Hey New York! On February 4th we're hosting a rad showcase at Our Wicked Lady. Want more details? You'll find them here.
Featuring wonderfully musical and varying production, female and male vocals, and attention to song structure rarely found in hip-hop these days (as previously ranted about), this was the most pleasant of surprises. This song's also got another of those producer moments: in the last verse, where the guy takes over lead vocals and the loop drops out but the organ chords keep chugging, I was listening and suddenly realized that the high guitar stab that had so wonderfully punctuated the loop earlier in the song should make a re-appearance on its own.
And so, I pointed to the speaker right at the moment when it was "supposed" to pop up again, and hey presto! Hands raised in triumph, I knew I'd finally found the kind of hip-hop song I'd proudly include on this list. I only hope there's more of this in the future, and less of"¦ well, turn on MTV. No wait. Don't. Just don't.- Selective Service