You may have never known it, but the only thing Elton John’s “Sad Songs Say So Much” was missing all these years was a few gunshots, an air horn, and a guy with a deep voice demanding “MORE FIRE!” Put those things together and you’ve got magic, friend. CVS Bangers Volume 3 magic. The kind that mashes up the songs you’d typically hear while making your trip to the pharmacy with rap mixtape tropes. Gangsta Grillz meets Yacht Rock, basically. It’s brilliant and hysterical, and brilliantly hysterical. This most beautiful marriage is the brainchild of DJ Hennessy Youngman, who hosted a CVS Bangers 3 listening party on Wednesday, October 29 at Beverly’s, and described the project thus when he debuted the first CVS Bangers last year:
Photos by Jena Cumbo for the Village Voice.