By Josiah HughesOne of the most important lessons music fans learned in the late '90s was that combining rap music with any form of rock'n'roll can be a recipe for disaster. We keep that in mind whenever we hear of anything that could resemble rap rock, but every once in a while someone proves that it can be done tastefully. The latest to do it right are Bay Area-based hip-hop duo Fist Family, who successfully sampled Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall on a pair of tracks.
The duo, made up of rapper Gus Cutty and beat maker Al Lover, understand how to harvest rock'n'roll's bluesy spirit without coming off like aggressive suburbanites. On "All Mine," Segall's jangly guitar provides fodder for some feel-good boom-bap, while Thee Oh Sees' murky production and John Dwyer's reverberated croon take over "Part of the Game."
Both songs were just released as a digital double single, which you can grab below.