We don’t cover enough hip hop. And it’s not as though I don’t listen to it. Mos Def’s The Ecstatic has been one of my go-to albums for the last couple of weeks.
And the Ohio angle isn’t a tough one here at all. You may already be familiar with Chip Tha Ripper.
Chip Tha Ripper – Light One Up from illRoots.com on Vimeo.
And do you know Stalley? Because he’s worth your time.
Stalley – The Autobiography from Stalley330 on Vimeo.
So, hip hop: I should do more of that.
I wasn’t going to post anything remotely Black Keys-related today because it seemed too obvious in light of their Cleveland show tomorrow night (which somehow isn’t sold out, even though several shows on this tour are sold out – no damn wonder Pat moved away and Dan will probably be moving soon) and my inability to shut about them lately. But then the awesome Freddie Gibbs collaboration “Oil Money” turned up yesterday, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to it. Featuring Dan Auerbach along with Chuck Inglish (of the Cool Kids, who will appear on the next BlakRoc joint), Bun B and Cleveland’s Chip Tha Ripper, this is a gorgeous piece of hip hop. You can download the mp3 at It’s A Rap.
And what’s more appropriate for Slackday than a song about feeling goooood from Chip Tha Ripper?