VERY Few People Can Rap With Method Man. Blimes Brixton Is 1 Of Them (Video)
Blimes Brixton is a versatile MC (and singer) from the heart of San Francisco, California. She has been putting in serious work throughout recent years, including a decorated Battle Rap career and some history with the region’s pioneer: Too Short. The daughter of a Blues musician and granddaughter of a Jazz player, Blimes Brixton has music in her blood. That inherent rhythm and artistic command shine in one of her biggest collaborations to date, “Hot Damn” with Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man.
Following Gifted Gab collabo’ video “Come Correct,” released late last month, this is another single from the upcoming Castles album. Over a retro-soulful bassline, Blimes Brixton kicks things off with a confident batch of bars about her persistence and passion for music. Playing into her sung chorus, Method Man rolls up his weed and then exhales a conversational and cocky bridge. Twenty-five years after Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Mr. Mef’ recalls his days of hunger pains, then raps about how he will forever be a “misguided, mischievous, misfit.” The star MC rides the beat like it was tailor made for his raspy delivery. This one is just one of Iron Lung’s many standout appearances in recent years.
Entering the song’s wind-out, Blimes flips Meth’s bridge as her own. In the video, the MC from the Bay and the Shaolin swordsman take to the California streets in Brixton’s vintage Buick Electra drop-top. That tracking shot is cut in and out with some on-stage footage showing that this chemistry is anything but phoned (or emailed) in; this bond is organic.
“Hot Damn” is produced & Mixed by Lou Koo & Cambo. It released on Brixton’s Peach House record label.