In one of the weirder episodes of the old Transformers cartoon, Blaster—one of the transformers that turned into a boombox—left the Autobots to become a dance DJ. It made sense that dude became a DJ, because he was also a radio, so he probably knew all the bangers in the clubs. Here’s what didn’t make sense about the situation: a giant alien robot playing disco hits and announcing 2 for 1 drink specials. Cocaine was very prevalent in the 80s though, a lot of wild shit happened.
If you’ve seen Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire live, you’ve probably noticed a masked man DJing for him with Optimus Prime‘s face. At first you might think we’re right back to the Blaster situation, why in the fuck would a robot be DJing for a rapper from Brooklyn? On his new E.P Virus Sicksentz makes the whole thing make sense. The E.P mixes heavy bass/dubstep production with staccato New York styled street raps, think of when people flip rap vocals into bass remixes that get motherfuckers mad hyped at clubs around 3 am, making all kinds of Ultimate Warrior looking faces. It’s like that, straight out the box. No remix needed. Mix in some insrumentals that feel like they came from the height of IDM experimentation and you’re pretty much in the right arena for this E.P.
Honestly if that damn robot from Transformers was gonna DJ, the shit should’ve sounded a lot more like this. The jams have a lil robot atmosphere with the wobbles and squeals thrown in. But, when Sicksentz raps it’s all about drugs, street shit, and ratchet activity. That’s the type of shit you’d expect a robot that’s been involved in a war for centuries to be about. That is, if we’re assuming dudes that left the war in Transformers are like the old cats in my neighborhood that came back from Vietnam.
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