Quickly, for those who don’t know, ZZ Top is a rock n roll band from Houston, Texas. They formed in 1969. The group consists of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. Their sound is deeply rooted in rhythm and blues. ZZ has released 15 studio albums and has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. In 2004 the band was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their new album, La Futura embodies the single Gotsta Get Paid, a reworking of the classic Houston rap song 25 Lighters, by DJ DMD featuring Fat Pat and Lil Keke. (more…)
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Along the same lines as a prior post I did on T. Rich “switching genre lanes,” comes another and this one is swangin’ wide! ZZ Top covered DJ DMD’s (featuring Fat Pat and Lil Keke) 25 Lighters for their upcoming album La Futura and for a Jeremiah Weed advertisement.
Last year I did a post (click to read) on the meaning and myths behind the song. This year all the blog noise on ZZ Top’s cover awoke more conjecture and possible truth on the history and meaning of 25 Lighters. In an enlightening interview by Rocks Off of the Houston Press, DJ Screw’s protégé Lil Randy had this to say: (more…)