Mighty High Coup
Fans of music, hip-hop with good rappers, or legal weed may want to be near Denver, Colorado this weekend where Mighty High Coup & Mr. SOS will be there rocking socks off with some of their greatest hits which include “808”, “BOOM”, “Roll Up”, “Black Out”, “On It” and “Booyao!” (ok I made up that last one).
Seriously though, this will be one for the record books, and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the mentioned artists performing. By the way, you won’t want to miss Mr. SOS’s solo set!
So come lend us your ears at Hoodlab Colorado on Saturday, February 15th, the day after Valentines Day, and enjoy the show or catch the highlights later on YouTube. Either way, something is getting broken.
Welcome to Atlanta, bitches. That’s area code 404, and with 4.04 just a little under 4 months away (3), that can only mean one thing, right? 404 Day! I suggest you roll with it, because it’s going to be awesome. I’ll give you 1 reason why…. because I will be there. Another reason? Killer Mike will be there. Just look at the flyer. Everyone will be there. You should be too. 404 Day will be taking place at the old 4th ward in Atlanta. I suggest you plan to be there.
In case you missed it, Trains Never Get Sidetracked was recently reviewed on Vice.com, and unless you live in Portugal you may have missed it. The article can be read here http://m.vice.com/pt/read/discos-mr-sos However, if you are unable to read Portuguese, you may have a hard time understanding it, so I have taken the liberty of having it translated for you. Thanks to Marcus Aurelius for the translation. Enjoy the read:
In 1989 the Beastie Boys released one of their best (probably the best) album, Paul’s Boutique, which contained one of my favorite songs from the group - “Stop That Train”. In 2011, rapper Allen Halloween affirms that “trains should not move backward”, in the already classic “Drunfos” of the fantastic Árvore Kriminal. Just a year later in 2012, Mr. SOS again from the other side of the Atlantic, released Trains Never Get Side Tracked, confirming that there exists in trains something mythical and unattainable in common with mortals and that, in addition, insists on providing beautiful moments in hip-hop.
Mr. SOS must be one of the pure talents in hip-hop to whom little attention is paid and (unfortunately) this will probably extend to this record. However, we are here to do it justice: Trains Never Get Side Tracked is an EP consisting of 16 songs, seeing as the second half is composed entirely of instrumental versions of the initial eight tracks. On any other record this could appear to be irrelevant but here it allows us to delight even more in the excellent production (provided primarily by Abeo Rzo) which sustains the record. Does this say that only the melodies [instrumentals] are important on this record? No, very much to the contrary: Mr. SOS is the owner of an excellent and very proper flow which expands on every song, resulting in a varied and refreshing sound – take note, for example, how he uniquely accompanies the hypnotic beats in “Hallways & Doorways”.
Trains Never Get Side Tracked is an EP which can – and should – be enjoyed in its entirety, as its instrumental section, aside from being able to be appreciated on its own, in all its’ splendor, reinforces the beautiful, original tracks and gives a renewed interest in what alone would be an excellent ensemble of hip-hop songs. This is a train that does not move backward.
Author: João Diogo Pereira