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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 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

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

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

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

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

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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Jabee - Lucky Me


Stephen Carradini January 12th, 2011

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).

Jabee’s “Lucky Me” mixtape is remarkably fun to listen to, as the easy flow of his lyrics meshes with the melodic beats that float the rhymes. Those pieces result in a great set of tunes that will kill 34 of your minutes before you realize what happened.

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).

“Better” also shines in that regard, extolling the virtues of rap in keeping him on the straight and narrow: “That’s why I write raps / to keep the cuffs off / That’s why I’m like that / it keeps the rust off.”

But it’s not all brains and backpack rap; “Settle the Score” is a combination of putdowns and ego-boosting boasts that assert the alpha-male status of Jabee, Naledge and Thee Tom Hardy. Thee Tom Hardy steals the song with a confrontational rap of erratic rhythm that shines because of the contrast to Jabee’s smooth style.

The production is solid throughout. From soul to dreamy electronic beats to beatboxing and vocal samples, the beats are varied and keep the interest level high. “Lucky Me” is an excellent release, and Oklahoma City music lovers are lucky to have Jabee in the metro.

Pick it up for free at www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/jabee-lucky-me/.

—Stephen Carradini

 
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