From 'For The Rebels 2.'
- Geek & Sci-Fi
Sorry, Jill, but the song's hot.
Strictly For The Rebels.
Thanks to superstars like Biggie To Kanye, religious pendants have always been the rage in hip-hop.
Every time I think that an East or West Coast renaissance is on our hands, a new talent crawls out of the Southern soil to remind me that the Dirty isn't about to relinquish its firm hold on my iPod.
Photo: Sparkling Star With so much of Hip-Hop now concerned with genre mash-ups and pushing the creative envelope yadda yadda, it's refreshing to hear someone that can just f*cking rap.
Sometimes you don't need Twitter campaigns, fancy Tumblrs or a marketing team of double D broads pushing your music in order to get recognized.
Openmic remains Nashville's best kept secret but with each passing day he picks up new fans.
Is there a better way to signify the official start of the warmest season than with new music by Openmic.
Openmic, one of the 615's rising stars, shows that he's got mucho bars in "Going Live," the final track from his For The Rebels mixtape.
Given the amount of music proliferating all arenas of my day, I've developed a Simon Crowell-like sixth sense to sample bits of new material and make a quick, accurate assessment. And the first time I watched and listened to Openmic perform live, my gut reaction was that he had the skills.
Cinco de Mayo madness of the Hip-Hop type as Blacksmith emcee Talib Kweli brings his Gutter Rainbows tour to Nashville.
"On a blind date with misery cause I'm who she prefer..." Openmic holds talent and charisma in spades, which should manifest when his 2LsOnACloud-hosted For The Rebels drops.
Artists engage in self-aggrandizement out of necessity. If they aren't given their chance to be a focal point at the podium, they're left to shout their names from crowd or sometimes from outside the venue doors. As the adage goes, they must "toot their own horns" until they build a large enough band to play the instruments for them. Right now, Nashville's building a band to support the artists and this past Wednesday's Hip-Hop showcase, hosted by our friends DJ Crisis and Dee Goodz and sponsored by Rocksmith, was one more effort for the band to come together and jam.