Spooky, the spic
of scribed #SkillastratorLO serials
who sat by the speaker
With all the cognizants and illables to pronounce revolution
In a world where the slightest provoked the mightiest returns
Returned to the essence they, them and those that seek to defile our presence
From those flanks protected by Mexican wall climbers,
angered by genetically modified corn,
armed with Mongolian methods
upon the always been Mexican states they’ll take back
When the blood is thickest in comforts,
The mariachi minions march to spill them…
A mad scientist patching her own ideas into gloriously volatile patches of lyricism and charisma, she is finally a monstrosity unveiled upon wax. Merc the Big Body Benz, an MC who immediately revealed herself with all the tools to MC in the highest technical ciphers. Throughout her debut EP, Belated Arrival, she constructed concept songs with hooks based on skillsets and decorated them to popular addictiveness with the sincere intrigue of her character. A character that exudes itself so effortlessly its underlying power of her themes of insight are never overbearing even when every last bar is imperially delivered. Merc the Big Body Benz is the powerful, intelligent, voluptuous, violent, nurturing, whimsical Original woman and the blessing is that all these synergistic and necessary contradictions make her an ideal MC.
Now Merc the Big Body Benz premieres her video single, “Mercenstein” on this Dia De Los Muertos, for her upcoming debut LP, Femininity Weaponized. Produced by one of Hip Hop’s most upcoming and diverse producers, Thanos Beats, it is a power verse stomp that announces her MC passions now unleashed.
From the calmed mosaics of coral reefs that fed from cadavers of the middle passage
Holocaust a harrowed host of African princes with locks that choke appropriation
Knowledge seeds, Blacker than the most wonderfullest beauties of babies’ minds mining
Transmuting to their surroundings and now hillsides with ropes recover reparations
Shudder at my happiness when making deviled doves cry in a mudslide of buttery shea
Cotton picking mind now pick a ninny to black tiger bebop and roundhouse doowop,
the click clack clap of boombap, rhythms of the killing…
Where most Black and Brown women are awkwardly empowering themselves by flaunting their sexuality, Merc the Big Body Benz in song dazzles in the subtleties of suggestion. And when the suggestions are digested she leaves us with proof that our women can support, will lead and are not just role reversing the worst of man. On “Mercenstein,” it’s expressed in brutality, versing, “Dude said, ‘I don’t work with girls and I hope I offend ya’/ I said, ‘that’s gay!’ and ‘I’m the only contender’/I’m coming for top five, all genders…” repeats, “I’m coming for top five, all genders” then spills with cleverness, “hold your appendages, arm, leg, leg, arm, head, Allah/Walla [Voila], now we hemorrhaging/remember me…”
Thanos’ cryptic horns, chimes and organ synths are the ideal Halloween gore score where the choice of hard and high snapping break beat that double stutters before it restarts is a fitting chaos. The chorus, drawled and yelled, the Frankenstein metaphor of her desire to be rhyme freed in song birth is performed exactly as ought. The tone changes through her first verse are precise and her ingenuity shines, “the other day I erased an algorithm and these sacrilegious mathematicians/ tried to put me in mad positions…” Throughout she alters, slows, skips, accelerates and inflects her flows matching the frenetic track without yelling or wailing or any of the cheap tricks rappers would use to mutante an embraced concept and catchy theme into a bullshit gimmick.
Ultimately, “Mercenstein” is the thin line that Merc can walk, actually dance and strut, with her talents because her talents are pop whilst her themes and depth are profound. With the darkly cinematic video, shot expertly, capturing Merc’s countering ferocity and elegance, by Derrick M. Clarke of Can It Productions, it is an engaging pronouncement. Indeed, such a rare monster she has born of herself in this ill premiere.
From the pristinely exalted Gunset terrace, ports of Ricans harboring bladed tostones
that fried through gringos’ oils,
fats, bones, muscles, the tussles of the bootstrap,
Crunch! Crackers under pilon fire.
Carlito’s way is a sweet swirling road always looking like the blessings of wild rains on innocent seeds.
Cacique, please honor us with words from the civilly savaged tongue
That spanglish war manual, the colonial edition
We assimilate your hate and season it with seven drums of love,
Y cabeza de coco como Lavoe supreme
Stained into a stein of a monster,
a sexy beast of no remorse,
our coming peril will be frankly measured in Merc.
#LOVEandLOYALTY A #LoLife
The organization of these principles around a counterculture, an expressive arts of creation that uplifts the ideas and thoughts of an oppressed people, is why I’m an honored builder amongst legends, knighted by heroes of Medina (Rakim Supreme Shabazz Allah/Rudy Lo, Thirstin Howl the 3rd, Bonz Malone) to further create in my element as a Hip Hop Writer of #ArtOnArt & #ScienceOnMusic. So the world may find love that locks in with the action of loyalty though they may never find another writer with my kind of grammar…
Representing the pillars of:
Peace, Sunez Allah