Pigs Fly? Dodo Bird Omelets? Jamaican Hip Hop?

Quick note, we’re not posting anything #CruelSummer related, I’ve decided to maintain my dignity, Kanye will invade your life via other means. Now how about this kid Nomad Carlos? I was intrigued when I read the subject line in my inbox: “Jamaican hip hop”. Now, for the most part artists coming out of Kingston have been of the dancehall/reggae/ variety.  The few that have tried to claim hip hop status are often in disguise and usually spit some drivel over dancehall beats in a desperate effort to obtain new market coverage in the States (see Sizzla’s disastrous attempt at rapping, thanks Dame Dash). Nomad clearly is of the hip hop mold, almost too familiar, it was hard to tell he wasn’t just another emcee out of New York. However, his content is throwback material, reminds me of a time when we were satiated by simple rhymes and stripped down boom bap beats. In an off the cuff way, he reminds me of one of my favorite acts from childhood, Born Jamericans. His claim aka his track title is a bold one, but at least there’s no denying this is Jamaican hip hop. Bashy!

Follow the happenings of this artist @NomadCarlos


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s