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Gavin
• 04.30.10 12:00 pm


Buck 65 is playing with Themselves at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday. Few people outside Canada know that before he was Buck 65, he was Stinkin’ Rich and did amazing songs about living in Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia.

Buck 65 is playing with Themselves at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday. Few people outside Canada know that before he was Buck 65, he was Stinkin’ Rich and did amazing songs about living in Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia. There’s a surprisingly big hip hop scene out there, probably because the underground railroad ended in Halifax and the city is about 50% black (or there’s neighboring Africville, which is more like 100% black).

My two favorites are “Memories of Time Passed” which contains the following lyrics…

“When I started getting down to the real nitty gritty
I was living with my parents outside of the city
In Mount Uniacke in High School caught up in hysteria
Just beyond the outer limits of the broadcast area
For CKDU and I was wishin I could move
So I could listen on Sundays to a program called The Groove
With Bernie Schultz cuz he was playing hip hop records on the show
And I would listen any way I could each weekend without missin’ so
Sunday afternoon at 5 O’Clock would be the time
For me to look around and try to find the tallest tree to climb
Honest to God I would, word to Randy Bachman
I was Takin’ Care of Business, climbing with a Walkman
And a separate set of batteries for power and a laugh
And I’d be chilling on a branch for like a hour and a half.”

And of course, “Kiss My Ass” which contains the following lyrics…

“Eric Carr was a sucker drummer
And the one that replaced him is 10 times dummer”

This is what Buck 65 looked like when he was Stinkin’ Rich:

-GAVIN McINNES


Comments
  1. yikes says:

    Yup, he’s the man.

  2. James says:

    Hi Gavin. This is crapt. Thanks.

  3. Re:Tarded says:

    Africville got bulldozed in the 60’s.The city put a gangster Lean on their property and displaced everyone to either pig farming land about 20min outside of the city or to Uniacke Square, (not to be confused with bucks home town) a public housing project in the north end of Halifax. There is still ALLOT of animosity and I feel safer walking threw Marcy Projects than I do “Square town”.

    p.s.the square gang sign is done by making a square with both sets of thumbs and index fingers.

  4. Bitch Made says:

    awful

  5. Anonymous says:

    buck 65 hasn’t been good for a minute now … synesthesia and vertex ruled tho

  6. Raul says:

    HA HA.This is the corniest “RAP” I ever heard.

  7. Sir Alphonso says:

    One time me and a bunch of my skinny, wimpy, hipster friends were trying to get from the North End Pub to a friend’s place in the not-actually-dangerous-but-still-north-end-enough-to-make-people-that-live-there-seem-cool part of the north end, and somehow we ended up by the square. A bunch of black guys yelled “You’re going the wrong way,” but not in a helpful way.

    We turned around.

  8. Big H says:

    This guy should be called ‘Suck 65’.

    Because he sucks.

  9. dude says:

    Wow it’s a Canadian Kid rock!

  10. Septpol says:

    This guy is the best. BUCK 65 4 LYFE.

  11. Benz says:

    Language arts was good. Cock dynamics was also good. Sixtoo was/probably still is a cool dude. We just all couldn’t keep ‘thinking’ about things forever.

    His latter albums had their hits and misses.

    “If you wanna battle up the creek without a paddle.”

  12. Benz says:

    Edit. Cock Dynamics was great.

  13. Blackmail says:

    Does this guy know some secret about you or something? Faaaawk it’s awful shit.

  14. rosebush says:

    Buck rules… “Drawing Curtains” always makes me horny
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPB6cM3L6CE

  15. trish says:

    love it

  16. VIET DONG says:

    Doseone is a million times better than Buck 65. Plus he’s AMERICAN.

    I mean, listen to this shit:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A88_E_cJOA

  17. AMKR says:

    You did Buck a horrible disservice by posting the Stinkin’ Rich song (dont get me wrong, I love all his old material), without one of his much better (quality and skill wise) tracks from later in his career. His newest album 20 Odd Years is all over the place and SICKLY, he’s become more of a real artist now not just a rapper, and you can’t even call yourself an underground hip hop fan if you haven’t jammed out to Vertex, Man Overboard or 50/50 Where it Counts.


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