You might’ve noticed that my posts have been lacking recently. That is for two reasons. 1) hip hop, when it is bad, is the worst music ever. Having now worked in music both on this blog and as a career for a few years, I can say that 95% of the hip hop genre is just atrocious because thanks to technology and music-making software, anyone can be a rapper with absolutely no musical training. Consequently, I’ve had a dry spell on finding good, catchy hip hop. 2) I’ve been listening to a lot of other genres lately, particularly ska, because of said dry spell. And what do you know, I stumble on a song that uses a reggae/ska sample and viola! two of my favorite realms of music collide! Longusto made a fun anthem for those working 9-5 slave-labor, corporate jobs. Mix that with a laid-back beat and you have yourself a interesting duality: maintaining a laid-back approach in the modern work-a-day, fast-paced first-world. AND A NEW RECORD HAS BEEN SET FOR HYPHEN USE IN ONE SENTENCE!
If you enjoyed this track, you might dig this jam: Grand Analog – Take It Slow (Spaces and Places)