Metermaids – Thinking About Jacksonville, or, A Letter Sent To Yourself On Some Back To The Future Type Steez (Sufjan Stevens Mashup)

Metermaids – “Thinking About Jacksonville, or, A Letter Sent To Yourself On Some Back To The Future Type Steez” (Sufjan Stevens Mashup)

“So much to say in such a short time…”

The Song:

In the latest track from the Nightlife In Illinoise EP, the Metermaids mash together “Think About It” from their debut album Nightlife with Sufjan Stevens’ “Jacksonville” from his album Illinoise. Stevens’ folksy and upbeat tune works surprisingly well with the rhymes of Swell and Sentence, the two emcees of the Metermaids. Their lyrics speak of the trials and tribulations of growing up. We get a glimpse of Sentence’s internal and external struggles when he raps, “Cause’ you’re a fighter, at least you still say that in your head, and yes Sentence, you guessed it, used to stress to pay the rent.” The Metermaids again prove themselves accomplished producers and emcees as they challenge our perceptions of hip-hop in this genre-defying track.

The Background:

The Metermaids are two New York emcees, Swell and Sentence, who met through NYC’s underground hip-hop scene in 2006. Embodying the convergence of indie rock and hip-hop, the Metermaids represent a new sound in crossover music that bends and melds genres, unveiling new possibilities both lyrically and musically. After hooking up with the producer Matt Stine of 27 Sound they released their debut EP in 2006. The duo then hit the road touring with the likes of Brand Nubian, Atmosphere, Sage Francis, Fabulous, Lady Bug Mecca (Digable Planets), The Lox, and Camp Lo. In 2008, with an arsenal of touring under their belt, the Metermaids launched their first full-length Nightlife, a raucous mash up of gritty break beats, heartfelt lyrics, and a touch of rock n’ roll. Nightlife is currently available on 27 Sound Entertainment.

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Thinking About Jacksonville, or, A Letter Sent To Yourself On Some Back To The Future Type Steez

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