Wednesday, April 27, 2005

It's a Shame OR How could we forget The Dude, no homo?

How come when we talk about Houston-based Southern rappers that we dont hate, we forget Devin "The Dude" Coleman? DJ Premier this, Bushwick Bill that, Phonte, Andre, The D.O.C., Scarface, blah, blah, blah...Even I sometimes get caught up sayin bullshit like:

"Anyway, I'm trying to think of all the great hip-hop artists that have come from the south besides DOC, Geto Boys, Ludacris, Little Brother, and Outkast."

Damn. I guess I was wrong back then. If only we took the time to look.

One of the biggest appeals of the Dude ( is that he is consistent. But then again, I havent really heard all his shit anyway so maybe I should shut up now. Another tale of not recognizin': Gerson King Combo. Who? Exactly.

One of time I was holding a conversation in broken Portoguese/French/Spanish/English with a Brazilian guy I found (no homo) on Soulseek (P2P Program, nhjic) and somewhere along the conversation, the guy said something like "Gerson King Combo is our James Brown." That's a pretty big fuckin claim. So I went to all Brazilians I knew, and asked him about this dude (no homo.) NO ONE knew what the fuck I was talking about. I downloaded a couple of songs, but I'm not ready to say he's James Brown south of the borders. Downloads:

Gerson King Combo - Uma Chance
James Brown - Funky President

P.S. He's even got the "good god!" thing down.