Here's a song built on one of man's simplest pleasures, but written from the park bench perspectives of two clever wits. PremRock and Open Mike Eagle carry on the lineage of hip hop songs like Pharcyde's "Passin' Me Bye" that see the beauty and humor in admiring the opposite sex from afar. Each rapper has his fair share of theories on the jogger and how she fits into their bummy rapper lives.
Over Willie Green's airy and serene production, PremRock admits to neurotic tendencies, which stretch into vingettes of possibility as he theorizes, "you probably love Wu-Tang / but hate the song 'Gravel Pit' / I kinda like it so / I don't know / Maybe we would argue a bit / Until I realized that compared to the catalog hits / it doesn't fit / it takes a man to admit / when he's wrong, but shit / I'd be wrong for you / not saying that I'm wrong for you / hold on, let me correct that." Both rappers work in their flaws ("I'm going to be clear cut / you're into fitness and I have a beer gut"), but the power of fascination for the jogger, encourages them to rationalize the chemistry ("I think we have a future / I'll just wear my shirts a little looser").
PremRock & Willie Green's self-titled LP is out now on Isolated Wax.