nothing bothers me more than “i wish i could pull that off”
almost bugs me as much as “fashion rules” (i.e. no white after labour day, never mix prints, people of body type x should never wear item x because then! we notice they have body type x!). for the record, it’s not really a compliment if you tell someone, “you could pull anything off/i’d look like crap if i tried to wear that.”
i disagree. i don’t mind this, and do think it’s a compliment. i don’t see why it’s not, maybe that is because i don’t think anyone is referring to body type when they say “i wish i could pull that off.”
Dr. Nick Lewis might be a young physician now, but back in 2004 in Ann Arbor, he was just an undergrad and a deep-underground rapper who went by Piegonface. He was a member of 511 Hustlaz, the crew that operated out of two neighboring apartments in our 2nd-story walkup on Hoover.
This track, Sonic and Bush Turkeys, is a remix of Pigeonface and DJ Dunnbri’s Sonic and Knuckles, arguably the Hustlaz’ best recorded work, with a feature by Andrew Klieger, a.k.a. AKangaroo. Kangaroo was studying abroad in Australia at the time, and when asked to drop 16 for this song, he was so excited he literally took a tape recorder into the outback in the middle of the night to record himself whispering his verse over a backdrop of some weird, loud Aussie birds.
Pigeonface’s verses definitely hold up to time; you will not hear iller rhymes about Sega games, ever.
broome btwn allen and eldridge (the lower east side).
reading this gave me the creeps. manhattan in the summer is positively raunchy, full of the foulest (no pun intended) smells imaginable. the city is humid, everyone leaves, the people that are left crawl around like flies, and the stench cooks itself in the heat. i cringe to think about it.