Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Hip Hop Fans Indulge in Sam Adams

After looking at the picture above, you wouldn't be crazy if you did a double take and thought @BostonsBoy and @MACMILLER were somehow related. I'm sure that's not the first time someone has made that obvious, skin deep comparison, but it is interesting how many white rappers are coming out of the woodwork these days. To be fair though, Sam Adams has been on his grind a little longer at the ripe age of 22 and doesn't have the support of a label mate to carry the torch like the 19 year old MM.

You may have heard when he blast onto the scene with his remix of @AsherRoth's I Love College or when his debut album outsold Lil Wayne and Rick Ross on first week sales on iTunes amid rumors of the hype being manufactured. To clear the air, below are a few facts you may not know about Sammy...
FACT: Sam Adams is a descendent of John Quincy Adams
FACT: Sam Adams is NOT named after the beer (despite both being from Boston)
FACT: Sam Adams used to go by the nickname Wiz (real name is Samuel Adams Wizner)
FACT: Sam Adams went to Trinity College in Hartford, CT and was captain of the soccer team
As an intro to his music, check out the video for one of his more well-liked tracks, titled Driving Me Crazy...
The track above was off his debut album Boston's Boy, which was the center of controversy and had everyone scratching their heads due to the sales it had without any label backing. As a sidebar, who really cares if he did purchase albums to create a buzz for himself? I don't because if you don't put your mouth where your money is in Hip Hop, people aren't gonna listen anyways. Case in point, his newest mixtape Party Records (below brought to you by @DJWHOOKID & @DEEJAYjCASH), which has a track on it that caught my ear when I heard it on Shade 45 this week.
It's called Summer Techno and it sounds exactly like the title says. The beat is marked by a fast paced, electro, Hip-House rhythm with a sugary hook that serves as the icing on the cake. Easily a standout track as I made a note driving to go and cop it, which you should too since he's offering the album FREE! Consider this a warning shot, jury is still out on whether I'm a buyer, but I'm diggin' this track (even though it dropped 6 months ago)....

Sam Adams - Summer Techno

Oh by the way...if you're in the Lehigh Valley area, you should go and check him out with @Wale and @IAMKNAAN at Lafayette college on April 14th...


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