This "Brainwashed by London" video is Sin City: The Young Bay Edition, black-and-white Jealous Guys rapping in the rain on the eve of something gnarly. Clams Casino's beat is a nightmare, punctuating the hook with a stark bass line and actual screams, and the verses only get grimier: blood, Cinderella rape and drooling. There's something almost New York-classic about this one, maybe it's Ayinde's Prodigy-esque grimace at 1:24, or the constant religious paranoia (from Jesus dreams to jean-sinning). Everything's dark, everything's sharp.
March 28, 2011