Friday, September 25, 2009

Homespun: Steddy P, Style Like Mind

Posted By on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviewed Steddy P's album Style Like Mind. First, though, a few corrections: DJ Mahf didn't contribute the beats and scratches -- it was Ben Bounce, who we profiled here. And Steddy's last name is Pierce, not Price. (Apologies -- we're fixing it on the web.)

As a rapper, Steddy P is quick, clever and, like most underground MCs, obsessed with establishing himself as an outsider. On "Format," Steddy proudly proclaims to the unnamed masses that he "don't fit in a box, working in their format." Luckily Steddy P has the goods to back up his claims. His rhymes are lightning-quick without seeming forced, giving the album a vibe that's both laid-back and tough to ignore. His Missouri drawl isn't so countrified as, say, Nelly's is on Country Grammar, but his well-rounded R sounds give him a distinct diction only matched by REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin.
Read the rest here. Steddy's having a release party for Mind next Friday, October 2, at Atomic Cowboy's Fox Hole. Facebook event page here!

MP3: Steddy P, "No Matter How"

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