Wednesday, October 12, 2005


So yesterday my friend purchased the new Danger Doom album, a collab between DJ Danger Mouse and MF Doom. It's a little silly seeing how the characters fromAqua Teen Hunger Force play a prominent role in a lot of the album. Having these Doom and Danger Mouse involved kind of guarantees silliness, but track three kicks in and sure enough theres Ghost Face doin what Ghost Face does. So it got me thinking about Rap and how when Ghost Face and Wu Tang came out in the early 90's having cartoon characters on your album would have been suicide.

I hold the Wu Tang in high esteem. I remember the day fondly, i was in sixth grade and Grunge ruled my life. I despised rap in all shapes and forms. I was watching MTV and the C.R.E.A.M video came on. I thought the Wu Tang Clan was the coolest group i had ever seen and i loved that song. Enter the 36 Chambers is still one of my favorite albums. Lauded as the future of hip hop the Wu spread out all over the Rap and entertainment worlds. Method Man is essentially a cartoon character himself, ODB is dead, RZA is scoring films, and Ghost Face, GZA, Raekwon and Inspectah Deck keep putting out good albums. This post has no point other than Rap has come far enough that its ok for Ghost Face Killer to take second billing to four cartoon characters and everyone will be fine with that, because after all Ghost Face is in Wu Tang and they have nothing to prove.


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