This blog is an archive of reviews, interviews, feature stories and various odds and ends I've written for newspapers and magazines since 1998. A few other things I've written, along with mp3s, videos and whatnot will show up here as well.
Friday, July 27, 2012
"Five More Minutes" b/w "Sally" by Hubcap City (From Belgium)
I created a Bandcamp page for Ponce de Leon Records, the label I started back in 2006. The page is still a work in progress, but I've loaded the first 7" I released — Hubcap City (From Belgium)'s "Five More Minutes" b/w "Sally."
HC (FB) was Bile Aft, Kat H., Matthew Proctor, Will Fratesi. Recorded by 1 Mic Records. Knob twisting by Neil Fried at RRE. Mastering by Chris Griffin at Griffin Mastering. Photo by Miss L.P. Clarke. “Five More Minutes” recorded live at Push Push Theatre. "Sally" was recorded live in Sylvester Cemetery in East Atlanta.
For much of the early to mid-’90s, Atlanta bass and booty music legend Kilo Ali was the most notable rapper to represent Atlanta. He released his debut album, America Has a Problem Cocaine in 1990, when he was just 17 years old, instantly becoming known as the first wild card of the Atlanta hip-hop scene. He was also one of the first rappers to come from Bankhead, long before “the Bankhead Bounce” ruled the radio. Following the highs of such songs as “Baby Baby,” “Love In Ya Mouth,” and “Lost Y’all Mind” — and his most acclaimed album, 1997’sOrganized Bass — tapered off, Kilo was convicted of burning down his own house. In October 2005 he was given a stiff 15-year prison term, but in Jan. 2011 he was released after serving six years. Still, it was an awfully long time to be away, especially in the fast-paced music world.
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I am an independent music journalist living in Atlanta, GA. My writing and photography have appeared in: Alternative Press, Art Papers, Blast Magazine, BUST, Creative Loafing (Atlanta), Dry Ink, Flagpole Magazine (Athens), Georgia Music Magazine, Icon (Iowa City), The Monterey County Weekly, Phoenix New Times, Pitch Weekly (Kansas City, MO), Resonance, Rockpile, Signal To Noise, Stop Smiling, Stylus, Time Out Chicago, Urb, Village Voice, Wired's blog and a few others.