Remember when these Bay Area remixes used to be good?
1. Da Oowop "Craigslist Money (Arab Money Remix)"
As you might have guessed, it's about practicing the world's second oldest profession on what is damn near the Internet's oldest website. It also sounds like they had to use some knockoff shareware version of AutoTune. I would have appreciated a mention of the Craigslist Killer making business harder, or referring to dollars as "roses" in those ridiculous postings, but this guy is just awful at rap.
Just like this song, Craigslist is a fucking mess. There was a great article on Wired recently explaining all of CL's problems. Da Oowop is only the tip of the iceberg. I took craigslist's shittiness for granted for too long; it is truly absurd that we depend on this poorly designed spammer's paradise for housing, jobs, and - for some - "love".
2. Dorrough "Ice Cream Paint Job"
Unrelated: My current Southern rap guilty pleasure. I'll take a tardy pass on this.
3. From the Inbox
Complex from the 707 writes, in response to the last post:
"Whoever wrote that Murder Dog article is retarted [sic]. Lil' 4-Tay is Rappin' 4-Tay's SON. Also Roach Gigz' mixtape to be released is called "Buckets & Booty Calls" NOT "Buckets Of Booty". Just thought as a Roach/Lil' 4 fan I should straighten that out."
The plot thickens! Still, he is right about that Buckets of Booty nonsense. Though if I were Roach I might wonder whether that might be a better name for a mixtape.
This all has me wishing that I were, somehow, a Gender Studies major at Wellesely, but not really. Think about how much your professors would eat up a paper about a female rapper from San Francisco who blurs gender lines so successfully that no one can even agree on her gender, though no one really cares whether she's a guy or a girl. You could probably get a fucking book deal out of something like this, and Gender Studies majors would have heated debates about it in their discussion groups facilitated by stocky, mustachioed female TAs who go out of their way to use words like "heteronormative" and the gender-neutral pronoun "Ze", and so on and so forth.
Whoever thinks of a good title for my contribution to the ever-growing field of Gender Studies gets the dedication page of my book.