Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cobra Krames x Spoek Mathamblo x Cerebral Vortex - "Drunk Like That" (video)

DJ Krames, fan of stripes
 Brooklyn-based DJ Cobra Krames recently dropped a new single with South African weirdo-rapper Spoek Mathamblo and Texas rapper/entertainer Cerebral Vortex. The bouncy track is full of woozy synths and a rattling bass. An ode to late-night imbibing, "Drunk Like That" is loose bachanalian fun meant for less thinking and more dance floor moving. Or is it?

Watching the video, you can't help but think that there is an underlining sarcasm undercutting the track. After all, it’s a bit of a departure for Mathamblo lyrically, who is known for spitting creatively concealed socio-political rhymes. On the other hand, there isn't really anything offensive going on here. Girls wear wigs, put on lip stick and dance while Krames, Spoek and Vortex pour out foamy spirits for each other and everyone else.

Can't there be space in music for even the conscious artist to kick back a few bottles on the late-late? We certainly hope so. Spoek and company make their case.

CEREBRAL VORTEX x SPOEK MATHAMBO - DRUNK LIKE THAT (prod. Cobra Krames) from spoek mathambo on Vimeo.

As you may be aware, we are pretty big fans of Spoek. He was featured in our Trans-National Hip-Hop Train a few months back. His latest single, "Put Some Red on It," was featured on our July mixtape which you can download and/or stream for free right HERE.

(h/t Discobelle)

-Saxon Baird
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