Dipset Detox with Michael McDonald at Epcot Center (pt 48)
Oh but wait Michael McDonald is still on the internet! And he has more awesome stuff to tell you about!
-First go over to the M.A.T.T.'.S. A.M. I. H.I.G.H.?. B.L.O.G. and download the sizzily new mixtape by the Re-up Gang (Clipse+some gifted weed carriers).
Pharrell - Maybe (remix)
The whole thing flames enough to set Richard Pryor's nuts ablaze, but the highlight is above. Pharell rapping on the Outkast "Elevators" instrumental. Tell a friend: 'Lil Skateboard P raps like a motherfucker now. Here doing a quite reasonable facsimile of Andre's flow on it, comparing himself to John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Bach, Beethoven, Carl Sagan, and:
"Ma, why you even breathin why you even talkin?
Put my big thing in yr black hole, I'm Steven Hawkins" (sic- he means Steven Hawking)
Mike says: "It's like they say: if you believe in yourself, others will believe in you. Delusions of grandeur are no virtue though, so don't compare yourself to the world's leading theoretical physicist unless it's to complete a rhyme about your dick, in which case, you rule."
-Mike also found a fascinating analytical piece to show me at the Nation of Thizzlam, which is almost enough to make me wish I took Dipset Detox more seriously. (Oh hell yeah. They also have the Super Hypie video )
-Mike stroked his beard vigorously when he heard DJ Food's Raiding the 20th Century mix, a soundfile which goes through the history of mashup/sampling/plunderphonic/stealing-stuff styles. Encapsulates a pretty ridiculous range, from 2 Many DJs to Wobbly to Lucier and Reich to Flash and Bambaataa to John Oswald. Totally terrrrrriffic. My favorite part comes from an interview with Steinski, in which he gives the best justification you will ever hear for infringing copyrights. You will not hear a better rationale for 'stealing', not even from Wayne. Mike's favorite part was when he mixed in "Yo Yo Yo, Yoyo, Hey...", which is his favorite part of Wobbly's Wild Why. Mike is totally bananas for Wobbly. Who knew?
-Mike also highly recommends that you read LSD - My problem child by Albert Hoffman, the chemist who discovered LSD. He particularly enjoyed Hoffman's account on the first human experiment on LSD, which he performed on himself.
"But Mike, how can you spend so much time on the internet? Don't you know the internet is hella boring? Or have you been playing games on your computer?"
"Man, I ain't got time for games!"
Three 6 Mafia - Ain't got time for gamez
"Actually, you're right, I have been playing games. I used secret Google and downloaded a pirate copy of this. How'd you know?"
"Well, Mike, the face paint kinda gave you away."