Somewhere, Jack White is smiling at the simile employed at the expense of his ex-girl, done by fellow Motor City marvel, the ever quotable Elzhi. Around these parts, “higher than the jeans on Urkel,” remains the preferred way to describe interactions with the Bubba Kush, and on “Deep,” Jason Powers re-emerges from his slumber to unleash visuals for the standout track from last year’s exceptional Leftovers Unmixed Tape. Should you like scratches, Black Milk’s ferocious drums, and sundry M.O.P. samples, you’ll enjoy. If not, there is always Wacka Flocka Flame and his wonderful world of roller rinks. Rap music in 2010: something for everyone and everyone gets a trophy.
In related Detroit news, Danny Brown has just released his latest mixtape, Detroit State of Mind Volume 4. Ignore the trite title and listen for the absurd flow, intricate patterns, Black Milk beats, weed talk and The Wizard samples. The only thing the tape lacks is a Royce Da 5’9 guest spot and a Tanooki Mario suit.