Usually, nothing Thelonious Martin slips past me. He’s the “it” guy to me in terms of producers to watch for. Somehow Polo Sporting Goods, a collaborative release with RetcH, almost managed to slip past towards the end of last year. I got caught up quickly but I’m still getting in tune with RetcH’s style, so seeing “Since My Dog” died get a visual is good.
The assembled footage is less of a traditional video and more of compilation of RetcH’s life as he raps and does hood rat things with his friends. What we quickly learn is that his life moves in the same short bursts much like his rhymes do, begging listeners to hang or get left behind. The song’s glue is Thelo’s funky, twangy groove that bends but doesn’t break while binding the track together.
The PSG project streamed and/or downloaded here.