So I saw these guys on Saturday in NOHO (NYC), and their show was pretty bonkers. Tons of energy, weird look and weird music. I was feeling the vibe though. There were actually hot girls at an underground hip-hop show which is a rarity. You’re either going to love or hate these dudes. They actually just got singed to Duck Down Records, which is obviously a great look. Below is an excerpt from their myspace where they describe themselves. “Our aim is basically to do to rap what Elton John did to being gay”. Classic. Download link, preview links, and track list below.
Team Facelift is a New York City-bred rap group consisting of three rappers: Machine, Fat Jew, and Fonda (aka Ginger Ale), and one producer, Tommy Mas.
Our aim is basically to do to rap what Elton John did to being gay.
We are in full support of: not giving a fuck, our moms, silent investors, groupies, transvestites, Jews, Asian men with delicate feet, dancing, knife fights, getting attention, dust, Spanish girls, Dr. Malachi York, public access television, manicures, sponsors, dropping out of high school, going to college, our albums, love, dressing like Ray Romano, getting fucked up, New York, 109 and Second, 101st and Lex, 94th and cracksterdam, 89th and Madison, hating on tourists who live in Brooklyn, friends, godbodies, our legal team, the gutter, Dominique Wilkens’s flat-top, loofahs, heavy eye contact, Philipinos, getting dusted, tangerine bathrobes, looseys, reading the Post, shitty rap, meeting up with people to talk, sniffing blow, pinky rings, dames, piss, mechanical parts, starched collars, learning new things, rap music, blood sweat and tears, dudes who weep, white people, Claw Money, slam dancing/mosh pits, selling drugs, exciting activities, shame, trust falls, beating up other rappers, people who listen to our music, parents, thugging it, hustling everything from nude photos to overpriced bags of crystal, frantically screaming at relatives, lying to girls, babes, David Dinkins, tasteful floral arrangements, stealing, gonzo pornography, Belgium, loosey spots from seven deuce to two fifth, emotions, hitting anyone with a bottle, firing managers, touching, hiring lawyers to review criminal cases, being charming, Central bookings in all five boroughs, wearing powdered wigs, selling out, riding horses in the nude, AIDS jokes, embarrassing our families, sweating/vomiting profusely, hypocrites, Israeli discotheques, regal riding jackets, anyone selling CD’s and DVD’s off of a blanket,, the whole Park Ave., moral bankruptcy, believers/fans, dance all night get depressed and undress, strip malls, vasoline, people who want to get put on because they think we will be famous, idiots, eating things you’re supposed to drink, frenzied behavior, old-timey stuff, Jewish girls from Long Island, shrimp in baskets, bowties, depression, cheap champagne.
“China Doll”- Preview Link
“Lotion In The Basket”- Preview Link
“Short Dick Man” – Preview Link