Thursday 17 Apr
 
 

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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The Wake Up Call - Big Slack


None October 9th, 2008

big-slack

POS Productions

Big Slack is officially on the line with "The Wake Up Call," but this phone call isn't for everyone.

The Oklahoma City rapper's full-length album boasts impressive production and consistent beat making. But clocking in 17 tracks long, the biggest hang up of "The Wake Up Call" is its lack of lyrical diversity.

The syrup-thick "John Connor" is Slack at his best. The distorted beat and paced piano stabs mean business, but Big Slack counters the serious, arming himself with a grin, a bit of wit and a "Terminator" reference, lyrically noting his tombstone "says John Connor' that's my government name."

"I'm Hungry" is an uninteresting track highlighting Slack and guest rappers Majik Duce and McNastee (who engineered, mixed and produced much of the album) hustle for money and success. "Sayonara" is a pot-and Patron-fueled battle anthem led by Slack and McNastee. Negating naysayers is not a stretch for a rapper thematically, but Slack carries the clich

 
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