Friday, April 14, 2006

Paris : Lights, Camera, Revolution (from The Hate That Hate Made 12")

Paris : Lights, Camera, Revolution (Tommy Boy, 1991)
Paris : The Hate That Hate Made (Power Of God Mix) (Tommy Boy, 1991)

I'll be honest : I totally forgot about that one until last week when Bashir asked me to do a bay area mix on our radio show. The Hate That Hate Made is such a strong cut that it's hard to pay attention to what's on the other side. Paris first album was one of those records directly inspired by Public Enemy at every level, visually, lyrically, musically, concept-wise etc... From the shadow his cap makes on his face to the sequencing of the album, everything is reminiscing of the best rap album ever. He even has a silly play on word in the title, which has been Chuck D's forte since 1991. Lights Camera Revolution is a short track with no chorus, like a lot of tracks from the Devil Made Me Do It album. Actually the A side of the single was also very short on the album. The album version of The Hate That Hate Made is just 64 secondes long but this sort of skit was so catchy that they had to make it the second 12" from the album, so they made an "extended" remix of the song, clocking at 2:54 minutes ! Since it has an extra verse I think people would want to hear it also.


booblikon said...

FINALLY! someone recognizes one of the most slept-on poets in rap history. ultra-underrated. they don't rhyme like this anymore. like he said in another song "remember back when good rap was just a cool dance hit, even though it wasn't saying sh*t?" well, it's like that again now, unfortunately. bring back the political verse & f*ck the dance music we got now!

Anonymous said...

P-Dog has released a whole cd/vinyl of most of his b-sides and remixes called "The Devil Made Me Remix". Extra dope, check it and his website out. If you can't find it near you order it from him and support indy Hip you know you should.

Anonymous said...

This B Side Track got me hooked initially back then - have to search for that 12" and give it another Round of Listening Pleasure_Thanks for making me Remember. I knew the whole Verse, lets see what happens now