YO. Just got in and am covered with grass buuuut am posting anyway in this grimy gas soaked state anyhow cause it’s like that…Got artist of the week, a video of the ILLEST posse cut ever recorded and a quote off the same album that makes me laugh every time I think of it (serious, on line at the store yesterday…burst out laughing and got more than a few raised eyebrows). Later in the week I will be posting my continuation of the ‘SXSW 2010; Collected Interviews from the Dirty Dirty’, some new podcasts of my recent Morning Shows and Six Feet Deep, as well as other cool treats. It’s an exciting week here in the halodoesntsuck studio aside from the office reorganization that is going on as we speak (who knew mail could pile up so quickly…oye!!!). Now on with the show…
This Week’s artist of the week is a singer and one heck of a singer at that…Michelle Shaprow!!! Click the stunning photo below or link to check out her Soundcloud page and see for yourself! Thanks to Adam’s World Blog for always being nice enough to give me the content to jack…Holla!!!
I’m always open to suggestions for my Artist Of The Week features, so when my buddy Clyde over at ProHipHop.com, who rarely recommends artists to me, told me I had to listen to a singer by the name of Michelle Shaprow I immediately went to his site to check her out. Clyde wasn’t lyin, Shaprow has some serious skills. Having once charted on the Billboard dance charts as a vocalist over club tracks, Shaprow has slowed things down a bit and much of her new work, some of which can be heard on her Purple Skies EP, has a jazzy feel to it.
The internet has actually been a longtime friend to Shaprow; she met her current manager, Collin Stanback, via Facebook. Her story, however, starts with her nomadic childhood, which saw Shaprow and her family move all over the country. The songstress eventually set up shop at Yale for college and quickly found her way into the music industry. One interesting ride with Warner Bros. later, she’s now enjoying the freedom of being an indie artist. This week I caught up with Shaprow to find out more about that freedom, what brought about her shift in musical stylings, and how her dance fan base has reacted to her new sound. For Full article check Adam’s World Blog…
BEST POSSE CUT EVER!!!
This is quite possibly the ILLEST posse cut to have ever been recorded (Sorry CT it’s not that track ‘The Coming” from a few years back…good, but not great like this) features basically every grimy south rapper of the height of the gangster rap era. Pay special attention to the Gangster N.I.P verse…AAAAAAMazing.
Quote of the Century
On the album that ‘Bring it On’ is from, Ghetto Boys 4th and last record ‘Till Death Do Us Part’, there is an outro that contains this quote…“To all you youngsters out there looking to get into this rap business…it’s a smart move…”. Really??? Dang!!! Wish I had known that before I wasted time and $$$ getting a piece of paper that says I learned stuff…HI-Larious!!!