Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Slow Daze

January 18th, 2010 · 8 Comments


Hopefully y’all are far away from the screen today, though we certainly know what it’s like to labor for a heartless boss who shrugs his shoulders at MLK Jr. Day. If you’re toiling for a paycheck today, please take a 2:42 respite to enjoy El Michaels Affair’s take on “C.R.E.A.M.” (above). Live version featuring Raekwon (and lamentably mediocre audio) here.

As for ourselves, we’re stealing the holiday to continue work on our Secret Major Project™, then spend a few hours teaching Microkhan Jr. how to backpedal like a pro. We still have high hopes that he’ll develop into a ballhawking safety in the Ed Reed model. Though, granted, it’ll probably help if he learns to talk first.

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  • Jordan

    Man, those boys know how to lay down some serious funk. I’m going to have to go see if I can get my hands on their albums.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    You won’t be disappointed–it’s a gem. A group that I discovered via the magic of WeFunk.

  • Jordan

    Their cover of “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” is really something else. Hearing children spit O.D.B. lyrics is pretty surreal.

  • hubcap

    Uzi (Pinky Ring) is also excellent.

    When I explain this CD to people I get a lot of rolled eyes. But since Wu was built on old R&B and soul records, it makes a lot of sense.

    I highly recommend the Fallin’ off the Reel comps by Truth & Soul records. Vol.2 includes “PJs” by El Michels + Raekwon. Both Vol 1 and Vol 2 are solid and IIRC both are on iTunes.

  • Jordan

    @hubcap

    To me, this record makes total sense. The samples come full-circle.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    I remember reading an interview with GFK a few years back–when he was promoting Fishscale, IIRC–and the interviewer asked him what other hip-hop he was liking at that point. GFK replied that he didn’t listen to hip-hop at all–only old-school soul. And that made me love him all the more.

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