A self-proclaimed “pioneer of Gothic Hip Hop” San Jose’s Kung Fu Vampire had a big year in 2012, booking his longest national tour to date and recording with three industry vets: E-40, Tech N9ne and Brotha Lynch Hung. We caught up with KFV on the road to find out his favorite songs so far from 2012.
Check back soon for updates from other local artist sharing their favorite songs and albums from 2012.
Krizz Kaliko – Kill Sh*T (feat. Tech N9ne & Twista)
I chose this song because it embodies electro, hip hop and the best of the best in fast rapping (choppin’) I love the energy level and how well it’s done.
Gotye – Somebody That I use To Know
This song is beautiful. I feel it has so any universal qualities and speaks to me and the world, it’s definetly a 2012 theme song.
Knife Party – Centipede
While on tour we play this song every night after our set to keep the party going. This shit is super raw and how Dubstep should be. Don’t forget to crank the volume past 10.
Killer Mike – Untitled (feat. Scar)
Killer Mike is hit and miss for me, but this song is a hit, I love the way it mixes old-school hip hop with the new, super dope.
E40 – Zombie (feat. Brotha Lynch Hung & Tech N9ne)
I was featured on this song and it took awhile to grow on me, but now I love it, not to mention it has three of the most unique and influential rappers of all time.
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Sure, this song may have came out in 2011, but in 2012, it’s all I hear everywhere I go and I’ve been forced to like it. At the gym, in cars next to me and clubs, this seems to make everyone happy and it reminds me of the greeat times Iv’e had in 2012.
Three Loco – Neato
Hilarious, care free and no ego, three loco is comprised of man-boy Comedian Andy Milanokis, actor Simon Rex (aka Dirt Nasty) and Rif Raff. These guys don’t give a fuck about anything other than having fun.
Adele – Set Fire to the Fire
Adele is one of those artists that I’m a bit tired of hearing, but I can not deny she is amazing. Everything Adele touches is magic, i am starting to like her even after the last couple years of Clear Channel brain washing.
Kung Fu Vampire performs with Dirtbag Dan, Rey Res, Liquid Assassin, Mr. Greay, Rap is a Joke and Playa Rey & Trey C at the Blank Club on December 8.