Monday, March 07, 2005

Your Performance Is Mop The Stage

The creation of the hip-hop skit maybe a more delicate art than the creation of a cohesive album. Some of the most gifted artists have created the most inane, unnecessary skits. Even worse, the hiphop skit is too often offensive or self stroking like College Dropout. Some are just confusing. Not mentioning names, but your initials are MM...Food.

The Native Tongues did skits well. Especially gifted were Prince Paul, De La, and Dres of Black Sheep. This made the dialogue of De La Soul Is Dead the beautiful wrapping paper covering the perfect gift that was the album's actual music. The Wu had some heat: 'They probably took the tape" alongside Liquid Swords' samurai story and ODB's "Remember when we used too...."

The only cat makin' skits of late that get me chucklin' is a Jamaica, Queens, Unsigned Hype winner. In addition to making some mean hip-hop, Mr. Complex writes a mean skit.

Plex Goes Hollywood f/ Will Ferrell (link 1) (line 2) (Buy it!) (2005, Raptivism)
Being Mr. Complex (link1) (link 2) (Buy It!) (2005, Raptivism)
Do You Kno My Mans An Em (link1) (link 2) (Buy it!) (2001, 7 Heads)


At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll sew your @sshole closed and keep feedin you, and feedin you, and feedin you...."

Can I get a sooooooooooo!

At 8:29 PM, Blogger DJDap said...

How the hell did Plex hook up with Will Ferrell?

PUTS can be amusing at times. That's the only recent stuff that comes to mind. Them and Anticon hahaha . . .

At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we give my man Reggie Noble some honorable mention?

The skit where he robs the bus, with the cat singin 'I got a sodah.' is classic.

Dave Rockin Reel reporting from the Bricks. Uncle Quilly!

Red's always good for a snicker.

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Kevduce said...

Dap: Complex worked on the set of Winter Passing.

Anon: I should give Red credit alone for coming up with IKSRTFO and all that shit.

At 11:15 AM, Blogger rio rocket valledor said...

great idea for post...
i thought a bit about skits when mobb deep's last album came out...

"Skits – Most critics say “Enough already with skits!” but if I had to make one exception it would be for Mobb Deep. Their interludes are always as cold and blunt as their songs and, unlike most post-“3 Feet High…” skits, they actually contribute to the mood of the album."

At 7:10 PM, Anonymous bloggy blogenblog said...

the prince paul/automater thing on that shitty 'whitepeople' album.. where he has some dude impersonating RZA .. when hes like: " can hit me on the twewephone, or bwackbewwy account..."

that shit made me crack up ..

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