This is the second week in a row I'm posting this on a Tuesday... how did I become someone who's always running late?? Dammit. I definitely KNOW the value of being on time and reflects someone who has their shit together, so I guess let's either call it a work in progress or be chill and say this column runs on island time, mon!
Super stoked our new issue just dropped! Took me awhile to choose the review for this week, but let's keep the island vibe going with a few laughs - pass the dutchie and get weird on this review for Zzbra from Color 10.1..... jah bless!
One night after watching a Kutmasta Kurt deejay set, I was asked by an extremely drunk group of friends if I would like to go back to their house and continue our shame spiral. So, of course I say yes and go to this party, and I sure am glad I did. Instead of just sitting around and listening to a CD or record, like some kind of sucker, this kid starts beat boxing and this dude starts free-style rapping. Everyone is still drinking and basically forcing this kid to keep doing his tracheotomy/didgeridoo beat boxing, and thinking of new topics for this guy to freestyle about. Some of the rhymes didn’t make any sense and at times I’m not even sure if any language was being used, but it sounded good at the time. Turns out the guy rapping is a rapper named Evil Ebenezer, and he is in a new project called Zzbra with ex-swollen member Moka Only. If getting wasted off of moonshine wine and forcing people to perform for you at 4:30 in the morning sounds like a good time, then this record might be ideal for you.
—Justin Gradin, Color 10.1
See you next week!
What is Soundcheque Mondays anyway? Every week, I'll be posting a music review direct from the pages of Color that deserves another go-around, plus a video from the band so you get to hear the actual music that goes along with it. Win/Win!