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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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OKC rapper Nymasis flexes his skills

Wins Oklahoma City’s “Hottest on the Scene MC” battle, prepares new album

Stephen Carradini May 4th, 2011

Rapper Nymasis’ 11 years of performing have given him experience he feels no one in town can top.

“A lot of these cats, they come with premeditated stuff, but I come with the essence of true battle rap,” said Nymasis (pronounced “nemesis”). “There’s no one here who can mess with me.”

The rapper, legal name Anthony Tee, recently proved his words with a win in Oklahoma City’s “Hottest on the Scene MC” battle. Although he’s proud of his victory and his past local and national battle-rap success, he’s got a different focus at the moment.

“The battle rapping is for showing skills, but what really counts is making music,” he said.

He is finishing a new album called “The Legendary Loogie Hocker, Vol. 2,” which should be out in a few months. Nymasis has released many mixtapes, albums and EPs, but none were digital. Only recently did several online videos of his battles appear. Web marketing efforts on his new album will be turning over a new leaf for him, as “Vol. 2” will sport iTunes and Bandcamp support.

“I’m getting into the new century,” he said. No matter which direction he goes, his rhymes precede him. “You can ask anybody anywhere, and they’ll say I’m the real deal,” Nymasis said. “I’m gonna flex that.” —Stephen Carradini

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