“1, 2, 3, too many rappers and there’s still not enough MCs,” point out the Beastie Boys here, proving there’s life in the old dogs yet. Although, now I think about it, even rappers are starting to look a bit thin on the ground in hip-hop these days. Putting aside for one a minute the issue of who’s ‘just a rapper’ and who’s a true ‘MC’ – what household names are there right now who maintain any sort of regular presence in the general public’s eyes apart from Jay-Z, Nas and Lil Wayne? Fiddy? Now he is ‘just a rapper’ but there are kids hanging around ouside my local shops who can’t remember the last time he had a hit. Eminem? He’s a had a break for how long? Enter the Beastie Boys after their own massive sabbatical, rapidly becoming the Rolling Stones of Rap, cannily co-opting one of the few remaining hip-hop colossii to reach the kids, and still rhyming the rhyme well over the crashing hi hats and filtered metallic funk of Too Many Rappers. “I’ve been in this game, since before you were born/ I might still be emceeing even after you’re gawwnn.” Almost certainly. And that’s even without having their blood changed annually in an expensive private clinic in Sweden. Keep your eyes open for forthcoming LP Hot Sauce Committee Pt 1 due 15 September and…check the second link below for the fat and funky Mako & The Hawk vs. Beastie Boys – Too Many Rappers (Not Enough Funk mix).
Out now on Capitol
DOWNLOAD The Beastie Boys – Too Many Rappers HERE
DOWNLOAD – MAKO & THE HAWK vs. Beastie Boys – Too Many Rappers (‘Not Enough Funk’ Mix) 320 kbps HERE