It was and always is an honor to work with Eso, one of the most hard working and innovative artists I've ever known. No seriously, it's actually difficult to fathom how he's managed to pump out so much fresh material over the past couple of years, all while starting a family. If you haven't heard "Wrestlelectro," check it out on my myspace.
Also, just do yourself a favor if you haven't already and snag "Esoteric Vs. Japan." "Armed only with the sounds of 70s and 80s Japanese classics," the homie ES manipulates a slew of material into one superb listening experience.
And yeah, that first one is some sort of odd Japanese karaoke cover record.
And here's the lyrics :
I’m breakin in space / I’m taking the taste out your mouth when I smack ya faster / I’m taking the bass out your voice, ya’ll cats is actors / I snap on like bad bra strap unfasteners / combat with masterdon raps will splash your palms fast- ya death / make ya breathin’ / breath and stop like Tip after quest / my click track finesse will riff raff correct and bitch slap the rest / my wits pass the test- I complete the mission / I leave without a scratch like Plug 3 was missing / I’ve seen the other cats, they’re drug fiends and / infinite umpteens and quicker than Chun Li was kickin, they’re slippin’ / Like the Deep Purple sample was working / you’re Steve Urkel with women and girls twitch when you’re flirtin’ / like Lisa Turtle allergic to Screech, C’ll be working with speech / ‘cause on the scratch never made it past chirpin’ a beep
I’m breakin – ya’ll hang with Jane in the basement / sayin’ “ya’ll take a look at this rock” / your legacy on wax is the crack ya bought / Shan- smashed the flask ya’ll act distraught / when I – cook up a set you’re shook, onlookers will scope / a solo rookie like Ford pre-Wookie booked "A New Hope” / I’ll put a hook at your throat – cut ya – sucker sucker / I rhyme like I’m Chuck-A-Luck a
Like I said, Eso moves fast. Don't sleep on his new instrumental offering, "Serve Or Suffer." Urb, which reviewed it with 4.5 Stars, had this to say:
"Esoteric is able to make a convincing statement about the activities we are passionate about (whether that is hip-hop, comic books, videogames, or anything else)and stress the importance of never losing sight of these passions."
Peep the technique...