Thursday, July 29, 2010
NERVOUS THURSDAYS: Life's A 50-50 Gamble
This song was crazy ill for a few non-disputable reasons. 1. Trigger's ver-derse. 2. DV's verse. 3. Smoothe's verse. 4. A catchy, sing-song'y hook in '96 that didn't fall under the soft, "let's rehash this 80's hit love ballad" category. 5. "Melting Pot" being sampled in '96...to then create a new age, thugged out B-Boy anthem. Oh yeah, 6. the way Smoothe drops mention of the Illuminati is too tough!
Trig and Smoothe (or Smoothe and Trig) really brought some fresh innovation to the 1-2-mic-pass tradition. Not only did they boast a complimentary pairing of vocal qualities, but the concepts they thought up to apply toward wordplay and phrasing were nextnextnext level. Graduates of the EPMD-meets-Rae&Ghost Academy of Dynamic Duo'ism.