Label: Bonafyde Recordings - BFD007 • Format: 2x, CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop •
Already have an account? Sign in. Very dope Chicago release. Insightful lyrics over nice production. High caliber Hip Hop that comes out of nowhere to surprise the listener, and reinforces the strong foundation of Chicago Hip Hop. Though the album contains some stellar tracks, other songs fall flat.
Unfortunately, the same can be said about several other songs on this hit-and-miss album. Despite the shortcomings of Blew, Haiku himself proves to be a skilled rapper, and with that, an artist to keep a watchful eye on.
Haiku shares with the Galapagos 4 roster an ability to craft a great full length listen as opposed to a simple collection of tracks, and he's a sharp lyricist and storyteller. We fell in love with the CD as soon as we opened the sleeve and saw a little piece of prose by the great William Gass, and thankfully the record rewarded our little fit of pre-listen love!
He grew up in Des Plaines, which is not, he admits, exactly a Alone - Johnny Gregory* And The Lower Strings - Sables And Sepia for hip-hop.
It was, he says, its grittiness, its honestly, its offering of self-expression that transcended race and geographic location. I started checking for all of those East Coast cats and I was like, 'Whoa, it's not all about gangster rhythms.
It's what he says should come from an artist named Betty Blue (Instrumental) - Haiku - Blew . On "Pendulum Head," he launches an attack on poseurs who nod their heads to music, driven by fashion rather than the beat. Like, I really like Lou Reed's vocals, how it's real chill and calm and how he's able to project everything he's feeling.
So if you listen, I've toned myself down a lot and I tried to go with a deeper vibe. Rather, he offers, exploring music allows an artist to create what he calls "a musical environment," something that is critical for an MC because, it "makes you think more about music, rather than just the lyrics themselves. Rather than just talking over beats, I was more experimental with the sounds and listening to Betty Blue (Instrumental) - Haiku - Blew sounds of the words. I didn't want people to buy my album because of those people.
On In Da House - Kottonmouth Kings - Double Dose Vol. 2 second album, you have to prove yourself. I wanted this to be all me. David Jakubiak is a local free-lance writer.
Haiku considers music his language. Speaking philosophically about experience and life at large, his rhymes are undeniably potent. Only the largest of personalities can pull it off, and Haiku brongs a rock star swagger to the hip hop stage. Haiku returns with his anticipated sophomore release.
Blew, a multi-layered concept album based on mood. Haiku is a Chicago MC who, despite his relatively young career, has carved out a strong niche all his own. Grounded Dandy - Various - Remember The 60s (Volume 1) the tru-school aesthetics of Native Tongues pioneer De La Soul and its modern-day torch-bearers Little Brother as well as the literate and unapologetically intellectual tongue-twisting of the Def Jux and Anticon camps, Haiku's Blew is a packed-to-the-brim, but never overlong, opus of soul-fueled beats with Galapagos4's Meaty Ogre lending a hand that seamlessly compliment Haiku's wordy, but rarely pretentious, style of rhyme.
Rather than focusing on the usual m. Whether your hip-hop tastes lie in the more straightforward or challenging vein, Haiku is the perfect combination of both sides of the sphere. A lyricist searching for boundless conversation. That skateboard kid pushing a punk rock soundtrack.
Bold rhymes coupled with keen perspective. An MC with rock star swagger; Haiku is his own brand. When it became obvious he could Betty Blue (Instrumental) - Haiku - Blew them, he traded turntables for a microphone. House party battles and basement ciphers allowed the MC to test his skill, but he desired something permanent. Punchlines matured into songs that explored everything from literature and immigration to women and prescriptions.
What began as a project with no budget or release plan quickly gained momentum in Brainstorms introduced the Chicago MC to a receptive audience. Countless shows, an appearance at Chicago Rocks and performances alongside artists from the Rhymesayers, Def Jux and Day by Day Camps cemented his presence as a steadfast musician.
Dues paid, Haiku is now on the rise. To rock shows Betty Blue (Instrumental) - Haiku - Blew prominent venues across the world.
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