Season 2 Ep 1 New Cuts to Open
Written by Niko on September 25, 2016
New Cuts to Open
Hello and welcome back to the Shower Hour! After a summer long hiatus we are back with the same old songs, themes, and ideas! Do things ever really change? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? We explore these concepts today alongside musical groups The Smiths and the Velvet Underground. We also explore running from our problems with the great Pharcyde in their single Runnin’ featuring production from the late and great J Dilla.
I was going to play a Nas track, but in hindsight Big L’s LP Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous (1995) got left with weaker production because Columbia Records decided his LP deserved less investment than the famed Illmatic (1993) that came into rpoduction aorund the same time. So instead of leaving you with the message that the World Is Yours, that you have all this opportunity, I’ll leave you instead with a more bitter flavor. Let ‘Em Have It ‘L pushes a slick, heavy trip on Big L’s lyricism and sophisticated approach to flow and rhythm. We need more genius in this world of bland repetition.