15 Sep 2010

Robot. Not disco.

So I was going to write up an entry about the connections between science fiction and hip hop. Sure, metal and prog own fantasy, but if you really want to get your scifi on, it's hip hop you're gonna be calling. From Del tha Funkee Homosapien to Kool Keith to Gorillaz to Madvillain to the Beastie Boys, scifi and hip hop go together like peanut butter and jelly. And that's leaving out all of Nerdcore.

Problem with that subject is it's not very kiwi. And this being NZ speculative fiction blogging week, that just wouldn't do.

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present, coming straight outta Wellington, Tommy Ill. His debut album came out a couple of weeks ago. Grab it from iTunes, emusic, or even one of those record store things, if there's still one of those somewhere near you. He's touring NZ right now, so keep an eye out. Maybe buy him a pie or something.

Here's the video from his first single. And I don't care how much it messes up the layout of the blog. Because suddenly this whole post fits perfectly in NZ spec fic blogging week.

Therefore. A Robot.

4 comments:

toni said...

I loved this post, what a great song! And the video is awesome :D

Debbie Cowens said...

Wow! That robot music video is fantastic.

Matt said...

That was some fantastic robot action! He's gonna be bigger than big!

Draven Ames said...

Not my kind of music, but it is interesting and well made. The robot is cool.