What does it say about the state of hip-hop when this jam by Philly-based Plastic Little – which clearly doesn’t take itself very seriously – is so much better than most of your mainstream hip-hop out there?
It’s a rhetorical question, I suppose. I’m not here to debate the direction of hip-hop. But it’s joints like this that give me hope. Think Pharcyde, circa Bizarre Ride. The Jump Off drips with irony and humor, not to mention one hell of a fresh beat.
Seriously, what’s the jump off?: “You’re dad’s in the Russian mafia? That’s the jump off!”
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The Jump Off
[mov] The Jump Off video.
You can stream the video, too.