Friday, February 9, 2007

Two For One

Jemini The Gifted One had two videos that used to rock on video music box. The record label released a bunch of 12"s and Promo wax of his EP Scars & Pain But for some reason the album never dropped. He recorded a nice little record with DangerMouse a couple of years ago before Gnarls Barkley blew the fuck up called Ghetto Pop Life (Lex. 2004) He's also in a new movie called Memoirs of an MC.

For those who don't know: He had this style where he had a high voice and a low voice and would go back and forth with himself on some multiple personality disorder meets Run DMC type shit. It sounds really gimmicky but, believe it or not, it wasn't.

First of all, he didn't use it all the time. Most of his songs were solo songs with one of his personalities (see: "Brooklyn Kids"). And when he did it - it sounded Fresh to Death as you can hear for yourself in "Funk Soul Sensation" and it's rare 12" sequal "The Return of the Funk Soul Sensation"

Jemini and DangerMouse are currently (supposedly) readying their followup LP "Kill Your Heroes"

The Songs:

Jemini The Gifted One: Brooklyn Kids
from Scars & Pain EP
(talking about the days when BK was ILL and "the restrooms were off limits to the herbs")

Jemini The Gifted One: Funk Soul Sensation
from Scars & Pain EP

Jemini The Gifted One:The Return of the Funk Soul Sensation
from 12"

DM & Jemini: Knuckle Sandwich
from Ghetto Pop Life (Lex 2004)

DangerMouse & Jemini:Knuckle Sandwich 2
from Kill Your Heroes (Lex 2007?maybe)


independent j said...

BBG, you're killing it currently. Way to hit the ground running with your posts. I've long been a fan of Jemini and was delighted to see The Return of Funk up.

keep it up.

Blind Boy Grunt said...

Thank you sir.