It’s been a good week for hip hop stars from the last decade. First there was Pharrell Williams‘s collaboration with Daft Punk. In case you’ve been residing in a cave and have thus avoided every media outlet on Planet Earth losing its shit over this track, listen to it here. It’s been breaking records on Spotify and now the first ‘live’ performance has appeared on YouTube:
Yes, ‘live’ might be stretching it – but doesn’t he look good for 40? The track will be utterly unavoidable this summer (in fact, it already is) and, whatever you think about the hype, it’s a pretty spot-on piece of music.
Meanwhile a track emerged this week from another US hip hop star from the noughties, Kelis. The name of said track is the subject of some doubt amongst fans, but whether it’s called ‘Jerk Ribs’ or ‘Call on Me’, it’s splendid. Produced by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio, it’s jam-packed full of exuberant brass, rattling percussion and general joie de vivre. Another summer anthem, then.