Three Excellent New Music Videos


1) Duck Sauce – “Barbara Streisand”

For those of you who don’t know, Duck Sauce is the name for the combined efforts of A-Trak and Armand van Helden. I have a love-hate relationship with both of these men.

I hate A-Trak because he’s one of these people who has made me realize the extent to which I’ve wasted my life. I love him ’cause he’s dope and has done more to blend genres than 99 per cent of people in the music industry. I hate van Helden because when I was in high school, van Helden was the exclusive province of gino douchebags. Once again, I love him because he’s dope and he makes the most danceable music ever.

Their new track is called “Barbara Streisand.” Ms. Streisand doesn’t make an appearance, but there is a decent impersonator in the mix.

2) Blu – “You’re My Boy Blu”

Blu was one of XXL‘s Freshman Ten in ’09, and you could say he’s been one of the more average students in the class. In comparison to B.o.B., Ace Hood, Curren$y, Kid Cudi, Wale and Asher Roth, Blu has had a quiet eighteen months. (On a more positive note, he didn’t have a totally silent eighteen months like Cory Gunz, or a spectacular flameout like Charles Hamilton.)

He seems to be trying to make up for lost time now. If all goes according to plan, Blu will have released three albums, either solo or in collaboration with others, in 2010.

“You’re My Boy Blu” is the sort of easy breezy indie rap that can either be really good, or it can go really, really bad. Thankfully, it’s in the former category.

3) KaraMel – “Officer”

I’m not even really sure I like this band, although I do feel that they got treated a little harshly on disBand. However, I do like vaguely slutty, foul-mouthed, barely legal, barely dressed girls, and I like them even more when they’re ex-Degrassi cast members. So there’s that.

(Thanks to Megan from SheGotGame for the KaraMel hookup.)


2 Responses to “Three Excellent New Music Videos”

  1. 1 Muhammad

    Thank you for the first two videos. THanks for the blog too, you got me into the “cool kids” it’s appreciated.

  2. 2 nem

    I liked the Blu + Exile album ok, but i could never really get into it. He was really good on that Alchemist track with Kweli and Cudi and some other guy like that. Therapy? Maybe. I like this though.

    Also, i feel like Charles Hamilton is a rapper who exists only in theory.

    I mean seriously, what the fuck is up with that guy.

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