Friday To-Do: Mims and friends | Rock Candy

Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday To-Do: Mims and friends

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 11:25 AM

click to enlarge unknown.jpg
MIMS
8 p.m., the Village. $15.

Earlier this year, MIMS, the self-styled savior of New York rap, reached the top of the charts with the song “This Is Why I'm Hot.” Overblown bragging has a long, rich tradition in hip-hop, but on “This Is Why,” MIMS manages something unprecedented (and a little mind-boggling): He brags about not rapping, while rapping. In the first verse, he rhymes, or rather, he doesn't rhyme, “This is why I'm hot / I don't got to rap / I can sell a mill saying nothing on the track.” The hook follows through on that promise: “This is why I'm hot / I'm hot cause I'm fly / You ain't cause you not.” Not to get all William Safire on your ass, but that, my friends, is half tautology, half logical fallacy — a hook so dumb, it's kind of catchy. But you probably know that already. The song is so ubiquitous this year, it's probably entered your blood stream. The show, sponsored by various local radio stations, is being billed “Rap for the Cure, Rock for the Cure,” in coordination with Saturday's “Race for the Cure,” and will also feature local alt-rockers Cities and Thrones and 13X, a local metal act, plus rappers Rockst*r  and Dre and Jontai.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Lindsey Millar

  • The Get Ready to Vote (And Show IDs) Edition

    Max and Lindsey talk about the week of political debates, the state Supreme Court’s ruling on key ballot initiatives, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola’s impending big payday and judicial matters.
    • Oct 12, 2018
  • R&B Cook-off winners

    Check out Times photographer Brian Chilson's shots and video from Sunday's R&B Cook-Off, our event in downtown North Little Rock to support the Argenta Downtown Council.
    • Oct 8, 2018
  • The Big Bass Boat Bonanza Edition

    Max and Lindsey talk about the Jason Rapert getting sued, John Thurston’s Big Bass Boat bonanza and Governor Hutchinson’s government restructuring plan.
    • Oct 5, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation