KRUA received a massive amount of Hip-Hop this week, which I am extremely excited about. It seems that traditionally, KRUA has treated Hip-Hop as more of a side show than a main attraction, but I hope to show the station and the listeners a new side of Hip-Hop.
The album up for today’s review is “Our God is a Possum God” by SIlvertron Youth Choir, a veritable mish mash of Rap, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Baroque (yes, fife and lute included), Southern Twang, and cerebral Synth Pop. Sure, “Our God is a Possum God” trades cohesiveness for shock value, but it brings the listener back to the late 90s where Jackass and Crank Yankers reigned supreme.
The songs “Pamplemoose” and “Justin Bieber on a Beaver” combine Hip-Hop with barbaric humor in a way that is reminiscent of Gnarkill or Das Racist, referencing drugs and mocking celebrities while convincing the listeners that this music is the spawn of several friends who just hang out in a studio.
The second half of the album, in stark contrast to the first, features southern swamp style music for a few songs, then back to Hip-Hop, then to 90s Pop, and finally ends on a tripped out instrumental that truly can’t be categorized. Listening to this album will make your head spin, and it comes highly recommended.
- Spaceship Sunlight
- Whiskey Pie
- Pet the Little Birds
- Justin Bieber on a Beaver
- Peanut Butter Train
- Sector 2
- Gary and the Foxes