Track Marks: How Plastic Little Became This Week’s Biggest Band In The World

Nov 14th, 2006 // 6 Comments

plasticlittle05.jpgWelcome to another edition of Track Marks, where your Idolators perform an autopsy on the latest MP3-blog sensation.

Artist: Plastic Little
Hometown: Philadelphia
Album: She’s Mature, out this week
First blog mention: A June 28, 2005 mention on 20 Jazz Funk Greats.
The Build-Up: Over the summer, this gonzo hip-hop combo’s “The Jump Off”–and its Diplo-produced remix–started to gain traction on the blogs, including Music (for Robots), So Much Silence, and Analog Giant.
The Dam-Break: Well, it hasn’t quite happened yet. But yesterday, Gorilla vs. Bear posted “Crambodia,” which features a cameo from Ghostface. And considering that anything Ghostface-related tends to ping around the blogosphere, we predict it will be on the Hype Machine’s Top 25 by the end of the week.
Odds of Backlash: Even. They’re a tongue-in-cheek rap group that employs several honkies. Do you think anyone’s going to take them seriously?
Are They Worthy?: Yep. Anybody who hears “The Jump Off” and “Crambodia” will be hard-pressed to argue that these guys are a mere novelty act. Plastic Little may be winking so hard that their eyes are glued shut–and we’re wary of them turning into 2 Skinnee J’s–but we’ll take their goofy rap over 75 percent of the “real” rap out there nowadays.

Plastic Little – The Jump Off (Diplo Remix) [MP3, link removed]
Plastic Little – Crambodia [MP3, link removed]

  1. MTS

    Oh please. Plastic Little have been mentioned on blogs prior to that. They are messageboard superstars.

  2. Miss Tanya

    You mean “wary” right?

  3. Brian Raftery

    I know, but those damn elbo.ws and Hype Machine archives only go back so far! Also, I am lazy.

    And yes, “wary” is it…thanks. This fourth-grade spelling-bee champ has clearly fallen on hard thymes.

  4. Janelleyo

    I’m curious – what’s it mean when you say “wary of them turning into 2 Skinnee J’s”?

  5. Janelleyo

    No, I mean, I know who they are, but thanks Mo! I worked with them for over 5 years. I just wasn’t sure what he meant. Ah well :)

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