“Your reign on the top was short like leprechauns, as I crush so-called willies thugs and rapper dons…”
One of the greatest lines ever, if you never happened to nod your head to this one, turn off your computer now. And throw it out of your window.
And what about the instrumental to this song? One of the best ever, easily.
The roots of this masterpiece are deep into Premo’s collection, to a dusty vinyl from 1958. He already revealed us the source where he took the sample, but i want to focus on the original track once again. This track is so exotic, unusual sounding and the performer is nothing short than weird. A very original enterpreneur, nowadays I see few stage talents like Mr. “Screamin” Jay Hawkins around. I mean, Reggae frontman Anthony B usually waves a wand when he performs, but a skull Wand is still one step further. Let’s watch one of his crazy performances once again.
This song became a classic and saw so many interpretations, peep this one
Apparently, the inspiration Screamin’ Jay put into this song is far from exhausted. Check the version Stenchman just put out, droppin straight to your nearest dancefloor. What do you think of it? I love it. I find it very loyal to the spirit of the original one.
Anyway, the proper way to end this post is goin back, way back, back into time. This live album by Nina Simone, recorded in the last 60′s, is simply awesome.
[Update May 2011: The Mighty StenchMan decided to give away that tune for free, so here it is! And for the sake of completeness, here's the biggie tune as well, ripped at 320kbps from my vinyl copy]