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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Jazzy Hip-Hop : "Life is a Traffic Jam" - 2Pac / Eight Mile Road


You might be wondering "why in God's name is Ali writing about 2Pac?".

Well yes, why wouldn't I? Only hardcore fans of the late rapper would know this song; it's off the movie "Gridlock'd" which also stars 2Pac, Tim Roth, and Thandie Newton. It's actually a jazzy fusion of 2Pac rapping and playing (faking) the bass (a Fender Precision no less), while Tim Roth plays (fakes) the piano, and Thandie Newton sings about traffic jams and wasted life.

I thought you might enjoy a different take on 'Pac who was mostly known for being a gangsta rapper. The bassline is also simply amazing, and I do not know the real credit for the musicians (in the movie, their band is called Eight Mile Road).

So check it out and enjoy this track... it's really good trust me!

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