Friday, March 16, 2007

Get Rich or Try Dying

"With the work ethic of a hairbrush and the wit of a new sock...."1

Despot is a fairly new artist on Definitive Jux and was recently featured on the Definitive Swim comp, a collaboration of Williams Street (adult swim) and Definitive Jux records. His contribution was one of the stand out tracks and led me to further pursue his music and see what he is all about. He is currently working on his Def Jux debut with production by Blockhead and "other special guests". Right now he is on tour with Ratatat, the product of that tour can be streamed at Despots myspace page where he freestyles with Ratatat doing the instrumental.

Despot - Get Rich or Try Dying

Despot on Myspace
Despot on Def Jux 1


At 3:05 AM, March 19, 2007, Anonymous Brandon said...

I had the privelage of seeing Despot open for Mr. Lif last summer in NY. It was a very impressive performance from a guy who does not resemble your typical hip-hop artist. His voice is in your face and his lyrical content is excellent. Def Jux has some great artists--some of my favorite, in fact.

Now, not to get off topic, but compare this type of artist to one of those garbage pop-rap artists (ie-Lil' Jon, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Rick Ross, Mike Jones, etc.) on the TV/radio today. No offense to the south, but that music is downright bad. I dare anyone to defend that "stuff"...


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