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Tag Archives: P.O.S.
I’ve written it before, and I’ll write it again…Rhymesayers are the ultimate hip hop road dogs. While overhyped swag rappers screw over audiences with drunken lip-synch gigs, and indie rap artists wander around their respective states for a dozen dates … Continue reading
This year’s crop of hip hop albums was an improvement over last year. But it didn’t come from the artists expected to dominate. Around this time in 2008, everyone was buzzing about the “new school” of blog-hyped rappers. They injected … Continue reading
This premiered on MTV.com yesterday, among other sites. Not really feeling the track, but the video’s suitable for Halloween. Directed by Isaac Gayle. Taken from Never Better.
P.O.S. has been touring across the States all year, ever since his third album Never Better dropped in February. And it looks like he’ll perform shows right up to Christmas break. He’s currently on a Midwest run with Rhymesayers label … Continue reading
So yeah, I slept on the Vans Warped Tour. But that’s only because the hip hop offerings are so anemic in comparison to last year. In fact, the only two dudes worth mentioning on the bill are Shad (more on … Continue reading
P.O.S. has announced the first of what will undoubtedly be many tours in 2009. The concerts, in support of his upcoming album Never Better, take place in February and feature several comrades from his Doomtree crew, including Sims, Mictlan, Lazerbeak … Continue reading
On February 3, Rhymesayers will release Minneapolis rapper P.O.S.’ third album, Never Better. Here’s a section from the press release: P.O.S. himself made more than half of the beats on Never Better, and the production bears his unmistakable signature. The … Continue reading
For the next week or so, P.O.S. will be doing the token-rapper thing as an undercard to metal band Underoath. But why hate? If it worked for Gym Class Heroes, then it may work for him.
For the past twelve years, the Vans Warped Tour has spread across America, bringing a mixture of mainstream punk bands eager to sell out and corporate sponsors eager to reach our nation’s impressionable youth. And each installment includes a few token rappers eager to expand their reach beyond the backpack nerds who normally attend their concerts. It’s like back in the 60s, when rock festival promoters would salve their liberal consciences by adding a few black artists to the bill.
As sucky as Warped Tour has become can — a tour that once prided itself on carrying one major sponsor (Vans shoes) is now backed by AT&T, for chrissakes — it can have a major effect on artists’ careers. Atmosphere, the Alkaholiks and many others can thank Warped Tour for ballooning their fan base. And we all know what Warped did for Gym Class Heroes.
This year, the 13th edition of Warped Tour will include Canadian musician K-os and Rhymesayers prospect P.O.S. (shown in photo) along with Adult Swim alum MC Chris on select East Coast dates among the hordes of emo nincompoops. (Okay, not all of the rock bands suck: Coheed & Cambria, Fishbone and Bad Religion will be there, too.) Tour dates are below.