A Death on the City Pavements, the debut album from Murfreesboro producer/MC 24/7, is finally out of the ether and in stores. For those of you keeping score at home, this is the record that folks have been salivating for since the demise of his former live hip-hop band Spooky Johnson. (Yeah, thats the same outfit that hatched Ghostfingers infamous keyboardist Matt Rowland, in case you were wondering.) A Death has been in the works for years, finally solidifying after an extended stay in New Zealand and a return to the homesteada trek that you can hear in the world-weary jazz beats and introspective rhymes that percolate throughout. Seven is mellow like a samurai preparing for battle, armed with a razor-sharp sense of storytelling, and hell be performing with his new live band The 36/5s.
Sat., Dec. 6, 2008