Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The March issue of Exclaim! is out now, take a look inside for my review/interview with Vancouver rapper SonReal about his tape Where's Waldo. Click the excerpt
below to read.
SonReal has held Vancouver, BC down for several winters, but still hasn't received the props he deserves. New mixtape Where's Waldo? should correct this oversight. Bangers from Rich Kidd and Classified and borrowed beats from the likes of J Dilla complement the Vancouverite's nasal cadence nicely. And Son is the rare rapper who flows deftly without compromising melody, effortlessly jumping from double-time raps to sung hooks.
Also: reviewed Ghostpoet's new album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam over at the Passion. Spoiler: it's pretty great. Especially love the single "Cash And Carry Me Home". For those days when you wake up with 3 tons on your forehead and odd stains on your shoes. Vid's brilliant too.