Tag: Hip Hop

Healy's "Tungsten" Sounds More Mature & Subdued

Healy's "Tungsten" Sounds More Mature & Subdued
Rapper, singer, and songwriter Healy has always proffered a chill vibe, but on his latest album Tungsten, he’s taken a turn into the subdued. I remember seeing him live, loving his flow, and the funky rhythms he brought to the table. Now, 4 years, and 2 albums later, he’s winding down a bit. I don’t mean... Read more »

Shopping At Reckless Turned Up An Old Everlast Single

Shopping At Reckless Turned Up An Old Everlast Single
Record shopping at Reckless last week I came across something I had never seen, an Everlast single (12″ Maxi) for “I Got The Knack,” released in 1990. Yep, kind of unbelievable, and very old school, if anything ever was. I had owned this as a kid on cassette single, remember those? They were affordable and... Read more »

Maverick Sabre Is Bringing His Warm Sounds To Schubas Back Room

Maverick Sabre Is Bringing His Warm Sounds To Schubas Back Room
Maverick Sabre is coming to the beautiful sounding back room of Schubas, which means you’ll have to leave the house on a Monday night. I know, I know. You add snow and bitter cold to the mix, and almost no one wants to leave their homestead. So start prepping yourself for the cold conditions now,... Read more »
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The Art Of Sage Francis

The Art Of Sage Francis
Sage Francis is a performance artist. A poet first, and a rapper second. Every rap song he writes is a mini-masterpiece or a hip hop Mona Lisa. Whether it be about politics, life, or death. “It’s times like these I freestyle biased opinions every other sentence,  My journalistic ethics slip when I pass them off... Read more »

Daddy and Other Daddy Rock The Elbow Room-7/11/19

Daddy and Other Daddy Rock The Elbow Room-7/11/19
Daddy and Other Daddy brought the rock to Elbow Room last night. At times sounding like the Beastie Boys, then the Pixies, even LCD Soundsystem. For the most part, though, they sounded like themselves, meaning they present an original idea. They call it “Twitchy Indie,” Pitchfork calls it Noise Rock. Either way, people were moving. Two... Read more »

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 »
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You Went Deep For Me Hip Hop

You Went Deep For Me Hip Hop
Hip hop: I love you. For what seemed like years I sat alone in a bedroom writing lyrics over hollow beats, expressing my anger. Putting words together that had to rhyme. Syncopated rhymes over syncopated beats. The flow. The release of all my anger, and balled up rage. It needed to go somewhere, so nothing... Read more »