Friday, July 6, 2012

Rupaul - Peanut Butter (ft. Big Freedia)

First off, I need to give a little lesson as to what the New Orleans Bounce is.
"Bounce music is an energetic style of New Orleans hip hop music which is said to have originated as early as the late 1980s, but is typically believed to have begun with the 1991 single "Where Dey At" by MC T.Tucker and DJ Irv."
Ok if you need a visual... which some of you do, here you are:


Now that's out of the way... If you take Bounce and let one of the preeminent practitioners of the genre, Big Freedia do her thing with one of the most glamtastic divas of all time, what do you have? "Peanut Butter" by RuPaul.  I remember hearing the rhyme in this song a million years ago.  I think it was on the Supermodel of the World or Foxy Lady album but I can't remember.  I will find out. (EDIT: It's from "R.U. Nasty" on Foxy Lady) But it was trapped in my head and hearing it again in this track just unlocked a ton of memories.  So anyway, this track is super high energy and may not be for everyone but I think it's incredible.  It takes me back to the mid-nineties when things were not so complicated as they tend to be when you're aspiring to be a responsible adult.  Back when Miss Thing was singing for her supper not sitting behind a judges bench making bitches lip synch for their lives.  It's dirty and grimy and lets you see behind the curtain for a minute.  I am living for it actually.  I think it is an incredible piece of work and makes me give Ms. Charles mad props!

Give it a shot and see what you think.