Release Date: Aug 28, 2007
Record label: Def Jux
P.O.S. :: Chill, dummyDoomtree RecordsAuthor: Patrick TaylorI've been a fan of Stefon "P.O.S." Alexander since his debut nearly 10 years ago. On "Audition" and 2009's "Never Better," he proved himself to be one of the few artists who could successfully meld punk rock and hip-hop. Fellow Minnesotans ….
It's weird to think that Def Jux preceded 9/11 by a year or two. Part of what made it so exciting around the turn of the millennium was the novel way it surveyed the fragmented aesthetics of modernity, staking the chaos of a broken world and proposing proliferation rather than reconciliation. By the time national tragedy brought the rest of us around to a similar wide-angle scowl, the label was already secure in its niche: complicated, ugly hip hop for complicated, ugly times.