Posts Tagged ‘Bad Ass’

Ronald Jenkees – Self Titled

May 9, 2008

The Man

In hip-hop there are few if any viable caucasian producer/artists, Eminem and RJD2 are two of the most popular. Today I can proudly add a 3rd face to the Mt. Rushmore of White Hip-Hop. Everybody this is Ronald Jenkees. Ronald Jenkees, this is everybody. In his Self Titled debut album, Ronald shows that musical composition comes more from the heart and ear, than from the pen and paper. In his production video’s it is clear this man loves what he does, and for good reason, he’s incredibly good at it. This white boy has got the funk.

Highlights Include, “Rocky Remix“, “Almost Undamaged”, “Super Fun”, and the greatest beat every written “Derty”.

Reviewed Reviews:

RustyLime

CD Baby

AdamP

Helpful Links:

Home Page

MySpace

YouTube Profile

Upcoming Tour Dates:

None.

Clip of Ronalds Producing/Improv/Badassness:

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The Whigs – Mission Control

April 7, 2008

The latest release from The Whigs, “Mission Control” (1/22/08) features lead man Parker Disperts’ growling vocals over a alt-rock record that force feeds you hook after hook. Joined by producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith) the group seems to hit all the right chords on a record that makes you excited about the capabilities the young trio has yet to harness. I was lucky enough to catch The Whigs open up for chicago favorite, The Redwalls, and these guys have an unbelievably full sound. When I walked in I heard a 6 piece band, but when I got a closer look, I saw there were only 3 guys on stage.

Highlights Include, “Like A Vibration”, “1,000 Wives”, “I Got Ideas”, and instant calssic “Right Hand On My Heart

Reviewed Reviews:

Rolling Stone

Spin

Pitchfork

Helpful Links:

Home Page

MySpace

Last.fm

Upcoming Tour Dates:

4/11/08 Clemson, SC
4/12/08: Columbus, OH
4/19/08: Statesboro, GA
4/23/08: Louisville, KY
5/01/08: West Palm Beach, FL

Music video for “Right Hand On My Heart“: