Tag: RAP

Maverick Sabre Shows Star Power @ Schubas -1/20/20

Maverick Sabre Shows Star Power @ Schubas -1/20/20
There is no better place to see a starving artist perform than the friendly confines of Schubas Back Room. It’s small, so the artist can be at one with the fan. The sound is warm, and the lights are dim. Most artists that come through here are by no means starving, but they are definitely... Read more »

A Record Store Story About Prince's "Black Album"

A Record Store Story About Prince's "Black Album"
I love a record store story just as much as the next guy. Yesterday, at Laurie’s Planet of Sound, I heard a tale that I had previously not been told. It’s one involving an album I never knew existed. That album is called The Black Album, by none other than, Prince. Me: Is that Prince... Read more »

Chance's Debut "The Big Day" Is An Opus About Love

Chance's Debut "The Big Day" Is An Opus About Love
Chance the Rapper put out a full-length album; about love. Those are two things many rappers, even artists, don’t do anymore. They don’t usually release songs about love, and they don’t release long-playing records anymore. These days it’s about the single, not the long haul. Which is understandable, as no one has the patience for a... Read more »
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Grapetooth: Another Fun Listen From 2018

Grapetooth: Another Fun Listen From 2018
Grapetooth dropped this super fun release, late into 2018. It’s an incredible listen, that plays like the history of Brit-Pop, with some 80’s synth-pop mixed in. Every time I hear the first verse of “Imagine On,” I’m reminded of the Happy Mondays and their big hit, “Step On.” Then you get to the chorus and... Read more »

"It’s Called: Free Fall” By Rainbow Kitten Surprise

"It’s Called: Free Fall” By Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Rainbow Kitten Surprise came up on several Spotify generated playlists, that’s how I first heard of them. Initially, I liked their sound, but felt it could be a bit too similar to Kings of Leon at times. First I heard “Good Night Chicago,” picturing the Vic in my head, the song stuck with me. Then... Read more »

My New Favorite Rapper Is Healy

My New Favorite Rapper Is Healy
If you asked me who my favorite rapper, or artist, was at this moment, I would have to say Healy. A month ago I saw the soulful emcee perform at the Portage Theater and was blown away by his captivating stage presence. Since then I have been studying his wordplay and picking apart each lyric.... Read more »
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DEF JEF -Give It Here- "C'Mon Don't Say Nothin'!"

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“You can be the skeezer, I’ll be the skeezie.” -Def Jef Today I remembered a song that brought me back to my high school days. I think you can tell by the video quality how old I am. Regardless of age, it still seems like yesterday that this Def Jef video came across the screen.... Read more »