There are very few, if any, labels as committed to bizarre rap tangents than Stones Throw, but this new dude James Pants is something else. It’s almost like they don’t want to sell any records and yet they do because their oddities are just genius enough to be worth blowing a couple cheeseburgers on. Pants barely makes songs at all, just weird synth journeys that are probably kind of frightening to listen to if you’re not in a stable mindstate. “Cosmic Rapp” (above) is the shyest electro ever, “Ka$h” is like Timberlake if he grew up in an orphanage and this “I Ain’t Trippin” remix makes $hort Dog sound like a grandnana with a broken keyboard.
Bonus Cut: James Pants, “Ka$h” (from Stones Throw)