You won't find too many MCs doing videos for the interlude tracks on their album. But perhaps even a sliver of raw, lyrical lushness over laid back beats is too good for rapper LMNO to let it go to waste. Recently, the rapper (who you've read about in our Local's Only column...right?) released a video for "Faith is Fact" a relatively hidden jam on his new album Devilish Dandruff with Holy Shampoo (out on Up Above Records). Apparently this 1:30 track is a major favorite for this Long Beach rhyme slanger. And for good reason.
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As the interlude that plays directly after his song "Never Stop" exhibits the classic tough twisting dynamics of LMNO's introspective style. Afraid that some people might skip over it on accident when listening to the album (come on, you know you iPod shufflers out there are guilty of this), he opted to highlight "Faith is Fact" in the best way he knew how....spitting flows surrounded by the beauty of nature. Press play to see what we're talking about.
Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.