Friday, December 21, 2012

Sound Verite Local Favorites 2012

Sound Verite Favorite Local Records 2012

I Self Devine – The Sounds Of Low Class Amerikkka
Chaka Mkali, otherwise known as I Self Devine, is a steady, consistent MC with a strong desire to educate and inform his audience through his lyrics. He is often described as “conscious” MC; while that's true, I Self Devine is more of a realist, painting narratives that even in showcases the failures and how to work within and outside the system in today's society.

Polica – Give You The Ghost
Minneapolis goes down tempo, bringing the beats to indie rock.

Meta - Meta May
With a sprawling song a day during the month of May, MC Meta marked his space as an ace lyricist.

Brother Ali -Mourning in America And Dreaming In Color
Hip-Hop's everyman who's insights into family, religion, life, world views and treatment of indigenious people show his respected command and attention to detail.

Crimes -Good Hope
Beautiful melodies soaked mysterious in a Midwestern sincerity.

Mally – The Last Great
Rookie goes in becomes official.

Night Moves -Colored Emotions
Bringing the good old twangy psychedelic tunes like “Country Queen” and the sweeping beauty of their hit “Headlights” to the indie kids.

Mike The Matryr – Lake Street Store: Over The Counter
Stacked with heavy guest Slug, I Self Devine, A.G. (DITC), Triple Seis & Muja Messiah.

P.O.S. - We Don't Even Live Here
Musical innovator, good dude with creativity pouring through his veins and massive supporter of local artist, thank god he calls Minneapolis home.

Solid Gold – Eat Your Own
Hometown heroes make like Pet Shop Boys.

Mankwe -Science and Spirits
Atmosphere vocalist/artist make like India Irie.

Villa Rosa - Exotic Paraphenalia EP
Maria Isa and Muja Messiah'e summertime ep included the weed blazer “Rocketship” and their brilliant take on Eminem's “Renegade”

BdotCroc – Hear Forever
With an impressive mixtape, sharpening her skills as she gets assist from Brother Ali and Rocky Diamonds and is full of new school swagger check her track “Pressure”.

Polished Anglo-file goes new school techies.

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