Tonight's best new track was 'The Beast Is Us' by Braintax. This track sums up why I love hip hop so much more than any rock, indie or other song-form music. It's so powerful, it's the perfect meld of brain and body. The lyrics are ferocious, intelligent and funny and the beat is undeniable. How can you go wrong with shit like this? :
"Spit 'bout crimes we forget for the sake of our own little tragedy's
Irrelevant like a fucking Akon ballad is
The biggest shame of this society we live in
While we act all spiritual when we're money driven
It's the way we forget in a hell of a rush
Like 'If it ain't affecting me, then I ain't too fussed'
Then there's bombs on the street and us Brits get shaky
But how can we be shocked - Check our leadership lately?
They're rattling the sabres, talking 'bout Jesus
Fundamentalist believers acting like crusaders
Memories are short over here
The zeitgeist is a truck that the media steer