Last week, Childish Gambino released STN MTN / Kauai as part of DJ Drama's long-running Gangsta Grillz series, jacking beats from the Ludacris hit "Southern Hospitality" to the beloved Atlanta anthem "Partna Dem" by the Rich Kidz. One highlight was his rework of Arkansas rapper Kari Faux's "No Small Talk." Gambino slips in a fun, self-indulgent verse--I look at the mirror like damn I look handsome--before Kari dominates the rest of the record, shutting down lame conversation with a casual flow that rings clear across three cell phones. She's got us most excited: after answering the phone to appear alongside an already-famous, ever-rising rapper, Kari will probably be taking a few more calls soon.
October 06, 2014