"Da HipHop Raskalz" CD
Genre: hip hop, kidz stylez
yo check it, these are the freshest trax this side
of compton. straight from the amber charter school in east harlem, nyc
comes this sixteen-track compilation of hip hop cuts from 5-10 year
old kids, as put together by former thai elephant orchestra
conspirator dave soldier. like the tangerine arkestra
(those even younger brooklyn kids he recorded improvising their own
songs), da hiphop raskalz write/improvise and play these songs
entirely on their own, with soldier only acting as a coach.
already (and quite predictably) a favourite at stellar station wfmu,
this disc is jam-packed with a wide array of lovely nuggets. how can
you resist the
tuff kidz' hilarious post-romance diss-up anthem ("your breath
stinks/you're so/you need listerine/you need a tic tac in yo
backpack")? or sweetness' "do the lollipop", which touches on
flavours of candy and ends with a culturally-friendly list of
countries. and let's not forget the not-at-all repetitive "feel tha
beat," courtesy of the school rock band. oh yeah, and props to
the awesome cover art.
mp3s (from mulatta.org):
Fun Fact: There's a
guide on the label's website for doing this project yourself.
[Vitals: 15 tracks,