Heems from Das Racist really knows what he is doing. His label, Greedhead, is really fucking killing this year. Off the top of my head, I can count six strong releases (and I know I am missing some, but I am too lazy at this point to look them up) from his label. One of the more exciting mixtapes from the label is Big Baby Gandhi’s NO1 2 LOOK UP 2. The 21-year-old Queens product is another exciting voice in the ever-expanding Greedhead empire. And on the self-produced “Blue Magic,” Gandhi demonstrates his talent.
The song features an insane opening verse from BBG in which he first tells the audience in a soothing voice, “Turn my voice down. No one should hear the words I’m saying. Turn my voice down.” He follows this proclamation with “Terrorist with no turban, lyricist with no sermon.” But instead of the calm opening tone, this is delivered in a nasal yelp. After Gandhi channels his inner Wu-Tang Clan with the following, “Liquid Swords in my veins call me GZA. Digi in the desk drawer, dude, call me RZA,”
Later in the song during the outstanding guest features from Heems and Kool A.D. from Das Racist, we are treated to allusions to everything from Double Dragon, Heart (the wonderful band with ladies), Sarah Palin, the Aztec empire, boxer Zab Judah, Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, and marijuana. It’s a verbal barrage with wonderful pop culture references.
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