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...
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...
“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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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 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.