New music from CUZ, Mark Edgar Stuart, Sean Fresh, Spineless and more | Rock Candy

Friday, February 27, 2015

New music from CUZ, Mark Edgar Stuart, Sean Fresh, Spineless and more

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:23 PM

click to enlarge S.L. Jones / CUZ
  • S.L. Jones / CUZ

1. CUZ - "Return Call"

Little Rock expat S.L. Jones left for Atlanta several years ago, collaborating with Killer Mike, impressing XXL et al. and generally making a career out of being the most visible representative of Arkansas rap in the national media / internet conversation. He was a good delegate, too, bringing attention to people like 607, Errol Westbrook and Kari Faux when few people outside the state knew who they were. For whatever reason, whether personal epiphany or high-level PR wisdom, he's renamed himself CUZ and reemerged with a new single this afternoon, "Return Call." It was premiered by Pigeons & Planes, who didn't mention his earlier identity and career, nor did they credit DJ Burn One (except to say he might be an influence), though as far as I know, he's been working with Jones on this project.

2. Mark Edgar Stuart - "We Were In Bloom"

Another expat: Stuart is from Memphis by way of Pine Bluff. This is something off his new album, "Trinity My Dear," the follow-up to his 2013 debut, "Blues for Lou.' Buy it off iTunes, because as he explained on Facebook, "I'm not Beyonce, I need you bad."

3. Keshawn Smith - "Nino"

Produced by the great Kayocee, here's the opener from Little Rock rapper Keshawn Smith's new EP "5ovl."

4. Spineless - "Tapping Your Cheek"

Ghostly new demo from Conway's Spineless, who says he's working on a full-length. His description is "sadsack bedroom folk," which will work for our purposes. 

5. Sean Fresh - "LWF"
Sean Fresh drinks Moscato with his Little Caesar's and ignores texts from his suspicious girlfriend, in what some are calling "the best music video to come out the state."

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Will Stephenson

  • A Q&A with Peter Guralnick

    On writing biographies, Elvis, Charlie Rich and more.
    • Apr 14, 2016
  • Goodbye to all that (Arkansas edition)

    What I'm trying to say is that I'm quitting the Arkansas Times — this is my last week — and not because I hated it, but because I loved it so much.
    • Apr 6, 2016
  • The ballad of Fred and Yoko

    How one of the world's foremost Beatles collectors died homeless on the streets of Little Rock.
    • Mar 31, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation