After months of speculation, local rap duo Suga City
has secured a distribution deal with Koch, a national indie label, who put out albums by folks like Jim Jones, UNK and Styles P. Long affiliated with local collective Conduit
, the duo, which includes Arkansas Bo
(L) and Goines
(R), is aiming for a mid-08 release, according to Conduit head dude Epiphany.
This is great news. We've been writing about Bo
for a long time
, and I've been a fan even longer. It's hard to imagine anyone out of Arkansas better poised to breakthrough nationally. They're funny and smart, but most of all, they're sound is largely unique — laid back, deeply Southern, soul-infused rap that falls somewhere on the sonic map between UGK and g-funk without really sounding derivative of either.
Check one of their classics.
In other Conduit news, our favorite toe-hatting rapper Epiphany
has a new video, "Can't Tell." It's the latest from Jordan Atwater's "HAPS
" series, which kicked off with Rockst*r's "Radio."
I'm not mad it. It's a good song. Epiphany manages to look pretty cool throughout. Their are lovely ladies. Etc. But it might be a little to same-ish. You know what would've made this: a high speed car chase. Or maybe a car wash scene. Bikinis. Explosions. Or just a few more locations.