Last week we were joined by Cutthroat, one of do-gooder label For The People Entertainment’s most prolific hip-hop artists. Accompanied by Oba on guitar and Tron on everything else (conga, keys, percussion), Cutthroat performed songs from his previously released Words Can’t Explain It: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 2.5, and Chapter 3; as well as his collaborative album Silent Flutes. He also performed songs from his forthcoming release Word’s Can’t Explain It: Chapter 4.
Cutthroat is a musical phenomenon that blends backpack hip-hop with lyrics pushing listeners to explore their higher consciousness. From growing up in Severn, MD to spending time in his true home Puerto Rico’s Ponce corridor to tackling the streets of Baltimore’s worst neighborhoods, Cutthroat has both socially and lyrically shed light on problems faced by people on a global scale.
This microshow is a prime example of why we do this. Taking excellent music out of its familiar territory and trying something different. Thanks to Ali, Atman, Tron, Oba and Andy for really stepping this up!
Technical info: Vox: U87, Tron Vox: Senheisser 441, Oba Vox: AT 3060, Guitar: SM57, Conga: Senheisser 421, Overhead: SM81, Room: AT AT871R Boundary.
Recorded on October 15, 2009 at Mobtown Studios
Vocals by Cutthroat
Guitar by Oba
Keyboards and percussion by Tron
Produced by Mat Leffler-Schulman
Artwork by David Manchester