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REVIEW: Those Guys' 'For Good Reason'

{CommentsCant} · Friday, August 2, 2013
When I interviewed Cincinnati's Those Guys earlier this year, I saw an endless amount of drive and potential coming from a group of kids who loved making Hip Hop music. What I didn’t see was an identity. Their song “You Ain’t Know” had shown that they had the talent to becom...  
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WATCH: Those Guys' "Soul Food"

Cincy Hip Hop duo unveils latest well-dorected video clip

{CommentsCant} · Friday, June 14, 2013
Cincinnati based Hip Hop tag-team Jova and J. Al, better known as Those Guys, are back at it again with a new single and video, “Soul Food.” The infectious, Trap-style beat produced by Bear E. Crunch combined with the group’s ever-improving lyrical prowess and another well-directed video from Miles Joyner gives the duo a more than edible summer anthem to serve up to all Hip Hop heads out the...  

14 Songs That Absolve Kanye West of His Social Sins

Kanye's public persona has overshadowed his music. It shouldn't

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, June 13, 2013
“Has anyone seen Kanye lately? I haven’t heard him piss off the world in like a week so I’m starting to worry.” – Tweeted by me on May 16 at 3:59 p.m.  Not 30 minutes later, at 4:28 p.m., this tweet from Rap-Up.com popped onto my Twitter feed, “‘I ain’t kissing nobody’s motherfuckin’ babies. I drop your baby and you sue me’ – Kanye West” Like many ...  

REVIEW: Wavves at Columbus' Basement

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
While waiting in line for 45 minutes for the sold-out Wavves show at The Basement in Columbus, Ohio, I begin to notice a much longer line accumulating outside the substantially bigger and more extravagant venue directly across from me, The LC Pavilion. Then, just as I’m about to ask the stoned kid next to me who is playing at The LC tonight, an older couple with leather jackets – the wom...  

Music: Anthrax

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
With lead guitarist Rob Caggiano’s recent and seemingly sudden departure from Anthrax to join Danish metalheads Volbeat, many fans of the group, like me, wondered what the future would hold for the   


April 7 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
With creator and undeniable foundation of the group, rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, Anthrax is reminiscent of well-run sports team, a team who has persevered through trades, losses to free agents and retirement to continually be an elite staple within the league.   

Ill Poetic

March 9 • Mainstay Rock Bar

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
In the short amount of time it takes to get through the EP Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement (just under 24 minutes), Ill Poetic takes the listener on a funky, soulful trip through his creative process.   

Testament with Overkill

Feb. 20 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, February 18, 2013
 Even though Testament may have not been considered a part of “The Big Four” at the height of Thrash, with guitarists Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson becoming, once again, the formidable tag-team they were in the ’80s, they are indisputably one of the elite Thrash bands of yesterday and today.

Animals as Leaders

Feb. 21 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, February 18, 2013
Animals As Leaders display their talent through complex, well-thought-out musical melodies and movements, never making it feel like you’re being forced to simply admire their abilities but encouraging listeners to experience them instead.  

Who Do Those Guys Think They Are?

Cincinnati crew Those Guys makes good on “Good Hip Hop Music” promise

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What Those Guys’ tagline doesn’t tell you is that this “Good Hip Hop Music” mentality was established long before the group had any concrete footing.