“Kool Keith — the oddball rapper and co-founder of Ultramagnetic MCs who also goes by Dr. Octagon and Black Elvis — brings his abtract kook and insanely oversexed lyrics to Reggies alongside a spread of local artists and DJs, including notables Kid Static (sans Yea Big) and Phillip Morris. Eccentricities aside, Kool Keith remains a cult-rap icon, not to mention the self-proclaimed inventor of horrorcore (see: weaker upstart division, OFWGKTA), and it would be a shame for any hip-hop head to miss out on this.” – Flavorpill
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Bigups to the fam at Veoba, Just Desserts, Kid Color, Willy Joy, and Finger on the Pulse for that awesome launch party last Wednesday. Nick Brazinsky over at WhoIsNickB.com shot this sick edit of the performance.
The background music is a little taste of the 7″ coming out from yours truly and Hood Internet.
The Throwdown is coming gentlemen. I was lucky enough to play for you guys last year and this year I hope to do it again. A couple people have asked that I play certain songs this year and I think that method of deciding the playlist is a really good idea. So here we go.
These are the suggestions I’ve gotten so far. If you want a song not on the list, feel free to write it in.
We played Pitchfork. It was fun as hell. In the midst of band turmoil and dirty rumors, The Mae Shi still put on a helluva show. Songs in the clip:
The Mae Shi – Body
YB+KS & The Mae Shi – Party Steady
YB+KS & The Mae Shi – Run To The Facts
Reviews for our show at Mission Creek hit the web today.
‘…The next sounds to come bursting forth from the fest were from Chicago hip-hop duo, Kid Static and Yea Big. And like Cartright, they found themselves in a venue that didn’t fit their normal aesthetic: The Englert Theatre (Yacht Club or The Picador would have been much more their speed). The Englert was at capacity with a crowd it wasn’t accustomed to—the night’s headliner might have been one of the only AARP card-holders—who of course weren’t there for the exuberant duo from the Windy City. However, like any great opener, Yea Big and Kid Static made the best of it and sold it hard. As an MC, Static is a comedian, as though he’s always rapping against some sucka-ass MC in his head with the next playful jab always aimed and ready to fire. As a hype man and producer, Yea Big is something else. Clad in short, very short, gym shorts, a t-shirt, tube stocks, and head band, Yea Big jogged around stage and flopped and faked his way through some dance moves. The boys kept the crowd excited and distracted, and even joined in towards the end of their set when all the audience wanted was “Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang”…’
“…As was expected, Bowerbirds brought the house down. A little more surprising was Kid Static’s encore at the Yacht Club.Static’s set was short, to say the least. But the two tracks the 2nd City MC blew threw were more than sufficient to provide the first legitimate surprise for the young festival. It was the most united the crowd go that night. While other MCs on the bill were on, only Kid Static brought most of them up to the stage and away from the bar.”
Yesterday we played Mission Creek in Iowa. Two words. Hells yeah. YB+KS opened for GZA. The Genius. I met him down in Austin for SXSW at the Mohawk, which was weird for two reasons. 1. It was a spaz punk show. 2. He actually came up and talked to me. Let me correct that, he told his people to come up and talk to me. “Tell that dude in the red hat he did a good rap on stage.” Word. Fast forward to a week and a half later and we’re hanging out in his dressing room. The show sold out. And let me say that a crowd of damn near 800 people shouting “Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang!” is a hard sell. But guess who pulled it off. That’s right. We did.
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