Stream Pepperboy's WWII-themed 'Tora-Tora-Tora' EP | Rock Candy

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stream Pepperboy's WWII-themed 'Tora-Tora-Tora' EP

Posted By on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM

click to enlarge tora.jpg

To celebrate his birthday yesterday, Little Rock's Pepperboy released a new EP which, like his last tape, "3 Volleys," is largely war-themed. This time, though, it's a period piece. Off the top of my head, I can't think of another rap mixtape that has ever focused on WWII, because why would they? There was GZA on "Liquid Swords" saying, "I throw raps that attack like the Japs on Pearl Harbor," but that was a throwaway line. Pepperboy takes the metaphor and runs with it.

"The Pacific" takes on Pearl Harbor and the centerpiece, "Lost Soulja," is some kind of strange epic: "Time to feed, I got some cold rice. Gave a kid my apple, the village people nice. That's the only love, the jungle full of snakes, a mosquito bite could lead to your fate." It's like method acting. 



Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Will Stephenson

  • A Q&A with Peter Guralnick

    On writing biographies, Elvis, Charlie Rich and more.
    • Apr 14, 2016
  • Ruthie Foster comes to South on Main

    Also, Mumford and Sons at Verizon, 29th Annual Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival at Riverdale and Melanne Verveer at the Clinton School.
    • Apr 7, 2016
  • Goodbye to all that (Arkansas edition)

    What I'm trying to say is that I'm quitting the Arkansas Times — this is my last week — and not because I hated it, but because I loved it so much.
    • Apr 6, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation