Sunday, December 16, 2007

Why Boys Will Be Boys Pt. II

It seems like some people got the wrong impression from my last post - things really aren't bad, I just think that it's been tough coming to terms with the fact that I and my friends are 29, and maybe boys won't always be boys. Over some beers in Little Tokyo's Far Bar and some shrimp tacos at Senor Fish, Muttpop and Hippo fortunately proved me wrong with their stories about porn, mega-cankles, and masturbation that would've put Chris Rock to shame (skip to the 4:30 mark to see what I'm talking about). Not one to be subtle or tell a story without the full use of expletives, gestures, and exquisitely grotesque detail, I seriously think that Muttpop's double-date-gone-bad story cleared out the restaurant, which was completely empty by the time we left (it was only 8:00pm). Add to that his analogy of women's aging like the ripeness of fruit, and it was a pretty interesting evening to say the least.

Even though we were all beat and ready to go home by 11:30pm, it was reassuring to know that getting older wasn't going to be one big, long, bitching session and that there's still a little room for immaturity, debauchery, and trash-talking. The night finally ended with me and Muttpop getting back to my apartment just in time to avoid a drive-by across the street and seeing a mob of teenagers running from a nearby house party followed by an LAPD chopper minutes later...So maybe being an adult and not having to deal with that kind of drama isn't such a bad thing.

Anyways, since then, I've been feeling a little less pessimistic and decided to call in sick for work tomorrow and go out for some midday drinks and relive my high school days by kicking it at the mall. My playlist today has changed up with my mood, so here some of that good ol' boom bap that everybody loves.

[MP3] Ghostface Killah :: Yolanda's House (feat. Meth & Raekwon)
If you haven't heard this one already, it's my favorite off of the Big Doe Rehab album. I didn't think anyone could've flowed better over this beat than Pharaohe, but this trio shows why they're still at the top of their game with some classic Wu storytelling...from running from the cops to shittin in his pants and leaving footprints on the ceiling how can you not like Ghost?

[MP3] Supastition :: Fountain of Youth
I copped this one off of my favorite hip hop blog, Wake Your Daughter Up; Travis put together this dope Grown Folks Mix for all of us dealing with getting old[er]. Even though I'm still in denial, no other song better suits my current state of mind than this one.

[MP3] Jay Electronica :: Bitches & Drugs (Prod. by Dilla)
In this anti-hip-hop hip-hop song, Jay Electronica churns out some propulsive flows over a chunky, warm, Dilla beat that defies the mainstream with rhymes like "If rap was like blacks in the '60s, / I'm a white cop in riot gear ready to hose down." Damn.

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Blogger Muttpop Bob said...

Good times Bruce.

Thanks for introducing me to Senor Frog. Their fried scallops and shrimp are scrumptious!

When you starting that restaurant blog?


4:18 PM  
Blogger Mista Hippo said...

Just for the record, I only participated in those conversations as an active listener. Just 'round MPB's campfire.

A food blog would be delicious.


4:50 PM  

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