Thursday, April 13, 2006

knit wit' it

common denominator?

On April 28th I plan to check out a hodge-podge of a show at the Knitting Factory. It seems to be loosely based around ‘peepworthy’ mixtapes..
One is a real surprise, finally revealing to me what the GLC persona can be: old soul flyness tapping into heartfelt detail with a recurrence of distance (should I just call it ‘cool’). Nice selection of jacks that match the MC well. Ron Isley vocals on ‘One Day’ always win!
One is just hinted at here and here but it seems that the Cuizinier goofy vibe of Vol. 1 carries through on 2 and the culture jacking is as on-point as before… Beyonce, Dem Franchise Boys, Maceo, Bun B, Ron Isley, Yummy, Berlin!?!
One is actually a DVD but A-Trak getting swivvy on the wheels (with or without sunglasses) is a must. I’ve only seen him outside of battle-mode on the Grammys where he was held somewhat in check (cashing) by the Kan-do attitude.
One isn’t ‘one’ at all and if anyone(s) could make the KF party continue (or start) after the performances I imagine it would be The Rubbers (coinage?).

Cuizinier – Only You
GLC (produced by Arrow Star) – Honor Me