|Her name is Azelia Banks and I have not heard her|
rap yet, but hey, why not.
As has probably been obvious for a while now, I seem to have found myself listening to rap stuff and enjoying it. I realise that, as rap goes, what I enjoy is pretty softcore and vanilla, but it is sufficiently different (or not, YMMV) from my usual fayre that it has me thinking about it. So, without further ado, I shall bring the recommendation of Scroobius Pip, who seems rather good, to a narrower and smaller audience than that reached by Dee herself.
This particular video I found by accident when I copied the link wrongly and had to search for the Scroobius Pip himself. At first it was so-so but clever, like beat poetry, which is something I do and have always enjoyed. There's something about the natural rhythm of the words that he chooses and the poetry of the moment that seems he never even loses. Beat poetry does that, taking half-rhymes and internal rhymes and demi and semi rhymes to make clear the signs to the state of the times. Anyway, that came first, then he starts playing with his medium and his words all in one go and finally he plays with the video itself and starts making references to one of my favourite shows from my youth Quantum Leap. I shall come clean and say that, yes, I did enjoy the ones where Sam was leaped into a woman the most (no, seriously, I did) and there was always some Feminist moral in there too. I'd argue that this was one of the most influential things I watched besides Secret of the Sword, the He-Man film that introduced She-Ra. Anyway, yes, the references pretty much sold it to me more than the messing with the time line of the video and the burning of stuff because he can.