Some of you may have heard of this group i was in called “The party fun action committee”. we released a critically despised album by the name of “Let’s get serious” on Def Jux records. basically, we were a hip hop comedy group but not in that corny way that everyone else who has every tried doing that has done it. it was me and my friend Jer “poking fun” at the currant state of music and , on a lesser scale, society in general. Nothing too deep though. Lots of dick jokes and “underneath the facade, you’re gay” type of humor. i like to think there’s a high brow air to our low brow musings but, i’m also somewhat full of shit.
Anyway, the album came and went. every now and then people will give me love for it and , i gotta say, that’s the express way to my heart. if you like that album, then we’re down on some level.
while it’s a little dated, i think most of it stands up ok.
for a deeper look go here:
i dunno who wrote it but they put in lots of time into it so props to them.
if you , by chance, don’t own this great out-of-print album , guess what? it’ you’re lucky day. try this link:
if it doesn’t work (it worked for me) just google it. it’s not that hard.
all that leads me to this.
there were 5 songs that never made the album for different reasons.
so, it’s my pleasure to give them to you and describe each one and why it didn’t make the album.
first things first:
now, let’s talk.
1)After school special
This is a song Jer and i made when we were VERY high. it’s the story of a teacher and his young student and it’s pretty much the creepiest song ever made. the beauty of it is there is not a single curse word in it yet it most likely will make your skin crawl by the time you’re half way through it. this one didn’t make the album cause, well, it just didn’t. it didn’t fit into the theme of the album and , honestly, it even creeps me out and i made it.
This song was made right around the time john mayer was just getting big. neither jer nor myself understood why this terrible singer was getting so much love over his overly sappy love declarations. so, we made our own john mayer song. this was actually made after the album was finished so it didn’t make the cut. too bad though cause it would’ve fit nicely on the album.
this song is jer and I poking fun at rap where rappers about rap but in an old school way. primarily jurassic 5. to clarify, i don’t have any issue with J5′s music. i own their early ep on vinyl. love the beats bah blah blah…but it was so easy to make fun of the whole “I heart hip hop!” crowd, so we did it. this one got left off the album cause people who knew J5 thought it might not be taken with a chuckle. apparently, those guys are some real dudes who might not be so into two white assholes from NYC making fun of them. fair enough. it didn’t make the album. i always felt it wasn’t that serious and the song isn’t on some “ether” shit. it’s pretty playful. but whatever, you got it now.
If you look at the album cover of “let’s get serious” you’ll notice me in the lower left corner looking like fat freddie mercury. this is because “Cream dreams” was a late pull off the album. “cream dreams” is a gay song. literally. it’s tongue in cheek to the max and , honestly, i don’t see how it could be considered THAT offensive to anyone who doesn’t take themselves way too seriously. my gay friends love it but i suppose that doesn’t mean shit.
this song got pulled cause some people felt it would cause an uproar of “def jux is homophobic!”. looking back, it’s funny cause, not enough people heard the album to be in an uproar about anything. in fact, had there been an uproar, i imagine the album would’ve sold a lot better. whatever the case, i do understand why they pulled this song. i don’t think it was necessary but that’s the nature of the business. safety first. this song remains a favorite amongst my friends though and that’s more important anyway.
man..this song…Jer and i set out to make the most offensive song ever and i think we did pretty well. the whole idea was to take sappy r&b balladry and flip it on it’s ass by making the crooners the most despicable humans alive. this song was rightfully left off the album and , when i was informed of it, i didn’t question it for a second. it’s fucking horrible. but it’s also fucking awesome.
on a side note, i’ve played my mom this song. her response was “why did you have to kill her in the end?” fair play to you mom, fair play.