, I can’t help but have a favourite kid… and it happens to be really good at rhyming.
I’ve been asked by my lovely friends at F&T to contribute to this already-amazing blog. It’s like being invited to a dinner party of a lifetime that’s catered for by Rene Redzepi and you’re standing at the palatial door holding one, sad cupcake that you took a bite out of on the way over.
Okay, that may be a little too extreme. But how do you improve on something that’s already pretty darn-tootin’ fabulous?
I’ll tell you how. More rap. More hip hop. More food.
My column will give a round-up of all the new tunes I’ve been listening to and what I’ve been eating, which by sheer volume may blow all your minds. Just saying.
To sign off, some words of wisdom derived from one of Kanye West’s legendary tweets: “Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on.”
Yes they are, Yeezy. Yes they are.