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OKG Newsletter


Topic: rap

Listen up again

After naming 2012’s 10 best albums, we’ve singled out the year’s finest local tracks.

 
Monday, January 7, 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

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
funrun

For the ‘Fun’ of it

Watch Kyle Roberts’ app-tastic adaptation of a smartphone game sensation.

Played Fun Run yet? Or perhaps, like me, just watched over your kid’s shoulder as he did?

Hell, even if you haven’t heard of the game, this clip’s themes are universal enough that you’ll get it. Local filmmaker/animator Kyle Roberts’ latest project is “Fun Run in Real Life,” a three-minute video that sees some wicked parkour unleashed throughout downtown Oklahoma City — especially Stage Center, which seems made for dat sh!t — as fast-paced participants use their feet and try not to lose their heads:



You may have recognized OKC rapper Jabee lending his voice. (If not, you weren’t paying attention; like all good hip-hoppers, he directly references himself in the lyrics.)

God help us all if Hollywood decides to turn Fun Run into a movie, but if it does, Roberts deserves the directing gig. —Rod Lott

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'Tik Tok,' Russell


CFN

Gazette staff
It is hard to imagine electropop party girl Ke$ha taking time out of her busy days to tune into the NBA. This is, after all, the woman who begins the morning by brushing her teeth “with a bottle of Jack,” if her 2009 No. 1 hit “Tik Tok” is to be believed. If that is truly the start of her schedule, it might be a struggle for her to make the evening tip-off.
 
Monday, February 18, 2013

ADD it up

Norman hip-hop collective ADDverse Effects aims to take the genre back to its roots.


Music

Ryan Querbach
ADDverse Effects with Cadillac Jackson and Dare We Say Pioneers
8 p.m. Saturday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$5
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SXSW 2013: Guardant / The Del Toros / The Kamals / Josh Sallee

Just Joshin'. And you?


Music

Stephen Carradini
It only took Guardant 30 seconds to win me completely over to its team. The quintet’s hyperactive, quirky dance pop is simply irresistible.
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Street cred

Jabee wants to turn OKC into a hip-hop hot spot, one track at a time.


Music

Louis Fowler
Jabee with Admirals, eLTeaZee, Taylor Mcenzie, Militant Mindz and Knoble Savage
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spyda “the Wise Musician” — Mr. Metaphor


Hip Hop/Rap

Louis Fowler
Oklahoma City’s rap revolution continues with Mr. Metaphor from Spyda “the Wise Musician,” a self-proclaimed “worldwide producer” with a style that’s “more doper than rocks of crack.”
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

MilitantxMindz — #RIOT


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
It's odd that in this hyperpolitical cross-section of American history, the voices of socially conscious rappers à la Public Enemy or A Tribe Called Quest are being drowned out over the sound of poppin’ bottles, smackin’ booties and the jangle of diamond jewelry.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
 
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