Now that all the Xmas CDs are back in their sleeves and asleep till next December, I want some new music to clear out the cobwebs and start the year with a bang.
It happens that Hip-Hop is what’s catching my ear right now.
I’ve been pulling out the Dilated Peoples CDs and some old Tribe Called Quest but what really excites me is the new Underground in Rap. I could care less about bling rap made for the club with autotuned rappers who simply lack MC skills.
Instead I have found myself fascinated by groups that simply don’t care about the traditional signs of being cool in rap: no lambos, no Hennesey Black , no gats and no pretense. Artists like Odd Future, Das Rascist, Danny Brown, Main Attrakionz, Yelawolf, Clams Casino, G-Side, Cities Aviv , and Araabmuzik are doing things their way often on a small budget.