Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (Kraddy & Z-Trip Evil Twin Rmx) | Beastie Boys ft. Santigold
I’ve been hearing this remix just about every night on my way home when I listen to KCRW and I’ve only been able to find it until right now. I almost posted that new DJ Khaled track with Drake, Rick Ro$$, and Lil’ Wayne…but I opted for this instead. It was a sound decision.
New track from Kanye. Didn’t make the cut for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is fine by me because I feel like it’s more Graduation era than MBDTF.
Not only is this a great song, but it makes sense to me. For so long, I considered my sister and I the only women in my dad’s life. I would get so protective with all of the women who pursued him or showed interest. I didn’t want to see my dad hurt again. I would be rude, cold, and aggressively sarcastic and hurtful to drive people away; I thought if I showed I hated them, they would back off my dad. And then his now-fiancee came along. I was gone for most of their relationship (boarding school), but when I came back it was so much more serious then when I left. They were moved in together basically, and I still had so much resentment towards her being a huge part of my dad’s private life. They got engaged last fall, and I was able to give up a lot of that resentment. I’m happy, but I’m still protective. My dad’s my best friend, and if you mess with him, expect me to give you nothing but hell.
Maybe I’m dramatizing or just being forgetful, but I can’t remember the last time I posted a new rap joint that I didn’t like out of some sense of irony or didn’t have to feel at least slightly guilty about. Yeah, I genuinely dig this, and it has been awhile since a new hip-hop joint has done that.
So, let me tell you how this Friday will go: I’ll be DJing, and I’ll start to spin this song, and then some chick with a fake-bake tan and body glitter all over herself will come up to me, whilst smacking gum between her dumb mouth, and ask me to play something “like, a little more, you know, uptempo? You know? Like, newer, and stuff?” And I’ll be all like “BITCH, I’M DOING THIS FOR FREE. GO GET A REAL TAN AND GIVE KE$HA BACK HER MAKE-UP KIT.”