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Underground Rap Takes on Gabriel Giffords Shooting, Tea Party Hate, Antoine Dodson

Sole, a.k.a. Tim Holland, rages amidst angry tea partiers.

Is it just me or is smart rap getting pissy these days? There’s something in the water east of California, I’m convinced, because Isaiah Toothtaker and his Tuscon, AZ, cohorts are whipping up some dastardly, devilish rhymes. And Big Sole, formerly of Anticon, is out in Denver, churning out what may prove to be the most fiery, on-point agit-prop rap of the new century. I had the pleasure of debuting a couple of videos from these dudes.

First, check out “White Rage,” by Sole and featuring a glorious sermon by the one and only Evangelist J.B. Best (a.k.a. Pedestrian). Then, watch the menacing clip from the Toothtaker, co-directed by Walter Gross.

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L.A. Experiential: Quantic & His Combo Barbaro w/ J.Rocc and Nu-Mark, Clipse and The Cool Kids

If you live in/around the L.A. area, seriously consider attending these:

  • Quantic And His Combo Bรกrbaro with J.Rocc and Nu-Mark
    at Echoplex on Saturday, August 15
    (details at LA Weekly).
  • Clipse with The Cool Kids
    at House Of Blues (Sunset Strip) on Monday, August 17
    (details at LA Weekly)