Wordsmith painting vivid pictures and spinning epic yarns over dope beats. What's not to love? Iowanna is hella catchy and Carp Diem must be listened to with headphones to really appreciate the mastery of bigmcenroe on the beats. Quite a soundscape on that one. A bit of the beat reminds of 3-Minute Rule by Beastie Boys. And this all slayed live at the Beer Can.
Favorite track: Iowanna.
Indie rap luminary Bazooka Joe 204 is back, detailing a life well-wasted in Winnipeg’s drinking holes and dark alleys, one bare-knuckled bar at a time. New album Prairie Nilsson, Bazooka Joe’s 8th solo offering, features the veteran storytelling MC leveraging tales of lost payday weekends, agoraphobic apathy, and middle-aged rap regrets into raucous, but unsparing explorations of class, addiction, and privilege. Legendary producer bigmcenroe’s timeless, layered, music box boom bap provides a banging backdrop for Joe’s authoritative delivery, clever hooks, and deft technical touch.
released October 15, 2021
All songs written by Joe Compayre and Rod Bailey. Produced by bigmcenroe. Recorded at Paint Box Recording and UMFM in 2018 and 2019, and by Joe at home in 2020.
Cover photo by Megan Benedictson.
Thank you to MDB for her love, partnership, and patience.
Same, but different, for Roddy.
Love to Compayres, Sokes, Churchilllians, P&C fam, Crooks, Eat Em Up, and hip hop in Winnipeg, the prairies, Canada, and beyond.
Fuck the police. Eat the Rich. Land back.
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This album has some awesome beats incredible raps and rhymes, WordBurglar has an amazing flow and has a bunch of his friends on some tracks adding some extra flavor, my top pick song on the album is venomous ideology dreadknock