Pigeon John & The Summertime Pool Party
by Pigeon John
Released: Sep 2006
Label: Quannum Projects
On "Do The Pigeon," the SoCal emcee lays down his creed: "I'd rather kick back and just be myself/ Enjoy good times and health/ C'mon do the Pigeon/ I know it gets rough/ but you got to have fun, just a smidgeon." Later, he'll name drop David Hasselhoff. The production, meanwhile, is equally lighthearted and quirky, referencing everything from kitschy library recordings to Calypso to old school hip-hop. At times the goofiness is a bit too much of a sugar rush, but it's a thrill as long as you can hang on.