Song of the Day: 2/10/09 Xrabit & DMG$ - Follow the Leader
It might seem wack to rhyme over a beat that sounds like a "greatest hits" tour of a Looney Toons soundboard, but Xrabit & DMG$'s "Follow the Leader" brings the looser side of hip hop with a particular freshness. Old-school breaks and silly sound effects can't hide the crazy lyrical wit here: "Got more mottos than Nike got sneakers / yeah, you clean but I'm Clearasil cleaner, / fresh, they say it's baking soda but it's really my demeanor." In the vein of other loopy, upbeat rappers like Spank Rock or Del tha Funkee Homosapien, the sense of playfulness never gets in the way of keen delivery. Score a victory for the droves of people in this world who are more than a little bit off kilter.
- Phillip Taylor-Parker
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