Song of the day 6/22/11

2 Twenty 2’s B/W Twenty two’s By Mr Muthafuckin’ Exquire

(Just a heads up, the MP3 download is a different song than the one in the video.)

I can’t front. For as much as I talk about most new hip hop sucking, these past two years have been pretty good. I’ve heard all sorts of new rappers that have somewhat restored my faith in this music. From Danny Brown to Open Mike Eagle all the way back to Earl. The only downside, on some pride shit, is that the majoirty of the new artists I’ve been feeling have not been from the New York area, Well, Enter Brooklyn’s Mr Muthafuckin’ Exquire. Besides just being a good rapper in general, i’ve been trying to pinpoint what it is that makes me like this dudes music so much. I think it’s cause he’s slightly weird. It takes me back to the 90’s , in a way, cause that’s when dudes could be both tough and strange without having to dress funny or come up with a gimmick. These were real people. I always wondered what happened to that brand of person. I knew plenty of dudes from the hood who were just as off center in their thinking and original as any over the top art school wierdo I knew. But something must have happened between then and now where it was either no longer cool to be odd or people figured no one is gonna be into their shit unless they make music just like the other people who are more successful. Well, Exquire is the guy. I’m not saying he’s on some space rap shit. Not even close. In fact, he’s more like that funny drunk dude you know who says outlandish shit to your girl. He’s just slightly off center, like a real person. Whatever it is, I appreciate it and it makes for dope music. Peep this dudes shit cause , in a few months, I’m guessing your shitty friends are going to be trying to put you on to him and you can be like “Bro, I’ve BEEN listening to Exquire”.