Sunday, April 12, 2009

Chester Connects

I don't know what the did to get straight on the inside of the hip hop industry, but Chester French did something. This line-up for their new mixtape (rock bands have mixtapes?) is like a nightmare The Game name-dropping track.

Chester French
Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance

They're more indie-pop than anything. Maybe I'm just dumb blind to the connection, but for all I know Biggie prolly bumps em in his grave. Maybe Jedi Mind Tricks already samples them extensively. Maybe Heltah Skeltah has been writing punchline references about these white dudes.
  • Solange
  • N.O.R.E.
  • Kardinal Offishall
  • Cassie
  • Pusha T
  • Bun B
  • Talib Kweli
  • Mickey Factz
  • Janelle Monae
  • Common
  • Diddy
  • Jadakiss
  • Wale
  • Pharrell
  • Jermaine Dupri
How does that happen? Does everyone really sweat "She Loves Everybody" that much? Like, dead serious? I prolly need to give the dudes some more quality listens. Their single grew on me being played every single day on MTVU when I eat at the Commons, but the other material hasn't quite sunk in yet. Don't wanna dissuade anyone from possibly finding your new favorite band, though. They're on the funny tip of musicality, relieing on a lot of white boy college humor (like one Mr. Roth) to connect with their fan base. But I'm blown away with all the cosigns they've gotten. This group is so not hip hop. But they have the knod from commercial and underground artists alike. Pretty crazy. I'm definitely jealous.

... put 'em both together and you got yourself a super spork.

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