How about some science-fiction hip hop? Actually, the old-fashioned B-movie type of science-fiction with intergalactic weapons and Martians and paced like any good video game.
If that is what suits you at the moment, or need an actual soundtrack to a video game you’re playing at the moment, then “Murder On Mars,” the new single by Bent Self, might be the best thing around at the moment.
Add to it the fact that Self was able to recruit the talents of old-school-inspired DJ Blesd1 and hip-hop legend Kool Keith for his space hip-hop excursion.
Audiences will be familiar with Bent Self from his recent anarchic half-grunge half-grinch take on the holiday season – “Santa’s Dead” which racked up 12k on YouTube alone. Known for a decidedly punk outlook told with technical mastery of his craft, Bent Self blends elements of hip-hop, industrial, electronic, and metal for a sound that has rallied together misfits the world over.
The whole shebang starts off with one of DJ Blesd1’s signature skits – “Meet me in orbit, so we can blaze this kush,” and Kool Keith adds some spaced-out beats with Bent Self adding his vocals on top. And the whole story turns into a true sci-fi action movie style, all supported by an intriguing animated music video (South Park style), that can be turned into a video game itself.
Maybe not such a small step for sci-fi hip-hop.