Friday 25 Jul
 
 

Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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GDP — Useless Eaters


He hates everything; listeners win

Stephen Carradini April 7th, 2011

Here’s a partial list of things that rapper GDP is angry about: rampant drug use, alcoholism, loose sex, children as a result of that loose sex, corporations running everything, excess destroying the environment, aimless youth, cult of celebrity, posers and even rappers.

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Example rap: “What kind of person could I possibly become when my personality is dependent on a drug / And usually more than one, ’cause too much of anything is never enough.”

In short, GDP hates modern rap. That’s enough to make me recommend it to you. But before you think this is an “ABC Afterschool Special,” note this choice line: “Fucking gas is too expensive, man / Better send some more fucking troops / Start a fucking draft.”

Yes, he also hates senseless war, poverty, overmedication, taxes, FEMA … OK, pretty much everything. He’s anti-authoritarian and anti-proletariat. I’m not sure who GDP likes, but his upset insights are delivered in a brutal, brittle, confrontational style that grabs my ears and doesn’t let go. Pair his excellent rapping with grimy, grinding, claustrophobic beats, and his “Useless Eaters” album becomes easily my favorite of the year so far in that genre.

You can stream the whole thing here, and I advise you do, no matter what type of rap you like.

 
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