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Mainstream Dropout – Pho Saigon (Prod. DWN North) [Video]

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Toronto, ON – T-Dot’s own Mainstream Dropout duo just launched new visuals for their track entitled “Pho Saigon” (which was produced by DWN North). MD consists of rappers Lamaj Sapphire and Dav Stephens (formerly of the hardcore band, Abandon all Ships). This track pokes fun at some of the cliches the MD duo sees within hip-hop. Like drinking, and getting lifted on drugs, and encountering female genitalia.

I’m going to go out-on-a-limb here and say this is the closest thing to hipster hip-hop I’ve encountered lately. I mean, the dudes even call themselves Mainstream Dropout (insert eye-roll here). But what’s neat about MD is that they really don’t care about the reception of their tuneage. Which also means that they pull off an excellent first verse (bars courtesy of Dav) about all things Pixar, including phallic use of the name “Woody” and a comparison between A Bug’s Life and the thug’s life. Check out the video below.

Mainstream Dropout – Pho Saigon (Prod. DWN North) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com


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Sarah Sussman is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah was born-and-raised in Calgary, AB. She is a freelance writer and photographer, as well as a 2013 graduate from SAIT Polytechnic's journalism program. She writes about hip-hop and fashion (and sometimes a combination of the two). She also manages a vintage clothing boutique on-the-side. Sarah has written for The Weal, Where Calgary, Essential Calgary, and Our Alberta. Sarah started working with HipHopCanada in Jan. 2013 as Canadian Prairies Editor. She has been fortunate enough to interview some pretty cool cats, including Action Bronson, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, Maseo (De La Soul), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), and more. Twitter: @IHeartTART

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