I’ve been listening to “The Hazards of Love” for a few weeks while I wait for the bus on the corner, waiting to go to work or waiting to go home.
I may have liked this song since I was in elementary school. I don’t know where I heard it when I was that young, but I did. My parents certainly don’t listen to hip hop, so it must’ve been on the radio or from a friend’s house or television. It also must have been edited, because the lyrics are NSFW, but I didn’t realize they were until I was 22. Yep.
This video is a tiny bit Not Safe For Work. Like barely, and probably isn’t for most humans, but I’m just saying. It’s an optional NSFW. I love this song and video. It’s a little heavy, but I dig it all the more for that.
Side note: I keep typing “dizzaa” instead of “dizzee”. Maybe I’m just tired.
Mike and I have both grown very fond of Dizzee Rascal, so you’ll be seeing more of him here. British rap? Yes please!
My brothers have been listening to this a lot lately. Or constantly…
So I’m finally giving in. Here it is. I enjoy it. That’s right. I said it.
When I was a punk back in the day (not that long ago) I listened to punk and various branches of music that were related to it. Rap didn’t figure into that, neither did pop really. Needless to say there was alot of hiding “guilty musical pleasures” in my group of friends. You know, when you say that X song is good and you automatically follow it up with “I know, I know, but I can’t help it”? Well, I’m coming out of the closet. Musically speaking. So I bring you a series of videos of songs over the next couple weeks that I would have hidden from you when I was in high school.
Big Boi- Shutterbug
I’ve been obsessed with this song for the last couple weeks. I’ve been over the moon about this band for almost two years. Mike and I first saw Person L at Cabrini College when they opened for Mae. We came for Mae, but we left with nothing but Person L on our minds as we played their CD all the way home. I hardly go a day without listening to one of their songs or at least having one stuck in my head. We even danced to one of their songs at our wedding. I can’t recommend these guys enough. I know nothing else like them and if you ever have the chance to see them live, do it! It’s an out of body experience. I don’t like to dance in public, but I find myself moving somehow when I’m watching them.