I wrote this song in probably 2007, trying to get inside the head of the person a friend of mine was trying to divorce. I was trying to imagine his logic, how he thought forbidding someone to leave him and trapping them with guilt and threats could lead to reconciliation.
This song was originally a demo for Peter Project, who was working on a producer album featuring different MCs over beats he was making using strictly vintage hardware samplers from hip-hop's golden era, which he planned to record entirely to two-inch magnetic tape. A beautiful idea which turned out...
just a few things i been listening to this week, no deep central connecting theme. some old favourites, some recent discoveries, some mistakes.
There's a canon of great and classic Wu-Tang Clan songs, but when they were first coming out, a lot of us voluntarily overwhelmed our whole lives with the worlds they created, down to the smallest details. These songs weren't singles & don't get played out, but formed part of it all.
The Mayor and I got really excited about the New Jack Swing aesthetic of that new Bruno Mars & Cardi B song, so we had a little YouTube party about it. When I went home, my head was stuck in the 90s. I'm also reading the 33⅓ book about Dummy and how Portishead worked behind the scenes, so somewhere between those two nodes, my subconscious triangulated this part funky, part moody 90s house party tape.
Episode V, December 201