Heems - Killing Time (off Wild Water Kingdom, 2012, self-released)
The following is a personal anecdote with little to do about rap music:
The first job I had in the film/TV sphere was as a floor runner on Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights, a show that not many people liked but that I have plenty of good memories about. One morning, Frankie Boyle had asked Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen fame to come and narrate a sketch in the show.
Every time I asked the cast if they wanted a cup of tea or coffee, as is The Runner Way, they would tell me I was fine and that they could pick them up themselves, not to worry Dan, etc etc. I wasn’t used to any real demands at all on the show - everyone was pretty chilled. On the morning McCulloch arrived, his manager asked us for a bottle of whiskey before he would deliver any lines. I was ordered on a mission - to drive through the East End of Glasgow and find an off-license where I could buy a bottle of whiskey for the singer of Echo and the Bunnymen. On a Wednesday. At 10:20 a.m.
As you can imagine, it was an interesting moment, sweating through the car seat, racing through the East End, arched over the steering wheel, scoping out an off-license. And when I found one, I had no ID or driver’s license and quite literally had to beg a man for a bottle of whiskey. “It’s for work!” I pleaded. (I wasn’t quite with it at the time.)
So that’s my Echo and the Bunnymen story. Anyway, Heems raps over a sample of "The Killing Moon", it’s produced by BLKHRTS’ Yorrissey. Heems has nicely morphed into probably one of the most likable, interesting and vital rappers of the Twitter era. Which is dope.