By Tim Duffy
I had been waiting for the single from Das Racist’s debut LP for months. I knew it was looming on the horizon and to be frank they probably just had to show up to get me psyched. That said “Michael Jackson” is exactly what I was looking for. A hook that is so dumb and simple that it will be lodged in my being for months(or at least until the next hot multi-culti hipster rap act dislodges it through sheer force of will).
The beat is humongous and the verses show Das Racists’ panache for wit and hooky word play. The third verse(which almost qualifies as a bridge) is fantastic with Heems and Kool A.D. getting into some back and forth, an under used rap tactic these days. Particularly close to my heart is the line “We in Manhattan.” “Let’s move the static to Staten.” “Move the static to STATEN?!”
In the last year Odd Future and Das Racist have been compared and pitted against each other in a number of media outlets. Assuming the record holds up to this single I am happy to rep team Das Racist.
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