There is nothing I like more than hearing a rap track written by real graff kids. Now don’t get me wrong, I love hearing a song appreciating the love of the art, but it just gives it that little extra bonus when the MCs are writers themselves. ‘Graffiti’ by the Canadian group Piece of Mind (rapper G-Roc & DJ Gedsi) was sent to us a week ago but the inbox is close to full so it’s taken us some time to listen to this. I’m gonna be a bit bias now since I’m a graff writer, but daaammmmn this is too good.
‘Graffiti’ is taken from the Refused Magazine compilation (imagine if Vice wasn’t written by coked up, hipster, trust-fund kids that loved capitalism just as much as the Daily Mail but did it in nicer kicks. Oh snap I’m so funny!), and put together by Structures Built Records. It’s a musical response to Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford declaring ‘war on graffiti. ‘Cause you know right now that’s the most pressing issue in world politics.
This song is so catchy, I’ve had it on repeat for the last hour and I can’t tell you when I’ll turn it off. It’s even got some classic samples from The Pharcyde, and a few quotes from the legendary film ‘Style Wars‘.