Two brand new Spoek Mathambo tracks for your listening pleasure. Future electro kasi hip hop for life!
Hip-hop artists today don’t seem particularly concerned with trying to pull off the kind of phonic gymnastics (“flow”, I guess) that someone like MC Solaar was spitting around two decades ago. Here rhythms etc. tend to go from line to line with a more-or-less definite caesura at the end of each line. The result sometimes sounds a little flat … modular … predictable. Props to Spoek, especially for the first track, but check this out for sustained attempts to bend language to the artist’s will:
MC Solaar: Victime de la Mode – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDtqGdtLkTc&feature=kp (esp. around 2:10 – 2:23)
MC Solaar: Qui Seme le Vent, Recolte le tempo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMOeePXGeIc (esp. around 1:53 – 2:13)
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