By: Rob Brayl
Apparently I’ve been in a deja vu sort of mood lately, playing some old favorite tracks on repeat (and after writing this, I’m in the mood to throw on Deliverance with Burt Reynolds, although I can deal without the mountain creepers & that hideous “pretty mouth” scene with the toothless man). Recently, it’s been this little diddy, Bubba Sparxxx with Timbaland in DELIVERANCE, a track which always takes me back to the mountains of Virginia and a little too much PBR during college. What can I say, you might be a redneck/indie rock kid if! I kid, I kid. Alanis was right: You live. You learn.
The track is original & infectious, fusing bluegrass with hip hop backed with incredible lyrics and a message that actually means something besides babes & beer. Although receiving critical acclaim, the album did not sell well. Go fig! Either way, the song, to me, is a rare pop gem.