The Bay Area's expansion into markets outside of California has a lasting legacy—to this day, the Bay has ties with cities as far east as Kansas City. There's a definite musical influence evident on the lurching funk of "Sloppy Drunk" by KC rapper Young Deviossi. Happy intoxication is a longtime hip-hop tradition, from giddy anthems like The Alkaholiks' "Only When I'm Drunk" to last year's "I'm Always Drunk in San Francisco." "Sloppy Drunk" should take its rightful place in this lineage of alcohol anthems, thanks to its appropriate mix of cockiness, ignorance and humility.
March 07, 2012