Music To Paint Your Basement To

I’m a huge fan of all kinds of music and I’ve been wanting to pop the hip hop cherry on this blog since it’s gone up. I couldn’t think of a better way to ease you honkeys into it than with the Blakroc project. If you haven’t heard Blakroc is a collaborative effort between critically acclaimed blues duo The Black Keys and various rap artists including Mos Def, Rza, Raekwon, and Q-tip, even a track featuring ODB (rip). The album dropped a month or so ago and it’s phenomenal. I must have listened to it a 100 times while painting my basement and it kept me more motivated than Kesuke Miyagi.

If you’re a fan of recorded music or the creative process in general, the documentary on the Blakroc site is a must-see. Every part in the series is good. My personal favorites are 4, 6, 8, and 9, where you can see things like Rza jamming out on the guitar. In part 11 you even see Raekwon’s brother wearing an Animal shirt. There’s also some great photos and bonus features like a Blakroc radio station. Check out the site here.

“Probably the most fun I ever had making music was doing this record.”

-Dan Auerbach, The Black Keys

Derek Adams

Orchid Footwear head hancho. Lover of beer, iphones and backflips.