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).