March 27, 2013

The rap world only discovered HudMo in the past year, but it didn’t take them long to sharpen their fangs for the old-fashioned swag dracula. He’s now on G.O.O.D. Music, in which his skills will inevitably be conscripted to ensure that Big Sean stays in our minds, hearts, and the breast pockets of our denim jackets for perpetuity. Then there’s the ostensibly perplexing but totally obvious move for Wayne to rhyme over a TNGHT beat on a bonus track from I Am No Longer An Interesting Rapper II. Bonus points for giving Diplo a production credit on the song, which means that he was like “Yo, hipster bitches will turn up and twerk to this.” To which Wayne responded, “maybe that will make them blow up my Dick/Cheney.” To which everyone in the studio cringed.

This track takes place before rap discovered molly, the Mesozoic era of 2011. HudMo’s always had a crossover appeal, which explains why he was headlining festivals in the Europe and Australia before anyone in America was confusing him with Mr. Hudson (sorry bro, there’s room for only one Hudson on G.O.O.D.). If you heard Mohawke’s epic remix of Tweet’s “Oops,” you already know. If not, Mohawke has been on the phosphorescent R&B crossover tip for years. His exposure to wider audiences is a rare unforced crossover. This song was only released on a rare vinyl press two years ago. In honor of his headlining appearance at a festival in Cornwall, they’re releasing “Pleasure” as a mastered 320 quality download. It’s not about to crack the Top 40, but it could.  He will soon enough.

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