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Lushlife’s Redux Vol. 2 – Dead Presidents (Video)

blame it on Meka July 24, 2009


Here’s something dope, courtesy of Stephen…

It take balls to spit lines like “Bout to start bitchin’ ain’t you / Ready to start snitchin’ ain’t you / I forgive your weak ass hustlin’ just ain’t you” in a church (backed by nothing but a grand piano, no less) but there is something genuinely reverent about Lushlife’s reading of Jay-Z’s classic “Dead Presidents” in a Philadelphia sanctuary. Continuing his Redux video series which presents cover versions of classic hip-hop songs performed live and in one take, Lushlife again demonstrates a seamless melding of b-boy braggadocio and classically trained flourish. His Cassette City album, featuring Camp Lo, Elzhi, Ariel Pink, and Greg Saunier of Deerhoof is out now on Rapster.