By Maria Gotay
The headline says it all! Outkast’s funkmaster Andre 3000 recently teamed up with James Murphy, the brain behind LCD Soundsystem, and Gorillaz for a new Converse collaboration project called DoYaThing.
Converse occasionally puts together incredible (and incredibly different) artists to release 1-song-collaboration- past team-ups included Julian Casablancas of the Strokes, Santogold, and Pharrell on guitar-driven fuck-pop-dance jam “My Drive Thru”. The radio edit of “DoYaThing” (available for free download at Converse’s website and streaming below!) dropped TODAY, clocks in at 4 and a half minutes, and is a spicy cocktail of jitery psychadelic disco fuck juice- it’s really an incredible listen. There was also a 12+ minute editor’s cut release, available at the Gorillaz website.
During Andre 3000’s lightning-spit verse I was surprised and ecstatic to hear Andre 3000 shout out Bushwick! The exact lyrics go like this: Like a chimney, I commend me / How come it be / Some lame man, we can talk about / “Oh, he don’t rap enough” / But yeah I rap a lot and I’mma wrap it up, ho / Ye ain’ Scarface, ye ain’ Willie D, Ye ain’ Bushwick, ye ain’ killing me / Better play wit’ yo momitcha mama, Bet you can’t stay wi’ yo momitchka mama.
Now, I’m no lyrical interpreter, but it appears that he’s placing Bushwick on a pedastal, a level of greatness to be achieved, along the same lines of noteriety as Scarface and Willie D. Awesome. Thanks Andre 3000, we love you too! Edit: Ok, so it’s brought to our attention that maybe Andre 3000 was referring to Bushwick Bill, another member of Geto Boys. But, hell, we’ll still take it as a compliment.
If you’re interested in learning more about the collaboration, head over to Pitchfork to read an interview James Murphy and Damon Albarn of Gorillaz. Stream the song via youtube below, or head over to the converse website to download the track.