Luke Nasty's song, "Might Be," samples an artist known as, "Anderson .Pakk," who himself sampled, "Who Can I Run To?" by Xscape and released in the wonderful era of Hip-Hop and RnB that we call, "The 90's," or 1995, to be exact. On, "Might Be," Luke Nasty has that throbbing baseline and catchy synth play as he talks about smoking cannbais and having sex with a lovely lady (who also smokes the stuff and does a good job rolling blunts). It isn't an especially deep song with lyricism I would say is average-at-best, but man if I don't love the song thanks to how catchy it is, and yes, how it takes my nostalgia for that era of, "Xscape," and their sound. Luke continues to take something old and make it new-ish again with his song, "OTW," too, which I'll touch on next.
"OTW," stands for, "On The Way," and is a song where Luke Nasty talks about how he is on his way to drive over to a lady's house to have sex with her (you may be noticing a theme in Luke Nasty's music). This song takes the jam, "Whatever you Want," by the trio known as, "Tony! Toni! Toné!" and use the sample throughout the whole song (as with, "Might Be,") to create something that is less of a sample, but not quite a remix--it is just something new and strange yet familiar and comforting. Again, the lyrics Luke Nasty spits may be simply passable, but with his amazing use of weaponized nostalgia he has already created two songs I always enjoy hearing on the radio or streaming from my computer/iPhone.
Dr. Luke Nasty
|Literal surgery tools I'm using as a metaphor for Luke Nasty's song-surgery.|