Molemen – "Put Your Quarters Up" (Feat. Slug, Aesop Rock & MF DOOM)
Pretty clear that DOOM has a thing for video games. “Put Your Quarters Up” is an underground nerd rap party (no kids, that’s not an A$AP Rocky typo), where the original emo rapper + the original grating-voice-and-hard-to-understand rapper + the esoteric-and-witty rusty-beer-can-gripping rapper = a noteworthy meeting of the mics. The song’s theme is prominently announced by the vocal sample of GZA’s lament about being “trapped in a deadly video game” and the song’s title, which alludes to putting money into an arcade game, but it’s the noodling Kraftwerk sample that sounds like when you move on to the next level in an old school arcade game. I hear now they just show you porn in Grand Theft Auto or something.
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