Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Feminists, Put Your Earmuffs On

Everyone else, enjoy Rafael Casal's "B*tch."

In case you were wondering, that delicious sample is courtesy of "Get Out My Life, Woman" by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Rafael Casal has impeccable delivery.  His rhythms flow effortlessly along with that cheeky inflection.  Combine this with saucy lyrics and compelling samples (<--click that for a good time) and you find an intuitive nod to old school hip hop. 

I spent way too much time creating this clean, DJ-friendly version of "B*tch," so thought I'd share: "B*tch" - Rafael Casel (Sierra's Clean Version)

Hailing from the Bay Area, Casal, aka Mr. Getback is a writer, first and foremost.  He began as a spoken word artist, ditching high school to teach his craft to other teens.  By 16, he was touring, performing and teaching spoken world nationwide, donating his time to the Youth Speaks project, all while simultaneously getting his own high school degree.  He explains, "I had a unique interest in language, and felt that it was the best tool/weapon for anyone looking to better themselves and their environment.”

Let me just be lame for a second and quote Wikipedia: Rafael Casal is a "2-time (Inter)National BNV Poetry Slam Finalist Champion, a 3-Time cast member of Russell Simmons' Def Poetry, and has shared the stage with the likes of Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, KRS-ONE, Kanye West, Alanis Morisette, De La Soul, George Clinton, Carole King."  And he's only 26.  Dayum.

Enjoy the funked out "Foxy Girls (Candy Store)" while you download both The Monster LP & The Bay Boy Mixtape for free courtesy of Rafael's bandcamp

"Foxy Girls (Candy Store)" - Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs

1 comment:

  1. Nice writeup. I really like the way he toys with language on this one: