Old money vs young money vs hannah montana

A tale of in three parts.

Item the first: Old Money Massive, a Vancouver/NYC collective that just popped onto our radar. We never knew Van City could get so damn funky, but all you have to do is listen to their remix of Afrikan Boy’s “Lagos City” and that assumption requires a revisit. Global dancefloor wrecking, with a debt owed to hip hop. Check that myspace.

Item the second: Young money, cash money. Lil’ Wayne, Drake, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Mack Maine and many more. They make the young money musics. And yet they’re no longer the new story. Hip hop in its current mainstream form, encapsulated within itself, and looking inward.

Item the third: Das Racist, Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised… post-hip hop? Definitely postmodern. These gents take the full musical spectrum dividing the above two groups and throw it completely out the window, redefining the young money/hannah montana/tony montana continuum exactly one minute into their certified eyebrow (and roof)-raising single “Chicken and Meat.”

Thoughts and observations only, now for you to discuss.


8 Responses to “Old money vs young money vs hannah montana”

  1. October 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    das racist are brilliant. hip hop is by nature a post modern art form but they certainly take it to the next level here. neo beat poets perhaps?

  2. 2 Skyzoo
    October 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I vote old money. Das racist is too helter skelter for me. Afrikan BOy is the shit, though.

  3. October 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    i dont know anytime music can be deconstructed in a way that sounds like you studied it in a class i think its starting to get wak. I’ma roll with old money. young money got cuts but don’t do anything new. Neither does das rascist they sound like a hodge podge of all the music that made me hate williamsburg in the firs place.

  4. 5 BK all day
    October 2, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I’m divided on this one. Never heard Old Money before, and they def bring it. I’ll be downloading that shortly. Young Money is played out. Das Racist is interesting only as much as they get people to dance. I don’t think there’s much of a deeper point below that, but that’s okay in my book. In that sense, Das racist and Old Moey aren’t so different – they both probably throw cracking parties. I’m down with that.

  5. 6 If only
    October 2, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Oh, Lil’ Wayne… What the hell happened to you?

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