Ok, so when I’m not pimping tracks I’ve done with 2ew Gunn Ciz, I’m pimping my best friend/Clean Gunner/business partner Nico the Beast and his Feed the Beast promotion (make sure you vote this week–2 totally different joints with 2 different stories, both redonk).
On top of that, I’m pimping the 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers EP me and Douglas Martin have collaborated on the past 5 months. People have gone apeshit for the song “High Noon” (ok, not people…person–hey Jeff!). It’s been up on my MySpace page for a while. The newest song we did is called “Stay Clean” and it’s up now on MySpace thanks to the handywork of Douglas over at the OFFICIAL (accept no substitues nor spammers) 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers myspace page (look to the right–too lazy to link that jammie). You can also check out probably the crown jewel of the whole “project” called “Dead Queens” featuring Nico the Beast. It sounds like the soundtrack to getting your nose broken at etiquette school.
I’m not a firm believer in VH1 Storytellers because most songs I write are complete horseshit to begin with. However, “Stay Clean” is kinda interesting in that I sat on the beat for easily 3 months. I loved it and yet had nothing to say to it like a bad marriage or something. Finally, I got to writin’ and it came out to be my 2nd favorite track of the project next to “Weak Stomach.”
Here’s the formula to how I wrote the lyrics for “Stay Clean:”
+ not wanting to bite Biggie’s “Got a Story to Tell” nor Eric B. & Rakim’s “Mahogany”
+ phone call/email from someone stupid about something stupid
+ Aunt Jessica
-1st draft where I referenced the Beatles and Kurt Cobain (lame)
+ Cape May, NJ
+ “scandalous” text messages
+ Iron Man Slurpee cups
– feeling bad about not seeing “Speed Racer”
+ roast beef hoagie with light mayo
+ Neil Strauss sucking
= “Stay Clean”