Are The ReadNex Poetry Squad rappers? Are they spoken-word artists? Since the NYC natives don’t seem too keen on being placed into any sort of box, how about we just compromise and say they “Be Different”? The group’s first Booth feature finds beatsmith Charlie Graham serving up a sizzling blend of synths and vocoded backing vocals as Decora, FreeFlowin, Jarabe Del Sol, Latin Translator and DJ H20 inform listeners that they’re miles away from the norm, and they like it. In fact, they dig nonconformity so much that they’re inviting you to join them; whether you’re “the Chinese-Dominican immigrant with cinnamon-colored hair” or “the black kid in the mosh-pit with the mohawk,” all you’ve got to do is do you. It’s hard to argue with the Squad’s message of inclusiveness, and even harder to knock their pen game. But enough from me – what do you think, Booth readers? If you’re feeling this left-of-center jam, many more lyrically-driven bangers can be found on ReadNex’ Day Before Sound LP, released October 1, and available now in stores and online.
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"A Tree Grows in a Place Called Home" (2011)
Total DJ Booth Features:
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