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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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Zone - I'm in Da Building


None April 15th, 2010

No. 1," delivers a blend of styles on his upcoming mixtape, "I'm in Da Building."

On album opener "Wanna Ride," Zone lays down his lyrics atop a smooth, crisp beat about girls at the club. It's reminiscent of Jamie Foxx's "Can I Take U Home," and cruises at an R&B-like speed. Zone doesn't croon words like Foxx, but he gives each line a relaxed pace that works.

Shifting immediately from the down-tempo, Zone accelerates into "Got Money," a track dominated by a synthesized rhythm that guides the song from start to finish. The "money over mind" headspace that Zone possesses here shines alongside an appearance by fellow rapper S.O.S. On this track, Zone gives us his best T.I. impersonation while rapping, almost matching the iconic Atlanta star's manner of rhyming and timing.

"What's Da Big Deal" is similarly paced, but Zone switches the theme from money and women to his own ego. He kicks it off with a real swagger, boasting about everything. In the hook, he asks, "What's the big deal?" which he answers, "Me." Supported by a steady beat and lyrics, Zone asserts himself as the alpha male.

His music steps away from the big beats and dance crazes that are often stereotyped in modern rap. Instead, he relies on lyrics to make listeners use their heads for more than bobbing.

Zone will debut "I'm In Da Building" Friday at Club 101, 1051 12th Ave. Northeast in Norman. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/zonesh. "”Luke Atkinson

 
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