In hip hop | Best Bets | Indy Week
Pin It

In hip hop 

The Minnesota Twins are leading in their division right now, maybe because of a Hunter? Or maybe because of their successful underground hip hop? I'm pretty sure it's the hip hop, cuz the home of Scribble Fest is hitting records out pitch by pitch, like Atmosphere's 10,000-copy sale just in the first week. Minnesota natives Oddjobs (pictured above), on the other hand, aren't really rookies--their first album Conflict and Compromise, was released in '99--but are just now getting their chance to step up to the plate and pound some ish. Recently relocated to Brooklyn, the dual-DJ, triple-MC troupe is about to drop their third release, Drums, on Sept. 3 through Third Earth music.

Oddjobs DJ Deetalx, in a recent phone interview with the Indy, lets us know what to expect from the disc: "It's 17 tracks long ... kinda like a huge conglomeration of really honest, raw lyrics," he says. "The beats are extremely organic, mixed with live instrumentation and samples, basically just utilizing whatever it takes to make something work." The name Oddjobs fits their music rather well, but the group is ultimately more soulful than strange. Also on the bill are The Masterminds. With heavy influences from Living Color to Nina Simone to Nirvana, The Masterminds are one of the most different and experimental hip-hop groups out. Their sophomore album, Stone Soup, is an inventive and creative stew created by mixing up elements of all the members' varied musical tastes. They will be performing at the Cat's Cradle on this Thursday, Aug. 29, along with Oddjobs, former Company Flow member Mr. Len, Jean Grae (formerly known as What What), Pumpkinhead and special quests. Call 967-9053 for details. --K8 Erwin

Latest in Best Bets

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Best Bets

  • 2.14 ~ 2.20

    2.14 ~ 2.20

    The Great Game and Two Trains Running; The Light in the Piazza; Celtic Concert Series; Two benefits at Cat's Cradle; Half-Cocked; Project Linus
    • Feb 14, 2007
  • 2.7 ~ 2.13

    2.7 ~ 2.13

    Dance Brazil; Dave Rawlings Machine; Hobex; Valentine's Day Jazz Festival at Hayti; Have-a-Heart for Independent Animal Rescue; Our Town
    • Feb 7, 2007
  • 1.31 ~ 2.6

    1.31 ~ 2.6

    Rewind; Alice Gerrard at the ArtsCenter's American Roots Series; Superbowl XLI parties; WKNC's 4th Annual Double Barrel Benefit at Kings; CDS's 11th Annual Documentary Happening
    • Jan 31, 2007
  • More »


Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

I am looking to speak with the spoken word artist Shon Lomax featured in this article if possible, anyone please …

by afros on In road trips (Best Bets)

Mr. Burton, You are correct. The ratios can also be expressed as 1:3 and 3:5, but not 1:3:5, as I …

by Marcmax on For the week of 11.15 ~ 11.21 (Best Bets)

Kapla Blocks (and Keva Planks, which is a competing brand that is made in the USA of American hardwood, instead …

by ncdave4life on For the week of 11.15 ~ 11.21 (Best Bets)

Traction's 2nd annual FESTIVUS for the LEFT of Us holiday-ish bash and fundraiser is going to be crazy kick-ass fun. …

by Lanya on For the week of 12.6 ~ 12.12 (Best Bets)

As of 6p on Wed night, it looks like we have a (very) few seats left. Check out our website …

by Dilip on For the week of 11.22 ~ 11.28 (Best Bets)

Comments

I am looking to speak with the spoken word artist Shon Lomax featured in this article if possible, anyone please …

by afros on In road trips (Best Bets)

Mr. Burton, You are correct. The ratios can also be expressed as 1:3 and 3:5, but not 1:3:5, as I …

by Marcmax on For the week of 11.15 ~ 11.21 (Best Bets)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation