Sunday, February 20, 2011

Milk Carton: Mooky Mook & DJ Motiv8

Are these two the Hip Hop equivalent of Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe?

Some rapper (can't remember who) tweeted during the Super Bowl halftime show (yeah this post is late) that the Black Eyed Peas wouldn't have had so many sound troubles if they had a proper DJ in their crew. Now I don't know if they do or not, but it reminded me of their Ruthless material with Motiv8 and Mooky.

I can't imagine what it's like for these two to turn on the TV or computer and see Will and Ap banking on their special brand of music. I wonder if Will looked out for them and paid their student loans and mortgages?

Anyway, shout out to Mooky, wherever he is. He was my favorite MC in the group. His calm delivery was a good balance to Will and Ap's...annoyance. It's funny reading comments about Atban Klann (and early BEP material) where people talk about much doper they were before "selling out". Uhm...not really. Production was better, but as emcees they were average at best. They were better served going pop. The university circuit wasn't doing much for them anyway.

Atban Klann - Yougohdah

Atban Klann - Styles Are Critical

Atban Klann - Mountain Top

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