Saturday, January 22, 2005
The OTHER West Coast (Plus a taste of Mount Real)
Strangely, Kid Koala didn't show up for the outdoor Bullfrog photo shoot Van City sends its love: Mcenroe: Nothing is Cool (Go! Buy the Rekkid!) Swollen Members: The Deep End (Go! Buy the Rekkid!) Rascalz (Feat. Checkmate, Choclair, Kardinal Offishal and Thrust): The Northern Touch (Go! Buy the Rekkid!) The Front: Power Theme (Go! Buy the Rekkid!) And so does Mount Real: Bullfrog: Reverse Psychology (Go! Buy the Rekkid!) My buddy Juan gave me a tee-shirt which reads simply "Canada Kicks Ass." It's not supposed to be ironic, but when I go down south people tend to think I'm pulling their leg. (Typical comment: "Yeah, so does New Jersey.") Brief word of advice, never wear a tee-shirt reading "Canada kicks ass" to a casino in Green Bay Wisconsin. You'll get into a run of bad luck at the black jack table and those around you will all pretend they're the bastard sons of Rodney Dangerfeild (Typical comment: "Canada's not kicking much ass now, is it?") Anyway, where was I? Oh yes. The shirt only merits mention this because yesterday's post laid the title of Canada's best ever MC on K-OS. This might lead some wags to make like the denizens of Green Bay casinos (Typical Comment: "Best ever Canadian hip hop act? Who was second place? Céline Dion?") Well, no. Check this four pack of hip hop from Vancouver and a track from Kid Koala's former live hipa hopa, funka tastic unit: Bullfrog. Visit Rascalz, The Front, Mcenroe, Swollen Members or Bullfrog online.