Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

AMNESTY 2012: Mykko Montana ft. K Camp – Do It

Another Jawga boy…


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Al Shipley: This somehow got into heavy rotation here in Baltimore recently, months after it jumped out of Atlanta for a brief stint on the national charts, and I have no idea why, but I didn’t mind. The hook, and those lovely plastic synth horns, are obviously the big draw, but the verses are surprisingly fertile with quotables.
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Anthony Easton: A paean to the mutual pleasures of oral sex. Even with all the bad bitch phrasing, it suggests a genuine pleasure seeking, and an advocacy of cunnilingus, which mean something. 
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Sabina Tang: Disorderly NSFW on the first few listens, but coalesces into a still-messy exuberance that’s startlingly — as in, I can’t remember when I last got this effect from an explicit rap track about banging a stranger you picked up at a club — erotic. It’s the quirky level of detail over a ragged but increasingly effective bump-grind: tying up his dreads, falling off on her legs, the way her manicure matches her pedicure. How the track skips to the money shot like it can’t help itself, then rewinds to set the scene in the second verse. If Mykko’s ever leant toward chauvinistic posturing, which I don’t want to assume, he’s forgotten it in the sheer thrill of how well his night is going. It’s the 5’2″ girl who controls the encounter’s pace throughout, in fact, and her enthusiasm freaks him out a bit.
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Patrick St. Michel: This strikes me as a more reeled-in “Pop That,” but a little better because 1) the main artist isn’t overshadowed by everyone else on the track and 2) the ad libs here are great (that “oh my god” around the minute-thirteen mark being all it took to win me over).
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Brad Shoup: I love prescriptive fucking songs. Is there a mixtape somewhere? The track’s like an unsolicited submission for an ’80s cop show theme, and some of the stories sound like they happened, and I was the only person to put Johnny Gill on a Pazz & Jop ballot last year, so.
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Alfred Soto: I doubt I’ll listen more than once – my rule for awarding higher than a 6 – but this was fun. Smutty without objectifying, it’s what you expect a group of guys sitting around a lunch table with a budget for programmed horns and a producer who coordinates the chanting and harmonies.  
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Ian Mathers: Maybe it’s the crowd in the video, maybe it’s those endlessly percolating horn synths, but “Do It” just feels more good natured than most of the sex jams I’ve heard in the past few years, somehow less concerned with projecting the menacing sense of prowess a lot of similar songs traffic in. 
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Andy Hutchins: The sky-filling horns and unstoppable keys make whatever the hell literally anyone at all did on this beat sort of besides the point, and they didn’t strictly need all the clutter around them; that stuff’s just bonus wonderful. And the video version amplifies the fun, with an actual dance set to the music and some clearer mixing that shines things up and makes the very good ad-libs even better. But the original mixtape version is so much better, musically: There’s a long instrumental intro, a rewind that is totally deserved, a series of drops that make no sense, and a fucking awesome Johnny Gill sample on the Johnny Gill line. “Girl Scout swag, but she ain’t sellin’ cookies” is also immortal. If you didn’t get to hear this out of a car or at a club in the American South in 2012, you missed out in a major way.
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