I've been cultivating a hip hop station on Pandora for years now. I've entitled it simply, "Good Hip Hop". I've been very diligent giving the appropriate songs the ole thumb, adding new artists or even moving songs to other stations just to keep this one perfectly focused and balanced. It's mostly positive underground or 'conscious' hip hop, if you will. Poetry with beats. You know- more "Yes We Can" and less "Oh No You Didn't" with just enough booty, grills and gunfire to keep shit real.
I like to listen to this station when I'm working in my studio. My theory (HOPE) is that the urban-ness will somehow flow through me and channel it's way into my designs, thus keeping my collections from crossing the sweetness threshold and nose diving into the saccharine. I think it's working. Look close, it's very very subtle. Very, veeeeeeeeerrrrrry subtle.
Maybe it's not working?
Have I become desensitized?
The Pandora gods think so and have decided to take matters into their own hands. Out of the blue, my perfect station has changed. It is now a Hip Hop and Thrash Metal mash up station, and not in a cute retro way like Aerosmith and Run DMC. The new artist playlist goes something like this:
Which is a very apt name that Skull Hammer. More band names should be as descriptive to save us all loads of time. No need to preview that new album by Top 40 and the Auto Tunes, America! Just click Buy Now! Obviously.
Since this IS a fashion blog and every post needs to wrap up in a stylish little bow (or big depending on the trends), I'll close with this:
You know what would look really hot with this blouse? Spiked leather chaps, face tats and a Battle-ax. I bet that's exactly what you were thinking, too.