Today, I want to talk about George Watsky, or just Watsky, my favorite “self-deprecating Jew” (his words, not mine). He’s a rapper/spoken word artist, and you may have seen his viral video, “Pale Kid Raps Fast” (below). It was kind of a big deal. Anyway, he’s been doing pretty well for himself since then, with his various mixtapes and whatnot. He’s currently on tour (and I wasn’t able to go when he was here… my heart is officially bleeding) in the US and Canada. He’s getting to be a pretty big deal, and it’s nice, because you can tell he really enjoys what he’s doing, and isn’t just doing it to get famous. Also, he’s actually really good at it, so that’s a plus.
He’s recently put out a new mixtape, entitled Nothing Like the First Time. It’s pretty much awesome, but the focal point of today’s post is not that one, it’s Watsky & Mody, a six-track collaboration between himself and musician Kush Mody.
Watsky describes Watsky & Mody as a bluegrass hip hop album, and I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite of all his stuff. ‘Mrs. Robinson” is definitely my favorite track on the mixtape, with ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ and ‘Kick Monday’ being close seconds. I’m not the hugest fan of rap, but there’s something about Watsky’s delivery that makes him one of my execptions. I highly suggest you check out his YouTube channel to see what I mean, and after you realize he’s epic, then you can download everything from his Bandcamp page. Here’s the link.