Monday, May 5, 2008

Starpower - The Petting Zoo

Last year, as a tribute to J Dilla, this British producer Bullion made a beattape exclusively using samples from the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" album which totally blew up on the interweb. NYC rapper Starpower recently got a hold of it and rapped over all 12 tracks, none of which are more than two and a half minutes long. Clocking in at just 22 minutes, this is the best mixtape of the year. Starpower is like Ghostface without the snarl, and the beats are just brilliant, transforming surf rock into dusty funk nuggets.

"Rod Only Knows"


"Bring Him Back"


Starpower - The Petting Zoo

4 comments:

StarPower said...

Great lookin' on the post, and great blog. I'm humbled by the fact that you thought so highly of "The Petting Zoo." I just started a li'l blog myself which is a collection of my random pop culture observations. It's called "The Electrifying Conclusion" www.t-e-c.blogspot.com. Keep it funky homey.

StarPower

Trilla said...

This dude is official tissue. Real unique sounding. Two spliffs up!

brynna said...

Pretty impressive - not exactly the easiest shit to rhyme over.

I Sort Glass said...

Big shout out to Starpower. More Fire Seen!