To Tell You The Truth

People often use words haphazardly and nothing stings more than hearing someone start a sentence with, “To tell you the truth…” Assuming you are engaged in conversation with a friend, one would assume that they were already telling the truth. Adding this qualitative phrase in before a thought could be a Freudian slip, but it almost always precedes a nugget of confidential information that you normally would’t be privy to; a reveal of larger proportion. This brings us to Cocaine 80’s.

In June 2011, a sleeper project surfaced across the web from a duo mysteriously named Cocaine 80’s. The album artwork was a slice of ingenuity but no further information was given. As far as production goes, it knocked as soon as you hit play. The songwriting was insane and as information slowly followed in the weeks to come, we found out that the group was comprised of No I.D. and James Fauntelroy. Not a bad track record for success right?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to ‘To Tell You the Truth.’ I literally can’t – because between it’s ranking as my #3 most-played track ever on iTunes and its untracked (but massive) spin count on my countless mobile devices since 2011, it has to be close to my favourite track of the last 5 years. Not only does Fauntelroy let you ride shotgun as he whispers sweet nothings out of his ’71 Cutlass convertible at the ladies on a summer night, but he passes you that brown bag from under the seat so you can get a taste of that overproof in the bottom of the bottle.

I wasn’t there when they wrote this record but the cinematic writing is so vivid that I swear I sat next to them in the song when it was inspired. To tell you the truth, there are more than a few stories that accompany my listening history with this track but give it a few spins and see if you can figure out how they all end…

Remember – other peoples water always tastes the best and don’t forget to bring that #THORO to your borough.

Remember – another day another dolla and don’t forget to bring that #THORO to your borough.

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