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Sometimes it takes a deadline to inspire something great. I am sure that is one of the motives of the recent RPM competition. The challenge was to create an album in one month basically to prove you can. Many musicians took up the challenge and one of them was our own Kid Static. The resulting album, Hypnotized, finds Static (aka Moses Harris Jr.) creating ten tracks that are very different than what you except if you are a fan of his work with Yea Big. These tracks stick close to the roots of hip hop and even to r&b and avoid many of the electronic glitchy elements Yea Big brought to the production. The finished product doesn't feel like and album that was quickly thrown together. I image some of this had been floating through his thoughts for a while. I am glad he finally let it out.

You can name your price and purchase Hypnotized through Bandcamp and support this great Chicago emcee. Today (March 11th) is the last day to enter the Coach House Sounds contest to see Kid Static record a live session with CHS this Saturday. Email them at coachhousesounds@gmail.com to enter. The winner will be announced tomorrow on their site.

Published: March 11, 2010 |

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