I’ve written before about DJ DSK (AKA my old flatmate from Sydney, Nick). And I’ve written about Eric B. & Rakim before.
It’s excellent in many ways, but particularly because it ticks so many of my own personal loves/obsessions.
- It’s a cover version
- It’s a cover version of a track that is, itself, famous for an amazing use of a sample (of Bobby Byrd’s epic track, which is also called I Know You Got Soul)
- I used to play the Bobby Byrd track back in the days when I used to DJ (if you can call playing good music badly DJing)
- It appears that the song is actually an ad, (in the style of the Nike track Classic by Kanye, KRS-One and a host of rap luminaries), for the sneaker-pimp heaven that is the trainer shop Sole Heaven
So, I Know You Got Sole (Heaven) ticks any number of my meme tickboxes.
And, on top of that, DJ DSK’s beats and scratching are great, Mystro’s lyrics are pretty amusing, referencing any number of classic trainers, and the video reminds me of a slightly strange version of the cult British movie Human Traffic.
That ought to be enough reasons for anyone to like it, so why not download it now.
Air Jordan by Jon Rawlinson on flickr