August 30, 2010

Put me into the category of people who had become a bit bored with the same drab, predictable plot lines in Entourage. Eric has nothing going on that’s worth putting on film, Johnny is borderline annoying, and Turtle couldn’t begin to dream about sleeping with this. One thing the show always had going for it, though, was its taste in music. The producers always seem to be on the cutting edge with solid music placement, from blasting Gnarls Barkley’s “Gone Daddy Gone” on the way to Vegas to M.I.A.’s “Space” as Vince skydives for the first time). Last night’s episode, which was tension-filled as usual, ended with a song that instantly struck me as familiar. I hopped on the series of tubes and found out that the song was put together by none other than Nas and Damian Marley, entitled “Patience.” The song, off the duo’s new collaboration Distant Relatives, is halfway decent, but the sample is what really caught my ear. I knew, again, that I had heard it before. Back to the tubes I went, and discovered that it was “Sabali,” the gorgeous song from Amadou & Mariam. Still, that didn’t satisfy my thirst. I scoured my iTunes for about twenty minutes before it finally clicked. THEO. LONDON. GREY. X. SAGE.

It was like an orgasm except this time the girl didn’t laugh and ask if that was it it was in song form. Enjoy both the Nas/Damian version, as well as Theo’s retake.

MP3: Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – “Patience”
MP3: Theophilus London – “GREY X SAGE”