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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Rap

Jabee - Lucky Me


Hip Hop/Rap

Stephen Carradini
Although the album is a pretty chill affair, Jabee puts on a show vocally. In the standout track “Jewels,” he raps quickly but evenly over old-school soul/R&B horns sample. “Coretta Scott” showcases his lyrical abilities, with a solid set of rhymes that boasts a reason for existence (alas, songs with “a point” are missing in much modern rap).
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Astro boy

Astronautalis tries to flip the script of his rap sheet by shaking indie hip-hop free from its creative doldrums.


Music

Chris Parker

Astronautalis with Sims and Algebra
7 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com, 607-4805
$10-$12

 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hipper than now?

While the overall genre is fraught with battles, local rap and hip-hop artists realize working together will strengthen their scene.


Music

Stephen Carradini
Jay-Z may have 99 problems, but the Oklahoma City rap scene has only one: fragmentation.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ungrateful dead

Horrorcore’s [dead] P.o.e.t.s. are disgusted with what passes for hip-hop this days.


Music

Joshua Boydston
[dead] P.o.e.t.s. with Mars, Psycho Jesus and more
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com, 607-4805
$10 advance, $15 door
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Killer, no filler

The Axe Murder Boyz perfect both their stage presence and brotherly connection.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Axe Murder Boyz with Mindshot, F.L.O.W.S. and more
6 p.m. Wednesay, July 13
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com 607-4805
$15-$20
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kendrick Lamar — Section.80

RZA helps Lamar cook up a classic


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Rapper Kendrick Lamar recently released his long-awaited project, “Section.80,” and it seems well worth the wait.
 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shabazz Palaces — Black Up

Hooks? We don't need no stinkin' hooks


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
To assign adjectives to Shabazz Palaces’ music is a difficult task, but if I had to take a stab at it, I’d call it original, often offbeat, weird and yet, still awesome.
 
Friday, July 15, 2011

Rap this


Music

Gazette staff
Edmond’s own rapidfire-delivery rapper Josh Sallee celebrates his new project with a release party at 9 p.m. Friday at XIIIX Lounge (formerly Kamp’s), 1310 N.W. 25th.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Theophilus London — Timez Are Weird These Days

He’s a long way from the next Kanye.


Hip Hop/Rap

Matt Carney
Judging by the ads Warner Bros. Records is running on Pitchfork, the lack of coverage in more conventional rap and hip-hop media outlets, and hired-gun producer Dan Carey’s résumé (Hot Chip, M.I.A., La Roux), the juggernaut label is marketing Theophilus London’s debut LP, “Timez Are Weird These Days,” toward hipsters instead of a more conventional hip-hop audience.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 
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