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August 2014

Monday 4 August 2014

SONIC SUM - The Sanity Annex

, 23:38

It is, in some way, Ozone Music's forgotten classic. This album, indeed, didn't make its way, beyond a small clique of rap connoisseurs. Overall, the critics, including generalist ones, had been quite positive when The Sanity Annex had been released. But Sonic Sum never became as famous as some...

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Monday 11 August 2014

KOMADOSE - Beta One

, 23:39

By the early 00's, the indie rap scene was so crowded that only a few critics had identified this album. Like so many others, Komadose got lost among the multiple Company Flow clones flooding the underground of these times. Beta One, truth be said, was dangerously close to plagiarism, with its...

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Monday 18 August 2014

NOAH23 - Fry Cook on Venus

, 23:22

Noah23 is one of these underground semi-stars, who never really made it, but were some kind of key references in the indie rap scene by the early 2000's. Now that this kind of hip-hop is a faint memory - and just like many of its key players - the rapper from Guelph, Ontario, found an asylum at the...

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Monday 25 August 2014

ZEST THE SMOKER - Death at… 27

, 23:05

By 2009, Nigalooh Damon, a.k.a. Zest the Smoker, was not the most famous rapper in California. But he was not a newcomer. As soon as in the mid 90's, he had collaborated with Peanut Butter Wolf, contributing to his Step on our Egos? EP, and then to "Interruptions", a prodigious song...

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