Thursday, June 18, 2009

Homespun: Spark1Duh?, My Life with Dusty Wallets

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 2:26 PM

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviewed Spark1Duh?'s CD, My Life With Dusty Wallets. He had this to say:
Spark1duh? is the hip-hop alter ego of Jason Karr, the rare white rapper who doesn't waste time apologizing for or making fun of his skin color. Instead, Karr employs a mish-mash of cultural touchstones -- references to old Nintendo games and Philip Seymour Hoffman (!), smooth soul samples and curse-laden movie dialogue -- to craft a varied, entertaining album. As a rapper, Karr's rhymes are more clever than speedy, and his confident style is brash, funny and charming. He teams up with producer Splitface for "Survival of the Illest," and the track's stuttering low-end piano notes and jazzy guitar flourishes kick off the disc with depth and sophistication.
Read the rest here. Spark1Duh?'s next show in town is Tuesday, June 23, at Club Viva with Tef Poe, Treez, Corey Black and Bren Suarez.

MP3: Spark1Duh?, "Survival of the Illest"

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