"Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth"
Mello Music Group, 2016
Hip-hop artists rarely make the booming tech industry a musical subject, but thankfully Detroit-based Red Pill is here to fill in that gap. The rapper born Chris Orrick has put out three albums so far, most recently last year’s Look What This World Did To Us. “90s Money” is off last November’s Day Drunk EP and was fittingly placed on an episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, a comedy series about bumbling techies figuring out success in the start-up world. In the track, Red Pill slings phrases like “I’m a fat Jesse Eisenberg / Bad like Heisenberg / Rap with the rhyming word” over a catchy bass guitar riff and Beastie Boys boombox beats. Ruff Mercy’s video matches that silliness with a goofy, rapping cartoon-version of Red Pill and cameos by Spongebob Squarepants and Ren & Stimpy. -- Stereogum
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