“Nothing is real,” she gently whispered in my ear, and I was like, “duuhhh.” My crust punk homies used to cite Baudrillard just to justify DMT for breakfast; I’ve heard this shit for a minute. But when a heteronormative college girl with an actual-ass job intoned those three magic words last week, I knew the universe was definitely a hologram. It’s 2013 and shadow government nanobots live in our bloodstreams, but at least we’re so skeptical we’re skeptical about our own skepticism.
So it’s embarrassing for everyone when I say Bukkweat Bill is the kind of rapper you kinda gotta wanna believe in. Maybe it’s the stick-and-poke triangle nuck tats, maybe it’s that dude thinks he’s Heath Ledger. Maybe I’m just a sucker for cutting-edge forms of skruggle. But he seems completely genuine.
Check out the video for “666FOREVER” which dropped in January.
Star power. Kid’s got it. I originally thought of the video as a kind of companion piece to the Deathface x LILINTERNET video that dropped around the same time. Check the Gummo influence. But where “Six Feet Deep” explores an inchoate rage stemming from growing up rootless and crazy as fuck in the middle of nowhere, “666FOREVER” was about how great it is to be rootless and crazy in New Smyrna, FL, and by the way fuck everything.
Two sides of the same coin. I almost wrote a damn think piece about it, and I would have been really onto something, because a few short weeks later, LILINTERNET actually signed Bukkweat to his and LILGOVERNMENT’s new management company LILAGENCY.
Damn, I’m an oracle. So here’s another prophecy: BUKKWEAT BILL: YOU WILL BE THE KING OF RATCHET. BUT FIRST YOU MUST FUCK 1000 DAUGHTERS OF 1000 MEN. WATCH CLOSELY THE BULLS GAME ON APRIL 11.
Check the new single, his first with LILAGENCY:
Yung Unofficial Soulja Bukk lays it down over the beat from C-Murder’s “Down for My N’s”, the 2000 No Limit Records classic that prolly inspired 5kinAndBone5 on the beat for Le1F’s “Wut”. In his version, Bukk throat-gurgles, mumbles, and gives props to his hessians, all in the form of a potentially all-encompassing twerkathon. Act like you’ve been warned.
Also, Bukk got really stoned on Deep Youtube and told 386 Entertainment that he’s working with Boston’s M|O|D collective, who are quickly becoming some of the hottest producers in avant-ratchet. Looking reeeeeeal forward to the eventual Bukkweat Bill x Lil Texas single that will absolutely be the jam of the summer. You heard it here first, folks. Prophecies.
P.S. In #D4MN Bukk gives an RIP to Chris Dorner, and we gotta add one more: Awood Johnson, AKA Magic, who killed it on the original “Down 4 My N’s” and passed away in a car crash on March 1. RIP Mr. Magic!- Crispy Hexx