My Red Hot Car
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty Q-Tip - Vivrant Thing
I don't know. Maybe it's the few minutes of MTV I watched at dinner time or something about the first couple of semi-hottt days in Boston or something I can't even put my finger on. I don't know. I was feeling a little late 90s, summer hip-hop nostalgia today. The first song is a single from Mos Def's solo record that landed after his excellent debut as part of Black Star with Talib Qweli. It's not my favorite song on the record (which is pretty great all the way through) but it does what it needs to do & it turns the typical "booty song" on its head (sort of). He tells the story of a girl that he admired from afar, dated, fell in love with & when he asked for exclusivity, she drops him. The Q-Tip track is pretty much a booty song. There isn't much to it but what there is hooked me right away. The whole productions is pretty much 6 or 8 bars looped but it's undeniable. If I had an abstract car I'd definitely, er, bump these in my system.