Featuring production by Brett Bullion (Poliça, Bon Iver) and unforgettable components like the downbeat tempo of "All Nighter" and the rhythmic ascension of "Psychic Reader," Bad Bad Hats focuses on classic arrangements imbued with contemporary sentiments.
With his latest album, Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color, the Minneapolis rapper has invested much of his creative energy into shedding light on the shadows of a worn-out and wounded nation. As an emcee, he gives his listeners more than just a glimpse into his own struggles as a critically thinking man in a less-than-perfect world.
Bad Rabbits have carved out a niche in the music scene thanks to their unique musical fusion: a contemporary latticework of sound that reflects the band's varying musical and cultural backgrounds, ranging from tireless rock ballads to funk sodden tracks reminiscent to the likes of Prince.
From his emotionally raw lyrics and soulful vocals to the instrumentation he employs in his songs, Benjamin Laub, who performs as rapper Grieves, is meticulous with the production of his sound, offering an intellectual and melodic acuity that sets him apart as something new and harder to define.
Like his acronymic name suggests, P.O.S is a man who is open to interpretation. Though he is best known by his stage name, his real one—the monarchal-sounding Stefon Alexander—might be a more accurate representation of his dexterity and weight as a musician.