We love Philly rappers (talk to us about The Roc), but we'd also like to pay respect to Phila's sister city, Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is the city that invented steel. It gave us Carnegie Mellon university, which produced excellent cinema (Wonder Boys) and wonderful alumni—we see you, Gaius Charles! And now, we're getting "Puffin on the Purp" by Pittsburgh all-stars The Govament—S. Money, Boaz, Hard Tymez, and DJ Shef. We are seriously feeling the homegrown/minimal aesthetic of the video, and the herbal growl in the craw of the lyrics, and the dirgey weed-horn in producer Johnny Juliano's beat mine. We also believe this is a convenient segueway to remind all you Pennsylvanians that today is the LAST day to register to vote in this election for The actual Govament, and that, at present, you will not be allowed to vote if you wear campaign gear to the polls. Voting dress code is so 1847. In lieu of your prez-fan streetwear, we recommend using a sharpie and a white T to make your own "Puffin on the Purp" fan t-shirt. We do not recommend actually puffin on said purp until after voting. But we digress! Watch this video, it's ill.
October 06, 2008