Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar

Click to listen to Spank Rock's 'Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar'

Early on his new album, this Baltimore rapper name-checks scholar Cornel West – just after roughly a half- dozen lines about dry-humping over a speaker cabinet. Duality is Spank Rock’s genius on a hook-loaded, avant-garde dance record that admits what’s on its mind: sex, dancing, failing schools, a "post-black personality crisis," partying, war and sex. (Yes, he's like many of us.) He's a provocateur à la Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator – "Shake it till my dick turn racist," he instructs in "Race Riot." But if there's a guiding spirit here, it's 1980s Prince: wildly funky pop music led by an impressive creative hard-on. 

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From The Archives Issue 1141: October 13, 2011