Rug Burn: shards set to hip-hop
January 18, 2004
[$14] Shard rap with musical backup from the group Log Hog. Eighteen steamy, hard-hitting cuts. Quantum leap material...
Bennett is one of the last living Beats. He's published tons of great stuff with his Vagabond Press; and he's been published a bunch in turn, in the underground. He's never relented from his talent or candid exploration of himself and America: that's why he's still a window-washer in his 60's. He invented the 'shard' genre and on this CD reads a bunch of his shards. A local trip-hop band then played over his reading tracks. They said it was easy due to John's strong rhythm. The result is a fine lyric and dance-beat combination.
How often does dance music today have good lyrics, I ask you?
Go to this link to hear an MP3 sample track: http://www.mp3.com/JohnBennett
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