Here we got the eighth edition of Super Chicken's own dub-meets-hip hop. The phenomenon just keeps getting bigger. Super Chicken's got his own porn site now for some reason, a video game, and also writeups in The Weekly World News and Scientific American. Here he is onstage with Odd Future at SXSW:
Dayumn. This chicken's gettin' major. Chicken swag, motherfucker.
Nosebleed (JBL The Titan Remix) - Vinnie Paz (feat. R.A. The Rugged Man) / More Or Less Dub - Talib Kweli (Max Tannone Remix) / Seven Eyes, Seven Horns - Scaramanga / Welcome To America - Resident Alien / Your Gospel - Talib Kweli (Max Tannone Remix) / The Death of Chris Palko - Cage / Lucifer - B. Dolan / Hottabatch - Shabazz Palaces / Moment Of Clarity - Jay-Z (Studio One Remix) / Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay-Z (Studio One Remix) / L.I.'s Finest - R.A. the Rugged Man / Play By Play - Qwel & Maker / Norville Rogers (Oh Man) - Mike G. of OFWGKTA / Eat (Deadverse Language Barrier Remix) - Dälek (feat. Hevi) / Memories - Just-Ice & KRS-One / Who Killed The Chicken - Lee "Scratch" Perry / Best Dressed Chicken In Town - Dr. Alimantado / Ragga Zapp. Mania - The Two. Fifteens / Blow Treez - Redman (feat. Ready Roc & Method Man) / My Sound - DJ Blood1 / Shimmy Shimmy Ya - Prince Fatty (feat. Horseman)
People really seem to be digging that Distant Relatives joint with Damian Marley & Nas, but to me it was on some shiny, overproduced, Starbucks-barista-playlist, somethin'-ta-bump-in-ya-Volvo shit. (Except for that one joint on here.)
Lee 'Scratch' Perry used to bury his master tapes in the ground to make them sound more rich. Distant Relatives sounds like it was run through Pro Tools and Autotune and maybe even a German dishwasher.
So as a grimy antidote, here's some more of that dub-hop. Super Chicken murdered you on your own shit. Foghorn Leghorn murdered you on your own shit. What.
Pinky Ring (Perfecta Reggae Remix) - Wu-Tang Clan / As We Enter - Nas & Damian Marley / Ether Train (100 Akres Mix) - Nas vs. Bob Marley / Busted In The Hood - Cypress Hill / Say Somethin' (100 Akres Mix) - Nas vs. Bob Marley / Jungle Brother (Drumsong Remix) - Jungle Brothers / Ready Or Not (Dancehall Remix) - Fugees / Our Guide - Abstract Rude (feat. Lil Aaron) / Skip Town - Aesop Rock / Pressure - The Protege (feat. Deto 22 of Phenetiks) / Culture United - X-Clan (feat. Damian Marley) / In My Math (Max Tannone Mos Dub Mix) - Mos Def / The Boston Top - Prince Paul / Black Star Line - Brand Nubian / Vexual Healing (Vacillation) - Prince Paul / Mr. Universe (Max Tannone Mos Dub Mix) - Mos Def / Shook Ones Pt. 2 (DJ Swindle Bobb Deep Remix) - Mobb Deep vs. Bob Marley / Lucky Tarzan - Lee "Scratch" Perry & Adrian Sherwood
So it turns out that 'dubbing a chicken' is an actual livestock thing, where you cut off its comb and wattles so they don't get frostbite. (That's those red crinkly things on their heads.) Who knew? The guy at Ultimate Fowl Blog, that's who.
Meanwhile, here's some more dub-hop for y'all, just like the first set.
People been asking: why Super Chicken? It's like The Upsetter's Super Ape, except with a chicken. I thought it was obvious.
Super Chicken Returns / Satisfied? - J-Live / Back Stage Pass - Qwel & Maker / The Jam - Shabba Ranks (feat. KRS-One) / Made I Look - June22 vs. Nas / Dub Explosion Interlude - Lyrics Born, DJ D-Sharp & DJ Icewater / Dubbing It Raw - King Tubby Vs. Ol Dirty Bastard (Macro Dubplates Mix) / Who Can Get Busy Like This Man... - Brand Nubian / Melody (Tom Caruana Remix) - DOOM / Truth Be Told - DJ Babu & Defari / Shinin' - Billy Woods / Money Rules Everything Around - King Tubby Vs. Wu Tang (Macro Dubplates Mix) / Hotter Reggae Music - Welton Irie / Is It Because I'm Black? - Ken Boothe / Tomorrow Dub - Gorillaz / Last Words - Ras I. Zulu vs. William S. Burroughs / Doom's Day Machine - Brain Damage / Clint Milkwood - Audio Two vs. The Upsetter vs. Rose, Age 9
Last piece in the bucket moves from head-nodding to nodding out to head-scratching tracks.
Super Chicken Meets Ice Cube Uptown / PLO Styles (Odd Nosdam Mix) - Method Man (feat. Carlton Fisk) / 9 Hip-Hop Samurai - Kode 9 vs. Dead Prez / Hip Hop (DFRNT Dubmix) - Dead Prez / Skank In The Air - Chinese Man / Poison Dart - The Bug & Warrior Queen / Stone - Spectre / Easy Way Out - Strangebrew / Close to the Fire - Teledubgnosis / Always Late - Booka B / Genetic Weapon - Brain Damage (feat. Tena Stelin) / Eyupsultan (King Fader Mix) - Systemwide / Seeing n=0 - Mormon Freegan / Upsetter - Odd Nosdam
This one's all instrumental, whacked-out sneakergazing dubstep, illbient, electronic dub type of shit. Goes perfect with an opium-dipped joint and a big pack of Frito Lays.
There's that thing in Neuromancer where a bunch of Rastas in the future are living in space, and this supercomputer convinces them to help...I forget, do a space rescue or some shit...by cooking them up a dub mix. It would probably sound like this.
Super Chicken Crosses The Road / Gun Too Hot - Dub Syndicate / Headmash - V-Neck / In Heaven, A Devil - Teledubgnosis / Hospital, Come In! - Labº / Going Around Dub - Kobe / Spiritunational Remix - Vibronics / Balalaika Dub - Manuela Krause & Pole / Crusher Dub - Vex'd / Freak Freak - The Bug / At War - DJ Wally / J Dub - Boxcutter / Pre-emptive Psychosis (in Dub) - Alter Echo / Ice - Brain Damage / Anansi Abstrakt - DJ Spooky
Revenge of Super Chicken / On Mission (Super Chicken Version) - Talib Kweli vs. Niney the Observer / Skanky Panky - Kid Koala / The Damn Number - Toots & The Maytals vs. Killah Priest / Lucifer (Paul Nice Remix) - Jay-Z / Hardcore Freestyle - DJ Cam (feat. Otis) / No No No - Ghostface Killah / Black Survivors - Bob Marley & Chuck D / Justice - Belief (feat. Vordul Mega & C-Rayz Walz) / Concrete Jungle - Bob Marley & Rakim / Just To Get A Rep (Super Chicken Version) - Gang Starr vs. The Upsetters / Forest Whitiker (Instrumental) - A.N.T. / MPE (Mr. Wyse Remix) - Public Enemy / International Broadcaster - Lee "Scratch" Perry (feat. Roots Manuva & L.S.K.) / Mr. Brown (Globemallow Spike Remix) - Bob Marley & The Upsetters
Biggie & Meth vs. Niney The Observer.
So Notorious is out. It looks pretty boring. Not to hate, but biopics are all the same, blah blah childhood blah blah first big break, blah blah oh shit I'm so famous now, and in the background you get different decades' lamps and news clips and shit.
Someday we'll get a hip-hop film that's as interesting visually/narratively as the music is sonically/lyrically: Krush Groove meets I'm Not There or 8 Mile meets Natural Born Killers. Or Wild Style meets Naked Lunch. Or Juice meets I Am Cuba, that would be the shit. In the meantime we'll have to settle for Mephistophididdy's latest cash-in.