"You got D's, motherfucker, D's, Rosie Perez . . ."
-- Kanye West, "Good Morning" (from Graduation)
FELT -- the collaborative rap duo of Slug and Murs -- have reunited once again for their third edition of their A Tribute to . . . series, which are always dedicated to an underrated B-list actress. This time around, the third installment will be FELT 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez. Production on the collection, due Nov. 17, is being handled by underground lyricist Aesop Rock. The set's first single is "Protagonists."
Slug and Murs have been recording under the FELT moniker since 2002. Their debut LP A Tribute to Christina Ricci and the follow-up FELT 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonét were both slept-on indie-rap gems.
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I love the FELT projects and I think A Tribute to Rosie Perez will probably be one of the best indie rap albums of 2009. But I'm a little apprehensive about Aesop Rock producing the LP. Some of his self-producing solo albums are not the most enjoyable listens. Aesop likes to get experimental with his sound, which works sometimes, but at other times, the music can be really boring. In general, the FELT albums are fun and enjoyable so the music should reflect that.
But we will have to wait and see what these guys are going to bring come November.
And for those of you who may not know who Rosie Perez is, check out these videos below, which shows why this multi-talented actress is such a "Fly Girl."