Monday 28 Jul
 
 

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.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

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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A$AP Rocky — Long.Live.A$AP.


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Harlem, New York, rapper A$AP Rocky has released his highly anticipated debut album, Long.Live.A$AP.
 
Friday, January 25, 2013

Dewey Binns — High Character


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
A lot of hip-hop is pure escapism: fantasies about fast cars, attractive women and having more money than you know what to do with. High Character is not that; it’s about as real and down-to-earth as it gets, while still taking the time to appreciate the small things the world gives us.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

T.I. — Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Atlanta rapper T.I. has released Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, his eighth studio album and the first since his most recent stint in prison. The title is no doubt a reference to his legal troubles on federal weapons charges, but it also makes reference to the Marvin Gaye song of the same name, which is sampled in the album’s opening track.
 
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Myke Brown — Don’t Forget the Y


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
If Norman’s Myke Brown keeps making music as good as he does in Don’t Forget the Y, Myke with a Y is sure to be a household name.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Big Boi — Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Atlanta rapper and one-half the legendary duo Outkast, Big Boi has released his new solo project, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. It’s far from a typical hip-hop album; every song has a different feel to it, sometimes even stepping outside of the genre.
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Game — Jesus Piece


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Rapper The Game has released his fifth studio album, Jesus Piece. The project is the Compton, Calif., MC’s attempt to rebound from his lackluster fourth LP, last year’s The R.E.D. Album.
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kendrick Lamar — good kid, m.A.A.d City


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar finally has dropped his major-label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d City.
 
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — The Heist


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Seattle-based rapper Macklemore has once again teamed up with producer Ryan Lewis to cook up an album that is nothing short of fantastic.
 
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lupe Fiasco — Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Lupe Fiasco, trying to rebound from his disappointing third album, Lasers, has released his highly anticipated fourth album, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

G.O.O.D. Music — Cruel Summer


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music crew have finally dropped their long-awaited compilation album, Cruel Summer. It has its moments, but overall falls short of the high expectations that come with any Kanye project.
 
Monday, September 24, 2012

Privaledge — JoeWorld


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
Philadelphia-hailing rapper Privaledge, who is known more locally for his affiliation with Oklahoma City Thunder superstars Kevin Durant and James Harden, released his new mixtape, JoeWorld, last week. The project, a free online release, does not disappoint. 
 
Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Strangers — The Strangers


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
The last we heard from Moore emcee Jon Tefic (formerly Methotrexate), he had put out the stellar Camelpacks & Battlerapz, a smart full-length that acted as a tribute in equal parts to A Tribe Called Quest and Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Half a year later, Tefic is back, but with producer Shawn C at his side. Meet The Strangers.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Double R — Dr. Digital


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
If I had to guess what field of medicine Moore-based rapper Double R (of Purple Mouth Bandits) had in mind for Dr. Digital, I’d have to go with psychiatry. Frankly, this album is pretty crazy.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Josh Sallee — Probable Flaws


Hip Hop/Rap

Matt Carney
It’s pretty obvious that local rapper Josh Sallee graduated college between his debut album, Return to Sender, and his second full-length, Probable Flaws.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Raekwon — Unexpected Victory

Here’s the best from a new year’s bumper crop of hip-hop mixtapes.


Hip Hop/Rap

Matt Carney
My favorite hip-hop moment from 2011 was when the speed-rap once-superstar Busta Rhymes, now almost 40, resurfaced from the 1990s on Chris Brown’s excellent “Look at Me Now” single, as confident as if he’d been around all this time.
 
Friday, January 20, 2012
 
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