Matt & Kim, “Daylight (Ninjasonik remix)”

Everybody loves “Daylight” already. This is a fact. (If you haven’t heard it yet, I wrote about it in this post and you can get your own copy to walk down Grand Street in daylight with.) However, not everybody loves Ninjasonik yet, and apparently this week is Ninjasonik week for me.

I almost posted the original “Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant” but I decided we didn’t need two songs in a row that are very direct about boning intention and have minimal rapping. That song, (and a lot of their catalog,) is coated in a healthy dose of irony, and so it was somewhat refreshing to find a track by Ninjasonik that may actually be as happy as its face value would indicate. In songs like “Art School Girls” and “Internet Bitch” they basically just make fun of hipsters; here, sing-songy rhymes about staying out all night in Brooklyn and never facing the daylight are planted on top of a beat genetically designed to make you feel great about your life.

That’s what’s special about this rap: It’s less about generic boasts, and more about creating an image we’re all familiar with and exploring it.

cause in the daylight i don’t pick up my phone, cause i’m still dead asleep at home

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