Photos by G.
On March 27, 2010, Erykah Badu played a secret show to celebrate the upcoming release of her new album at Good Units in the basement of the Hudson Hotel in New York City. Prior to her taking the stage at the very late hour of 1 o’clock in the morning, the sold out crowd was treated to 3 opening acts spanning the genres of dance (MNDR), Rock (Tony Castles) and Rap. Philadelphia based electro-rap group Spank Rock represented in the final category. I used to be a big fan of rap music, but once I had the epiphany that almost all of the music is stolen from other songs and the lyrics are typically talking about how big a rapper’s dick is, how many coochies they want to stick their aforementioned dicks in, killing people, calling each other the N-word and a plethora of other hatefulness, I adopted the motto that most rap is crap. During my absence from knowing what’s new on the rap scene, I was pretty excited to see Spank Rock as he’s done remixes for Bjork (Earth Intruders) and Kylie Minogue (Heart Beat Rock).
- Spank Rock. Pulled a fast one on Kylie and Bjork, but New York wasn’t havin’ it!
- From the second he hit the stage, with his booty-bass DJ nearly giving the crowd permanent hearing damage, all I could think of is “what in the hell were Bjork and Kylie thinking?!” His rapping was good, but he talked primarily about his dick, women’s asses and their coochies. During the final song, he rapped something along the lines of (and I am paraphrasing here so my head doesn’t get chewed off by Spank Rock die-hards), “wanting to fuck a white girl till my dick turns racist.” Needless to say, Spank Rock got booed off the stage, something I haven’t witnessed at a show in a very long time. He even tried to worm his way into the front row next to these two ladies I was standing next to so he could watch Erykah Badu and the two women were clearly horrified as they quickly spread themselves out to ensure he would not be joining us. With that being said, his album “YoYoYoYo” is out now.