EPRHYME – “Punklezmerap”/”Where
The Heart Is”
been meaning to get to this for a while but for some reason it got pushed back
(don’t ask – you don’t want to know) until now.
“Punklezmerap” finds Eprhyme discussing his musical education set to a
mix of electronic beats and klezmer music.
“Where the Heart Is” is a more personal song discussing spiritual and
personal concerns. While his approach
differs from much of what pop rap has devolved into both in terms of lyrics and
music, his flow fits the music perfectly and the use of clarinet on the A side
offers not only a nod to the artist’s heritage but is a breath of fresh air in
a genre where the same synth sounds and samples get way too overused. While I know
rap isn’t something all the
readers of this zine will dig, this single is definitely worth at least giving
a listen to and deciding for yourselves.
One of the best rap records I’ve heard in the last year or so. (BOONE)
(K Records. P.O. Box
7154. Olympia, WA 98507 kpunk.com)