Monday, December 15, 2008

whats in a name?

As we approach the mixing stage of the album I thought I'd let it officially be known, the second album is gonna be titled Bazooka Kid.

When doing interviews for Rookie Card there was three questions that I got over and over...

1."What does PNC stand for?"
2."Whats up with the dinosaur?"
3."Why Rookie Card?"

And with a title like this, I'm sure it will be more of the same. The answer... I don't really know. When I started writing and collecting the beats for it, I just had the word "bazooka" in my head. I just like the ridiculousness of a bazooka. It's like when Slick Rick is talking to Russell Simmons in The Show about how far will gangsta rap go, and he says "the next man will be like 'yo i carry a bazooka, what up...'". If I rap about shooting a shotgun, you'd think I'm an eatass wannabe, talk about shooting a bazooka, its just funny. And when you start an album or song or anything creative you want them to be like 'this is nuts!' and for it to hit people like an explosion to the grill. With NZ Hip-Hop being basically ignored by the mainstream, I think it's freed us up to do whatever we want, and be as stupid as we want to.

The more songs I did, the more I got an image of a kid running with a bazooka. No matter how wrong it is, a kid running with a gun is simultaneously crack up and reckless. Think Lil Ze' in City Of God. And that dichotomy is something I think can be found in my shit, and a lot of artists I look up to (Eminem, Luda). PN Whoa is playful and happy, but lyrically its all sex, drinking and dissing.

So as you can see by this semi abstract explanation, there is no concise reason for the title. But hopefully you can get some sort of understanding from my verbose attempt. Interviewers, please refer to this, it'll save us both a lot of time.


katy said...

that was brilliant and absurd reading all at the same time!

King Smurf said...

Well said.....Samuel, i probably would have said to call it, Bazooka kid featuring Bobby Brown video clips....double pumps, and sexual press-ups!!!

Slick-Van XL said...

brilliant and absurd is the plan!

If I can ever come close to the magic that is the "rock with you" video i will die happy