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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Be Local

posted by on April 15 at 13:59 PM

One of the two things to be excited about in local hiphop is Framework’s CD This Is It. His debut CD, Hello World (2005), produced by Bean One, is a hiphop masterpiece, and though the producers on This Is It are new cats from Anchorage, Alaska, I still expect a lot of good to come out of the record. If the music fails, Framework’s grip of the mic will surely prevail. He has a way with words.
(For more information about This Is It, checkout Raindrophustla and Framework’s Myspace site.)

The other release is Common Market’s Black Patch War (I think it was initially called Tobacco Road).
The CD contains Sabzi’s richest production. The details are amazing, each lovingly made and expressed. Listening to the CD last night put me in the mind and world of Burial, whose attention to every aspect of his productions is supernatural. As for RA Scion, the rapper, he is much more mellow and reflective on this effort. Often his words and thoughts are lost in a warm wash of music; often he says something quite unexpected and original. As a whole, Black Patch War stands to be one of the best works of art to come out of Seattle this year.

One more thing: Sabzi and the Grynch are a serious match.

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if anyone doubted the CM CD would be good, that's called hating

haven't heard frame's new shit yet. i heard it's a "departure" which makes me "a little scared"

Posted by ndrwmtsn | April 15, 2008 3:34 PM

Black Patch War is actually an EP Common Market is putting out because nobody wanted to put out Tobacco Road right now. The full story can be read here. They're still shopping Tobacco Road around in the meantime.

Posted by T | April 15, 2008 4:43 PM

Actually T is right sortof

Black Patch War isnt the same thing as Tobacco Road. This EP is to help lead up to the LP as I understand their previous press. Does Charles get press? Their Lp is for sure coming out in September if i understood things right.

Posted by Richardo | April 16, 2008 7:39 AM

Nice to see those rappers took lots of time planning their outfits and dressed up for their promo shots. NOT!

Posted by mary mary | April 16, 2008 8:56 AM

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