Issue 111

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In a complex world where originality and talent seems hard to achieve, Hobo Johnson among a rare few, manages to be both. Daniel OG, Hackney's new hot MC has got the melanin like he says in his '411' performance in Berlin's A Color's Show. Pete Rock is one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time and any show with him included is a historic moment, but this is something even more special. Many compare him to the great B.I.G.G.I.E, and they got it damn right. He's got the charisma and flow to match up to one of the greatest legends of hip hop. No unnecessary hassle, his flow matches smoothly to the beats. With AABB rhymes, Daniel OG imposes himself in the game with minimal effort and maximum impact. The track '411' stands out from the crowd as you do not expect to hear such familiar vibes these days. Although it sounds familiar, the young MC has managed to bring back old school vibes in a modern setting. With this banger of a track embark on the rapper has managed to get everyone on their toes while waiting for his first mixtape dropping later this summer. We can't wait to hear what Daniel OG has in reserve after 'When I' - his second single out in the wild. The future holds many great things for the young rapper, let's see how well he handles his talent. This September, on a night that is unmissable for anyone that loves live music or calls themselves a hip- hop head, Jazz Cafe hosts the UK debut show of Pete Rock's first live band, The Soul Brothers. Named after his iconic 1992 record 'Mecca & The Soul Brother', Rock & The Soul Brothers will play live renditions taken from his huge catalogue of his timelessly jazz- inspired hip hop productions such as 'Soul Brother No.1' and 'They Reminisce Over You'. TRACK OF THE MONTH: DANIEL OG EVENT PREVIEW: PETE ROCK BRINGS LIVE SHOW TO THE UK ARTIST OF THE MONTH: HOBO JOHNSON THE POET 42 ISSUE 111 / 2018 HIP HOP & RNB The Lost Tapes Ghostface Killah Mudboy Sheck Wes Mi Vida Local Atmosphere Beloved Dave East & Styles P Ella Mai Ella Mai I Git Buzy On 'Em Prophets Of Rage Quavo Huncho Quavo Gangland Landlord Mozzy Dime Trap T.I. Kaos DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano Nuthin To Prove Lil Yachty Drip Harder Gunna & Lil Baby NEW RELEASES The artist Frank Lopes wrote his first album, Hobo Johnson's 1994 Toyota Corolla in his 1994 Toyota Corolla, where he lived at the time. During this period all he had was his car, his clothes and his music. While producing the album he listened to musicians like Benjamin Clementine and The Front Bottoms. When listening to Hobo Johnson for the first time, we mistakenly compared it to other music, as we so often do. We found it awkward, and a bit hard to watch. However, after delving deeper into his Live from Oak Park series, we realised his ingenuity. The raw rap, monotone yet rhythmic, manic yet poetic style was unlike anything we had ever heard before. Johnson's lyrics follow streams of consciousness that surprise you with emotion and heart. The element of satire manages to create a sense of self-ridicule, a realistic take on romantic feelings, family dysfunction and break-ups. Ultimately what sounded like improvised lyrics, were meticulously crafted lines of poetry. Hobo Johnson sounds good; but is much better seen. His feelings radiate through the screen (watch 'Romeo and Juliet'), and somehow, even if you haven't gone through a massive break up, you start feeling them too.

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