Song DJ Mountain Purse: Cornukopia
posted by March 18 at 11:41 AMon
Tacoma, WA: In a grocery store, near the apples. A conversation is had.
Man 1: “So what kind of music do you all play?”
Man 2: “You know, it’s like that pimp-rap and soul.”
Man 1: “Like Ice T?”
Man 2: “Yeah, sort of. We go a little smoother.”
A CD is given to Man 1.
Man 1: “Oh yeah, I’ll check it, do you all have any shows coming up?”
Man 2: “Track 3 is the gangster. Look for us.”
I walk over and say hello. I pay $5 for a CD, select a Fuji, and ask what kind of music they play. Man 2’s name is DJ Mountain Purse. He tells me they are gangster, not pimp-rap and soul. They are called Cornukopia. Mountain Purse says they are a performance act.
The CD has no cover art. The disc is light blue and the Sharpie text is red. Track listing reads:
1. Call of the Ho
2. Call of the Gucci
3. Judge Don’t Know Shit
By Wolf 1 & DJ Mountain Purse
There is no website, no Myspace, and I can’t find anything online about them at all. It’s a home recording, and sounds like MC Hammer. They took some of their beats and samples from the Sanford and Son theme song, which are distorted and great. It’s unmastered, but all in all, I like it.
Track 3 is indeed the cut. Lyrics are: “You don’t understand me cause you don’t understand me / You’re too busy putting that shit on your face. Yeah you ugly / Yeah you ugly. Judge don’t know shit.”
I realize, it’s tricky to be gangster. To be truly gangster, that is. Especially for a skinny white guy from Tacoma like DJ Mountain Purse. “Call of the Ho” is bold. But is it too bold? It’s effective, but is it real?
The cornucopia is a symbol of food and abundance dating back to 5th century BC. It’s also known as the Horn of Plenty. In Greek mythology, Amalthea raised Zeus on the milk of a goat. In return Zeus gave Amalthea the goat’s horn. It had the power to give to the person who held it whatever he or she wished for.
I wish for DJ Mountain Purse to become truly gangster. Look for him.