If I May
I just got back from a nice short trip to VA to visit my friend Dale who’ve I’ve mentioned several times on this blog for putting me on to great music. We’ve been trading mix tapes and cds for the last ten years. This was the first time I actually got to look through his iTunes and there was a playlist with my name on it. It felt like I was cheating.
This song came onto my iPod via shuffling a couple days before I left and I immediately put it on my mental list of tracks to play for Dale when I got to VA. Needless to say, it was sitting on the playlist he made for me.
I just missed seeing Blackalicious perform at the Power To The Peaceful Festival in Golden Gate Park (San Francisco) last year. Perry and I were looking for a parking spot for about 15-20 minutes during which we could hear a distant echo of Blackalicious. When we finally got to there, we somehow entered the mass of people stage left which would have been perfect if Blackalicious hadn’t just gone off stage. Michael Franti was about to start (boo).
This track reminds me of sitting around a campfire which is pretty unique for a hip hop song.
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